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Giants vs. Dodgers

Mon. July 24, 2017

 
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Giants Season Ends With Tough Extra Inning Loss

The Giants 2017 season came to an end after falling to the Baltimore Dodgers in the first round of the CRCBL Playoffs. The Giants found themselves in a 4-1 hole after Dodgers’ starting pitcher Josh Hejka (Johns Hopkins) pitched an excellent game through 7 innings. He only allowed the Giants one run, which came on an RBI groundout by Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) in the 5th. The Giants offense was able to finally breakthrough in a big way in the 8th inning, as they put up 3 runs to tie the game at 4. This rally began with JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky) being hit by a pitch and Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette) walking before Christian Torres (UMBC) loaded the bases with a single to right field. With the bases loaded, Mark Fraser (Pacific) would drive in two runners with a single, and Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) tied the game with an RBI single. In the 9th inning, pitchers Jaret Bennett (Charleston Southern) and Cam Remalia would hold the Dodgers scoreless to force extra innings. Unfortunately for the Giants, the Dodgers would manage to take a 5-4 lead in the 10th inning on a sac fly and the Giants were unable to answer back in the bottom half on the inning despite getting the tying run in scoring position.




Giants vs. Grays

Fri. July 21, 2017

 
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Giants End Regular Season with Big Win

The Giants ended their regular season campaign with a 9-1 win over the D.C. Grays. After allowing a run the 1st inning, the Giants would tie the game in the 2nd when Trey Martinez (Towson) hit a sac fly to score Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette). In the 5th inning, a 2 RBI double from Trey Martinez would allow the Giants to take a 3-1 lead. The Giants broke the game open in the 6th inning after scoring three runs from aggressive base running when Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) walked with bases loaded to score Christian Torres (UMBC). On the same play, Hayden Cantrelle would score after catching the Grays defense off guard by stealing home. The Grays would also commit a throwing error on the play, which allowed JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky) to score and allowed Cam Remalia to advance to 3rd base, after initially only reaching 1st on a walk. The Giants would have another 3 run inning in the 7th to extend their lead to 9-1, which would be enough as the Giants bullpen held the Grays scoreless the rest of the way.




Giants vs. River Dogs

Thu. July 20, 2017

 
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River Dogs
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Giants Downed by Big Inning

The Giants lost to the Loudoun Riverdogs 7-2, after allowing a 5 run inning in the 7th, which proved to be too much to overcome. After being down 2-0 after the 3rd inning, the Giants did manage to tie the game in the 5th inning with a sac fly from Christian Torres (UMBC) and a hit batter with bases loaded to score Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette), who led off the inning with a single. The Riverdogs would pull away from the Giants in the 7th inning as they scored a total of 5 runs off of Giants pitchers Carson Coleman (Kentucky), Tyler Sapsford (Yale) and Kevin Graff (Texas State). After the big inning, Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) held the Riverdogs scoreless for the final 1.1 innings, but the Giants offense was unable to comeback before losing 7-2.




Giants vs. Thunderbolts

Wed. July 19, 2017

 
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Thunderbolts
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Giants Hold Off T-Bolts

The Giants beat the Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts 6-3 in a game that was dominated by offense early and pitching late. In the first inning, the Giants got off to a quick 3-0 lead behind RBI hits from Patrick Causa (Mt. St. Mary’s), Mark Fraser (Pacific) and Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State). The T-Bolts would answer back by scoring two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Each team would score again in second inning, as the Giants had John Callahan (George Mason) score on a groundball out, and Carl Colbert (CCBC) hit a sac fly for the T-Bolts. After the second inning, Giants’ starter Daniel Hutchison (Millersville) would settle in and hold the T-Bolts scoreless until he left the game after the 6th inning. Following Hutchison’s success, Nick Pantos (Maryland) entered the game in the 7th for the Giants and threw 3 shutout innings to help seal the victory for the Giants.




Giants vs. Braves

Tue. July 18, 2017

 
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Giants Comeback Falls Short

The Giants lost to the Herndon Braves 5-3 after their comeback attempt came up short. The Braves were able to get out to a quick lead after scoring a pair of runs in the 1st inning off of Giants’ starter Matt Chanin (UMBC) and would score another two runs off of Chanin in the 3rdinning as well. After Chanin was relieved by Alexander Klitsas (Texas State), the Braves would score one more run in the 4th inning, but were held scoreless in Klitsas’ final three innings of work. Despite being in an early 5-0 hole, the Giants were able to find some offense to get back into the game. In the 5th inning, Christian Torres (UMBC) scored on a botched pickoff attempt by the Braves, and Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) would score on a RBI groundout by Steven Williams (Auburn). The Giants would score again in the 7th inning with a RBI single from Trey Martinez (Towson) which made the score 5-3. The Giants offense would threaten again in the 8th and 9th innings, when they managed to get the tying run to plate but were unable to capitalize.




Giants vs. Aces

Mon. July 17, 2017

 
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Aces
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Giants Drop Game Late

The Giants fell to the Alexandria Aces 7-6, after surrendering a walk-off loss in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Giants did get off to an early lead by scoring a pair of runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings from a Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) homerun and a sac fly from Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette) to score Trace Bucey (Texas Austin). The Aces would get those two runs back in the 4th inning after finally getting to Giants’ starter Jaret Bennett (Charleston Southern) who had only given up one hit up to that point. The Giants would reclaim the lead as they had a four run 5th inning highlighted by Daniel Cabrera’s (LSU) two RBI single, however the Aces would chip away at the Giants lead and tied the game again the 7th. Each team would go scoreless in the 8th inning, but the Aces were able to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning after Mack Nathanson (Wofford) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the winning run for the Aces.




Giants vs. Redbirds

Fri. July 14, 2017

 
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Giants vs. Dodgers

Thu. July 13, 2017

 
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Dodgers
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Giants Power Past Baltimore

The Giants offense came alive by hitting 4 homeruns in their 16-4 victory over the Baltimore Dodgers. The Giants got off to a quick start by scoring two runs in the first inning with a RBI double from Christian Torres (UMBC) and Daniel Cabrera (LSU) scoring on a wild pitch. In the second inning, the Giants would get their first homerun of the night from Torres. Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) and Daniel Cabrera would also hit homeruns in the 4th inning to extend the Giants lead to 8-1. A homerun from Steven Williams (Auburn) in the 5th inning would give the Giants their final homerun of the night and a 10-1 lead. While the Giants were finished hitting homeruns, they were not done scoring as they had a 6 run inning in the 7th. In the inning, Christian Kuzemka (Nova Southeastern), John Callahan (George Mason), Trey Martinez (Towson), Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State), and Patrick Causa (Mt. St. Mary’s) each had RBI hits to stretch the lead to 16-2. Out of all the Giants players, Jordan Westburg had the best night, going 5-6 while scoring 3 runs and driving in another.

 




Giants vs. Braves

Wed. July 12, 2017

 
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Braves
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Big Innings down Giants

The Giants dropped their 4th straight game by losing 9-3 to the Herndon Braves. The Braves jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after scoring 5 runs off of Giants’ starter Johnny Panatex (Navarro) in the 2nd inning. This big inning lead to Panatex being removed from the game in favor of Jaret Bennett (Charleston Southern) who would also allow a big inning for the Braves, with three runs over three hits in the 4th inning. At this point, the Braves had an 8-1 lead which proved to be too big for the Giants to overcome. In the 6th inning, Mark Fraser (Pacific) did come away with a 2 RBI double for the Giants, which allowed Fraser to retake the league lead in RBIs with 33 for the year.




Giants vs. Express

Tue. July 11, 2017

 
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Giants Pick Up Where They Left off With Express

Finishing a game that was suspended due to rain on July 5th with the Rockville Express, the Giants began play in the 5th inning trailing 6-1 and ultimately lost 8-2. Before the rain hit, the Express had jumped out to an early lead behind a pair of three run innings coming in the 1st and 5th. Once the game had restarted, things did not go much better for the Giants as they were outscored 2-1 in the second half of the game. In the 7th inning, Giants pitcher Carson Coleman (Kentucky) allowed a two run homerun to the Express. In the bottom half of the inning, Christian Torres (UMBC) would get a run back for the Giants with a RBI single. In the final two innings, Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) would hold the Express scoreless while only allowing one hit, but the Giants offense was unable to mount a comeback. 




Giants vs. Express

Tue. July 11, 2017

 
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Slow Start Hurts Giants

The Giants lost to the Rockville Express 6-1 after being in an early 4-0 hole. Giants’ starter Truman Thomas (Harford CC) was tagged for three runs in the first inning and allowed another run in the 3rd inning before the Giants offense managed to get on the board. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette) hit a double to score Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) to score their first run of the game. Unfortunately for the Giants, this would be the only run they would score as Rockville starter Brett Jones (Prince George’s CC) threw a gem, going 8 innings with 8 strikeouts before Justin Mears (Wilmington) came in for the save in the 9th




Giants vs. Big Train

Sun. July 9, 2017

 
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Giants Struggle in Loss

The Giants were beaten by the Bethesda Big Train 13-0 in a game where the Giants fell behind early and were never able to get back into the game. In the 2nd inning, the Big Train managed to score 7 runs off of Giants pitchers Alexander Klitsas (Texas State) and Kevin Graff (Texas State). After the big 2nd inning, the Big Train would add another run in the 3rd inning, and then come back with a three run inning in the 4th to make it an 11-0 deficit for the Giants. The Big Train’s offense would strike again as they added on insurance runs in the 6th and 7thinnings.

Meanwhile, on offense, the Giants were unable to get anything started as they were shut out for the first time this season. Even putting the ball in play was hard to do against Bethesda’s pitching as Giants batters struck out a total of 14 times in the loss.




Giants vs. Thunderbolts

Sat. July 8, 2017

 
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Thunderbolts
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Giants Hold On for Win

The Giants beat the Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts 5-4 after preventing a late rally from the T-Bolts. The Giants did find themselves in an early hole after allowing a homerun to lead off the game and giving up a second run in the 1st inning. The Giants would answer back in the 2nd inning to tie the game after RBIs from Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) and Trey Martinez (Towson). In the 6th inning, the Giants would have a rally behind a RBI double from Daniel Cabrera (LSU) after Steven Williams (Auburn) scored on a wild pitch to take a 5-2 lead. The T-Bolts would not go quietly, as they scored 2 runs in the 7th and had runners on in the 8th and 9th innings to put pressure on the Giants bullpen. However, Evan Flood (Long Island) and David Hutchison (Millersville) were able to prevent the T-Bolts from tying the game to give the Giants the win.




Giants vs. Grays

Fri. July 7, 2017

 
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Giants Unable to Win in Extras

The Giants lost to the D.C. Grays 5-3 in an 11 inning game. The Grays got off to an early 2-0 lead, but the Giants would get a RBI double from JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky) in the 5th inning and a sac fly from Patrick Causa (Mt. St. Mary’s) in the 6th inning to tie the game at 2. After allowing a run in the 7th inning, the Giants would again tie the game in the 9th inning with Daniel Cabrera (LSU) scoring on a fielder’s choice play. After the Giants tied the game, pitcher Nick Pantos (Maryland) held the Grays scoreless in the bottom of the 9th to force the game into extra innings. Once in extras, the Giants would lose after Nick Denicola (West Virginia) hit a walk-off homerun with a runner on first to win the game for the Grays.




Giants vs. Dodgers

Mon. July 3, 2017

 
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Giants Down Dodgers

The Giants beat the Baltimore Dodgers 6-1 in a game where the Giants’ pitching was dominant. Alexander Klitsas (Texas State) started for the Giants and in his five innings of work allowed no runs and only three baserunners while striking out seven batters. Kevin Graff (Texas State) would relieve Klitsas and strikeout four batters in his two innings of work. Evan Flood (Long Island) would be brought in to finish the game for the Giants, and threw two perfect innings with five strikeouts to protect the lead for the Giants.

On offense, the Giants got off to a quick start by scoring two runs in the 2nd inning from a RBI single by Steven Williams (Auburn) and an error that allowed Williams to score the second run of the inning. The Giants would be held scoreless from there until the 7th inning, when Patrick Causa (Mt. St. Mary’s) hit a single to score Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina). The Giants would mount a rally in the 9th inning, led by Jordan Westburg’s (Mississippi State) RBI triple to extend the score to 6-1 and effectively put the game out of reach for the Dodgers.




Giants vs. Redbirds

Sun. July 2, 2017

 
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Giants Start Day with Walk Off Win

The Giants opened their doubleheader against the Baltimore Redbirds with a 2-1 victory in extra innings. The Giants scored in the 1st inning with a single from Christian Torres (UMBC) to score Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette) which gave the Giants an early 1-0 lead. That lead would be held until the Redbirds were finally able to score off Matt Chanin (UMBC) in the 5thinning. Chanin had a strong start as he struck out 6 over 6.1 innings and only allowed the one run.

With the score tied at 1 after the regulation 7 innings because of the doubleheader, the game headed to extra innings. Nick Pantos (Maryland) was brought in to pitch for the Giants in extras and threw three shutout innings, which helped set up John Callahan’s (George Mason) walk off double in the bottom of the 10th.




Giants vs. Redbirds

Sun. July 2, 2017

 
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Giants Continue Winning Ways against Redbirds

After winning the first game of the doubleheader over the Baltimore Redbirds 2-1, the Giants would follow up with another 2-1 win in the nightcap.

The Redbirds opened up the game with a run in the first inning off of starting pitcher David Hutchison (Millersville). After allowing the early run, Hutchison would pitch the rest of the game not allowing another run on his way to being the winning pitcher. 

The Giants’ offense was held in check, only recording three hits in the game; however they were able to find enough offense to get the win. In the 5th inning, Daniel Cabrera (LSU) hit a single to score Christian Kuzemka (Nova Southeastern) and on the same play Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette) would score on an error by the Redbirds right fielder to give the Giants the 2-1 lead. 




Giants vs. Big Train

Sat. July 1, 2017

 
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Pitching Struggles in Loss

The Giants fell to the Bethesda Big Train 15-3 in a game where the Giants could not find a way to slow down Bethesda’s offense.

The game started well for the Giants as Daniel Cabrera (LSU) hit a homerun to lead off the game. However the Giants could not build much onto that. Bethesda tagged the starting pitcher, Truman Thomas (Harford CC), for 5 runs and would score 5 runs off of relievers Eddie O’Neill (Towson) and Tyler Sapsford (Yale) as well.  Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) did have a productive outing, pitching the final two innings while holding Bethesda scoreless. The 15 runs given up was a season high for the Giants.




Giants vs. River Dogs

Fri. June 30, 2017

 
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River Dogs
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Giants Cruise to Victory

The Giants defeated the Loudoun Riverdogs 9-1 in a game that featured pitching and offense for the Giants.

Jaret Bennett (Charleston Southern) started the game for the Giants on the mound and pitched a solid 5 innings on his way to earning the win. Bennett only surrendered three hits and the only run he allowed was the unearned run that scored after an error in the 2nd inning. After Bennett left the game, the Giants continued to get strong pitching from their bullpen. Alexander Klitsas (Texas State) pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts, Carson Coleman (Kentucky) would follow with a perfect inning of his own, and finally Kevin Graff (Texas State) would finish the game with a shutout 9th inning.

Leading the way on offense was leadoff hitter Daniel Cabrera (LSU) who went 4-5 with a walk and a double. Cabrera also shined while on base, as he and Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) each stole two bases during the game. Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State) had a stolen base to give the Giants a total of 5 steals.




Giants vs. Thunderbolts

Thu. June 29, 2017

 
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Giants Unable to Capitalize on Late Lead

The Giants lost to the Silver Spring -Takoma T Bolts 7-6 in 10 innings despite holding a lead at multiple points in the game. The Giants found themselves with an early 3-1 lead after the 2nd inning after scoring on an error in the 1st, and sac flies by Daniel Cabrera (LSU) and Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina) in the 2nd inning.

The Giants bullpen was unable to hold this lead as the T-Bolts scored in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings, to take a 5-4 lead. The Giants would answer back in the 9th as Mark Fraser (Pacific) would hit a two run homerun as a pinch hitter, to give the Giants the lead. The T-Bolts would answer back, scoring a run in the bottom half of the inning to force extras. The Giants had a leadoff walk to start the 10th, but were unable to score to take the lead. In the bottom of the 10th, the T-Bolts would walk off with a bases loaded single from Richie Schiekofer (Maryland) to win the game 7-6.




Giants vs. Grays

Wed. June 28, 2017

 
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Big Inning Caps Night for Giants

With the help of a big 6 run 9th inning, the Giants defeated the D.C. Grays 8-1. Entering the 9th, offense was hard to come by as the Giants' only two runs were unearned as a result of errors by the Grays’ defense. However, after Grays’ pitcher David Moore (Fairleigh Dickinson) entered the game, the bats came alive, as the Giants were able to bat around in the inning behind 4 hits and 6 walks. The rally was highlighted by Hayden Cantrelle’s (Louisiana Lafayette) 2 RBI single and Mark Fraser’s (Pacific) 3 RBI double. With his 3 RBI night, Mark Fraser has now passed Bethesda Big Trains’ James Outman (Sacramento State) for the league lead with 27 RBIs.

In a game that was a pitcher’s duel for most of the night, Giants starting pitcher Johnny Panatex (Navarro College) turned in a gem of a performance. Panatex was on the mound for 8 innings and only allowed one unearned run on his way to his first win of the season. The Grays did manage to scatter 7 hits and a walk off of Panatex, but he was able to work out of trouble each time by stranding a total of 7 runners on the night. After Panatex left the game, Eddie O’Neill (Towson) came in to pitch a clean 9th inning to secure the win for the Giants.




Giants vs. Aces

Mon. June 26, 2017

 
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Dramatic Comeback Falls Short

After falling behind big early, the Giants fought back against the Alexandria Aces to make what could have been a blow out into a close 10-9 game.

The Aces got off to a very quick start scoring 4 runs in the first, then added another run in the second before having another big 4 run inning in the fourth. The Giants would score two runs of their own in the 5th and in the 8th inning had a big 5 run rally to bring the score to 10-7. 

This rally was started by three consecutive singles to start the inning from Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern), Daniel Cabrera (LSU) and Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette). Christian Kuzemka (Nova Southeastern) would drive in Cabrera and Steven Williams hit a sac fly to score Cantrelle. JP Bitzenhofer would add two more runs on his single.

In the 9th inning, the Giant’s had a two run homerun from Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina) to bring the game within one, but ultimately were unable to force extra innings.




Giants vs. Braves

Sun. June 25, 2017

 
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Giants Cruise by Braves for Win

The Giants beat the Herndon Braves 6-2 in a win that featured strong performances from several Giants players.

On offense, the Giants had five players record a multi-hit game. Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette), Mark Fraser (Pacific), Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) and Ryan Brown (Charleston Southern) each recorded two hits in the win. With those hits, Cantrelle recorded two RBIs, Fraser recorded his 24th RBI of the season and Brown had two doubles on the night. JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky) led the effort by having three hits including his two RBI single in the 3rdinning.

In addition to offense, the Giants also had solid performances from all three pitchers that appeared in the game. David Hutchison (Millersville), who started, threw 5 shutout innings and struck out 3 on his way to earning the win. Tyler Sapsford (Yale) was called upon to pitch a single inning, and held the Braves to scoreless 6th inning. Nick Pantos (Maryland) threw the final three innings of the game to close out game and secure the win for the Giants.




Giants vs. Express

Sat. June 24, 2017

 
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Giants Pitching Shines in Opening End of Double Header

The Giants won the first half of their double header 14-0 over the Rockville Express after a dominating performance by pitcher Matt Chanin (UMBC). While on the mound in the abbreviated game, Chanin only allowed one hit by Express batters, which was a leadoff single in the 2nd inning. In his 6 innings of work, Chanin also struck out three batters.

Offensively, the Giants were led by Mark Fraser (Pacific) who had seven RBIs. His first two came on a 3rd inning double; he added another RBI in the 5th when he reached on an error, and he added his final four RBIs on a grand slam in the 7th. On the year, Fraser now has 23 RBIs and 3 homeruns to go with his .344 average. The Giants also had a lot of offense from Hayden Cantrelle (Louisiana Lafayette) and Jordan Westburg (Mississippi State). Each of them had a two RBI day to help the Giants win big.




Giants vs. Express

Sat. June 24, 2017

 
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Express
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Offense Continues to Shine in Night Cap

After defeating the Express 14-0 in the first half of their double header the Giants continued to pile on the offense in their 14-7 win in the second game of the day.

The Giants opened up the scoring when Dax Roper (Coastal Carolina) stole home on the front end of a double steal in the 1st inning. In the 2nd inning, the Giants would add two more runs from a RBI double by Cam Remalia (Coastal Carolina) and a RBI groundout from Christian Torres (UMBC). The Giants broke the game open in the 3rd inning by scoring 5 runs with RBI singles from Christian Kuzemka (Nova Southeastern), Cam Remailia, Christian Torres, and Daniel Cabrera (LSU). The Giants would tack on insurance runs in the 5th and 6th innings before having a big 4 run inning in the 7th.

Despite allowing a 6 run 6th inning, the Giants pitching was very effective. Outside of the big inning, the Express only managed one run and struck out 7 times. Starting pitcher Truman Thomas (Harford CC) earned the win after pitching 5 innings and Carson Coleman (Kentucky) finished the game after recording the final four outs.




Giants vs. Redbirds

Fri. June 23, 2017

 
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Redbirds
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Giants Lose Late

The Giants fell to the Baltimore Redbirds 9-8, which snapped their three game winning streak. The Giants held an early 4-0 lead after JP Bitzenhofer (Kentucky) hit an RBI double which was followed by Mark Fraser’s (Pacific) three run homerun. However, the Giants were unable to hold this lead as starting pitcher Jaret Bennett (Charleston Southern) was tagged for seven runs in his 4+ innings of work, including a 4 run 5th inning for the Redbirds. After Bennett’s departure, the Giants were able to retake the lead in the 6th inning with RBI doubles by Mark Fraser and Trey Martinez (Towson). In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Redbirds took the lead again after Randy Bednar (Maryland) hit a two run homerun off of Giants pitcher Evan Flood (Long Island). This time the Giants were unable to rally back and lost after being unable to score in the 9thinning.




Giants vs. Dodgers

Thu. June 22, 2017

 
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Dodgers
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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 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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River Dogs
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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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10
4
Aces
11
16
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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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8
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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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13
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Grays
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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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10
12
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Braves
4
10
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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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5
2
Express
5
10
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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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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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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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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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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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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).