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Crosby’s sac fly lifts Express to 4-2 win over DC Grays

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ROCKVILLE—Two last place teams faced off Tuesday night as the Rockville Express (12-21, fifth in North division) hosted the DC Grays (11-20, fifth in South) at Montgomery College. The game remained tied until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Express added two more runs en route to a 4-2 win.

Rockville would strike first in the bottom of the first when outfielder Justin Smith hit an RBI single to drive in a run scored by outfielder Pearce Howard and give the Express an early 1-0 lead.

However, in the top of the fourth, DC would respond when outfielder Darius Gillus doubled to drive in first baseman Miles Jones and tie the game at 1-1. Then two at-bats later, hit an RBI triple as catcher Andrew Webb was able to round the bases, making his way from first to home plate to give the Grays a 2-1 lead.

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Express upsets Big Train on the road 3-2

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BETHESDA — The Rockville Express (10-19) staged a road upset of the Bethesda Big Train (22-8), 3-2, in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League game at Shirley Povich Field on Saturday evening.

“Everybody played very well tonight and our starting pitcher shut them down for six innings…he didn’t give up much,” said Express head coach Rick Price.

The Express’ sophomore starting pitcher Mike Yasenka dominated early on, pitching six innings and allowing only one run during his time on the mound.

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Dodgers defeat Express prior to All-Star break

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ROCKVILLE—The Rockville Express (10-19, fifth in North) were looking for some luck and appeared to have it by the ninth inning. That is until the Baltimore Dodgers (12-17, third in North) went on a five-run rally in the ninth to defeat the Express 7-6 Sunday night at Raptors Field at Montgomery College.

The game was scoreless for the first three innings due to solid pitching by Baltimore’s Eli Ginsburg and Rockville’s Anthony Hernandez. Hernandez would go six innings, strike out four batters, and allow only one hit and one run.

Ginsburg, on the other hand, didn’t have that same touch when the bottom of the fourth inning came. The Express would get on the board first when outfielder Justin Smith scored an unearned run due to Dodgers catcher Colin Burgh dropping the ball at home plate. Then, third baseman hit a sac fly which allowed shortstop Billy Lennox to head home. That followed with an RBI single by catcher Jacob Barnwell to drive in outfielder/pitcher Dakota McFadden. Rockville took a 3-0 lead.

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Express overtake Bolts, 6-5

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TBolts vs. Express MPI 0071Express Pitcher Brett Jones . PHOTO BY MARK POETKERSILVER SPRING – It took 10 innings for the injury-ravaged Rockville Express to slip past the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts by a score of 6-5 and improve to 7-9 on the season.

The victory landed Rockville in a three-way tie for second place in the Cal Ripken Collegiate North Division.

The Express didn’t waste any time jumping out to an early lead. Catcher Trent Brosdahl from Chowan University hit a single that resulted in 2 RBI at the top of the first.

The Thunderbolts, on the other hand, got off to a slow start. The Bolts managed one hit at the bottom of the third but didn’t get their first run until the bottom of the fifth.

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Pitchers lead Rockville Express to victory against DC Grays

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DC Grays vs. Rockville Express MPI 0031 1Rockville Express’ pitcher Cesar Capellan (30) on the mound. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER ROCKVILLE —The Rockville Express (6-9) pitchers zoned in, beating the DC Grays (6-8), 4-3, in a Cal Ripken Collegiate League baseball game at Montgomery College-Rockville Field on Thursday evening.

After a sluggish start, Express junior starting pitcher Cesar Capellan pitched a stunning masterpiece, retiring 13 of the last 15 batters he faced, five on strikeouts to pick up the win. Equally impressive was Express sophomore closer Joe Kruszka, who picked up the save, smothering any attempted rally.

For Capellan of Bonao in the Dominican Republic, who has a tryout with the MLB’s Atlanta Braves on Monday, the 108 pitches were his longest outing for the Express.

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Late rally leads to Express win over Dodgers 4-2

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Rockville Express vs. Bmore Dodgers 2b MPI 0334Billy Lennox pounds out a hit for the Rockville Express. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  ROCKVILLE – Tyler Galazin helped propel the Rockville Express to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Dodgers Saturday at Montgomery College.

The Express came to life thanks to Galazin’s bat that drove in the game-winning runs.

“Team play all the way around,” said Galazin, a junior infielder from Pennsylvania who attends Liberty University. “Guys were getting on [base], guys were bunting. We came up with a couple clutch hits.”

Rockville rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the fourth inning to capture the win over Baltimore.

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Rockville Express wallop Herndon Braves 8-4

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Rockville Express vs. Herndon Braves 3b JGS 0395Herndon Braves’ Chandler Miller (2) is tagged out on a steal attempt by Rockville Express second baseman Billy Lennox. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  ROCKVILLE — The Rockville Express pulled out six runs in two innings late in the game to overcome the Herndon Braves, 8-4.

The six runs were an about-face for the Express, who were trailing up until they tied up the game in the sixth inning.

A strong Braves offense made an early strong impression in the second inning, when they scored three runs and kept the Express scoreless until the bottom of the fifth.

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Rockville Express smacks T-Bolts

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1002 20170606 Express vs TBoltsKyle Baker returns to first base on a failed pickoff attempt while the T-Bolts' Cooper Williams plays first. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE ROCKVILLE — The Rockville Express came back and narrowly beat the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts 4-3 in the first game of the season for both teams.

The game showed the two teams are clearly still in a development phase, not yet working out the kinks in their game but instead finding out what they are.

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Rockville Express head into all-star break with four straight wins

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Conrad KovalcikRockville Express' Conrad Kovalcik fouls a ball out of play during their Wednesday night game against Bethesda. Kovalcik led the team with nine hits in the past seven days. PHOTO BY JAKE BRODSKY  The Rockville Express head into the all-star break firing on all cylinders. They have won four straight games and five of seven on the week, bringing their record to 13-19 for the year. The Express’ wins came over the Bethesda Big Train, Herndon Braves, Vienna River Dogs, D.C. Grays and Gaithersburg Giants. Their losses were to the Big Train and Braves.

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