June 24, 2019 | by: DCGrays.com Press

WASHINGTON, DC – -After a doubleheader sweep on Sunday that saw them combine for 19 runs, the DC Grays returned home on Monday to face the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts.  The Grays must have left their hot bats at home, however, as they tallied just two hits and lost by a score of 8-1.  DC fell to fourth place in the Ripken League standings with a record of 8-10.

The Grays couldn’t muster much of anything, with both their hits coming off the bat of OF Noah Searcy (Georgia Southern). The only run came from a OF Jordan Wiley (Louisiana Lafayette) walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth. 

P Hayden Wynja (Purdue) got the start on the mound and didn’t have his best stuff. Defensive lapses also contributed to the T-Bolts scoring five runs in the first three innings. P Kyle Subers (Lafayette Col) came in and delivered a solid relief performance, allowing no hits in his first three innings pitched, before tiring and allowing three runs in the top of the ninth.

The Grays return to the Nationals Youth Academy on Tuesday the 25th to take on the third place Gaithersburg Giants, with an opportunity to join them in third place with a win.