June 9, 2019 | by: DCGrays.com Press

WASHINGTON, DC – – The DC Grays fell to the FCA Braves at home by a score of 7-4 on a soggy Sunday, to bring their four-game season-opening winning streak to an end. The Grays are now 4-1 in the Ripken League, still holding on to first place.

Starting P John Lamont (Williams) was shaky early, allowing four walks and a run in the first inning before he settled in.  Lamont had seven strikeouts and three hits through four innings of work.  P Jacob Hardney (Marymount) relieved in the fifth, allowing three runs on one hit and three walks.  P Cam Fowler (Nebraska-Omaha) entered in the sixth for four innings of shutout relief, only allowing two hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

The DC offense could have produced more, but a handful of Grays still shined at the plate.  C Reece Yeargain (Randolph-Macon) produced in his first at-bat as a Gray, singling to get his first RBI of the season while driving in the Grays first run. SS Justin Johnson (Lafayette) grabbed his sixth RBI of the season on his third double of the summer.  CF Michael Wynne (Wofford) has a hit and a pair of walks.

The Grays hope to get the win on the road on Monday at 6:30 as they travel to play the Alexandria Aces (0-5) at Frank Mann Field.