The Princeton Rays won their third straight game with a win over the Danville Braves on Thursday night.
The Rays broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning. Back to back singles by Bryan Fogle and Ruben Contreras put runners on the bases. Then Hector Guervara drove home the run with a sac fly to give them a 1-0 lead.
The Rays added to their lead in the sixth inning. Todd Glaesmann reached on an error. Glaesmann would then steal second and third to move closer to scoring. Kevin Kiermaier then drew a walk and later moved into scoring position by stealing second. Contreras was then intentionally walked to load the bases. Guevara drove home the first run with a ground ball to third, then Gerardo Oliveres singled to left to score the second run and increase the Ray lead to 3-0.
Danville reached the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth by scoring two runs of their own. Jace Whitmer drove home two runs with a line drive single to pull them within a run of the lead, 3-2.
But the Rays offense struck again in the eighth inning. Contreras delivered a solo home run to right for the first run of the inning. Later Jeff Malm drove home a run with an RBI double to score Olivares. Malm would later score on a single by Felix Gonzalez to put the Rays on top 6-2.
Danville crossed another run in the ninth when Ryan Delgado drove home Whitmer with a sac fly. But the Rays kept further runs from scoring and held on for a 6-3 win.
Jacob Partridge earned the win, pitching 5 1/3 innings and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Mickey Jannis pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts. Matt Gilson came on and pitched a no hit inning.
The Rays and Braves play again on Friday night at Legion Field. Enny Romero (0-0, 0.75) will start for Princeton facing Ryan Weber (1-0, 0.00) for Danville.