June 9, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com Press

Washington D.C. – – The DC Grays played a solid all around ballgame on Saturday night against the Gaithersburg Giants at the Washington Nationals Youth Academy.  The defense was sound, there were some timely hits, and the pitching was good.  It all added up to a 10-0 Grays win – moving the team to 2-3 on the season and into third place in the South Division of the Cal Ripken League.

The game looked like a taut pitchers duel for several innings – as both starting pitchers put zeros on the board in the early going.  The Grays’ Anthony Amoroso (SUNY New Paltz) threw four shutout innings, and the Giants’ Alexander Klitsas (Texas State) gave up just one run through five.  The Grays took control of the game with a seven-run sixth inning, highlighted by four Grays hits and helped by three Giants errors. Ghe added two more runs in the seventh.

Several Grays had good nights at the plate.  RH Jahleel Sewer (Virginia State) had two hits to raise his average to .500 – he also drove in three runs.  DH Mitch McIntyre (BYU) has two hits, raising his average to .350.

After Amoroso exited after four shutout innings, two Grays relievers also threw scoreless ball.  Righthander Kyle Dean (Williams) was impressive, shutting out Gaithersburg for four innings to get the win for the Grays.  Lefty Sammy Senders (Richmond) threw a scoreless ninth, striking out two.

The Grays are off on Sunday, and return home Monday to the Baltimore Redbirds at the Nationals Youth Academy at 7:00pm.  On the mound for DC will be JP Woodward (Lafayette).