5/15/19 - Giants Prepare for 2019 Season
If you are a true baseball fan, you couldn't wait for MLB Opening Day, and have been following your favorite teams.
The Gaithersburg Giants are busily preparing for another important Opening Day, which for the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, is on Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 p.m. at Criswell Field vs the Herndon Braves.
For a little pre-season action, the Giants will play some scrimmages. On Saturday, June 1, the Giants will visit the Big Train at Povich Field at 7 p.m. On Sunday, June 2, the Giants will host the MCBL Giants at Criswell Field at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE to either scrimmage.
This website will be under construction as the Giants prepare for the 2019 season.
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Special Events at the Giants Game!
Thursday June 13 - Clarksburg Baseball and Softball Night
Kids in Clarksburg baseball or softball jerseys get into tonight's game free!
Giants Named to 2018 CRCBL All-League Teams
The Gaithersburg Giants are pleased to announce that six 2018 Giants players were named to the 2018 Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All-League Teams.
To the Second Team:
Catcher - Saul Garza - Louisiana State University
SS - Andreas Machado - University of Maryland Baltimore County
P - Alex Klitsas - Texas State University
Closer - Noah Walker - Texas State University
To the Honorable Mention Team
Out - Ryan Brown - University of Maryland Baltimore County
Inf - Scout Knotts - Shippensburg University
Ripken Collegiate Baseball Players Collect 9,499 Pounds for Manna Food Center
Gaithersburg Giants Win Challenge for First Time as League Sets Record
On Saturday June 30, nearly one hundred college baseball players who have come from across the country to play summer baseball in Montgomery County collected 9,499 pounds of food at twelve Giant Food stores across Montgomery County for the Manna Food Center. The Gaithersburg Giants upset the perennial champion Rockville Express to win the Ninth Annual Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League's Feed the Hungry Challenge by collecting an individual team record 3,205 pounds of food. Players from the Bethesda Big Train, Rockville Express, and Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts also collected food on Saturday. Despite wilting heat, the league total was the highest in the nine years of the challenge as three of the four teams recorded dramatic increases over previous years. In the nine years of the competition, the college players have collected 53,171 pounds of food — nearly 27 tons of food for Montgomery County's neighbors in need. Thanks to the Manna Food Center, Giant Food, and Text Design for supporting this community service program of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
Jackie DeCarlo, Manna Executive Director, said "Once again the Cal Ripken League teams came together for the local community in an impressive effort. The Manna team thanks all who made the collection of nearly five tons of food possible. It is especially valuable to get this food now to restock our shelves for the summer.” Ripken League Co-Founder Bruce Adams, who initiated the Feed the Hungry Challenge in 2010, said: “Seeing these college ballplayers who have come here from all across the country pitch in to serve our Montgomery County neighbors in need — especially in this incredible heat — reminds us of the good there is in the world when we all work together.”
Giants Sent Five to Cal Ripken League 2018 All-Star Classic, Two to Sunbelt Classic
This year's CRCBL All-Star Game took place on WEDNESDAY, July 11, at Bethesda's Shirley Povich Field (home of the Big Train). Gates opened at 4:15 p.m. Game play started around 7:00. Admission will be charged.
Again this year, the Giants played for the North All-Star team (Giants, Redbirds, Dodgers, Thunderbolts, Express).
This year's Sunbelt Classic will be played July 16th and 17th at Wingate University in South Carolina. The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is sending 25 players chosen from across the league.
Ryan Brown #3
Jaret Bennett #15
Alex Klitsas #45
Andres Machado #44
Saul Garza #30
Noah Walker #10
Sam Bertleson #9
News Flash! Giants in the 2018 MLB Draft
Giovanni DiGiacomo, OF, in the 29th round, 864th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Matt Pita, OF, in the 12th round, 367th overall, by the New York Yankees
Jake Slaughter, IF, in the 18th round, 548th overall, by the Chicago Cubs
Colin Morse, P, in the 26th round, 791st overall, by the Washington Nationals
Robbie Metz, IF, in the 25th round, 756th overall, by the Colorado Rockies
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