Thunderbolts baseball prepping for 18th season

Graphic courtesy Silver Spring/Takoma Park Thunderbolts.

Guest post by Ken Giglio.

The Silver Spring/Takoma Park Thunderbolts will return for their 18th season of baseball in Montgomery County. The Tbolts, who compete in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at Montgomery Blair High School. The first home game is June 9. See the complete schedule and information about this year’s team at  


The Thunderbolts will be offering weeklong camps for boys and girls ages 7-14. These camps will take place June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 (no camp on July 4), July 10-14, and July 17-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, the Tbolts will hold three-day specialty camps for boys and girls ages 11-16 (minimum age: rising 5th grader) on June 19-21, June 26-28, and July 5-7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register early for discounts. Multi-week and multi-sibling discounts are also available. Registration is available at All camps will be held at Blair High School.


The Thunderbolts are now accepting applications for their summer management and field operations interns and bat boy/girl positions. Management interns must be ages 15-22; field operations interns ages 16-22; bat boys/girls ages 10-13. Positions are unpaid, but students may receive SSL hours or college work/study credit. The application deadline is May 1. Go to for application information.

Ken Giglio is the announcer for Thunderbolt games and a member of the organization’s board.

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