Andrew Houghton | 6/26/13
Colin Kelly (Catholic) threw seven strong innings as the Grays beat the Bethesda Big Train 4-1 on Wednesday in a game that was called after the seventh due to lightning. The teams were warming up for the eighth inning when the first flash of lightning was spotted and the umpires immediately called for a 30 minute delay that eventually caused the game to be called.
The Grays took an early lead with three runs in the first on a sacrifice fly by Jud Sherrill (Alabama-Huntsville) and RBI singles by college teammates Brandon Kiser (Grambling State) and Desmond Stegall (Grambling State), with Big Train pitcher Zach Morris (University of Maryland) only escaping the jam when Stegall was picked off first with the bases loaded and two outs. As it turned out, those three runs were all Kelly would need, as he kept the Big Train in check the whole way, mixing his pitches, throwing strikes, and only giving up the one run in the fifth. Ominous clouds had featured in the skyscape the whole afternoon, but held off until the eighth, when the weather had the last say and sent Grays fans home early, but with the satisfaction of a victory.
The Grays play next on Thursday, June 27, at 7:00 pm against the Rockville Express at Knights Field in Rockville, Maryland.