7/27 - That's all they wrote!
With a second loss to the Big Train in the semi-finals, the Gaithersburg Giants have concluded their 2022 season on Tuesday, July 26.
Read the recap of the last game by Ben Strober under the "Results" tab above.
Be sure to see all the game photos of the season at http://bit.ly/ripkenleague
Giants Earn Regular-Season Honors!
Congratulations to Joe Quelch (sophomore, Georgia Gwinnett) jersey #30, who earned the regular season batting title with a batting average of .416, the 4th best since 2010!
Congratulations also to pitcher Caleb Guisewite (sophomore, Belmont) jersey #3, who recorded the most wins this season with 5.
MESSAGE FROM THE GM
YOU GOTTA LOVE BASEBALL, ANY DAY ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. LOOK AT WHAT
WE WERE ABLE TO DO AT THE END OF THE SEASON. A PRE-SEASON PROJECTED AT
BEST 5/6 PLACE TEAM AND WE FINISHED IN 3RD PLACE, WINNING THE FIRST ROUND
OF THE PLAYOFFS AND PUTTING UP A GREAT FIGHT IN THE SECOND ROUND.
WHEN THIS TEAM WAS FORMED IT WAS NOT BASED OFF OF WHAT SCHOOL THESE
PLAYERS CAME FROM BUT BASED OFF OF THE PLAYERS THEMSELVES, WHO WE
THOUGHT HAD THE POTENTIAL TO GET THE JOB DONE. I THINK WE BROUGHT TO
LIGHT THIS YEAR ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE SCHOOL NAME WHETHER A PLAYER WILL
DELIVER AND BE A GOOD BALL PLAYER.
I AM PROUD OF WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR. WE HELPED A FEW
PLAYERS FIND A NEW SCHOOL TO PLAY FOR AND PROVIDED A FAIR AND EQUAL SHARE
OF PLAYING TIME TO EVERYONE. THE COACHING STAFF DID A GREAT JOB MAKING
SURE THE PLAYERS WE BROUGHT IN WERE GETTING THE OPPORTUNITIES TO
SHOWCASE WHAT THEY HAD, AND MAN DID SOME OF THEM SHOW US.
I BELIEVED WHEN WE FINALIZED OUR ROSTER WE HAD A TOP 3 TEAM ON PAPER BUT
WE ALL KNOW PAPER DOESN’T MATTER IN BASEBALL, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO
SHOW IT ON THE FIELD AND EVEN THOUGH WE HAD SOME ROUGH PATCHES, I BELIEVE
WE TURNED SOME HEADS AND PEOPLE NOTICED THE TALENT WE HAD.
SOME MAY SAY THAT WINNING IT ALL IS THE END GOAL OF A SUMMER COLLEGIATE TEAM,
FOR ME ITS ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE TO OUR PLAYERS.
PROVIDING THEM A PLACE TO SHOW OFF THEIR TALENT AND HOPEFULLY HELP THEM
FURTHER THEIR BASEBALL CAREERS, AND ENJOY THEIR SUMMER AFTER A LONG
TOUGH SPRING. I BELIEVE WE ACHIEVED THAT THIS YEAR, AND WITH THAT I AM VERY
SATISFIED AND HAPPY WITH OUR 2022 SEASON.
I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A FINAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF SUPPORTERS, FANS, SPONSORS,
HOST FAMILIES, STAFF, AND OUR COACHING STAFF. WITHOUT YOU ALL, WE COULD NOT
PROVIDE OUR PLAYERS THIS OPPORTUNITY.
I WOULD LIKE TO ESPECIALLY THANK OUR PLAYERS. THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN THE
GIANTS AND ALLOWING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE YOUR TALENTS. GOOD LUCK
IN YOUR FUTURE AND STAY IN TOUCH. #GNQ
MATTHEW CANGAS - GM
Giants Game Tickets 2022
Age 19+ - $5.00
Child (Ages 6-18) - $3.00
Littles (Ages 5 and younger) - FREE
Season Pass (to all regular season home games) - $60
Military (active or retired with ID) - Free, plus $1 off hot food
On-Duty Emergency Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) - FREE, plus $1 off hot food
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