By: Anna Dunlavey
It was a windy afternoon Saturday, but the winds did not blow in the DC Grays’ favor. The Grays suffered a 7-1 home loss to the Baltimore Redbirds, putting a halt the Grays’ three game winning streak. The Grays are now 4-4 for the season.
Trae Sweeting (Georgia State) provided what offense there was for the Grays, scoring the home team’s only run. After singling and stealing second, Sweeting was driven home byMichael Breen (San Jose State). Sweeting now holds the highest batting average in the league at .529, and is the only Ripken League player to currently be batting above .500.
Five different pitchers took the mound for the Graysthroughout the course of the game, and three of them were touched up by the Redbirds. Starting pitcher Harry Thomas (Delaware State) gave up three runs in less than three innings and took the loss.
Tomorrow night, the Grays travel to Montgomery College to face the Rockville Express (3-4) for the first time this season. Justin Drechsel (Johns Hopkins) is expected to start for the Grays.