DANVILLE, Va.- The Danville Braves and Burlington Royals played cat and mouse with Mother Nature for two hours on Saturday night before the skies finally cleared, and the Royals defeated the Braves 7-3. The game finished just after 12:30 Sunday morning with only a few fans remaining to witness the final outs.
The Royals' DH Nick Hutchins had a big night, going 2-for-5 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs. The Royals scored in all but three innings, building leads of 3-0, 5-1, and 7-2 before ultimately winning 7-3. For Danville (8-9), all but two players recorded hits, including the first hit for Riley Delgado in his professional debut. For Burlington, Nathan Webb recorded the win, going five innings and surrendering just a single run while striking out seven. Odalvi Javier fell to 1-2 with the loss. He allowed two earned runs in three innings of work.
The Braves and Royals (5-11) convene at 4:00 Sunday afternoon for the third game of the series. Kyle Muller will get the ball for the Braves. All five of Burlington's wins have come on the road, while the Braves will be trying to snap a season high losing skid of three games. Fans in attendance will also receive a free baseball ice pack courtesy of MedExpress. It is also Virginia 529 day at the ballpark, fans who show their Virginia 529 identification will be given free entry. For tickets, call 434-797-3792 or go online to dbraves.com
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