In their third meeting of the season, the DC Grays and Alexandria Aces played a tight game at the Nationals Baseball Youth Academy. Close games between these two teams are nothing new, but the Grays are yet to best Alexandria, falling 5-3 on Saturday night.
Both teams knocked out seven hits in the contest. DC got two apiece from both Myles Sargeant (Maine) and Henry Zipay (Nebraska-Omaha). Sargeant has been swinging a hot bat as of late, and the third baseman drove in two more runs.
Evan Bouldin (Delaware State) turned in another solid start for the Grays, pitching for four innings and allowing just one hit. Bouldin punched out seven batters and walked only two. Left-hander Elliot Eaton (Princeton) relieved Bouldin in the fifth inning and was roughed up by the Aces. He pitched three-plus innings, allowing six hits and five runs on his outing. Kai Cummings (Cabrini) closed out the game for D.C, allowing no hits over the final three innings. Eaton took the loss.
The winning pitcher was Thomas Lamar (Lehigh), who allowed no runs or hits in the eighth inning. The save went to Josh Rivera (Maryland Baltimore). The Aces went five deep into their bullpen, and struck out eight Grays batters.
The Grays (12-21) remain in the last spot of the Southern Division of the Cal Ripken Senior League, where the Aces stand at first with a 25-3 mark. The Grays are percentage points ahead of the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts for the sixth and final playoff spot with three games left to play.
DC takes the field again Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. against the Gaithersburg Giants at Kelly Field.