FredNats win rain-shortened game in Lynchburg

by | Apr 28, 2023 | Sports

The FredNats lineup exploded for 13 runs in a rain-shortened 13-4 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats.

 Sammy Infante worked a walk in the top of the first inning, then quickly came around to score when Daylen Lile followed with an RBI double to right field. Paul Witt then plated Lile later in the inning with his RBI groundout to make it 2-0 Nationals. Jonathan Thomas manufactured a third run when he got hit by a pitch the next inning, stole second, moved to third on a fielder’s choice, and scored on an Infante single.

 Lynchburg tied the game in the bottom of the third, though Fredericksburg quickly bounced back. Thomas led off with a single aided by an error that allowed him to take second base, then moved to third on a fielder’s choice. Sammy Infante delivered once again with an RBI knock to score Thomas and retake the lead at 4-3. Daylen Lile and Brady House followed suit with run-scoring singles of their own, and Paul Witt added one more when he drove House in, to make it 7-3 Fredericksburg.

 Marc Filila hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, but in the FredNats’ fifth, Lile and House both drew bases-loaded walks to drive in two more runs. Later in the frame , Roismar Quintana blew the game open with a grand slam, which put the FredNats ahead 13-4.

 That held up as the final score, as the game was called early due to rain. Riley Cornelio got his first win as a FredNat, with Wardquelin Vasquez taking the loss. Jose Atencio gets the ball with a chance to tie the series Friday, against Lynchburg’s Yorman Gomez. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30.

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