Bluefield Blue Jays drop Home Opener to the Braves

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BLUEFIELD, VA (WVNS) – The Bluefield Blue Jays (2-5) finally had an opportunity to play in front of the home crowd at Bowen Field. After a 2-4 start to the season, the Jays played host to the Danville Braves (4-3) on Tuesday night in Bluefield.

Roither Hernandez got the start on the mound for the Jays, but he didn’t last very long. He gave up 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 runs, 1 earned and only recorded 2 outs in the top of the first before being relieved by Meliton Reyes.

Bluefield trailed 5-0 before picking up a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning on a Miguel Hiraldo solo-home run to left making it 5-1.

The Braves added 2 more runs in the 4th before Bluefield would strike again with a 3 spot in the bottom of the 6th. Spencer Horwitz drove in Eric Rivera on an RBI-Double, then PK Morris hit a 2-run homer bringing the score to 7-4.

It was too much to overcome, as the Blue Jays come up short, 9-4. The Jays return to action tomorrow night at Bowen Field for a 6:30 p.m. start against the Braves. Tickets can be bought at the gate. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

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