ABERDEEN, Md. (WMAR) -
Saturday marked the first day of the Championship Weekend at the 13th annual Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland.
History was made in Maryland’s backyard as a Maryland team advanced to the World Championship game.
A representative from Maroon PR, the agency that is representing the event, says that this is the first time that a Maryland team has ever made it to the World Championship game at the Cal Ripken World Series.
The Cal Ripken World Series features youth baseball players, between eleven and twelve years old, from around the world.
The state champions from Maryland hailed out of Montgomery County.
The Montgomery County team defeated the Middle Atlantic team (2-1) to become the U.S. representative in the World Championship game.
“It’s hard to put how I feel about today’s game into words - playing in a Championship Game like this, when you have Cal Ripken sitting up in the press box watching us play baseball,” said Coach Will Frazier of the Maryland State Champs. “I think it’s the first time that a Maryland team has won at this level. We really wanted to play baseball the right way, and that’s what these kids have done all week. They came out here and just battled every game,” he said.
The World Championship Game will be played on Cal Sr.’s Yard Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
The World Championship game is free to the public.
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