From Ripken Baseball:
Host team Harford County (Hickory Hornets) to compete in its first appearance in the U.S. Championship game at the 15th annual Cal Ripken World Series
Friday, August 15, 2014
• 5:00pm – U.S. Championship
o Harford County (Hickory Hornets) vs. Winner of Southeast v. Pacific SW
• 7:30pm – International Championship – TBD
o Winner of Japan/Korea v. Winner of Puerto Rico/Mexico
The Ripken Experience powered by Under Armour complex – Cal Sr.’s Yard
(873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21009)
**Media seeking a press credential for the tournament MUST contact Taylor Mead at Taylor@MaroonPR.com
The 15th annual Cal Ripken World Series (CRWS) will host the U.S. and International Championship games on Friday, August 15 at the Ripken Experience powered by Under Armour complex in Aberdeen, Md. The CRWS is where the world comes to play, the Ripken Way, and is the culminating tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s 12u Cal Ripken Division.
Host team Harford County defeated Team Maryland, 11-9, to move onto its first ever U.S. Championship appearance. Harford County will play the winner of the U.S. Semi Final matchup between an undefeated Team Southeast (Raleigh, NC) and Pacific SW (Handford, Cali.), set for a 5:30pm first pitch Thursday.
The championship games on August 15 and August 16 will be televised live on CBS Sports Network and include commentary by Cal Ripken. Coverage begins with the U.S. Championship on Friday, Aug. 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST and the International Championship at 7:30p.m EST. The World Championship begins at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 16.
The CRWS unites the 10 best teams from across the United States, with 8 international teams, including newly added New Zealand and Puerto Rico. All games are played on the innovative fields at the Ripken Experience powered by Under Armour complex, including the one-of-a-kind Cal Sr.’s Yard, a two-thirds replica of Camden Yards. All tournament games are FREE to the public. Free tickets are available online at www.RipkenBaseball.com/world_series.
For scores, highlights and a behind the scenes look into all CRWS action, fans can follow its official social media pages including Twitter and Instagram @CRWSAberdeen, and at Facebook.com/CRWSAberdeen. For complete information on the tournament, visit http://www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.