2018 News

“New Blood” for the Grays coaching staff

May 15, 2018 | by: DCGrays Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – The 2018 summer collegiate team for the DC Grays organization will not only see some new names to this year’s team roster, but also two new fresh faces will help coach and develop the Grays players this summer.

This season will see coaching changes with the additions of Justin Thomas, pitching coach, and Tyler Thomas as the new hitting/assistant coach. Both new coaches will be replacing the likes of Michael Bowers (pitching coach-2017), and Kevin Tatum (assistant coach-2017). Manager, Reggie Terry, did not have much in-depth reasons as to why the changes were made this year but expressed that he is confident with his “New Blood”as he referred to the new additions to the coaching staff. “I think the energy that both of these guys bring to the table will help us have a much better season on and off the field” said coach Terry.

Learn more about the two new additions to the coaching staff HERE

 

Grays 2018 Schedule Announced

May 14, 2018 | by: DCGrays Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DC Grays schedule for the 2018 season has finally been set in place after a long off-season of adjustments and rearrangements in order to get the schedule in tact. The home of the Grays, the Washington Nationals Youth Academy, will be playing a significant role in hosting events, etc. during this year’s Major League Baseball week being held here in Washington, D.C. and hosted by the Nationals. This caused the finalizing of the schedule to have to adjusted for the Grays in order to align with the scheduled events that MLB has planned at the Academy. It’s just one of those crazy years!

Check out the Grays 2018 Schedule HERE

“Cigars and Curveballs” annual event coming soon

May 14, 2018 | by: DCGrays Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – It’s that time of year again…..yes we know spring wasn’t really “spring” this year but like clockwork the annual “Cigars and Curveballs” fundraiser event will be taking place on Monday June 4, 2018. As always, the event will be held at the infamous “Shelly’s Back Room” (1331 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20004). The event will kick off at 6 PM.

We’re looking forward to another great event hosted by our very own Thom Loverro, a renowned 106.7 The Fan talk show host, the “Cigars and Curveballs” podcast host, and Washington Times award winning sports columnist.

 

Grays get 2018 all-conference honors

May 14, 2018 | by: DCGrays Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of Lafayette baseball players who are affiliated with the DC Grays have received honors for their on-field performance this spring season.  Senior Luke Robinson (Grays ’16) and Sophomore John Marti (Grays ’18) were named First-Team All-Patriot League last week the conference office announced.

Read more about both Lafayette ballplayers HERE

Lamar Briggs – 2017 Grays

In addition to the two Lafayette players, Lamar Briggs (Grays ’15 – ’17) also was named to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) “Second Team All-SWAC”. This coming off which is arguably the best season in DC Grays history in 2017, Briggs earned the honor after a slow start to his Senior campaign at Jackson State.

Read more about the SWAC honors HERE

DC Grays RBI baseball players pick colleges

The DC Grays organization celebrated a great milestone recently, when the first group of DC Grays RBI high school baseball players committed to play baseball in college. These young men currently play for the DC Grays RBI 18u team, and have been on DC Grays RBI travel teams that have represented Washington, DC in regional RBI tournaments sponsored by Major League Baseball.
In 2016, DC Grays Baseball was approved by Major League Baseball to run the Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) program for the District of Columbia. DC Grays RBI started that summer with one 15u baseball team, two softball teams (15u and 18u), and a small co-ed summer league for 9-12 year olds run by Ward 7 Baseball.

DC Grays RBI has grown dramatically since then, and now operates two summer baseball leagues (including Ward 7 Baseball – which has grown from four teams to five), two travel-level baseball teams, two travel-level softball teams, a full fall ball schedule for both baseball and softball, and a winter training program.
These ballplayers are the first DC Grays RBI participants to commit to play baseball in college:

James ‘JD’ Demmel
High School: West Potomac High School
Alexandria, VA
Positions: First Base, Pitcher
College Commitment: Prince Georges Community

 

 

Chandler Jordan
High School: KIPP College Preparatory
Washington, DC
Positions: Center Field, Middle Infield
College Commitment: North Carolina Wesleyan

 

 

Zachary Alston
High School: Charles Herbert Flowers High School
Upper Marlboro, MD
Positions: 1st and 3rd Base, Pitcher
College Commitment: Montgomery College

 

 

Jaden Pinkney
High School: Charles Herbert Flowers High School
Bowie, MD
Positions: Center Field, Catcher
College Commitment: Lancaster Bible College

 

 

Rick Archey
High School: Oxon Hill High School
Oxon Hill, MD
Positions: Middle Infield, Pitcher
College Commitment: Morgan State University

 

 

“These young men are high quality baseball players and even better teammates,” said Brad Burris, DC Grays RBI Head Coach and Director of Youth Baseball. “They exemplify the qualities we look for as student-athletes and representatives of the DC Grays RBI program. We couldn’t be more proud of them.”


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