July 10, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. – – In a vital matchup with the visiting Alexandria Aces, the D.C Grays scratched out a 6-5 win, taking advantage of mistakes by the Aces defense. With the key division win the D.C. Grays move to 16-17, sitting comfortably in a playoff spot with seven games remaining.
The team was largely able to squeak out the win due to mishaps in the field by Alexandria. In the four-run second inning for the Grays, the Aces committed three costly errors, all of which would make a difference in the tightly contested ball game. After the Grays relinquished the lead in the top of the fifth, RF Jahleel Sewer (Virginia State) blasted a two-run home run to right field, giving the Grays the lead which they held for the remainder of the game.
SP Isaac Olson (Cincinnati) had an up and down day on the bump, lasting just 4.2 innings but only allowing three hits and three earned runs. Nathan Moore (Cincinnati) became the hero of the contest delivering 4.1 innings of just one hit baseball in relief. He added on eight strikeouts making it a season high in both innings pitched and strikeouts.
Most the team will get the day off Wednesday before returning to action against the Baltimore Redbirds on Thursday. With just seven regular season games remaining, the Grays will have to protect their current spot in the standings in order to make the playoffs.