The Cold Spring Silver Springers won the first game of their league doubleheader against the Alexandria Classic Clippers by a score of 12-2 on Saturday afternoon at Springer Park. The Silvers took advantage of 15 walks by Alexandria pitchers along with two hit batters and six hits. Joe Kounkel picked up the complete game win on the mound by allowing two runs on five hits, one walk, and struck out three.
Alexandria took a 1-0 lead after an inning of play, but the Silver Springers responded with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Andy Auger walked; Derek Falde singled; Tim Martin walked to load the bases; Todd Van Erp was hit by a pitch to force home Auger; Greg Terres reached on a fielder's choice that scored Falde, and an error on the play allowed Martin to score as well. Alexandria cut the lead to 3-2 with a run in the top of the third inning, but Cold Spring came right back with a run in the bottom of the inning to make the score 4-2. Greg Bemboom walked; Mike Arnold was hit by a pitch; a fielder's choice moved Bemboom to third; Auger walked to fill the bases; and Falde walked to score Bemboom. Cold Spring added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 6-2 lead. Rod Schafer reached on a fielder's choice; Bemboom walked; Ron Terres singled home Schafer; and Auger singled home Bemboom. In the bottom of the fifth, the Silvers talked on two more runs after Martin, Van Erp, and Schafer all walked to load the bases, and Arnold singled home Martin and Van Erp. The Silvers blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth inning with four more runs to pull away for good. Auger, Falde, and Martin walked to load the bases; a double play moved Auger to third; Greg Terres reached on an error to score Auger; Schafer and Bemboom walked to load the bases; and Arnold singled home Schaefer to end the game via the 10-run rule, 12-2 in favor of Cold Spring.