GAME RECAP 7-9-2015
By: Anna Dunlavey; @annadunlaveyy
The DC Grays beat another Baltimore-based team in two days last night, blanking the Baltimore Dodgers 10-0. It was their second shutout win of the season, and the third time they’d reached double digits on the scoreboard. The Grays are now 12-18.
The Grays stormed the Dodgers’ Joe Cannon Stadium and erupted with six runs in the top of the first inning on just two hits. CF Bryan Baquer (Washington College) and RF Harrison Bruce (San Francisco) got the game started by reaching on errors. C Colton Shaver (Brigham Young) scored Baquer on a sacrifice fly, P Quinn Carpenter (Texas Tech) walked, and SS Drew Reid (Harvard) drove in Bruce with a double. The bases were then loaded with two outs after 3B Keifer Rawlings (Bucknell) walked. All three of those runners eventually scored. Carpenter crossed the plate after LF Lamar Briggs (Jackson State) drew a bases loaded walk, Reid came home on a single by 2B Mike Caputo (Seton Hall), and Rawlings scored on another bases loaded walk, this time drawn by Baquer. Briggs scored the inning’s final run on a wild pitch.
Baquer and Bruce scored again in the fourth inning. Baquer walked once again, and Bruce was hit by a pitch. After 1B Kurt Sinnen (Old Dominion) also walked to load the bases, the Dodgers changed pitchers. The first batter the new pitcher faced was Shaver, who promptly singled to drive in two runs. Sinnen scored on a wild pitch in the sixth for a little extra insurance.
The three pitchers who went out for the Grays all arguably delivered their best performances of the season. Carpenter started and got the win. He gave up one hit through seven innings of work. He sent the Dodgers down in order in all but two innings, where he faced four batters. Carpenter walked two batters and struck out nine. Bailey Spence (Cecil CC) pitched the eighth, giving up no hits or walks and striking out one. Will Korosec (Stevens Institute of Technology) came out for the ninth, and although he gave up a hit and a walk, he finished out the game without letting a run score.
The Grays will be back home at the Nationals Youth Academy on Friday night to face the Gaithersburg Giants. Ryan Garner (Memphis) is the Grays’ probable starting pitcher.