Terdoslavich, Hobson Blasts Guide Barnstormers
Joe Terdoslavich and K.C. Hobson belted back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to lead the Lancaster Barnstormers to a 5-2 victory over the Somerset Patriots in the seven-inning opener of a day-night doubleheader early Wednesday at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
With two down in the fourth, Caleb Gindl legged out an infield single against Logan Darnell (1-1). Terdoslavich followed with a drive off the chain link fence above the left field wall to put Lancaster into a 2-2 tie. Hobson sent Darnell's next pitch over the short porch in right to hand Lancaster the lead.
The other two Lancaster runs were built, not on power, but speed in the bottom of the fifth. Devon Torrence bunted his way on base and took second on a single to left center by Darian Sandford. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch by reliever James Pugliese. Martinez got Torrence home with a sacrifice fly to left. After stealing third, Sandford scored on another infield hit by Gindl.
Meanwhile, Lancaster's pitching wove its way through a day-long obstacle course. Starter Garrett Granitz avoided giving up runs in the third, in part thanks to Anderson De La Rosa cutting down Scott Kelly on a steal attempt. Granitz, making just his second career start, could not survive the fourth. He was greeted by four consecutive Somerset hits, including an RBI triple off the fence in right center by Dario Pizzano. Later that same inning, Matt Marksberry, caught a break. Pitching to Justin Pacchioli with the bases loaded and two outs, Marksberry (3-3) fired high on a full count pitch, but Pacchioli made incidental contact on a check swing and fouled out to end the threat.
In the fifth, Marksberry left with a runner at first and two outs. Alejandro Chacin yielded a single to catcher Michael Ohlman, then advanced both runners with a wild pitch. He finally ended the inning as Alfredo Rodriguez flied to left. Chacin stranded the bases loaded in the sixth inning before Cody Eppley got the side in order in the seventh for his 10th save of the year.
Overall, the Patriots left 11 runners on base for the game.
Buddy Baumann (2-6) takes the mound for the Barnstormers on Wednesday evening against lefty Thomas Dorminy (2-4) on Bark in the Park/Dollar Hot Dog Night. Fans may tune into Blue Ridge 11 or the Barnstormers YouTube Channel, beginning at 7:00.
NOTES: Sandford took the league lead with his 22nd stolen base...It was his 149th in the Atlantic League, tying him for 10th all-time...The homer by Terdoslavich was the 'Stormers first to left field at home this season...Eppley has 98 saves in the Atlantic League...Marksberry has struck out 11 of the last 20 batters he has faced over his last four appearances.
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