Bombers Let Big Lead Slip Away Late in 12-10 Extra Inning Loss

By: Brazos Valley Bombers/Lance Drake
By: Brazos Valley Bombers/Lance Drake

BRYAN, TX -- The Brazos Valley Bombers continued their season Monday night against the Acadiana Cane Cutters. The crowd on hand stood behind the Bombers as they always do even though they lost their first home game in extra innings 12-10.

The Bombers offense came together in the second to score five runs. After third baseman Brennyn Smith hit a single to left field and designated hitter Bobby Butvin took a walk, both were sacrificed over by catcher Kevin Lamb.

After right fielder Quinton Urban was hit by a pitch, second baseman Shea Pierce hit a blooper over third base that scored Smith. Shortstop Corey Toups, then drove in Butvin, Pierce and Urban with a 3 run triple to right field. Toups would score on a wild pitch that gave the Bombers five runs in the inning.

The offense would score three runs in the seventh inning. Pinch hitter, Chris Florack came to the plate and hit a triple to left field, Florack would come home on a wild pitch from the Cane Cutter pitcher. Left fielder Brandon Wood hit a single that moved Toups to third who had drawn a walk earlier.

Toups would score on an error by the Cane Cutter shortstop that allowed first baseman Brad Porras to be safe at first. Wood would come again to score on a wild pitch. The Bombers offense would then put up two more runs in the bottom of the 10th, but couldn’t produce any more.

Bombers starter, Mason Justice pitched a solid game. He threw six innings while striking out four Cane Cutters. Relievers Brandon Bergen, Derrick Mazzio, Ryan Ullman and Franco Pace could not keep the Cane Cutter offense from coming back and taking the game 12-10.

The Bombers want to take a moment to say thank you and congratulations to Mason Justice. Mason will be leaving the Bombers as he will head to Bowling Green, Kentucky and continue his baseball career at the University of Western Kentucky.

A loud and supportive crowd was one hand tonight as tonight’s game was a Monday Feast presented by Fedstar Credit Union while also being Bang Out A Win Night. The Bombers will continue the series with the Cane Cutters tomorrow at 7:05. Tomorrow’s game is a $2 Tuesday with $2 tickets, beer, soda, hot dogs and more! And for you Justin Bieber fans out there come out as it will be I’m A Belieber-Justin Bieber Night! The Bombers will close out the home stand Wednesday against The Woodlands Strykers.

The game will be at 7:05 and will be a Margaritaville Wednesday with $1 margaritas! The night is also National Ice Cream Soda Day where fans will receive a free scoop of vanilla in any large soda purchase. For more information or to order your tickets visit bvbombers.com or call (979)-779-PLAY.


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