TAKOMA PARK, Md. – Gallaudet University's top two pitchers Brandon Holsworth (Beal City, Mich.) and Danny O'Donnell (Olney, Md.) will suit up for the Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts, a member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL), this summer. The T-Bolts play their home games at Blair Stadium at Montgomery Blair High School. Silver Spring-Takoma begins the season on the road for two games before its home opener on Friday, June 6.
Holsworth, two-time North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Pitcher of the Year, makes his first appearance in the CRCBL. The rising senior posted an 8-3 record on the mound for the Bison this past season as the Bison finished 27-18 overall and shared the NEAC regular-season championship. The right-hander started 15 games and logged 103.1 innings where he struck out 85 batters, walked 32, and recorded four complete games, two shutouts, posted a 2.18 earned run average and had one save.
O'Donnell returns to the T-Bolts for his second season. The rising junior went 5-4 with a 3.91 ERA, pitched 92 innings, struck out 76 batters, walked 28, tallied four complete games, one shutout and one save in 17 appearances. O'Donnell earned a spot on the All-NEAC second team as the Bison were the No. 1 seed in the NEAC tournament.
The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, an amateur summer wooden bat league, is in its 10th season of existence and features 11 teams from the Baltimore-Washington area. The majority of the players on the teams' rosters are from NCAA Division I, II and III programs or a junior college.
Gallaudet has had five players compete in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League in the past three seasons. Casey Hicks played for the D.C. Grays in 2013 while Tommy Barksdale and William Bissell played for the Grays during their inaugural season in 2012.
About the Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts
Note: The D.C. Grays, who played its home games at Gallaudet's Hoy Field for the past two seasons, now play at the Washington Nationals Youth Academy in Southeast, D.C.