6 amateur teams in state to form Ripken Sr. league

Baseball

February 11, 2005|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

A new college-age summer baseball league has been formed by six of Maryland's top amateur teams and will be called the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League.

The league reached an agreement with the Ripken Foundation to honor Cal Sr. for his dedication to the development of young players.

Composed of players age 22 and under, the league will consist of the Bethesda Big Train, College Park Maryland Bombers, Maryland Redbirds (Towson), Rockville Express, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts and Youse's Maryland Orioles of Baltimore.

Youse's Maryland Orioles and the Big Train will open the season on June 10 at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda. An all-star game will be played July 18 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, and playoffs are set for Aug. 4-9.

For more information, call Bruce Adams at 301-652-4019.

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