GAME RECAP 7-16-2015
By: Anna Dunlavey; @annadunlaveyy
The DC Grays came back from the All-Star Break with a bang last night when they beat the Baltimore Redbirds 2-0. This is the second time in a row that the Grays have beaten the league-leading Redbirds. The win boosts the Grays’ record to 14-20 as the final week of the season approaches.
Last night was a pitcher’s duel that was scoreless until the 8th inning. Grays hurlers Quinn Carpenter (Texas Tech) and Maverik Buffo (Brigham Young) were up for the challenge. Carpenter started the game and lasted six innings. He only gave up one hit, walking two batters and striking out five. Buffo pitched the final three innings. He gave up two hits, struck out three batters, and got the win.
The two Grays pitchers weren’t helped out by the offense until the eighth inning, when the Grays finally got a run across the plate. 1B Kurt Sinnen (Old Dominion), who was named the All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player on Wednesday, drove in DH Tony Holton (Jackson State) to put the Grays on the board. RF Harrison Bruce (University of San Francisco) scored SS Drew Reid (Harvard) in the ninth for the insurance run.
Tonight, the Grays will play the Vienna Riverdogs for the final time this season. Harry Thomas (UNC-Greensboro) is expected to start.