By: Anna Dunlavey
A great night for the DC Grays started with a pitch thrown out by DC mayor Vincent Gray at the Nationals Youth Academy and ended in a 6-3 win over the Baltimore Redbirds. It was the Grays’ second win of the season young season .
he Redbirds (2-3) took the lead in the first inning, but in the fourth inning the Grays (2-3) hit their stride. The home team had four hits before the first out of the inning. After Trae Sweeting (Georgia State) and Webb Bobo (Southeast Louisiana) both singled to get on base, Sweeting scored on a single by Eric Urry (BYU). Austin Sanders (Alabama-Huntsville) hit a double to bring in Bobo, and Lucas Martinez (New Mexico State) drove in Urry on a fielder’s choice. Sanders scored the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Tovsky (Davidson). The Grays tacked on anther run in the fifth when Bobo drove in Sweeting to make it a 6-3 lead.
Max Kaplow (George Washington) got the win in his first start of the season, Sherman Graves (Savannah State) contributed two scoreless innings, and Ari Kaufman (Lafayette) pitched a clean eighth. James Lengal (Brigham Young), who threw eight pitches to get the easy save.
Tomorrow night, the Grays will host the Vienna River Dogs. Joseph Kinee (University of Maine) will be on the mound for the Grays.