2012 Season Update – July 16
Grays beat River Dogs, snap skid
July 16, 2012 – The DC Grays broke their recent mini-slide with a solid 8-2 win over the homestanding Vienna River Dogs. The win raised the Grays’ record to 12-16 in their inaugural season in the Ripken League.
Grays 2B Mike Genovese (Seton Hall) led a twelve-hit DC attack with three hits, while C Manny Cabreja (Columbia), DH John Beaubien (Seton Hall) and 1B Kris Moules (Morehead State) each chipped with two hits. On the mound, Joel Castillo (Morehead State) picked up his third win of the season with seven innings of excellent work–scattering four hits while striking out five. Click here for stats and the boxscore.
The Grays return to the diamond on Wednesday at 5:00pm when they host the River Dogs at Hoy Field.
2012 Season Update – July 15
Washed out weekend for Grays
July 15, 2012 – The DC Grays were taken down by Mother Nature this weekend, as one game was postponed because of rain and another was suspended with the score tied after an extended delay.
Saturday’s game in Waldorf against the Southern Maryland Nationals was rained out, and the rain date has not yet been announced.
On Sunday, the Grays hosted the Herndon Braves at Hoy Field. While other Braves-Grays games this season have been high-scoring, this one was a pitcher’s duel. The Grays Rob Rizzitelli (Pace) and the Braves’ Mike Kaufman (Binghamton) each pitched shutout ball until the game was halted by rain and lightning. Rizzitelli was particularly sharp, allowing just three hits and walk while striking out eight in five innings of work. When the game resumed, each team pushed across two runs before the game was suspended after eight innings with the score tied 2-2. The game will be completed on Saturday, July 21st before the regularly-scheduled game between the Gray and Braves in Herndon.
The Grays return to action Monday night, when they travel to Vienna to face the River Dogs.
2012 Season Update – July 13
Big Train blast past Grays
July 13, 2012 – The DC Grays fell to 11-16 on the season Friday night, losing to the Bethesda Big Train 11-5 in Bethesda.
Grays all-star pitcher Danny O’Donnell (George Washington) took the loss, allowing nine earned runs in five and two-thirds innings pitched. On the offensive end the Grays were led by SS Zach Lopes (Delaware), who knocked in two runs with a seventh inning double. Two Grays homered–2B Mike Genovese (Seton Hall) in the first inning, and CF Billy Bissell (Gallaudet) in the second inning. Click here for stats and the boxscore.
The Grays look to bounce back from their recent slump Saturday at 7:00pm against the Southern Maryland Nationals at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf.
2012 Season Update – July 12
Redbirds hammer Grays
July 12, 2012 – The DC Grays were treated rudely on their return home to Hoy Field, as the league-leading Baltimore Redbirds scored 14 runs on 13 hits and beat the Grays 14-6.
The loss dropped the Grays’ record to 11-15 in their inaugural season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
There were some offensive highlights for the Grays. CF Billy Bissell (Gallaudet) had three hits including a home run, and drove in four runs. RF Josh Powell (Alcorn State) had three hits, and SS Zach Lopes (Delaware) had two hits including a home run. Click here for stats and the boxscore.
The Grays travel to Bethesda on Friday night to take on the Big Train at Shirley Povich Field.
2012 Season Update – July 9
Four Grays named Ripken League all-stars
July 9, 2012 – The DC Grays are proud to announce that four players have been named to participate in the 2012 all-star game for the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. OF John Beaubien (Seton Hall), 2B Mike Genovese (Seton Hall), P Joe Donino (Columbia) and P Danny O’Donnell (George Washington) will represent the National team in the game. The 2012 All-Star game will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 7:30 pm, at Shirley Povich Field, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Beaubien leads the Grays in batting (.379), doubles and home runs. He currently ranks sixth in the Ripken League in batting. Genovese is batting .284 and leads the team with 10 walks. Donino leads the Grays in innings pitched and strikeouts, and is among the league leaders in both categories. O’Donnell leads the team with a 3-0 record.
Grays manager Arlan Freeman will serve as a coach on the National team. Corey Haines of the Alexandria Aces will manage the team.
2012 Season Update – July 7
Game suspended in 10th inning, Grays lead T-Bolts
July 7, 2012 – A wild game between the DC Grays and the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts was suspended in extra innings, as a local Silver Spring ordinance mandated that the stadium lights at Montgomery Blair Stadium had to be turned off by 11:00pm.
The game was suspended in the middle of the 10th inning, minutes after the Grays had taken a 15-10 lead but before the Thunderbolts were able to bat in the bottom of the inning.
The game was suspended in place and will be picked up where it left off when the two teams meet again in Washington on Sunday, July 22 at 5:00pm. The game will be played to its conclusion and will be followed immediately by the regularly-scheduled game. All statistics from the game will become official at that time.
The Grays tavel to Baltimore on Monday to play Youse’s Orioles at 7:00pm at Bachman Park.
2012 Season Update – July 6
Grays drop fourth straight in loss to Express
July 6, 2012 – The DC Grays dropped their fourth straight game, losing a tight 3-1 contest to the Rockville Express at Hoy Field. The loss dropped the Grays’ record to 10-14. The game started later and was shortened to seven innings because of the extreme heat.
Grays starter Rob Rizzitelli (Pace) got off to a rough start allowing three runs in the first two innings of the ballgame, before settling down and throwing well. The Grays managed just two hits–one a home run by DH Manny Cabreja (Columbia) which accounted for the Grays’ lone tally. Click here for stats and the boxscore.
The Grays look to get back to winning ways on Saturday, July 7th when they travel to Silver Spring to take on the Thunderbolts at 7:00pm.
2012 Season Update – July 2
Grays lose to Redbirds
July 2, 2012 – The DC Grays lost their third straight game, as the first-place Baltimore Redbirds won a tight 3-2 contest. The ‘Birds took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, and held on for the one-run win. The loss dropped the Grays to 10-13 in their inaugural season in the Ripken League.
Once again, right-hander Joe Donino (1-3) did not get much run support from his offense and took the loss despite giving the Grays a solid 7 2/3 innings on the mound. The Grays mustered just seven hits against four Redbirds hurlers, with RF Josh Powell (Alcorn State) and 1B Kris Moules (Morehead State) leading the way with two hits apiece. Click here for stats and the boxscore.
The Grays return to action on Friday after a short Fourth of July break, when they will host the Rockville Express at Hoy Field at 5:00pm.
New Sponsors Support Grays
Two new sponsors support DC Grays
July 2, 2012 – DC Grays Baseball is proud to announce the support of two new Inaugural Season sponsors. The Glover Park Group and Microsoft have both signed as sponsors for the remainder of the 2012 season.
While both companies will receive the full range of sponsor benefits, Glover Park Group will also sponsor all pitching changes at Hoy Field. Each pitching change during every Grays’ home game will be a “call to the bullpen, sponsored by the Glover Park Group” and will be announced over the public address system.
As a volunteer-driven community non-profit, the Grays rely on sponsors to help fund the operations of the DC Grays in their inaugural season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Sponsor funds are also used to help defray the costs associated with the Grays extensive community outreach program, which includes free baseball clinics for boys and girls from the local DC community. The Grays hosted a clinic at Hoy Field at Gallaudet on June 21 with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the MLB Players Trust, and additional free clinics are being planned for later in July. By making the great game of baseball available to all children, regardless of income, the Grays want to be “ambassadors of baseball” for Washington, DC.
“We are so thankful for the support of all of our sponsors, and we are thrilled to have the support of Microsoft and the Glover Park Group,” said Grays President Michael Barbera. “This support is absolutely critical to our community mission–to bring the great game of baseball to boys and girls from all over Washington, DC.”
Glover Park and Microsoft join a growing list of Grays 2012 sponsors, including Under Armour, Congressional Federal Credit Union, CBS Corporation, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mac’s Tire Service, Monument Policy Group, the Diamond Dream Foundation, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Tech Painting, and the National Association of Homebuilders.
2012 Season Update – July 1
Grays lose to Big Train in scorcher
July 1, 2012 – The Bethesda Big Train spoiled the DC Grays’ return to Hoy Field after an absence of several days. In record-setting summer heat, the Big Train handed the Grays their second straight loss by a 6-4 score. The loss dropped the Grays to 10-12 in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
The Grays managed just six hits against a pair of hard-throwing Bethesda pitchers. RF John Beaubien (Seton Hall) kept up his hot hitting, going 2-4 to raise his average to .387–good enough for fifth place in the Ripken League batting race. For stats and the boxscore, click here.
On Monday the Grays travel to Towson to face the Baltimore Redbirds at Calvert Hall in their final game before a three-day Fourth of July break. Game time has been moved to 5:00pm, since Calvert Hall is still without power.
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