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Minot will be Leaving It All Out on the Field in Their First CRWS Appearance

Wed Jul 26, 2017 - Alex Stein
Branson, MO - The 12-year-old Cal Ripken Team from Minot, North Dakota lives and plays by one philosophy set forth by the coaching staff. “Control what you can control. Play 110% as a team and leave it all on the field.” This has propelled the team to back-to-back North Dakota State Championships and a 1,070-mile trip to Branson, MO for their first ever appearance in the Cal Ripken World Series. “The excitement level is through the roof to play the extended baseball season and experience everything Br

Young Team From Iowa is Ready to Play in the World Series

Wed Jul 26, 2017 - Brenner Moore
  The Manchester Hawks will be representing Iowa in the Cal Ripken World Series after clinching the State Championship on July 12.   Defensive versatility and plate discipline is what this team brings to the tournament. Manager Brad Lott sang praises of his teams ability to wear down opposing pitchers.   “Offensively, we are very disciplined at the plate. We usually make the opposing pitchers work and throw a lot of pitches,” Lott said.   Combining a strong defense with the ability to outlast star

Nebraska Team Ready for Their First World Series

Wed Jul 26, 2017 - Brenner Moore
  The North Platte All-Stars will be representing Nebraska in the 2017 Cal Ripken World Series.   After finishing second in regionals the last time the team attempted to play in the World Series, they finally achieved their first tournament qualification.   North Platte’s manager, Gregg Messersmith, seems very confident in his team’s ability to be contenders in this tournament.   “Our kids have a really good work ethic,” Messersmith said. “Our pitching (and) catching is really strong. The kids c

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