The Princeton Rays lost 5-3 to the Greeneville Astros this afternoon before a crowd of 937 at Hunnicutt Field. Defense was the key to the game. Only 2 of the 5 runs the Rays allowed were earned thanks to 5 errors, all fielding.
All of Princeton's runs came in the bottom of the second. With one out, DH Alejandro Torres singled to left and 3B Geno Glynn walked, bringing P-Rays catcher David Wendt to the plate. Wendt, our 50th round draft pick last month, doubled to left, scoring Torres and Glynn. Shortstop Daniel Rhault then doubled to left to score Wendt for the final run of the day.
Trevor Shull started for the Rays and went 5.0 innings, allowing 2 runs (only one earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. His season ERA is now 0.90. Converted infielder Joey Callender came on in the 6th and was saddled with the loss despite allowing no earned runs. In 3.0 innings he allowed 2 unearned runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts. Lefty Zachary Rosscup made his organizational debut in the 9th allowing one run (earned) on 3 hits.
Notes: P-Rays Manager Jared Sandberg was ejected by the 1B umpire in the 8th.
Up next: The Rays will visit the Appy East leading Danville Braves tomorrow night at 7 with lefthander Julius Dettrich scheduled to start.