By Calvin Stinson
In a rain shortened affair at Calvert Hall HS, the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts won their first game of the season, 3-0, against the Baltimore Redbirds on Monday, June 8th.
Behind T-Bolts pitcher En-Sih Huang’s (National Taiwan UPES) had the Redbirds on edge all night, with five scoreless innings pitched, allowing one hit, and striking out four, in the five inning T-Bolts win.
The T-Bolts were able to get to Redbirds pitcher Jordan Carr (North Carolina Asheville), with three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks in his four innings pitched.
The game started out on the right note for the T-Bolts, when Steven Paredes (Lindsey Wilson College) hit a ground rule double, and subsequently stole third. Nick Spadafino (Delaware) RBI groundout got the T-Bolts the early 1-0 lead.
The T-Bolts added another run in the second, after Ben Kocher (Belmont) drew a walk, and came around to score two batters later using a Baltimore Redbirds error.
Paredes helped to bring in the final run of the game, when his fourth inning single brought in Cameron Burns (Tulane).
After Huang pitched a scoreless 5th inning, the T-Bolts bats came out for the beginning of the sixth, before the game entered a delay and was eventually called, nullifying the inning.
The T-Bolts (1-2), face the Gaithersburg Giants (0-3) Tuesday, with Conrad Wozniak (Maryland Baltimore County) starting for the Bolts vs Connor Staskey (Maryland Baltimore County), at Criswell Field.