July 19, 2017
By: Josh Shelton (@JoshNLISports); DCGrays.com Press
ASHBURN, VA – The DC Grays fading playoff hopes took a further blow on Wednesday, as the team dropped a road doubleheader to the Loudoun Riverdogs. In game one of the doubleheader the Grays lost 8-5, and in the nightcap they lost 3-0. The losses dropped the Grays to 13-24 on the season with three games remaining.
In the opener, the Grays took the lead in the third inning when 3B Lamar Briggs (Jackson State) and RF Harrison Freed (Butler) had back to back RBI singles. The Riverdogs bounced back in the bottom half though, scoring three of their own. They then added one in the bottom of the fourth.
The Grays battled back in the sixth when they scored two runs. But that wasn’t enough as they ran out of chances in the shortened game. The Grays were outhit 8-3.
In the second game the Grays were held to only a pair of hits in a 3-0 loss.
The two singles came from Freed and 1B Jack Denneny (Patrick Henry CC) in the second inning. Other than those two singles, the Grays offense was non-existent in game two.
Starter Mason Belcher (Catholic U of America) went all six innings allowing three earned runs and striking out five.
The Grays travel to Baltimore tomorrow for a double header against the Dodgers with the first game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Doug Denneny