By: Grays Press
The DC Grays’ overall record and ninth place finish we’re disappointing to the team and it’s fans, but two Grays players distinguished themselves as among the very best in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
Slugging Grays first baseman Webb Bobo (Southeast Louisiana) led the Ripken League in hitting, scorching the ball for a .365 average to go with 3 homers and 20 runs batted in. Bobo, who was selected for the Ripken League all-star game, is the first DC Grays player to lead the league in batting. The Grays have been playing in the Ripken League since 2012.
The Grays not only boasted one of the league’s best hitters, but also the league’s top closer. Relief pitcher James Lengal (BYU) lead the league in saves, converting all eight of his save chances.
Lengal, one of the hardest throwers in the league, struck out 12 batters in 10.2 innings, and had a microscopic 0.84 ERA for the season.
“Both Webb and James were truly outstanding this season,” said Grays General Manager Antonio Scott. “They are terrific ballplayers, but more important they are fine young men. They represented themselves, their college programs, and the DC Grays with distinction. We are very proud of them.”