GRAYS SEEK WINS IN MARYLAND THIS WEEKEND
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence Grays head south this weekend looking for wins after a challenging start to the month of June. Opponents on the road as well as at home provided fierce competition, as Providence posted a 2-4 record over the last six outings to settle at 9-5 on the season. This weekend (Jun. 25 & 26), the Grays will travel to Rising Sun, Maryland, to take part in the 6th Annual Weekend at the Winery, facing the Mutuals of New York and the host team Rising Sun BBC on Saturday and finishing up the weekend with a match against the Keystone BBC of Harrisburg, PA, and a matinee with the Mutuals Sunday.
The Rhode Island club enjoyed the first overnight trip of the season the first weekend of June, starting with a split-decision doubleheader against the Resolutes BBC of Elizabeth at Rahway River Park, New Jersey on Saturday, June 4. The Grays stuck around for an 8-7 win in 10 innings to take the first game (1870), followed by a narrow defeat in game two (8-7 once again) in an 1884 contest.
The games last weekend (June 18) against the Lisbon Tunnelmen took place at the Bristol Town Common (Bristol, R.I.) as part of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s annual celebration. Game one was an 1865 contest in which the Grays kept things tight, trailing Lisbon 4 to 2 after four innings. In the middle frames, Lisbon turned up the heat, plating five runs across the fifth, sixth, and seventh. Providence tallied three late aces to make it 9-5 Tunnelmen after eight. The Grays opened the final frame, putting two across and threatening more before the final hand was put down. Final score of game one, Lisbon 9, Providence 7.
The Grays will face their friends the Mutuals of New York on both Saturday and Sunday (Jun. 25 & 26), as both clubs from the Northeast make the trek to Maryland for a Weekend at the Winery, hosted by the Rising Sun BBC. Providence will also see action with the host team and the Keystone BBC of Harrisburg to make for a full weekend of base ball and camaraderie. Follow the action on the Grays Facebook page and on Instagram.
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