Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 23, 2013

Four doubles, solid pitching lead Jays past Braves

DANVILLE, Va. — One night after Bluefield suffered a gut-wrenching loss at home against Bristol, the Blue Jays returned to the win column, defeating the Danville Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night at Dan Daniel Park.

Bluefield (20-11), which allowed five runs in the top of the ninth in a 7-6 loss on Monday, scored five runs on just four hits, while the pitching duo of Tom Robson and Adonys Cardona combined to allow five hits and one run.

Robson (3-0), a Canadian product, permitted just four hits, struck out six and walked just one in five innings on the mound. Cardona picked up his first save, surrending three hits and one unearned run while striking out four over the final four frames.

All four of Bluefield’s hits were doubles, with one each from Tim Locastro, Derrick Loveless, Jonathan Davis and Garrett Custons, who saw rare playing time and drove in a run and walked twice.

Matt Dean, Dawel Lugo and D.J. Davis also had RBIs for Bluefield. which led 4-0 before Danville scored its lone run in the sixth.

Conner Lien and Johan Camargo had two hits each for Danville (15-14), which had seven singles and stranded five runners on basea.

Jorge Montenegro took the loss, dropping to 1-2.

Bluefield will meet Danville again tonight and Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Blue Jays return home on Friday for a three-game series against Princeton in the first of 11 games in the 2013 Mercer Cup series.

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at Dan Daniel Park

Bluefield.......021  100  010  —  5  4  1

Danville.......000  001  000  —  1  7  0

Tom Robson, Adonys Cardona (6) and Garrett Custons. Jorge Montenegro, Mark Marksberry (5), Ryan Gunther (8) and Bryan De La Rosa. W—Robson (3-0); L—Montenegro (1-2); S—Cardona (1). HR—none. Att—n/a.

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