By: Anna Dunlavey
The DC Grays suffered a 4-2 loss to the Alexandria Aces yesterday, and once again, errors by the Grays were to blame. Two of the Aces runs were unearned, and a third scored on a wild pitch. The loss puts the Grays at 9-19 on the season.
The Aces scored their first run in the first inning of the game, after a Grays error in centerfield. The run on the wild pitch was scored in the top of the fourth inning, by which point the Grays had only registered two hits. An Aces batter who had been walked came around to score in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the inning, with the Aces leading by three, the Grays finally got on the board. Webb Bobo (Southeast Louisiana) walked, and reached second after Lucas Martinez (New Mexico State) singled to left field. Jay Graham (Dartmouth) singled, scoring Bobo with the Grays first run.
In the bottom of the ninth, after the Aces had scored another run, it seemed as though the Grays would fightback. Bobo singled to centerfield and reached second on a hard hit single from Brandon Chapman (George Washington). Joe Tietjen (UNC-Asheville) scored Bobo on a long double to left. That was the extent of the rally, as Michael Breen (San Jose State) grounded out to first base for the last out of the game.
Harry Thomas (Delaware State) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on three hits over five complete innings. Caleb Evans (Liberty) pitched three innings of relief and gave up two runs on two hits. James Lengal (Brigham Young) pitched the ninth inning, and although he hit the first batter he faced, he got three quick outs for a scoreless inning.
Tonight, the Grays will travel to Montgomery College to face the Rockville Express. Max Kaplow (George Washington) is the expected starting pitcher for the Grays.