Evansville, IN – The Empire State Greys dropped their second straight series. This time losing 3 to the Evansville Otters at Historic Bosse Field.
The first game brought signs of life to the Greys as they took an early 2-0 lead. Starter Conor Maguire pitched a solid 4 innings allowing just 4 hits while striking out 3 in his season debut. However the offense continued to struggle to put up runs. The bullpen would go on to do its job in holding the Otters until the bottom of the 8th inning when a walk was issued and would score on a base hit to give the Otters a 3-2 lead and game one. Greys finished the game with 4 costly defensive errors.
The second game of the series was one to never remember as the Greys were beat by a large margin. The team continued to struggle overall finishing the game with just 1 run and 5 hits and allowing 18 hits to the Otters. After a solid first 2 innings, De La Cruz struggled to find the strike zone walking 7 batters and barely getting through 3 innings.
The series finale sent the Greys to Washington, Pennsylvania with another loss. Overall a well played game but struggled once again to get anything going offensively. Greys Ace gave the team 5 solid innings striking out 6 batters. Locke Bernhardt and Jesus Rosario would follow his outing with 3 combined shutout innings. Rosario would top out at 98mph in that game and continues to impress out of the bullpen.
The Greys will travel overnight to Washington, Pennsylvania where they will take on the Washington Wildthings on a 3 game series that will feature starters Ernesto Huizar, Thomas Derer and Gerald De La Cruz.
Article by Empire Media