June 30, 2019 | by: DCGrays.com Press

WASHINGTON, DC – – The D.C. Grays played a crisp ballgame to defeat the Silver Spring Takoma Thunderbolts at home on Sunday by a 4-1 score.  Solid pitching and good defense were the Grays’ calling cards, as they tallied their first win over the Thunderbolts in four tries.  The Grays are now tied for second place in the Ripken League at 12-11.

The Grays offense was sporadis throughout the game.  Five Grays tallied hits, including a double from OF Noah Searcy (Georgia Southern) and scattered base hits from C Josh Cowden (BYU) and OF Jordan Wiley (Louisiana Lafayette) among others. The Grays also were able to capitalize on the T-Bolts pitching staff throwing a combined 10 walks in the game, giving the Grays many chances to score. 

DC starting pitcher P Cam Fowler (Nebraska-Omaha) was dominant.  He threw eight scoreless innings, only allowing two hits and four walks with five strikeouts on the day.  The Grays defense turned two double plays behind Fowler.  In the ninth inning, Hayden Wynja (Purdue) came in to close the game, and he walked a tightrope before retiring the T-Bolts after allowing their only run. 

The Grays play the FCA Braves on Monday at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, starting at 7 pm. This is an important game for the Grays, as if they win, they will secure second place in the Ripken League.