July 21, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. – – With a chance to reach the Cal Ripken Collegiate Playoffs for the first summer since 2015, the D.C Grays hosted Baltimore Redbirds, leaders in the Noryhern Division and one of the perennial powers in the league. In a game that will undoubtedly go down in Grays history, Tre Terry (Thomas Nelson CC) drilled a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to claim a 7-6 comeback victory. The win solidifies a playoff spot for their Grays as their overall record is now just a game shy of .500 at 19-20, with one regular season game remaining.
The late game heroics began in the in the bottom of the 10th inning with C Ryan Shaw (Richmond) getting hit by a pitch leading off the inning. LF Jawan McAllister (Longwood) laid down a flawless sacrifice bunt to move Shaw into scoring position. With two outs, Terry stepped in and laced a ball back up the middle, scoring Shaw with GR winning run. Terry completed his day going 1-4 with 2 RBI and was swarmed by his teammates moments after his walk-off single.
Joe Crisp (Kentucky State) earned the spot start for the Grays Friday and delivered seven innings in his first start this summer. Despite a few ups and down, Crisp delivered 92 total pitches and was able to keep the team competitive. Chris Kelly (University of Sciences) and Nathan Moore (Cincinnati) came on in relief and combined for three hitless innings of work.
Despite clinching a playoff spot, the Grays still have a critical matchup in their regular season finale Saturday against the FCA Braves. If the Grays win Saturday they will earn the #3 overall seed for the playoffs and a home playoff game, whereas a loss would put the team as the #5 overall seed. Saturday’s important first pitch was scheduled for 1:00 PM but now has been moved to 7:00 PM due to inclement weather.