2022 25+ National

San Jose Giants 5, Columbus Pirates 0

‘Hecht and Keatting Combined ‘No-No’ Buries Pirates’

Submitted by Chris Denevi, Giants manager

The Giants won 5-0 on a combined NO HITTER from pitchers Dylan Hecht and TR Keatting. We aren’t sure if this has ever been done before in any 25 National division game, much less in a championship game.  We need to check that out!

The defense was led by catcher Brian Richer calling a masterpiece behind the plate. Shortstop Zach Baldini made seven putouts and Jimmy Hill made five at second base. Mike Martin played a great third base.

The offense was led by Championship Game MVP Matt Zuvella. Matt went 3-4 scoring two runs. Matt Huggins, Sloan Soulia, and Zach Baldini had clutch two-out hits and RBIs. Sean Smith was on base three times and scored two runs. Chris Chambers went 2-4 with a huge two-out RBI hit.

Tournament MVP went to Chris Chambers.  Chris hit .500 for the tournament with 10 hits, six walks, two HBP, and eight RBI.

The Giants outscored their opponents 30-10 in six games for the championship. Pitching is always the staple for the Giants. Giants’ pitchers had a tournament ERA of 1.12 and 58 strikeouts. This includes Dylan Hecht, Matt Huggins, TR Keatting, Kyle Brueggemann, Zach Baldini, Ezequiel Deleon, and Jeremiah Struble.

With a covid shortened 2020, this is the Giants’ third straight 25’s National championship win! 2019,21,22.

The Dynasty continues!