Dodgers rally late take game two at Johns Hopkins
July 1st, 2017 10:23 pm

By Joey White
 
Baltimore, Md. – Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Dodgers centerfielder Jaren Shelby (St. College of Florida) stepped into the batter’s box looking to lead a late inning rally. On the first pitch from Rockville Express ace Cesar Capellan (East New Mexico St.), Shelby found his pitch.
 
A towering solo homer past the right-center fence knotted up the game at two runs apiece. Suddenly Capellan, who to had only surrendered one run one three hits at that point, started to falter down the stretch.
 
A walk to Alex Wolanski (Eastern Michigan) and a hooking double down the right field line by Zach Seal put runners on second and third. With a base open, the Express walked second baseman Joey Ortiz (NM State) to bring up Nick Ortega (Creighton).
 
Ortega was only hitting .176 on the season, but when he got ahold of a Capellan fastball down the third base line, all that mattered was he sealed the game with a walk-off single as the Dodgers won 3-2.
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Dodgers hold on for game one homecoming win over Express
July 1st, 2017 5:16 pm

With a runner on second base and two outs in the top of the seventh inning, the Rockville Express sent pinch hitter Jacob Barnwell to the plate to face Dodgers hurler Conor Grove, trailing 5-4.
 
Barnwell hit a shot to first base and it looked like Billy Lennox would come around to score the tying run from second base, but Zach Seal had other plans. The Dodgers first baseman made a remarkable play, diving to stop the ball, and then scrambling to touch the bag and secure the victory.
 
The out helped the Dodgers hold on for a 5-4 win over the Express in game one of a homecoming doubleheader at Johns University and improve to 9-15 on the season.
 
Kasey Gast got the start on the hill for the Dodgers and turned in a solid performance. He allowed four runs over six innings and gave Baltimore enough length to pull out the victory.
 
The Dodgers struck first with a little help from the Rockville defense in the second inning. After Shane Coker beat the shift with a bunt-single...

Dodgers “come home” to take of the Express
July 1st, 2017 11:56 am

By Joey White
 
Baltimore, Md. – It’s time to play two from Stromberg Stadium at Johns Hopkins University as the Baltimore Dodgers (8-15) play a homecoming doubleheader against the Rockville Express (8-15).
 
This is the first time the Dodgers will play a home game in the city of Baltimore, something the club wants to make an annual event in the coming years. Much like minor league baseball, the games will be seven innings each. 
 
The teams have split the season series at one game apiece, but most recently the Dodgers pulled out an 8-2 victory where the offense came alive late to put the game away.
 
The Express are riding a four-game losing streak after dropping a game to the Herndon Express 13-7. Currently sitting out of playoff contention, the team is looking to rebound from a midseason slump.
 
Offensively, the Express are led by outfielder Eddie Nevins (Wilmington), who leads the team with a .366 average and pair of home runs. He’s supported by Trent Brosdahl...

Dodgers Try and to get Back to Winning as the Grays Celebrate Negro Leagues
June 30th, 2017 8:37 pm

By Rob Stadnik

Washington D.C. – After narrowly escaping the team’s first shutout loss since June 6th of last year, the Dodgers head down to D.C. to help the Grays celebrate the Negro Leagues.

The Grays, named after in honor of former Negro League champions the Homestead Grays, are playing their final game of five in a row at home. They have split the first four and are hoping to make the home stand a successful one.

On the flip side, the Dodgers are playing their final road contest before a long stretch of home games and they hope to keep the momentum going. During this road swing they have defeated each of the last two CRCBL Champions, the Redbirds and the Big Train. They have won three of six and are looking to put themselves in prime position for a post season run.

The Grays have a league worst 1.64 WHIP, so the Dodgers should have plenty of chances to score and they should not have an issue doing so. The team has scored 37 runs in their last five games, and that includs s...