- American Legion Baseball Department of Virginia Championship Tournament underway in Danville VA
Please come on out and watch American Legion baseball! This year and next we are hosting the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Legion baseball tournament starting on August 1-6 at Fireman’s Field in Purcellville. The best 8 teams in the Mid-Atlantic will be in Loudoun County to earn the right to advance to the prestigious American Legion World Series in Shelby NC. Post 34 Leesburg is the reigning Mid-Atlantic Champion!
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Leesburg Post 34 Rangers won the American Legion Mid-Atlantic regional baseball tournament title as the host team.
The tournament was held at Fireman's Field in Purcellville, featured eight-team double-elimination regional tournament. Post 34 met challenges from the state champion squads of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Leesburg tasted defeat for the only time when Virginia champion Danville Post 325 upended the local boys 11-9 on Aug. 6. The Rangers tallied five runs in the ninth to tie it at 9-9 before succumbing in extra innings.
Rangers infielder and pitcher Kurtis Meyer, was awarded the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Meyer was named MVP owing to his seven innings of one-run relief work, saving two Leesburg victories and earning the win in the title-clincher. He reached base nine times, scoring six times.
It was a multi-Post team effort. Many thanks to Post 34 Leesburg, Post 293 Purcellville, Post 150 Sterling, and Post 2001 Ashburn for bringing this tournament to the Loudoun County community. Additional thanks to 16th District financial contributions and member participation, the Loudoun County Posts provided a memorable experience for Championship teams across the Mid-Atlantic Region.
The Rangers represented the Department of Virginia in the American Legion World Series, Aug. 11-16 in Shelby, N.C.