June 11, 2019 | by: DCGrays.com Pres

WASHINGTON, DC – – After four straight wins to open the young season, the DC Grays dropped their second straight game on Tuesday night. It was a second consecutive home loss, this one to the Gaithersburg Giants. The Grays dropped to 4-2, while the Giants moved to 5-1 and into sole possession of first place in the Ripken League.

The Grays started the game with some sloppy play, and found themselves in an early 2-0 hole after three innings. Grays starter P Ned Ruffin (William and Mary) did his best to limit the damage, surrendering only one earned run in four innings. He didn’t help himself, however, as he committed two of the errors that lead to an unearned Giants run. P Hayden Wynja (Purdue) provided quality relief work, allowing just one run in three innings while striking out seven.

The Grays’ bats, so potent in the season’s first week, were largely quiet on Tuesday. They tallied just eight hits and struck out 13 times. 3B Joshua Congdon (Wofford) drove in a pair of runs with an seventh-inning single, and RF Jordan Wiley (Louisiana-Lafayette) drove in a run in the eighth with a double. Wiley’s hit tied the game, but the tie was short-lived. The Giants scored in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead, and the Grays went to down meekly in the bottom of the frame.

DC will hit the road on Wednesday to play the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts at 7pm at Blair HS Stadium in Silver Spring.