DANVILLE, Va. – On a roller-coaster ride of a night, the Danville Otterbots’ walked off their first game of the season on a bases-loaded wild-pitch to defeat Bluefield on Saturday, 8-7.
- Michael Callan Moss made it a second straight night with a home run as he mashed a grand-slam 393 feet to left field in the seventh inning, giving Danville a 6-4 lead.
- Trailing by a run in the ninth, Luke Lambert connected on an RBI double to tie the game, 7-7.
- With the bases-loaded, Bluefield’s Cooper Katskee threw a wild pitch that allowed Moss to score from third and win it for Danville.
- Second-year Otterbot Corbin Lanowitz pieced together a three-hit performance Saturday, highlighted by an RBI double.
- Jacob Denner posted a second strong outing for the Otterbots, tossing a season-high 5.0 innings with five strikeouts.
- Left-handed pitcher Joey Zito came into the ninth inning and struck out the side in his lone inning of work.
The Otterbots (3-2) return to American Legion Field on Sunday to host the Bluefield Ridge Runners (1-3) for the series finale. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.