Burlington Drops Opener to Danville

Braves put up double-digit runs in victory

By Justin Gallanty / Burlington Royals | July 10, 2018 9:14 PM

Danville, VA - The Burlington Royals (4-17) dropped a 10-5 contest to the Danville Braves (11-9) on Tuesday night, in the first game of a four-game series.

 

The Braves took a commanding lead in just the first inning, scoring four two-out runs off Burlington starter Randy Acevedo. Danville added another run in the second to make it 5-0.

 

The Royals first run of the night came in the fourth, on Freddy Fermin's RBI double. Fermin was the star of the night in a losing effort, with two doubles, a home run, and three runs batted in.

 

Burlington also scored runs in the fifth and sixth, and cut the game to just a two-run deficit in the eighth, but Danville scored three runs in that eighth inning to extend their lead to 10-5. They won the game by that score.

 

The second game of the series is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Danville.

 

The Burlington Royals are the Appalachian League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

 

Single-game tickets are on sale now. Call 336-222-0223 or visit www.burlingtonroyals.com for more information.

 

WP - Dilmer Mejia (2-2)

LP - Randy Acevedo (0-2)

 

Highlights:

Freddy Fermin - 3-4, HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI

Rhett Aplin - 2-4, RBI

 

 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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