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- BRUNSWICK ORIOLES 2004 NABF NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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- NABF REGIONAL CHAMPS 2004,2006,2008,2014,2016,2018
Welcome to the Website of the 2019 NABF MAJORS MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPION and NABF MAJORS WORLD SERIES RUNNER UP 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, 2017, 2018 and 2019.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. In Brunswick's 28year existence the Orioles have compiled a record of 897-243. The Orioles would like to welcome you to our site.
ORIOLES PLACE 3 ON WORLD SERIES ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
The Brunswick Orioles placed 3 players on the NABF World Series All-Tournament team including Third Baseman Matt Jeffrey, Designated Hitter Justin Smith and Pitcher Josh McCauley. Both Matt Jeffrey and Justin Smith hit over .400 for the Tournament while Josh McCauley turned in the most impressive pitching performance of the Tournament with a complete game while striking out 14.
2019 NABF WORLD SERIES RUNNER UP BRUNSWICK ORIOLES
ORIOLES FALL SHORT IN NABF TITLE GAME FOR THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW
For the 2nd consecutive year the Brunswick Orioles advanced to the Championship game of the NABF Majors Division World Series only to have their Title hopes dashed losing to the Berea Blue Sox ( Ohio ) 10-6.
FOUR ORIOLES EARN ALL WORLD SERIES TEAM
The Orioles placed four on the NABF All World Series team announced Monday from Battle Creek, MI. Starting pitcher Myles Gayman, short stop AJ Lee, catcher Quinn Ambeau and outfielder Syeed Mahdi all made the team. Congrats to these four Orioles on a great accomplishment.
2018 NABF NATIONAL RUNNER UP
ORIOLES FALL SHORT IN NABF TITLE GAME
The Brunswick Orioles run to the NABF National Title fell short on Sunday as they fell to the Lombard, Ill Orioles 16-5. The Orioles finish as the NABF National Runners Up. The O's held on to a 4-0 lead into the 6th inning on the strength of Austin Mains arm, Main, who had already thrown 9 innings in the tourney could not hold the lead as he and the defense ran out of gas. The Birds committed an uncharacteristic 5 errors in the inning.
NEWCOMERS DELIVER 18TH BRL TITLE FOR ORIOLES
The 2018 Brunswick Orioles roster has been a work in progress for most of the season for team President/GM Roger Dawson and assistant GM John Mangold, but the work has paid of with the O's 18th Blue Ridge League regular season title. Highlighted by several new faces, the Orioles have handled their business to the tune of a 13-1 overall record, (11-0 BRL), heading into today's double header in Cumberland. The O's brass have added key pieces to the squad in what they hope will be a deep post season run. Some of the new faces include a handful of Division 1 players, Myles Gayman, (Penn St.), Dalton Stewart, (UMBC), Syeed Mahdi, (Norfolk St.), Dustin Pease and Vaugn Parker, (Mt. St. Marys), Brady Harju, (FCC/JMU), and their most recent addition, Zack Jancarski of the Univ ot Maryland, to go along with some top DII talent such as Justin Smith and Eric Sloper (Shepherd Univ), Chris Ford, (Rogers St), Carson Bach,(Tennessee Weslyan), and Austin Main, (Davis & Elkins) to go along with the veteran members of the O's to make this their deepest, most talented team in recent memory. "The roster was in flux early on", said Asst GM Mangold, his 1st year in this position after managing the O's for 14 seasons, "we were concerned to be quite honest, but the pitching has allowed us to slowly build the roster to where we feel very confident moving forward. We've never had this kind of depth throughout the roster, and at times that makes it difficult to get guys innings, especially with the decrease in games in our league, but our new manager is doing a terrific job and we're very much looking forward to post season play." Mangold is referring to former Brunswick pitcher and long time friend Rusty Potts, who joined the Orioles staff last season and has moved into the managerial role this year. The Orioles have about 10 games left before they start the BRL playoffs, then Brunswick will host the 2018 NABF Regional tournament beginning Aug 2, and hopefully will be returning to Battle Creek, Michigan for the World Series.
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 28 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 16 more Blue Ridge Titles together over the next 25 years giving them 18 total for their 28 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 2004,2006,2008,2014,2016, and 2018. 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. 2018 saw the Orioles again in the National Championship game this time in Battle Creek Michigan. The Birds unfortunately lost that game to a tough Lombard Illinois team but were declared National Runner Up.
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 grand slam 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
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.
2105 Reno Powell Memorial Day Tournament Champions
ORIOLES WALK OFF WITH RENO POWELL CHAMPIONSHIP
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
FORMER ORIOLES BAT BOY RYAN DAWSON DIES
Roger Dawson Selected To Enter Class Of 2012 NSPBA Hall Of Fame
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