June 29th, 2017
By Joey White
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After wrapping up 12 innings of baseball against the Firebirds Thursday night, the Baltimore Dodgers (8-13) head to Frank Mann Field to take on the Alexandria Aces (17-3).
The Aces come into the game as winners of four-straight, but it’s been a while since the team has had a convincing win. During the win streak, they’ve defeated their opponents by a combined total of four runs.
First baseman Ethan Cady (Lipscomb) and his .367 batting average lead the way for an Aces team that boasts four of the top 16 batting averages in the league. With guys frequently on base, it’s made it easy for Mack Nathanson (Wofford) to drive in a team-leading 18 RBI’s.
The Dodgers split a pair of decisions Thursday night against the Baltimore Redbirds. The teams played 3 innings of a previously suspended game to conclude a 6-5 Dodgers loss, followed by a full nine innings where the Dodgers pitching staff held the Redbirds in check to lock up a 4-1 victory...
June 28th, 2017
TOWSON, Md. – The Dodgers suffered a tough loss Wednesday night, but also picked up a big win.
After an error allowed the winning run to score in the 15th inning of a suspended game that was being finished between the Dodgers and Baltimore Redbirds, the Dodgers erased the moment from their mind and focused on the next game.
With the help of two key plays from Brandon McIlwain and a dominant performance on the mound from Mark Michael, the Dodgers defeated the Redbirds 4-1 to improve to 8-13 on the season.
McIlwain’s first big play came in the bottom of the sixth inning. With the game tied at one after Austin James and Christian Long each hit monster solo home runs for their team’s first run, McIlwain made a running catch in right field with runners on the corners and one out.
The runner at first base decided to take second, but McIlwain had other ideas. He showed off the arm strength that earned him a Div...
June 28th, 2017
TOWSON, Md. – Back on June 16, the Dodgers and Baltimore Redbirds played 12 innings of thrilling baseball.
Unfortunately, after Dodgers RHP Mark Michael worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 12th to keep the game tied at five, the lights at Calvert Hall High School had to be turned off, thus suspending the game.
But, in true American fashion, that game can’t be left as a tie, so the two teams will pick up where they left off starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
LHP Kasey Gast was the starter in that game and LHP A.J. Korczynski was used in relief, so those two pitchers will be unavailable. However, Michael, who worked 5.1 innings of scoreless relief, could be given the ball to continue his dominance as the 13th inning begins.
For the Redbirds, Zach Thompson (St. Mary’s College) was given the start and allowed three runs over five innings, and the team will also be without the services of LHP Jon Dignazio, RHP Parker Caracci and LHP Lae...
June 28th, 2017
By Rob Stadnik
Baltimore, Md. - On July 1st the Baltimore Dodgers will take the field at Johns Hopkins University to play in the team’s first annual homecoming double header, against the Rockville Express. On Wednesday, they were invited to a press conference at City Hall with Mayor Catherine Pugh.
Playing a game in the city of Baltimore has been something the Dodgers have been wanting to do for a while. “We’ve been trying to get here for some time, since our in inception into the [Cal Ripken] League.” said team president and co-founder Juan Waters.
The goal of the Baltimore Dodgers is to give an opportunity to a wide range of players to participate in high level baseball. Many Cal Ripken League games are attended by pro scouts and 41 players from the league were selected in this year’s MLB entry draft.
The majority of the Dodgers’ roster is comprised of players from Mid-Major, division II, division III, and JUCO schools. Four such players, Joey Ortiz (New Mexico State), E...