July 13, 2019 | by: DCGrays.com Press

BETHESDA, MD – – All of a sudden, the DC Grays are on a losing streak.  A 9-6 loos Grays to the first place Bethesda Big Train at Shirley Povich Field, tan the team’s skid to three games.  The Grays are now 16-17 on the season, where they are now in third place, a game and a half behind the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts. 

Although they took a loss, the offense posted six runs on 14 hits scattered through the lineup. 1B Austin Deming (BYU) was the star slugger on this night, going three-for-three with a walk, two doubles, and a home run while also adding two runs scored and five RBIs. RF Jordan Wiley (Louisiana Lafayette) continued his strong season, going three-for-five with an RBI. The Grays biggest flaw offensively was, once again, leaving runners on base. The game saw the Grays strand 11 base runners, something that has hindered them in all three recent losses.

The Grays pitching was more of the same from Friday night’s loss to the FCA Braves.  A poor starting performance allowing seven first innings runs set the Grays back, but P Cam Fowler (U of Nebraska Omaha) threw six solid innings of relief, conceding one run on four hits with seven strikeouts. P Jarren Norman (Virginia St) pitched a one run eighth inning that set the Big Train up with a 9-3 lead.  The Grays scored three in the top of the ninth, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

The Grays get four days off as the Ripken League is sending players to the Sunbelt Classic in North Carolina. The regular season resumes on Thursday, July 18th for the Grays, when they travel to Gaithersburg to square off against the 13-18 Giants, who have lost their last four games.