2015 Season in the Books with Many Positives to Build on
The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts fell to the Herndon Braves, 5-4, in 12 innings Sunday, eliminating them from the Cal Ripken League playoffs. Despite the loss, the 2015 campaign was quite a success. The Bolts finished with their best record under Doug Remer and made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. They boasted seven All-Stars, and finished with four players batting over .300 and five pitchers with ERA’s below 3.00 for the summer.
T-Bolts Clinch Playoff Berth for First Time Since 2009
Nick Dunn slapped a 2 RBI double down the left field line in the bottom of the eight inning to score Tom Ruddy and Nick Spadafino, as the T-bolts came from behind to beat the Baltimore Dodgers, 7-5, Wednesday. The win was the 20th victory of the season for the T-bolts, and it clinched second place in the Cal Ripken League North divison, securing Silver Spring-Takoma a spot in the post-season.
It is the first time since 2009 that the Bolts have made the playoffs, as they will host an opening round game Sunday, July 26th, at 6pm against the Herndon Braves. For a preview of the game, click here, and for the complete Cal Ripken League playoff schedule, click here.
CRCBL MANNA FOOD CHALLENGE TODAY 10-2 AT TWO AREA GIANT FOOD STORES
The T-Bolts are collecting food today, Saturday July 18th, between 10-2 at the following two Giant Food Stores in Silver Spring: Arliss Street Center Giant, 8750 Arliss Street, and Blair Park Giant, 1280 East West Highway. Three other Montgomery County CRCBL teams, the Rockville Express, the Gaithersburg Giants, and the Bethesda Big Train are participating as well in the annual CRCBL Manna Food Challenge.
Come out to the Arliss Street or Blair Park Giant and help the T-Bolts help Manna Food Center feed the hungry in Montgomery County.
YOUR 2015 SILVER SPRING-TAKOMA THUNDERBOLTS TEAM PHOTO
The wait is over! Here it is! The official 2015 Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts Team Photo is now available. If you would like a copy, all you have to do is right click on the photo and download it to your computer, tablet, phone, or whatever else you might have.
WONDERFUL PHOTOS OF YOUR T-BOLTS IN ACTION!
Local photographer extraordinare Susie Shaffer took pictures of your T-Bolts. To view Susie’s wonderful photos of your favorite T-Bolts from 2014, CLICK HERE. For pictures of your 2013 T-Bolts, CLICK HERE
SCHEDULE A GAME DAY PARTY
Celebrate a birthday, hold a family picnic, or have a company outing at Blair Stadium during a Thunderbolts home game this summer. For more info see T-Bolts Game Day Parties.
SUPPORT THE THUNDERBOLTS THROUGH THE CFC
Please support the Thunderbolts through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC Number is 84598. We are listed in the Children’s Services and Youth Sports CFC catalog as Maryland Community Baseball, which is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates the team. Visit www.localyouth.org and click on “Members” to see the listing for the team.
For more information, call 301 270 0794 or email Tboltsbaseball@gmail.com.
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