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Puerto Rico: Team Falls Inches Short in Heartbreaking 6-5 Loss to Team Dominican Republic 07/28/2015

The horrible beauty of sports is that you can feel the ultimate exhilaration and the bitterness of utter disappointment all within one play. Unfortunately, that’s just what happened to Team Puerto Rico as they came up just short of beating Team Dominican Republic, but fell 6-5. The game was incredibly evenly matched, as the teams mirrored each other in the first two...

Southwest: First Loss of the Season 07/28/2015

By Matt Goodie  Team Southwest dropped their first game of the Cal Ripken World Series, and the season, to Pacific Southwest earlier today by a score of 8-3.  Despite rallying for three runs in the top of the fifth, Southwest was unable to mount a comeback on the heavy hitters from Manoa, Hawaii. Southwest broke down fundamentally today, committing four errors and...

Maryland: One-Two Punch Hasn't Worked 07/28/2015

Through three games at the 2015 Cal Ripken World Series, Team Maryland has gone 0-3 and have lost by a combined 10 runs. They certainly aren’t getting blown out of games, but rather are lacking a complete game of focus and percision. After Monday night’s loss to Team Pacific Southwest where Team Maryland was picked off three separate times, Coach Kirby shared, “We...

Dominican Republic: Nail Biting 6-5 Win Over Team Puerto Rico 07/28/2015

By: Eddie Poe Team Dominican Republic squared off against Caribbean foe Team Puerto Rico this morning on Cal Sr.’s Yard and came away with their most important win of the Cal Ripken World Series thus far.  The two teams battled back and forth with Team Dominican Republic prevailing in a nail biter, 6-5. With the win, Team Dominican Republic will advance to the...

Japan: The Japan Way 07/28/2015

Getting past any language barrier is incredibly difficult, especially for 12-year-old kids. Team Japan, like several of the international teams, are faced with that challenge here at the 2015 Cal Ripken World Series. Through three official games, Team Japan is undefeated and has displayed undeniable class, charisma, respect and a little bit of skill. Okay, a lot! ...