The DC Grays played to the weather on Thursday, falling to the Olney Cropdusters by a 10-0 score on a wet and gloomy night at the Olney Boys and Girls Club.
The Grays were 2-0 against Olney heading into the game and are the only team that have beat the Cropdusters in their last 10 contests.
The Cropdusters took the lead early, with designated hitter Jimmy Kirk (Millersville) booming a two-run-homerun over the left-center wall in the bottom of the first. Kirk also drove in two more runs in the second inning with a single. Olney went on to a 12 hit game, including a three-hit performance from Hawaii’s Matt Miura.
The Grays’ offense, on the other hand, remains stalled. DC logged only three hits, and has just six hits in its last eighteen innings.
DC’s starter, Catholic University's Lucky Perrotto, was roughed up - allowing seven hits over his three innings pitched. Alex Jankowski (South Florida) replaced Perrotto on the mound in the fourth, allowing three hits over four innings in another solid outing. Over his two appearances this season, Jankowski has an ERA of 2.25. Kenny Micheals (Wofford) finished out the game for the Grays.
The loss dropped the Grays to 5-10 on the season, while the Cropdusters moved to 11-4 and sit in first place of the Ripken League’s North Division.
The Grays look to shake off their two game losing skid in a Friday night contest against the Southern Maryland Senators at Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. First pitch is 7 p.m.