The DC Grays were once again on the wrong side of a close decision on Monday night– losing 3-0 to the Southern Maryland Senators. The game was played at Frank Mann Field in Alexandria, since the Senators usual home field (Regency Furniture Field) was unavailable.
The Grays managed just two hits on the night – scattered singles by Connor Larson and Aaron Thomas (both of Wofford). DC was unable to take advantage of some sloppy play by Southern Maryland – the Senators committed three errors but never paid a price.
The loss wasted a good performance by Grays starter Evan Bouldin (Delaware State), who gave up just one run on four hits over five innings. He struck out eight and walked just one. Elliot Eaton (Princeton) came on in relief and was effective for two innings before surrendering a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth, which sealed the game for the Senators.
Caleb Peterson (Middle Tenn State) started and got the win for Southern Maryland, throwing 6.1 innings of shutout ball. He was supported by spotless relief pitching from John Gray (Wofford) and Jake Ferreti (Golden West College).
The loss drops the Grays to 10-18, percentage points behind the South County Braves for the final Ripken League playoff spot. The two teams square off tonight at South County High School in Lorton at 7pm.