The Game: The Princeton Rays won game one of Thursday’s double header against the Danville Braves by the score of 6-2. Princeton struck first by scoring two runs in the first inning. Brian Bryles drew a walk then later scored on an RBI double by Ryan Wiegand. Seth Henry followed with an RBI single to score Wiegand and give Princeton and early 2-0 lead.
But Danville answered the call in the bottom half of the inning, posting two runs of their own. Cory Harrilchak hit a single to center followed by a two run homer by Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg to tie the game.
The tie did not last long as Princeton post two more runs to the scoreboard in the top of the second inning fuel by back to back doubles. Geno Glynn got thing going with a double to center field. Ty Morrison followed with an RBI double to score Glynn. Morrison later scored on an RBI single by Cody Rogers and the Ray regained the lead 4-2.
The Rays got some insurance in the form of two more runs in the fifth inning. Cody Rogers singled to left to lead off the inning. Ryan Wiegand followed with a single to right that was misplayed by Danville’s LV Ware, allowing both runners to score and giving Princeton the 6-2 margin of victory.
Trevor Shull pitched a complete game in recording the win, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 5. Cory Rasmus was the losing pitcher for Danville.
What Went Right: Cody Rogers; 3 for 4 with a triple, RBI and a run scored.
What Went Wrong: Brian Bryles; 0 for 3 with 2 K’s.
A Look Ahead: The Rays and Braves play game two of the double header with Joey Callender (3-1) pitching against Brett Oberholtzer (2-1).