2013 CRAB League All Stars
July 12, 2013
The 2013 CRAB League All Star Game was played at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen on July 11th. Thank you to the boys who were able to attend, as many teams were out of town in Cooperstown and other Regional or State tournaments. The boys played a great hitting game where impressive offense was featured by both teams, and many outstanding defensive plays were made.
Congratulations to the following players who were chosen as CRAB Leauge All Stars for the 2013 season:
*Thank you to Josh Bogdan and Jonah Einsig for playing in the game on a last minute's notice to make sure the game could be played.
Also Congratulations to the two MVP's chosen for their outstnading play in the game:
RED Team: Luke Hess
BLUE Team: Nick Cinquanto
HICKORY HORNETS 2013 CRAB LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
July 12, 2013
Conrgatulations to the Hickory Hornets on their 10 to 4 victory over the GoWags RiverCats in the 2013 Chesapeake Regional Amatuer Baseball League Championship Game on July 10th at the Ripken Experience in Abredeen. The game was exciting and featured two of the Mid-Atlantic Region's best youth baseball programs going head-to-head. Each team will travel to Cooperstown in the next several weeks and they promise to give the National Level compettition there a run for their money.
Congratulations also goes out to the two MVP players from the game:
GoWags RiverCats: Luke Wagner
Hickory Hornets: Evan Thatcher
Both players deserve the recognition due to their crucial contributions to the game.
CRAB Championship Game~ GoWags vs. Hickory
July 9, 2013
Congratulations to the GoWags RiverCats and the Hickory Hornets on thier impressive wins in the CRAB League Semifinals at the Ripken Complex on July 9th. The Championship Game is set for July 10th at 6pm, again at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, MD. The rivalry between these two teams makes this game even more exciting. If you want to see some impressive youth baseball, this is the game to watch.
2013 CRAB Postseason Schedule and Information
Play-in Game: Location: General's Hwy Field #1
Victus DP vs. Arden-
7/9/13 @ 6:00pm
Semifinals: Location: Ripken Experience Aberdeen
GoWags vs. winner of Play-in game
Hickory vs. Severna Park
7/10/13 @ 6:00pm
Championship Game:Location: Ripken experience Aberdeen
7/11/13 @ 6:00pm
All Star Game: Location: Ripken experience Aberdeen
The All Star game will be played at 6:00pm on Thursday 7/11. Players to arrive as early as 5pm, if possible, to allow time for pre-game logistics (uniforms and announcements).
For the end of season games including both Semifinal games, the Championship game and the All Star Game, I would ask that there be as many people as possible taking pictures to be shared on the website. Please email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be posted and shared with our families and players.
Three more CRAB teams take Championships- Severna Park, Arden, GoWags
June 20, 2013
Congratulations to Arden for taking their first tournament championship of the year in the Essex Father's Tournament.
Additional accolades go to the continually dominant GoWags Rivercats who recently won the Future Stars “Big 26 Rising Stars Kickoff” in Hershey. The RiverCats came through the losers bracket on Sunday to defeat the NJ Rangers 6-3 in the Championship of the double elimination event. The RiverCats outscored their opponents 57-10.
Most recently the Severna Park Green Hornets took the championship at the Ripken Web Gems tournament. After battling a tough field of teams and some severe weather, the Green Hornets proved once again that the CRAB League teams are prepared to beat competition from all over the region and the country.
Backyard University Gamers win Rawlings Wood Bat Championship
May 21, 2013
Congratulations to the Backyard University Gamers for winning the Rawlings Wood Bat Jamboree Championship last weekend.The BYU Gamers won the championship game 10 to 1 beating a tough Flames team. Another great showing for the CRAB League.
Victus DP Red- Annapolis USSSA NIT Champs
May 20, 2013
Congratulations to VDP Red for defeating several of the top ranked Maryland teams on their way to the USSSA NIT Championship last weekend. Also, congratulations to the runners-up Severna Park Green Hornets. Another all-CRAB final.... showing again how this league prepares the best to beat the rest.
Mother's Day Championships for PG and Severna Park
May 14, 2013
Congratulations to both Severna Park and PG Select on their big wins at Mother's Day tournaments last weekend. CRAB teams continue to dominate local and regional tournaments. Check out the pictures in the Photo Album! Great job!
Triple Crown Richmond~ GoWags Dominate!
Our CRAB League standout GoWags RiverCats go through a tough field of 12 elite teams in Richomnd and cruise through the elimination round allowing only 3 runs. Another great demostration of CRAB preparation and focus.
Another CRAB Team wins Championship at Sports at the Beach
April 21, 2013
Congratulations to the Hickory Hornets for going 5-0 this weekend and taking the Championship against a tough Mid-Atlantic Shockers Club.
Mutiny at the Park- GoWags WIN and CRAB Teams dominate.
Congratulations to the GoWags RiverCats~ the 2013 Olney Mutiny at the Park Champions. Impressive showings by the runner-up BYU Gamers and the BCCC Warriors and the Diamond Pros Red. Once again CRAB-only teams faced off in the semis.
CRAB League Photos~ WANTED!!
April 3, 2013
Coaches and Parents: Please pass along your pictures for posting to our website from your CRAB League games or of your CRAB Team's accomplishments or awards. We are pleased to allow the CRAB players a chance to see each other's accomplishments as well as game photos. Providing photos for posting on our site does give us the right to use and dupicate the photos, and those persons providing the photos must have the copyright and further understands and consents that he or she is granting us the permission to post and duplicate the photos. Please email the photos to email@example.com with a description for the content of the photo(s).
March 31, 2013
Congratulations to both the Frederick Hustlers and PG Select for going 3-2 at the Easter tournament at Ripken this weekend. Coming out of Ripken with a winning record on any weekend is an accomplishment to be proud of. As for the first weekend of the season, it looks like many tough fought games were played. Now that the season is underway, the CRAB teams are pushing each other to improve every time they hit the field. Good luck to those teams starting their CRAB schedules this coming week. Happy Easter and Passover!
CRAB SEASON BEGINS
March 28, 2013
As opening day of the 2013 CRAB season begins tonight with two exciting match-ups, we wish Good Luck to the Players and Coaches of the CRAB League on a successful season. Practice hard, Play harder, and most importantly, have FUN!
Now... Play Ball!
3/24/13~ Annapolis Open Tournament CRAB Teams update. Congratulations to the Olney Pirates the 2013 Annapolis Open 12U Champions. Also, Congratulations to DP Red- runners-up. Including Arden, three of the 4 semifinalist teams were CRAB teams. Another excellent demonstration of CRAB preparation and tournament focus.
3/17/13~ Regional Tournament Update- Congratulations to the GoWag RiverCats and the Hickory Hornets for their respective Championships at Ripken and Lakeshore this weekend. In fact, each of the semifinal teams in the Lakeshore Showdown at the Shore Tournament were CRAB League teams (runner-up BCCC Warriors, Severna Park and PG Select), as well as the Runner-up at Ripken (Olney Pirates). The CRAB Legaue teams are already demonstrating that hard work and preparation pays off.
Welcome to the 2013 12U Chesapeake Regional Amateur Baseball League.
The CRAB League was formed by active Baseball Coaches, not to make a profit, but to remedy the failings of the "pay and play" leagues which have traditionally served youth baseball in our region. Teams that are invited to play in the CRAB League are focused on being challenged game-in and game-out by the highest competition possible. There are indisputable benefits of playing consistently high level opponents, and the CRAB League is designed to provide exactly that opportunity.
An important objective of the CRAB League is to allow each team to develop skills and consistency through league play, while giving latitude to focus primarily on tournament play. In support of this goal, the CRAB League is geared to permit flexibility in league game scheduling and rescheduling to allow maximum access to tournament play. The League provides a rigorous game schedule to prepare and develop players for the high level competition found in the semifinals and championship games of the best tournaments locally, regionally and nationally.
The Crab League Rules are designed to be a living document. This permits each new class of CRAB League Coaches (with the advice and permission of the CRAB Board) to mold the Rules. In fact, each Age Group, through consensus and with approval of the CRAB Board, is permitted to modify the CRAB League Rules prior to the beginning of the season.
The accomplishments of the CRAB League teams are already impressive. With numerous tournament wins on the local, regional and national baseball stage, the benefits of CRAB League play is touted by those Coaches who have participated in the league as a tremendous tool for the accomplishment of these remarkable achievements.
As the President and one of the original designers of this organization, I wish to thank those coaches, parents and organizations that have supported the vision, creation and success of the CRAB League. The League was born out of a simple discussion between coaches about improving the "system" of youth baseball, and has grown to serve the goal of raising our finest youth baseball players to love the game and play at its highest level.
Kenneth A. Bogdan