Grays lose to Express in Rockville

July 20, 2012 – The DC Grays fell to the Rockville Express 5-0 Friday night to fall to 12-18 in their inaugural season in the Ripken League.

Grays starter Stephen Pallidino (Felician) allowed five runs on six hits with five strikeouts. On the offensive end the Grays managed only six hits against the Express pitching staff, with CF Billy Bissell (Gallaudet) going two for four, and pinch-hitter Matt Kianka (Central Arizona CC) hammering a two-out triple in the ninth. The Grays were unable to capitalize on three solid innings of relief from Jason Jamula (Moravian) and Charlie Baxter (Williams College).

On Saturday, the Herndon Braves and Grays will complete the game that was suspended due to rain last Sunday with the score tied 2-2, and then will play a regularly scheduled game immediately following the completion of the suspended game. Because the Braves field was unplayable, these games will be played at Hoy Field.

On Sunday, the Grays will host the Silver Spring-Tacoma Thunderbolts at Hoy Field. Before that game, the two teams will complete a game from July 7–a game that was suspended with the Grays leading 15-9 in the tenth inning.