Bombers Return Home After Splitting Double Header Against Cane Cutters

By: Brazos Valley Bombers
By: Brazos Valley Bombers

The Bombers played a double header Tuesday against the Cane Cutters in Acadiana. The Cane Cutters took the first game 5-3 after scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The second game had a lot more action in it as the Bombers scored eight runs in the fourth inning. The game was called by the umpires with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning due to two ejections on the Cane Cutter coaching staff.

During the first game, The Bombers offense got off to a slow start, but things came to life in the third inning. Designated hitter Bobby Butvin led the inning off with a single to left center. Shortstop Nick Smelser then came to the plate and dropped a bunt down the third base line that put two runners on for the Bombers. Left fielder Quinton Urban came to the plate to lined a single to left field that scored Butvin. Center fielder Chris Florack came up and put down a sac bunt that moved both Smelser and Urban up. Right fielder Myles Parma then stepped to the plate and lined a shot to right field that scored both Smelser and Urban. That made the score 3-1. That would be all the runs the Bombers would get for the game.

Andrew Godail started on the mound tonight for the Bombers. Godail pitched the first 4.1 innings of the game. Godail gave way to Montgomery native Logan Burch who recorded a strikeout in the final two thirds of the inning. That included a nice play on a sharply hit ball for the third out with the bases loaded. Derek Mazzio and Franco Pace would both come in to pitch the final inning.

There was a couple of nice plays defensively in the first inning. Godail was able to make a runner caught thrown out in a run down and also in the inning, Brennyn Smith helped start a 5-4-3 double play. In the following inning first baseman James Wharton made a nice grab snatching a ball about the hit the dirt for an out, and then stepped on first to double off the runner for a double play.

During game two, the Bombers offense took a little time to get started once again. Third baseman Brennyn Smith led the fourth inning off with a single to center field. Toups then came up and lined a single to right field. First baseman Brad Porras came to the plate and reach on an error by the second baseman. Urban came to the plate and lined a single to left center that scored Smith. Pinch hitter, Braden Mattson then came to the plate and hit a single that scored Toups. Second baseman Shea Pierce then stepped to the plate and lined a pitch down the first base line for three run triple. Smith would then come back to the plate and line a single that scored Pierce. Toups would also come up and hit a single that scored Myles Parma who was able to get on base. After Porras would draw a walk, Urban came up and drew a bases loaded walk that scored Smith for the 8 run inning

Adam Davis started on the mound for the Bombers tonight. Davis threw the first 2.1 innings and threw two strikeouts. Lefty Andrew Hohn came in to pitch the conclusion of the game.

A great play was made in the bottom of the first inning. With the bases loaded, shortstop Corey Toups fielded a ground ball then flipped to second baseman Shea Pierce who fired to Brad Porras at first to complete a 6-4-3 double play.

The Bombers now return home tomorrow as they take on the Victoria Generals. The game is a Margaritaville Wednesday that features $1 Margaritas! The two game home stand concludes with a game with the East Texas Pump Jacks on Thursday. The game is a Thirsty Thursday with $1 Beer and Sodas brought to you by Western Beverages! Our second Bobblehead will be given away that night as well. The Bobblehead will be Shel Winkley w/KBTX presented by Jones & Lowe Agency!

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