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SJ Giants Capture 25+ National at MSBL World Series

2022 SJ Giants World Series Championship Team Photo
(Front Row Kneeling) Erick Raich, Chris Denevi, Jimmy Hill, Sean Smith, David Walker (Back Row Standing) Mike Martin, Chris Chambers, Ezequiel Deleon, Jerimiah Struble, Brian Richer, T.R. Keatting, Dylan Hecht, Matt Huggins, Zach Baldini, Kyle Brueggemann, Thomas Meals, Matt Zuvella, Sloan Soulia (Not Pictured) Eddy Perez

The San Jose Giants won their second consecutive MSBL 25+ National Division MSBL World Series championship defeating the Columbus Pirates 5-0 on a combined NO-HITTER from pitchers Dylan Hecht and TR Keatting.

The defense was led by catcher Brian "Boomer" Richer calling a masterpiece behind the plate. Shortstop Zach Baldini made seven put outs and Jimmy Hill added five at second base. Mike Martin played a great 3rd base.

The Giants offense was led by championship game MVP Matt Zuvella who went 3-4 scoring 2 runs. Matt Huggins, Sloan Soulia, and Zach Baldini had clutch two-out hits and RBI's. Sean Smith was on base 3 times and scored 2 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, 6 BB, 2 HBP, and 8 RBIs.

The Giants outscored their opponents 30-10 in 6 games for the championship.

Dominant pitching has been the foundation of the Giants tournament success and it was epic in this World Series. Pitchers Dylan Hecht, Matt Huggins, TR Keatting, Kyle Brueggemann, Zach Baldini, Ezequiel Deleon, and Jeremiah Struble only allowed 10 runs in six games while posting a miniscule 1.12 team ERA with 58 strikeouts in 54 innings of work.

Giants have now won three 25+ National Division championships in the past four years (2019, 2021, 2022). The cancellation of the San Jose MSBL season due to the Covid pandemic lockdown in 2020 prevented the Giants from making an appearance at the MSBL World Series so it is three championships in three consecutive trips to Arizona.

The Giants championship dynasty continues to roll on under the leadership of manager Chris Denevi.