By: Anna Dunlavey
The DC Grays were involved in a train wreck last night. The Bethesda Big Train came roaring into the Nationals Youth Academy to demolish the home team 15-1. The Grays’ record for the season is now 7-10, while the league leading Big Train improved to 14-1.
At first, it seemed as though the night might end in the Grays’ favor. After starting pitcher Tommy Broyles (Drew) pitched a quick first inning, Eric Urry (Brigham Young) hithis second home run of the year. The drive over the centerfield fence was the first run of the game, but the last run for the Grays. The Big Train fired back with two runs of their own in the top of the second, and kept increasing the lead throughout the game.
The Big Train gave trouble to all four of the Grays pitchers. Broyles, who also started against Big Train in the two teams’ last match up, gave up six runs on six hits, including one two-run homer, in five innings.
Ari Kaufman (Lafayette) relieved him in the sixth, and had soon walked two batters and hit another with a pitch to load the bases.The Big Train scored four runs in that inning. The top of the seventh brought an onslaught of defensive changes, including Andre Wilson (Grambling State) replacing Kaufman on the mound. Wilson also loaded the bases at the start of what would be another four run inning for the Big Train, and gave up another run in the eighth. Arnie Capute (Williams) a scoreless ninth, but by then the outcome was no longer in doubt.
The Grays will have a day off today before traveling to the Gaithersburg Giants on Wednesday.