Sunday, December 08, 2013 5:39 AM
Published on: Thursday, July 18, 2013
By Peter Rouleau
SILVER SPRING - About 80 local fans ignored the Major League All Star Game and braved the sweltering heat to attend a makeup game between the Silver Spring Thunberbolts and the Rockville Express at the Thunderbolts home stadium of Blair high school on Tuesday.
The Express established a commanding lead early in the game that proved insurmountable, scoring seven runs to the Thunderbolts’ two in the first two innings. The Thunderbolts’ defense revived in the top of the third inning, allowing the Express no hits. In the bottom of the inning, third baseman Jake Taylor hit a 2-RBI double. Both teams scored one run in the sixth inning, bringing the game to its final score.
“Our base-running was outstanding, the boys at the back end of the game pitched terrifically to shut them down,” said Express head coach Rick Price. Price especially praised the performance of centerfielder Nathan Koslowski, who made an RBI and saved several runs with diving catches.
“We just have to play baseball the right way,” said Thunderbolts head coach Doug Remer. “Too many times, with a runner on third and with less than two outs, we just aren’t driving them in and then we lose by two or three.” Remer praised Taylor’s performance and expressed optimism that his team would do well in the season’s remaining 12 games.