Sunday, June 7, 2009

Silver Spring-Takoma Win Season Opener at Blair

The Thunderbolts opened their 10th season last night with a 10-2 win over the Alexandria Aces.

Righthander Spencer Patton (Towson) allowed no runs over five innings and struck out 4 hitters to get the win. Leftfielder Matt Hillsinger (Radford) and third baseman Devin Rivers (NW Shoals CC) each had three hits, including a triple by Hillsinger to lead off the game for the Thunderbolts. Mark Hill (George Mason), Casey Allison (Wingate) and Kyle Maldonado (UNO) each had two hits, with Maldonado driving in three runs. Matt Greene (Hagerstown CC) drove in two runs.

Seen at the game, Montgomery Councilmembers George Leventhal and Valerie Ervin, State Delegates Tom Hucker and Sheila Hixton and Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams.

The Thunderbolts play a doubleheader today against the Bethesda Big Train, with the first game starting at 5:30. The DH is sponsored by Far East Motors.

The first at-bat...

the first Thunderbolts run of the season...

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