July 14, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com Press
ROCKVILLE, MD – – In need of a win to hold their current playoff standing, the D.C Grays delivered. DC won a tight road game against the Rockville Express by a slim 2-0 score. With just five games remaining, the Grays sit at 17-18, still holding onto second place in the Cal Ripken South Division.
The pitching staff was the highlight, as a combined effort from four different arms shutdown the Rockville offense. Cade Negley (Youngstown State) began on the mound and despite lasting only three innings, gave up just two hits. He gave way to an impressive bullpen combination of Ed Herbener (Bloomsburg U), Nathan Moore (Cincinnati), and Kyle Dean (Williams College). The three relievers allowed only three hits and amassed eight strikeouts in six complete innings. Herbener picked up the win and Dean was awarded the save.
The bats for the Grays were fairly quiet but got the job done when needed. The team totaled nine hits, coming from a group of seven different players. LF Miguel Cameron (Norfolk State) was the hero, driving in the only runs of the game on an RBI double in the second inning.
The D.C Grays only have five regular season games remaining, and are currently in line for coveted playoff spot. They have a short break for the Major League All-Star Game, and will look to solidify their position Wednesday, when they travel to Bethesda to take on the Big Train at 7:00 PM