7/25/19 - Giants 9th Inning Rally Falls Just Short in Play-in Playoff Game on Thursday
The Giants made a valiant effort to rally in the last inning, but came up just short.
The Giants organization thanks the fans, interns, players, and especially our host families for a great season! We couldn't do it without you!
The Giants won the Feed the Hungry Challenge for the second year in a row, and they were presented with the Challenge Cup! See the item below.
See you next year!
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Giants made a strong rally in the 7/25/19 game.
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Special Events at the Giants Game!
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Giants Game Tickets
Age 16+ - $3
Child (Ages 4-15) - $2
Littles (Ages 3 and younger) - FREE
Season Pass (to all regular season home games) - $25 - NEW PRICE!
Military (active or retired with ID) - $2, plus $1 off hot food
On-Duty Emergency Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) - FREE, plus $1 off hot food
10th Annual CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE FEED THE HUNGRY CHALLENGE
Giants Rise to the Challenge and Win for the Second Year!
Thanks to All the Giants and Giants Fans Who Served Their Community!
The Giants gathered the most food for our community for the second year in a row!
The Maryland teams of the Cal Ripken League gathered 7,675 pounds of food this year, bringing the total to nearly 31 tons over the 10 years of the Challenge. Your Giants gathered 2,926 pounds, the Big Train 2,716 pounds, and the T'Bolts 2,033 pounds.
College baseball players who have come from across the country to play summer baseball in Montgomery County will collect food at twelve Giant Food stores across Montgomery County for the Manna Food Center in support of our neighbors in need. Since 2010, Ripken League players have collected nearly 31 tons of food for Manna Food Center!
Each family that donates two or more cans or boxes of food will receive a free family pass for four to a regular season game this July in your favorite Cal Ripken League ballpark.
Come to the following Giant Food stores with your contributions on 7/13:
- Flower Hill - 18250 Flower Hill Way
- Goshen Crossing - 20044 Goshen Road
- Kentlands - 229 Kentlands Boulevard
- Shady Grove - 16837 Crabbs Branch Way
The team whose fans donate the most food (by weight) will win the annual Challenge Cup!
Suggested Shopping List
Whole Grains, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, oatmeal (plain oatmeal in packets or canisters), beans (dried, canned), canned chicken tuna or salmon, nut butters (plain nuts and salt), vegetables (canned, low-sodium or no-added salt), fruits (cans and cups in fruit juice)
Thanks to the Manna Food Center, Giant Food, and Text Design for supporting this community service program of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
Giants Send Four to Southeast Prospect Collegiate Showcase
The Southeast Prospect Collegiate Showcase will be held in Cary, North Carolina, on July 15-16 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is sending players to play against the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, Valley Baseball League, Sunbelt League, and the Florida Collegiate Summer Baseball League. The CRCBL selected Sal Colangelo of the Bethesda Big Train, to be the manager, while Giants' Coach Rabberman is Assistant Coach for this team. Giants' batboy Carter Rabberman will serve as batboy.
Brandon Greim #33
Cade Doughty #2
Nick Parker #29
Ben Jordan #25
Giants Send Eight to Cal Ripken League 2019 All-Star Classic
This year's CRCBL All-Star Game will take place on WEDNESDAY, July 10, at Bethesda's Shirley Povich Field (home of the Big Train). Gates open at 4:15 p.m. Game play starts around 7:00. Admission will be charged.
Given this year's new format, the Giants will be part of Team Maryland (Giants, Big Train, T'Bolts), which will be opposed to Team DC/Virginia (Aces, Grays, Braves).
Brandon Greim #2
Cade Doughty #4
Harris Williams #15
Jack Ropelewski #13
Matt Watters #24
Mike Matter #25
Ben Jordan #29
Nick Parker #37
Thomas Burbank Named CRCBL Pitcher of the Week for June 24, 2019
From the CRCBL website on 6/24/19 http://pointstreaksites.com/view/calripkenleague/home-page-374
After starting the year 5-1, the Giants immediately followed with six straight losses. Over the course of that stretch, Jeff Rabberman's team failed to get consistent starting pitching. Thomas Burbank (Texas) changed that. His start against the Grays on June 20 provided exactly what the Giants desperately needed. Burbank allowed four hits and two runs over his seven innings on the mound. He struck out seven batters and walked none. Burbank recorded the win as the Giants defeated the Grays 7-4, a win which ended the six game losing streak. It was a start that led to the beginning of a better stretch of Giants pitching, as the team has won three of their last five games.
News Flash! Giants in the 2019 MLB Draft
Cade Doughty - Round 39, 1162nd overall to the Detroit Tigers
Saul Garza - Round 32, 949th overall to the Kansas City Royals
Ryan Shinn - Round 34, 1018th overall to the New York Mets
Carson Coleman - Round 33, 998th overall to the Tampa Bay Rays
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
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