Carter Bosch (Georgetown, All Star) had a rocky first two innings, a second inning that let the DC Grays jump to a 4-0 lead. Although all four runs were not Bosch’s fault, the Aces made minor errors. The Aces made a few fielding errors with two outs that extended the inning for the right hander, who led the Cal Ripken Collegiate League with a 0.35 ERA heading into tonight’s contest.
In the bottom of the second inning, a wild pitch by Bosch scored Brian Dempsey (Boston College), Trey Terry (Thomas Nelson CC) had an RBI on an error, another error scored Terry on a John Marti (Lafayette) RBI single, and a third error advanced on a passed ball third strike, resulting in a third error by the Aces.
The Aces would come back in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the fifth inning, Cam McMillan (Vanderbilt) hits a sac-fly to make the score 4-1. Tristen Jorah (Wayne State) then hit an RBI single to score Justin Kelly (Wayne State). With the score 4-2, a throwing error by the Grays occurred as Reid Powers (South Alabama) stole third base as the ball sailed into the outfield, Powers stole home to make the score 4-3. Isiah Thomas (Vanderbilt) hit a sac-fly to score tied at four, scoring Connor Bacon (Boston College). Then Luke Balanger (Radford) roped a RBI single to score Jorah.
After a five-run effort to retake the lead, the Aces felt confident in the bottom of the fifth, it was short lived in the bottom of the fifth. Mitch McIntyre reached first base on a walk, cleanup hitter Jahleel Sewer (Virginia State) smacked a Bosch fastball deep to right field for a two-run blast that allowed the Grays to take the lead 6-5.
The Grays pitching staff were able to keep the Aces hitters at bay aside from the fifth inning as they had ten strikeouts. That and errors ultimately cost the Aces the game.
The hope to get back on track after the Cal-Ripken Collegiate League All-Star game.