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Giants vs. Express

Sat. June 24, 2017

 
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Giants
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10
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Express
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Giants vs. Express

Sat. June 24, 2017

 
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Giants
14
15
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Express
7
11
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Giants vs. Redbirds

Fri. June 23, 2017

 
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Giants
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8
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Redbirds
9
14
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Giants vs. Dodgers

Thu. June 22, 2017

 
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Giants
10
13
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Dodgers
4
9
3

Late Offensive Gives Giants Win

The Giants won their 3rd game in a row after defeating the Baltimore Dodgers 10-4. Entering the 7th inning trailing 4-0, the Giants put together a rally to tie the game with an RBI single from Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina) and Jake Huggins (VMI) as well as a two RBI hit from Christian Torres (UMBC). To follow up the big inning the Giants had an even better 8th inning, as they scored six additional runs to extend the lead to 10-4. Huggins produced three more RBIs on his double, to give him four for the game, and Torres had one more RBI to give him three for the night.

By pitching 2.2 scoreless innings before the offensive surge, David Hutchison (Millersville) earned his first win of the season. After Hutchison’s performance Tyler Sapsford (Yale) and Kevin Graff (Texas State) came in to finish the game by each pitching a scoreless inning. 




Giants vs. Big Train

Wed. June 21, 2017

 
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Giants
7
10
3
Big Train
6
9
0

Giants Walk Off in Extras

After finding themselves in an early 5-0 hole the Giants were able to rally back to force extra innings before beating the Bethesda Big Train 7-6 in 11 innings. Starting the comeback in the 4th, Christian Torres (UMBC) hit a three-run homerun to make the score 5-3. Later in the 7th, Trace Bucey (Texas-Austin) added a solo homerun of his own, and in the 8th inning the Giants tied the game with a solo homerun by Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina) and Jordan Westburg’s (Mississippi State) RBI triple. In the 11th inning, Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) drove home the winning run with a single after Christian Torres had a leadoff walk.

Relief pitching was a big factor in allowing the Giants to comeback, as Matt Chanin (UMBC) and Carson Coleman (Kentucky) each threw a scoreless inning before Nick Pantos (Maryland) entered the game in the 9th. Pantos held the Big Train scoreless in his three innings of work while striking out five Bethesda hitters. This performance earned Pantos his second win of the season and dropped his overall ERA to an even 1.00.




Giants vs. River Dogs

Tue. June 20, 2017

 
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Giants
8
9
2
River Dogs
3
5
3

Early Offense Leads Giants to Win

After scoring six runs in the 1st inning, the Giants went on to defeat the Loudoun Riverdogs by a score of 8-3. The first inning rally was started with a leadoff single by Daniel Cabrera (LSU) who later scored on Dax Roper’s (Coastal Carolina) RBI single. The Giants also had RBI hits from JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky), Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) and Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) in the inning. After the 1st, the Giants would tack on two additional runs from an error in the 6th and Ryan Brown’s double to score Trey Martinez (Towson) in the 8th.

Pitching with an early lead, starter Thomas Espig (Yale) only allowed two runs in his four innings of work. Following up on the starter’s success, Noah Walker (Texas State) pitched four innings of relief and only surrendered one unearned run. To finish the game, Kevin Graff (Texas State) pitched a clean 9th inning to seal the victory for the Giants.




Giants vs. Aces

Sun. June 18, 2017

 
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Giants
4
10
4
Aces
11
16
0

Giants Pitching Struggles in Loss to Aces

The Giants saw their losing streak grow to three after falling 11-4 to the Alexandria Aces. Giants’ pitching struggled to keep the Aces off the scoreboard, as they had at least one run in every inning but the 5th. In addition to the pitching woes, the Giants had 4 errors which lead to 3 unearned runs for the Aces.

Offensively, the Giants had a solid game as they had double digit hits for the 3rd time in 4 games. This was led by Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) who tallied three hits including an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Jake Huggins (VMI) also produced a multi-hit game by singling in the 2nd and 3rd innings, with his second hit being good for an RBI.




Giants vs. Thunderbolts

Sat. June 17, 2017

 
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Giants
4
8
2
Thunderbolts
8
10
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Giants Falter Late in Loss

The Giants lost to the T-Bolts by a score of 8-4 after a late offensive surge from the T-Bolts. After getting into an early 2-0 hole, the Giants battled back to tie the game at 4 in the 7th  after Cam Remalia’s (Coastal Carolina) solo homerun. However, the T-Bolts would score three in their half of the 7th and another in the 8th to put the game out of reach for the Giants.  Christian Torres (UMBC) accounted for most of the Giants’ offense by recording hits in 3 of 4 at bats while also driving in a run in the 2nd. Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) also recorded 2 hits including his 3rd double of the season.




Giants vs. Grays

Fri. June 16, 2017

 
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Giants
6
13
3
Grays
8
12
2

Giants Fall Short in High Scoring Game

The D.C. Grays defeated the Giants 8-6 in a game that featured a lot of offense. In the 13 hit game, 8 of the 9 Giants starters recorded a hit. The Giants did hold a 4-2 lead after the 3rd from RBIs by Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern), Daniel Cabrera (LSU) and Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina). However, the pitching staff was unable to hold this lead, surrendering three runs in the 4th. The Giants did have a late rally attempt in the 9th when they had the tying run on base, but hit into a game ending double play.

While the pitching struggled most of the night, the Giants did have a few bright spots in Eddie O’Neill (Towson) and Nick Pantos (Maryland). O’Neill pitched  1.1 innings while giving up no runs and only one hit. Pantos pitched the final two innings and gave up no hits while striking out two.




Giants vs. Braves

Thu. June 15, 2017

 
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Giants
10
12
2
Braves
4
10
2

Grand Slam Propels Giants to Victory

The Giants defeated the Herndon Braves 10-4 to end their four game losing streak. The offensive attack was led by Mark Fraser (Pacific), who went 2-2 with 6 RBIs. Fraser’s first hit was a double that drove in the first two runs of the game during the 3rd inning. In the following inning, Fraser added 4 more RBIs on his grand slam, which gave the Giants a 7-2 lead.

After taking the early lead, the bullpen was able to hold the Braves down to secure the win. David Hutchison (Millersville) threw 4 shutout innings and struck out five batters.  Mitchell Mikes (Coastal Carolina) was called upon to finish the game and completed the 9th inning with a strikeout.




Giants vs. Express

Wed. June 14, 2017

 
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Giants
1
5
2
Express
5
10
1

Offense Struggles in Loss

The Giants dropped their fourth consecutive game, after losing to the Rockville Express. Collectively, the Giants’ offense struggled as they scored only one run in the loss. Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina) continued his hot start, by adding two more hits, which raised his season average to .438 

On the mound, starting pitcher Johnny Panatex (Navarro College) had a good start, only allowing three runs over his five innings of work. After his exit, Thomas Espig (Yale) and Tyler Sapsford (Yale) worked to close out the game and gave up no earned runs over the final three innings.




Giants vs. Aces

Mon. June 12, 2017

 
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Giants
6
14
4
Aces
7
13
2

Late Rally Comes Up Short

The Giants suffered a tough loss to the Alexandria Aces by a score of 7-6. Entering the 9th inning down 7-3, the Giants put together a nice rally, but ultimately fell short.

Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) opened the inning by reaching on an error, which was followed by hits by Trace Bucey (Texas Austin) and JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky) which drew the Giants within one run of the Aces. With a runner on second and two out, Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) was robbed of a game tying hit when Aces centerfielder Mason Nadeua (Penn State) made a jumping catch near the wall.

Despite the loss, the Giants’ offense shined by collecting a total of 14 hits. The team was led by JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky), Trace Bucey (Texas Austin) and Mark Fraser (Pacific). Bucey and Fraser each provided three hits and a RBI. Bitzenhofer produced four hits, including two doubles, and an RBI. 




Giants vs. Dodgers

Sun. June 11, 2017

 
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Giants
4
5
0
Dodgers
6
7
2

Dodgers’ Big Inning Dooms Giants

The Giants got off to an early lead with Ryan Brown’s (Charleston Southern) 2 RBI single in the 2nd after Christian Torres (UMBC) had an RBI groundout in the 1st. However, the Dodgers would answer back with a 5 run inning to take the lead.  In the 3rd inning starting pitcher Noah Walker (Texas State) allowed 5 runs over 5 hits, a walk, and hit a batter before being relieved by Alexander Klitsas (Texas State) who finished the inning. Between Klitsas and Kevin Graff (Texas State), the Dodgers only managed one more baserunner the rest of the game, but the deficit was too much as the Giants only managed one more run before losing 6-4.




Giants vs. Big Train

Sat. June 10, 2017

 
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Giants
2
5
0
Big Train
7
10
1

Giants Fail To Capitalize on Strong Start

The Giants fell to the Bethesda Big Train by a score of 7-2 after being unable to hold onto their early lead from Alex Kriss’ (Mt. St. Mary’s) RBI single in the first inning. After the early offensive Bethesda’s pitching got into a rhythm and only allowed two hits past the first inning. 

Starting pitcher Truman Thomas (Harford CC) held the Big Train scoreless in his three innings of work, but the bullpen was unable to match his success and surrendered 7 runs over the final 5 innings. Eddie O’Neill (Towson) gave up 5 runs in his 4 innings of work and Carson Coleman (Kentucky) surrendered two more runs in the inning he pitched.




Giants vs. River Dogs

Fri. June 9, 2017

 
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Giants
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5
0
River Dogs
0
1
2

Pitching Shines in Shutout Victory

The Giants won their third game of the year after beating the Loudoun Riverdogs by a score of 2-0. Giants’ pitchers held the Riverdogs to only one hit in the victory. Starter Jared Freilich (Kentucky) pitched three innings with four strikeouts and relief pitcher Jaret Bennett (Charleston Southern) was credited with a save after holding the opposition hitless over the final six innings.

Offensively the Giants were led by catcher Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina). In his team debut, Roper hit a solo homerun in the second inning to break the scoreless tie. Later in the game, Roper added another single and walked twice. Christian Torres (UMBC) also had a productive day, going 2-4 and scored on an error after his lead-off double in the eighth inning. 




Giants vs. Redbirds

Thu. June 8, 2017

 
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Giants
3
8
3
Redbirds
2
6
1

Giants Walk-off in 11th

The Giants were able to get back into the win column after scoring on a walk-off error in the bottom of the 11th inning with the bases loaded. The late rally was kicked off by Alex Kriss (Mt. St. Mary’s) single. Kriss later advanced on a bunt by Trey Martinez (Towson) and a single by Patrick Causa (Mt. St. Mary’s) before scoring on the error with Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) at the plate.

The Giants had solid pitching in what was a pitcher’s duel for most of the night. Starting pitcher, David Hutchison (Albany) only surrender one run in his appearance. From the bullpen, Alexander Klitsas (Texas State) prevented the Redbirds from getting any runners on in his three innings of work. Nick Pantos (Maryland) got the win after coming in to record the final out in the 9th to keep the game tied. Pantos stayed on the mound for the 10th and 11th innings and kept the Redbirds from scoring.




Giants vs. Thunderbolts

Wed. June 7, 2017

 
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Giants
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5
4
Thunderbolts
4
7
1

Giants Struggle To Find Offense in Loss

The Giants dropped their first game of the year, when they fell 4-1 to the T-Bolts Wednesday night. Generating offense was far from easy, as the Giants were held to only one run, which was scored by Mark Fraser (Pacific) after his double in the 6th.

Despite the loss, the Giants did receive some quality pitching tonight. The starter, Johnny Panatex (Navarro College) went 5 innings and only allowed 2 earned runs and also recorded 4 strikeouts. Panatex was provided excellent relief after his exit, led by Mitchell Mikes (Coastal Carolina) who struck out 5 batters in his two shutout innings. In the 8th and 9th innings, Eddie O’Neill (Towson) and Carson Coleman (Kentucky) each threw a clean inning with a strikeout.




Giants vs. Dodgers

Mon. June 5, 2017

 
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Giants
6
10
1
Dodgers
3
6
2

Giants Overcome Early Deficit for Opening Win

The Giants opened their 2017 campaign with a 6-3 win over the Baltimore Dodgers.

In the first inning, Giants starter Noah Walker (Texas State) found himself in an early jam, but was able to escape the inning only giving up two runs. Walker was able to work himself out of another jam leaving the bases loaded in the 3rd to keep the score at 2-1.

Left handed pitcher Jarett Bennett (Charleston Southern) provided excellent relief for the Giants by pitching 5 shutout innings after replacing Walker in the 4th. Bennett retired the first 13 batters he faced and struck out a total of 7 Dodgers.

The Giants sealed the win in the 9th when pitcher Evan Flood (LIU-Brooklyn) struck out the potential tying run for the final out of the game. This earned Flood his first save of the season, and gave Bennett his first win of the new year.

The Giants were lead offensively by Daniel Cabrera (LSU) who drove in Trey Martinez (Towson) and Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) on a single in the 4th to give the Giants a 3-2 lead, which they held onto for the rest of the night. Later, in the 7th Cabrera added two more insurance runs when he hit a double to score Patrick Causa (Mt. St. Mary’s) and Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern).