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We are the Brunswick Orioles from Brunswick Md. We are an adult, semi-pro baseball team and part of the nationally ranked Blue Ridge League. The team was founded in 1990 and has competed in the Blue Ridge since that time. We have been crowned Blue Ridge champs in 1990, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013,2015, and 2017. The Orioles were crowned Maryland State Semi-Pro Champions in 2001, 2003, 2004., and 2017.Brunswick was crowned 2004 NABF NATIONAL CHAMPIONS by winning the NABF World Series in Louisville, Kentucky. Brunswick finished the 2004 season with a 51-7 record and wkere ranked number 1 in the Nation in the final national semi pro baseball poll. Currently, we are ranked as the number 6 team in the nation. In Brunswick's 27year existence the Orioles have compiled a record of 843-229 .The Orioles would like to welcome you to our site.
Orioles Are 2017 Md. State Champions
The Brunswick Orioles faced their long time rival the Hagerstown Braves in the first contest at the Hot Stove complex in Cumberland Md. Dustin Pease worked 8 strong innings in the contest only surrendering 4 hits to the Braves on 8 k's. Two unearned runs allowed the Braves to the the score at 3 apiece late in the contest.
The Orioles jumped the Braves starter Jordan Lawson for 3 1st inning runs. Nick Goode doubled followed by a Tommy Ziegen single to plate Goode. After Ziegen swiped second Josh Simons played Ziegen on a single to center. Colton Sivic singled to move Simons to second. After a fielders choice Simons scored on a wild pitch.
after the costly defensive inning that allowed the Braves back in it the Orioles grabbed two 11th inning runs to take a 5-3 lead. The Braves grabbed a single tally in the bottom of the 11th as the Birds held on for a 5-4 win.
In the Championship contest the Orioles faced the Susquehanna Assault sporting a 30-0 record. The Assault led 1-0 through 5 innings but the Birds would grab 2 6th inning runs to take the lead. Nick Goode and Tommy Ziegen collected big singles in the inning. Josh Simons was in control keeping the Assault at 1 run through 8 innings of play. Mike Evans entered to close in the 9th inning and had it working but two costly errors allowed them to knot things up at 2. The score would remain that way until the top of the 11th inning. Tommy Ziegen led off with a double to right center. Brian Powell laid down a bunt and the throw to 3rd was late giving the Orioles runners at the corners. Powell would move to second on Colton Sivic fielders choice. Jesse Russo stepped to the plate and delivered a liner into right to plate Ziegen and Powell. Powell went one two three in the bottom half with 2 k's to record the save and give the Orioles the game and title by a score of 4-2.
The Orioles have now won 4 State Titles. Jesse Russo was declared the MVP.
Orioles Championships Just Keep Adding Up
It's amazing but the Orioles have racked up so many Championships in their 27 year existence it would almost make ones head spin. The Birds began play in 1990 and in that very first year they did the improbable and won the Blue Ridge Title. 1991 saw some of the same as they won the title again. It was just the beginning of what would become somewhat of the norm as Brunswick has put 15 more Blue Ridge Titles together over the next 25 years giving them 17 total for their 27 years as a team. If that wasn't enough they have also won 4 state titles 2001,2003, 2004, and 2017. Other trophies in the case include 2 Reno Powell titles a Grover Frye Championship and the Harrisburg 4th of July Firecracker trophy.
The Birds entered National play in 2003 when they joined the NABF. Since that time they have won the Mid Atlantic Championship in 2004,2006,2008,2014,and 2016. The biggest feat they have ever conquered was in 2004 when they were declared the best amateur team in the Nation winning the NABF World Series in Louisville Kentucky. The NSPBA ranked them as the number one team in the nation that same year.
Not too shabby one what have to say when looking at what this organization has been able to accomplish. Tradition and Pride is one way to label it. Keep on getting up Brunswick Orioles, keep making us proud.
Orioles Place Five Into NSPBA Hall of Fame for 2017
The Brunswick Orioles are pleased to announce that five of their own will enter the NSPBA Hall of Fame in Evansville Indiana as members of the class of 2017.
Chad Coulter, Robby Dawson, Travis Lee , Gerrad Talkington, and Gary Carter will all be enshrined in November. Coulter was a stellar player in the 90's for the Orioles winning an MVP title and hitting10 or more homers in 6 straight seasons. The big first baseman was one of the most feared hitters of that era and was a member of 2 blue Ridge championship teams. Robby Dawson was there when it all began in that inaugural 1990 season. Dawson played third base and was voted to the all tournament team. In 1991 his two run homer sealed the deal late in the game against Martinsburg to give the Orioles back to back Blue Ridge titles. He also was a Blue Ridge MVP. Travis Lee was likely the top arm for 5 straight seasons for the Birdsc from 2006-2011. He collected ten plus wins each year and won numerous big game affairs. He beat the Winchester Royals in 2009, as well as winning many Blue Ridge championship bouts over that span. Gerrad Talkington began play for the Birds in 2003. Known as walk off talk he collected walk off homers one in the Blue Ridge final against the Hagerstown Braves and another against the Beecher Muskies in Louisville KY. in the NABF World Series. He was an all tournament player on the National Champioship team in 2004. Talkington also played in two other World Series 2006, and 2008. Gary Carter a Brunswick baseball legend who played for the Washington Senators for 6 seasons became part of the Orioles in 2001. Gary has held coaching positions was the Vice President of the team and is currently the Birds scorekeeper and Clubhouse Manager. Gary was also Vice President of the Blue Ridge for many years..
The Orioles would like to congratulate all these guys on this most stellar achievement.
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Long Time Loyal Fan Don Campbell Passes
October 13, 2016
On Thursday October 13th the Brunswick Orioles lost a long time fan when Mr. Don Campbell passed away. Don traveled with the Orioles many times to Youngstown Ohio, Salisbury Md., and Louisville Ky. He had his mainstay seat at Merriman Stadium behind home plate where he watched his beloved Orioles, while enjoying his shelled peanuts. Brunswick Oriole founder, long time manager, and current general manager spoke at Dons funeral on October18th. He was as dedicated as any fan could be and the Orioles fraternity will truly miss Don.
Jody Pearrell to Join Powell in 2016 HOF Class
He won the very first game off the mound for the Brunswick Orioles in 1990 and also got the win over Martinsburg WV in the Blue Ridge Tournament Championship that same year as Jody Pearrell went 8-1 in that inaugural season. The crafty lefty would remain the Orioles ace for several years winning 7 plus games each year from 1990 through n1997. He pitched many championship contest over that span. He was feared off the mound because of a great round house curve ball, a nasty slider, and a pickoff move that was second to none. Pearrell also pitched for the Lovettsville Dodgers from 1983-1989. He was the top pitcher in the Blue Ridge during that span having several 10 win seasons. Pearrell continued as the 3rd base coach for the Orioles for several seasons after he retired as a player. The Orioles would like to congratulate Jody on this well deserved honor.
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Long Time Veteran Brian Powell Will Enter NSPBA Hall Of Fame For 2016
Long time Semi Pro pitcher Brian Powell has been selected to enter the NSPBA Hall of Fame for 2016. Powell pitched for many years for both the Brunswick Orioles and the Tri State Titans from Cumberland Md. A former pitcher and shortstop at Shepherd University Powell continued his success on the playing field as one of the top arms in the area, when it comes to amateur baseball. Powell has amassed over 150 wins off the mound. He has tossed numerous championship contest as well as several no hitters and shutouts. The 37 year Powell continues his success as he is undefeated for the Orioles in this years campaign. The Orioles would like to congratulate Brian on this stellar accomplishment.
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ORIOLES WALK OFF WITH RENO POWELL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 25, 2015
John Mangold's walk off single with two outs in the last of the eighth inning scored Jesse Ault to lift the Orioles past the Baltimore Brew Crew and claim the 2015 Reno Powell Memorial Day Tournament Championship at North Hagerstown High School. The Orioles, (4-1) reeled off four straight wins to capture their first Powell title since . Joey Zuniga was dominant on the hill, giving up just one run on only three hits, taking a no hitter into the sixth inning before giving up consecutive singles to start the inning. Zuniga finished with nine strikeouts and five walks. Offensively, Zuniga and Zack Hossler each collected two hits, Hossler added an rbi. Bryan Nolan, Matt Rankin and Jesse Ault all had singles, Mangold added two walks to go with his walk off hit.
Jayson "Hammer" Mobley Selected To NSPBA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013
The Hammer Jayson Mobley has been selected to enter the NSPBA Hall Of Fame for 2013. With Mobleys induction the list of Orioles now stands at 4, as Andy Maught 2009, Roger Dawson 2012, and Scott Frye 2012 were previously inducted.
Mobley wore the Orange and Black for 12 seasons and played 1st base all of those years. Dawson named Mobley the Hammer years ago and he is not only known as that name to local fans but also around the country as Mobley played on the 2004 National Championship team as well as made two other appearances in the World Series. Mobley is the all time homerun leader for the Orioles as he amassed 114 bombs in those 12 seasons of play. His best year 1997 he banged 32 homers out of the yard a feat that will probably never be duplicated in the Blue Ridge League again. Mobley collected 312 RBI'S over his career. He was a .338 lifetime hitter. Mobley was voted MVP of the Blue Ridge League in 1998. He made the NABF All Tournament team for World Series play in both 2004, and 2006.
The Orioles would like to congratulate The Hammer on this stellar achievment. He is a truly deserving member of the NSPBA Hall of Fame fraternity.
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FORMER ORIOLES BAT BOY RYAN DAWSON DIES
RYAN LEE DAWSON Jr, Feb 2, 1987- Aug 18, 2012
Longtime Brunswick Orioles bat boy Ryan Dawson, the nephew of O's manager Roger Dawson, died Saturday morning at the University of Maryland hospital due to a brain aneurysm, he was 25. Ryan, who had down syndrome, served as bat boy during the mid 2000's, even making the trip to Salisbury for the NABF Regionals in 2006, but hadnt been able to get to the field much lately due to work, Ryan held down two jobs. He loved baseball, especially the Brunswick Orioles. Ryan would often be seen among the fans in the stands as he was very personable and outgoing. Birds skipper Roger Dawson recalls some of the times Ryan was at the field, "I remember at a game, one minute Ryan was running out to home plate getting a bat, and the next thing I knew he was in the stands talking to people and eating hot dogs." Dawson also talked about how Ryan put on the full catching gear and wanted to play during another game. Said longtime O's assistant John Mangold, "I remember Ryan coming to the games, happy and excited, yelling out his familiar greeting, 'hey, whats up dude?' He certainly made an impression on me, we'll all miss him." Please check the Frederick News Post for funeral arangements.
Roger Dawson Selected To Enter Class Of 2012 NSPBA Hall Of Fame
December 9, 2011
On December 8th The Brunswick Orioles were notified by the NSPBA and informed that long time Oriole and founder Roger Dawson will be entered into their class of 2012 Hall of Fame. Dawson started the Orioles along with Donnie Dawson, and Greg Barnes in 1990. He was selected as the Blue Ridge MVP in that very 1st season. Dawson has managed the Birds for 12 seasons amassing 432 wins with a 790 winning percentage. He has led the Orioles in batting average in 1990, 1991, 1994, 2007, and 2010. He is the all time leader in walks stealing 1st base on 494 occasions. He was selected as a 1st team all american in 2007, 2008, and 2010. Dawsons teams have won 12 Blue Ridge Championships, 2 Mid Atlantic NABF titles, and a National Championship in 2004. Dawson is still a current player on the Orioles roster and does the Designating Hitting duties.
Dawson is the second Oriole to garner this distinguished honor. Andy Maught was inducted into the NSPBA class of 2009. Maught was the 2004 NABF World Series Most Valuable player. Sadly Maught was killed in an aotumobile accident in December of 2008.
The Orioles would like to congtratulate Roger on this stellar honor.
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ORIOLES VISIT THE GOVENOR
The state of Maryland recently rolled out the red carpet for the Orioles as most of the team visited the sate capital and had a one on one meeting with the Govenor of Maryland, Robert Erhlich. The Birds also met the speaker of the house of Maryland and toured the capital building. Many of the players stood in the very room where our nations first president, George Washington, resigned his commission of leader of the army to become President. The O's then met with Govenor Erhlich and were awarded a proclimation, acknowledging their World Series Championship. Accompanying the Orioles were the Mayor of Brunswick and Fredeick County Delegate Rich Weldon. The Orioles would like to thank the state of Maryland for the opportunity to go to Annapolis and meet the Govenor, as well as to the Mayor and Mr. Weldon for all they did for us in getting the recognition we have had. Please go to photo album to see more photos of the Orioles' visit to Annapolis.