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Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Preparations for 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd is Opening Day for the 2015 Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League season.  With the introduction of a two (2) division format this year, the ten (10) returning teams in the Cal Ripken League will play an unbalanced, forty (40) game regular season schedule.  The Northern Division will consist of the defending League Champion Baltimore Redbirds, Baltimore Dodgers, Gaithersburg Giants, Rockville Express and Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts.  The Southern Division is manned by the defending regular season champion Bethesda Big Train, Alexandria Aces, DC Grays, Herndon Braves and Vienna Riverdogs.  Teams within the division will play each other five (5) times (two (2) games at home, three (3) games on the road against two squads, and three (3) games at home, two (2) games on the road versus the other two division foes).  Out of division, the teams will play four games, two (2) at home and two (2) on the road, to complete the forty (40) game schedule.

The regular season is slated to run through Saturday, July 25th.  Except for Opening Day, subsequent Tuesdays are set aside for makeup games in the event of inclement weather.  In addition, the Cal Ripken League is not slated to play on Thursday, June 25th; July 4th and 5th during the Independence Day weekend; and July 13th and 14th prior to the Cal Ripken League All Star Game on Wednesday July 15th.  The League is once again excited to have the All Star Game hosted at Shirley Povich Field, home of the Bethesda Big Train, for the 5th consecutive year.

The playoffs are scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 26th, with six (6) teams qualifying as in previous years.  However, the division format will change how teams qualify.  The top two (2) finishers in each division will clinch playoff berths with the final two (2) slots filled by the two (2) remaining teams with the best overall records, independent of assigned division.  Based on records, the two (2) division winners will be seeded #1 and #2.  Likewise, the division runner-up’s will be seeded #3 and #4.  The two (2) remaining wildcard teams will then be seeded #5 and #6.  After single elimination games between the #3 and #6 seeds, and the #4 and #5 seeds, the playoffs will continue with best of three semifinal and championship series, culminating no later than Sunday, August 2nd.

Reference the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League website throughout the year to confirm game times, especially in the event of postponements due to inclement weather.  While the majority of the leagues games are played at 7 PM, the Baltimore Redbirds start their home games at 6:30 PM and the Bethesda Big Train wait until 7:30 PM for their first pitch.  Several teams have different start times on Sundays and make-up games, whether as a single games or as part of a doubleheader, may also start at non-standard times.

Hope to see you at the ballpark!

DC Grays Host Coaches' Clinics for DC Little Leagues

The wintry weather hasn't stopped the DC Grays from fulfilling their mission to be "ambassadors for baseball" in Washington DC.  The Grays board and coaching staff have conducted two free coaches' clinics for DC youth baseball coaches the past two weekends -- one for Banneker City Little League and one for the East of the River Coaches Association and the DC Knights.

 

On Saturday, February 28 the Grays hosted a morning clinic for Banneker Little League coaches at Banneker Recreation Center on Georgia Avenue, NW.  Grays General Manager Antonio Scott, Grays Board Member Paris Inman and new Grays manager Reggie Terry all helped run the clinic, which covered basic drills for hitting, pitching, fielding as well as practice planning and player development strategies.

 

On Saturday, March 7 with the snow still fresh on the ground outside, the Grays hosted a clinic at their home field -- the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Fort DuPont.  The clinic was held in the indoor training facility at the Academy for coaches from DC Knights Youth Sports as well as as the East of the River Coaches Association.

 

"I want to thank the DC Grays for giving their time to help Banneker City," said Supreme Aquil, president of Banneker City Little League.  "Everyone really enjoyed themselves.  All of the presentations were excellent, and the feedback has been outstanding."

 

These free coaches clinics are part of an ongoing effort by the DC Grays Baseball (the all-volunteer parent organization of the DC Grays baseball team) to promote baseball in inner-city Washington.  The Grays reach out to local DC Little Leagues, and offer clinics to assist coaches as well as players.  The Grays will also be reaching out to other Little Leagues and youth baseball organizations in the District to organize free clinics throughout the spring and summer.

 

For more information about DC Grays clinics and other community outreach activities, please contact Paris Inman, community outreach director for DC Grays Baseball, at parismi@pn3solutions.com

Alexandria Aces Remember GM, Dennis Feeney

Long-time Alexandria Aces General Manager, Dennis P. Feeney, 59, a resident of Oswego, NY and formerly of Washington D.C., passed away after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday January 7, 2015, at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, surrounded by his family.

For Denny, baseball was life. He loved the game and the game loved him. Denny joined the Aces during the 2009 season and he quickly became a fan favorite at Frank Mann Field. At Aces home games, he could always be heard urging fans to support the club and win some money by participating in the ’50-50′ raffle tickets. He would often joke with fans telling them that they can’t let the other team buy the winning raffle ticket.

His love for the game of baseball led him to fulfill the role of general manager for the Aces in 2011.  While assisting Aces owner, Don Dinan, with both on-and-off-the field operations, one of Denny’s favorites responsibilities was managing two weeks of youth summer baseball camps. At these camps, he encouraged all the kids to have a great attitude in life and to ‘keep swinging for the fences’. Denny always worked to make sure that children had great experiences at the ballpark.  His own positive attitude and humor inspired us all.

Denny would always participate in the superstitious activities that Head Coach David DeSilva and former broadcaster Lukas Favale believed in. Whether it was eating at Chipotle for lunch every day, getting smoothies, slurpees or milkshakes, Denny was always involved.

The Alexandria Aces will greatly miss Denny and thank him for all that he did for the organization. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Denny’s family has asked in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Purple Hope Foundation, Three Lakeview Drive, Wilton N.Y. 12831.

John Carey Honored by Mid-Atlantic Scouts Assoc.

Contribution to amateur baseball: John Carey, President, Baltimore Redbirds

Carey founded the Baltimore Redbirds organization of the Cal Ripken Collegiate League in 2010. The Redbirds have been in the championship game each of the past five years and have won three straight league titles. The franchise has had 29 players drafted in the last three years, including 11 in the 2014, a group that includes third-rounders Mark Zagunis (Cubs) and Chris Ellis (Angels). Carey played baseball at Calvert Hall before playing at Virginia Tech. He was voted to the Press Box 1960-2009 All-Baltimore amateur baseball team, along with his son Jack.

Redbirds win League Championship!

REDBIRDS THREE-PEAT

Mac Caples named Series Most Outstanding Player

Mac Caples (Virginia Tech) hit a booming two run homerun and a two run single to lead the Baltimore Redbirds to their third consecutive Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL) Title with a decisive 7-0 victory over the Bethesda Big Train on Saturday, August 2, 2014.  Caples, who also saved two runs with a diving catch in the bottom of the first, was named the Most Outstanding Player in the series.

 

The Redbirds and Big Train have now played in the championship series for six consecutive seasons.

 

Matt Pirro (Wake Forest) was the pitching hero for the Redbirds, pitching seven shutout innings.  He allowed only five hits, walked three and struck out seven.  Justin Dunn (Boston College) finished for Baltimore, allowing only one base runner (on a walk) and striking out two.

 

The Redbirds scored the only run they would need in the 4th inning on singles by Garrett Hudson (Virginia Tech) and Nick Cieri (Maryland) and a sacrifice fly by JB Woodman (Ole Miss). The Redbirds made it 2-0 in the top of the 5th on a two out double by Lee Lipinski (Rider) and an RBI single by Mike Parsons (Rider). 

 

The Redbirds scored three more to extend their lead to 5-0 in the 6th.  Two singles and a Big Train error led to one run and Caples hit his homerun that knocked out Big Train starter Brandon Rhodes.

 

Baltimore added two insurance runs in the 8th on two out singles by Woodman and Cody Sherlin (Armstrong Atlantic State), a wild pitch and Caples’ 2 RBI single.

 

Congratulations to the Redbirds on winning their third consecutive title.

 

Notes: The Redbirds won 9 consecutive games in July to clinch a playoff berth and a first round bye.  They defeated Rockville 11-2 and Bethesda 7-3 to reach the Championship round.  The Redbirds lost a heartbreaker to Bethesda 2-1 on Friday before Saturday’s victory.

 

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