By: Grays Press
The DC Grays are pleased to announce that three of its players were named to the 2014 All-League team for the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
Slugging Grays first baseman Webb Bobo (Southeast Louisiana) was named to the All-League first team. Webb 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 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 — and was named to the All-League second team. 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.
Speedy center fielder Trae Sweeting (Georgia State) was named to the honorable mention All-League team. Sweeting, who batted .307, was second in the league in steals with 23 on the season. He was selected for the Ripken League all-star game.
“These three players were simply outstanding for the DC Grays this season,” said General Manager Antonio Scott. “They were great players on the field, but more importantly they are also fine young men. They represented their families, their colleges and the DC Grays with class and distinction. We thank Webb, James and Trae for spending the summer with us, and we congratulate them on a job well done.”
The DC Grays finished the 2014 season with a 15-25 record, good enough for 9th place in the 11-team league.