July 12, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com Press

BALTIMORE, MD – – After a brief break for the Cal Ripken League All-Star game, the D.C. Grays were back in action on the road to take on the North Division-leading Baltimore Redbirds.

The game was even through five innings, but the Redbirds broke through for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to win 16-7. The loss knocks the Grays back to 16-18.

It was an up and down day for the Grays pitching staff at Carl Crispino Field in Towson, MD. Mike Delio (SUNY New Paltz) got the start on the mound and allowed only one earned run in his five innings, keeping the Grays competitive for the first half of the ballgame. However, the Redbirds figured out the DC bullpen and plated eight runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning and the team could not recover.  Josh Welcher (Virginia State) made his first appearance of the summer in the game.

The offense had an admirable performance in the game, but simply could not match the Redbirds potent offense. The Grays amassed twelve total hits and four players had multi-hit days.  1B Cory Moore (Cyrpus CC) was the star of the game for DC, breaking through his slump by hitting two home-runs and picking up three RBIs.

With the loss, the Grays maintain their second-place position in the South Division by only a single game. They’ll return to action on Saturday for a critical matchup with the Rockville Express at 7:00 PM.