The Calvert All-Star 9U Team, under the leadership of Head Coach Chris Cadden and Assistant Coaches Dave Moser, Jim Rodenhaver, and Freddy Whitney won the Babe Ruth League – Cal Ripken Baseball 9U Maryland State Championship 2017 and represented the State of Maryland at the Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, placing second.
The members of the Calvert Babe Ruth 9U All Star Baseball Team State Champions are Ryder Bolger, Jacob Cadden, Aiden Cassidy, Jack Cassidy, Connor Hall, Christian Manifold, Noah McMurray, Logan Powell, Joey Rodenhaver, Lucas Sigafoose, Jacob Smith, Ivan Sypa and Riley Whitney.
The Team completed their post-season with a 18-2 record, winning the Schools Out Invitational in Severn, the Raider Summer Clash in Ellicott City, as well as the Maryland State Championship.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) paid tribute to the dedication, many long hours of practice, Fine performance and accomplishments of the Calvert Babe Ruth 9U All-Star Baseball Team at their August 22, 2017 meeting. The BOCC proclaimed that sincere congratulations and best wishes for continued success were extended to the young men on winning the Babe Ruth League-Cal Ripken Baseball 9U Maryland State Championship 2017. They also extended appreciation and thanks to the coaches for their guidance and encouragement to the team.
Congratulations for a job well done!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon