SILVER SPRING — On Friday night in the last regular season game, the visiting Gaithersburg Giants (20-20) played the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts (18-22). The T-Bolts needed a win to get in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League playoffs, and they did just that as they shut out the Giants at Blair High School 5-0.
“It’s been a long season,” Silver Spring-Takoma manager Doug Remer said. “We had to win the last three. So you don’t think about winning it, and you just kind of get out here and give it your all.”
The Thunderbolts put up two runs in the bottom of the first, thanks to outfielder Jack Schroeder singling up the middle and driving in second baseman Hunter Pearre, and first baseman Zach Buck hitting a sac fly to right field and sending home outfielder Corey Rosier.