11 News Stories

Saving Grace in a Delta Uniform

Sat Aug 11, 2018 - Bailey Vassalli
A journey that started with a monumental send-off from their hometown soon turned due to bad weather conditions… among other problems. Team Connecticut would spend three hours on the tarmac _ afternoon before being instructed to get off the plane. Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong. There was bad weather, the plane needed fuel and their flight crew was at risk of timing out. Before they knew it, their flight — the one they had already boarded — was canceled.  It was just the start to a stri

The Life of a Bat Boy

Thu Aug 9, 2018 - Amanda Sullivan
This story will be updated with new stories from other bat boys throughout the tournament. For many, a bat boy is someone you see but never really think about as contributing to the team. These are the stories of bat boys at the Cal Ripken World Series and what they do to help their team. Middle Atlantic Middle Atlantic’s two bat boys have been bat boys longer than they can remember. Matthew and Jacob Ruddy have helped their dad with getting bats, guards and other equipment for the team. “This is reall

Rematch and Repeat

Wed Aug 8, 2018 - Amanda Sullivan
Two years ago, teams from Connecticut and Virginia made it to the 10U Cal Ripken World Series Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They met again in Branson, Missouri for a nail biter in the 12U Cal Ripken/Major 70 World Series group stage on Aug. 6. Two years ago, Virginia won 4-3. Virginia earned a 1-0 win in seven innings in the rematch, knocking Connecticut out of the running for a spot in bracket play. “It was definitely a real intense game,” Connecticut manager Billy Lengyel said. “Losing

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