The Game: The Princeton Rays earned a split of the doubleheader against the Danville Braves on Thursday night with a 3-2 loss. The team dueled in a scoreless tie until the home half of the third inning when Danville scored three runs in the inning. Bobby Rauh doubled to lead of the inning, followed by a single by Matthew Weaver to give the Braves runners on the corner. Mycal Jones then reached on a fielders choice with Rauh being ruled out at the plate. Cory Harrilchak singled to short to load the bases for the Danville. Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg then plated three runs with a double to center giving Danville a 3-0 lead.
Princeton battled back in the top of the fourth inning. David Wendt led off the inning with a single to left. Cody Rogers followed with an RBI triple to score Wendt. Rogers later scored on a ground ball by Seth Henry to pull the Rays to within one run of the lead. But Danville kept the Rays off the board for the rest of the contest and earned a 3-2 win.
Joey Callender was charged with the loss, pitching 3 innings and allowing 3 runs on 5 hits while walking 1. Alex Koronis also pitched 3 innings and allowed no runs on 2 hits while striking out 2. Brett Oberholtzer was the winning pitcher for Danville.
What Went Right: David Wendt; 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.
What Went Wrong: Offense; only 4 hits spread amongst 3 hitters.
A Look Ahead: The Rays head to Burlington on Friday to take on the Burlington Royals (14-29) in a three game series at Burlington Athletic Stadium. Julius Dettrich (3-2) is scheduled to pitch against Chase Hentges (0-1).