6-17-15 GAME RECAP
By: Anna Dunlavey; @annadunlavey
The DC Grays suffered their second straight road loss last night, falling to the Baltimore Redbirds 6-1. After giving up three early runs, they fell to the Baltimore Redbirds 6-1. The loss drops the Grays back to .500 for the season at 6-6.
Once again the Grays’ bats were quiet. The Grays were shutout for six innings, finally getting on the board in the top of the seventh. CF Bryan Baquer (Washington College) drove in LF Lamar Briggs (Jackson State). The Redbirds, on the other hand, were able to capitalize early on, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. They added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth with two more runs, and got one more in the bottom of the eighth.
Starting pitcher Connor Van Hoose (Bucknell) pitched 5.2 innings and took the loss. He gave up five runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out one. Maverik Buffo (Brigham Young) relieved Van Hoose, pitching for the first time since a minor ankle injury last week. He threw for 2.1 innings, walked two batters, and gave up a hit and a run.
The Grays return to the Nationals Youth Academy tonight to play the Baltimore Dodgers. Zack Irwin (East Mississippi CC) is the expected starting pitcher for the Grays. Tonight, the Grays will also hold “A Salute to Negro League Baseball,” presented by the Amway Corporation. The opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm.