The weather held up long enough for the Riverdogs and Lightning to playon Sunday in Stafford, VA. The Riverdogs dropped both games of the doubleheader (12-7 and 21-7) in contests that were much closer than the final scores indicated. The Riverdogs gave up the long inning at the end of both games after having leads. Extra outs combined with hot Lightning bats spelled trouble for the Riverdogs. It was a frustrating day for the boys but, despite the losses, there was evidence that the team has what it takes to compete and battle through adversity. Next up for the Riverdogs is the Longhorn Baseball Tournament!
The Riverdogs got their season off to a strong start on Sunday. Strong pitching and lively bats helped the Riverdogs sweep the doubleheader over the Mount Vernon Patriots.
Game 1: Potomac Riverdogs Black 13, Mount Vernon Patriots 5
Kraig B. started the game for the Riverdogs and pitched 3 strong innings giving up 2 runs and just 1 hit while striking out 6. Anthony P. pitched the final 2 innings for the save.
Game 2: Potomac Riverdogs Black 20, Mount Vernon Patriots 0
Ryan S. started the game for the Riverdogs and recorded the win giving up just 2 hits. Jacob W. closed the game out in relief.
The Riverdogs are excited to announce registration for the 6th Annual Germantown Invitational on April 28th and 29th in Germantown, MD. This tournament is presented by USSSA Baseball and the Germantown Athletic Club (GAC). Only 20 minutes from Washington DC, GAC expects an exciting field of teams. The first weekend will host 10U, 12U and 14U age groups.
The Spring 2012 Future State Prospects Baseball League game scheduled is posted. The Riverdogs open up the season against the Mount Vernon Patriots on March 18th in Ashburn, VA. Other teams on the schedule for this season: Stafford Lightning, Clarke Crush, Blue Ridge Titans, Hedgesville Diamond Bandits, and the Apple Valley A's. Check out the calendar for dates, times, and locations.
The Riverdogs Bake Sale was a huge success. The Ashburn community showed up in full force to support Riverdogs baseball and local youth sports. A special thanks goes out to our new sponsor, Lans Family Dentristy in the Ashburn Village Center, for their generous support on Saturday. Their donation was a big surprise and still has the boys talking!