June 11, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Sloppy play by the DC Grays turned a pitchers’ duel into a rout against the Baltimore Redbirds last night at the Washington Nationals Youth Academy.  With the score tied 1-1 entering the frame, the visitors plated seven runs to put the game out of reach.  The final was 9-2.  The loss stopped the Grays’s two-game winning streak and dropped their record to 2-4 in the Ripken League.

The Grays made four errors on the night – two in the pivotal seventh inning, including a botched rundown with two outs that extended the inning and cost reliever Mason Belcher (Catholic).  He could have been out of the inning unscathed, but instead took the hard luck loss.

Wasted was a strong performance by Grays starter JP Woodward (Lafayette), who tossed six innings of two-hit, one-run ball.  A good sign at the plate for the Grays was the long-awaited emergence of CF Cory Alexander, whose excellence in the outfield was finally matched by production at the plate.  He went 2-4 with an RBI.

Tonight the Grays return to the Youth Academy to take on the FCA Braves at 7:00pm.