By: Anna Dunlavey
The DC Grays scored only one run in last night’s game against the Herndon Braves. But one was enough, because of outstanding pitching and sure-handed defense.
Tommy Broyles (Drew) shut out the Braves for eight complete innings, giving up only three hits to get the win. James Lengal (Brigham Young) pitched a clean ninth inning to get the save. Both pitchers had good defensive support, with both infielders and outfielders making diving stops and running catches.
The Grays themselves didn’t get a hit until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Webb Bobo (Southeast Louisiana), the first batter of the inning, hit a ground ball single through to right field. A few batters later, with the bases loaded and one out, Austen Maggin (Emory) hit a sacrifice fly to center field to drive Bobo home.
The 1-0 home win for the Grays stops a two-game losing streak, and evened the Grays’ record at 5-5.
The Grays will have a day off tomorrow before traveling to Calvert Hall on Wednesday to face the Baltimore Redbirds for the third time this season. The Grays and Redbirds split their first two games, with the Grays winning the first and the Redbirds taking the second. Max Kaplow (George Washington) is expected to start for the Grays.
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