BRYAN -- The Brazos Valley Bombers’ bid for another come from behind victory was squelched tonight, as the McKinney Marshals held on for a 4-2 victory. The loss ended the Bombers three game win streak, as well as their seven game home winning streak.
The Marshals slowly built a 2-0 lead over the course of the first five innings, but the Bombers demonstrated some fantastic defense to keep the Marshals from extending it any further. With runners on first and third and only one out, John Tatum tried laying down a squeeze bunt, but Drew Flaniken fielded the ball cleanly and flipped it home to snag J.B. Brown to save the run. Tyler Ogle came up next and hit a deep line drive to left field, but Andre Rodriguez electrified the crowd with a leaping catch to prevent the two runs from scoring and end the inning.
The Bombers threatened to rally in the sixth inning, as they brought two runs across the plate, but key mistakes on the base paths ended Brazos Valley’s hopes of cutting into the lead any further. Casey Dykes was caught dancing off second base on Brett Parsons’ sacrifice fly and two batters later, Andre Rodriguez was thrown out at home by Jake Luce attempting to score from second base on Wes Schill’s single.
The score held at 4-2, as neither team could muster any more runs in the ballgame. Parsons was able to extend his hitting streak to 15 games in the eighth inning as he singled to center field, but was left stranded as Rodriguez flew out to center field to end the inning.
The Bombers will try to earn a series split tomorrow against McKinney on Thirsty Thursday. $1 Draft Beer and $0.50 Soft Drinks will be available all night long!