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6th Annual
2018 Sarasota Cal Ripken All-Star Classic
  

*** Teams Must Follow The New USA Bat Standard This Year*** 

7/16/18 Update:  All the State Tournaments are complete and I'm pleased to announce that we had (3) more State Champions and also (3) State Runner-ups. 10U Lutz Cal Ripken, 12U Citrus Park Cal Ripken, and 15U Fishhawk Babe Ruth were the State Runner-ups. All (3) of our State Champions will go straight to the Inaugural World Series in their respective divisions since Florida is hosting the WS. Our first State Champion was the 9U Palm Beach Gardens team. The other (2) State Champions were the 11U Oakleaf Cal Ripken and the 11U Citrus Park Cal Ripken teams. Oakleaf won the North State Championship and Citrus Park won the South State Championship giving us a monopoly on the 11U Division in Florida. The most amazing stat for this update is that the 11U Oakleaf team had to win (5) consecutive elimination games to claim the State Championship after getting put into the loser's bracket early in the tournament. That never give up attitude will serve them well in the WS. Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the State Tournaments and good luck to all the teams at the S.E. Regional Tournaments and the World Series. 

 

7/05/18 Update:  Most of our teams have completed their District/Qualifier Tournaments and once again, many of them are moving on. At last count, there were 38 teams that won their District/Qualifier Tournaments to move on to the next round. T-Ball and Rookies have completed their State Tournaments and we had (2) State Champions. Congratulations to FT. Caroline Rookie A for winning back to back State Championships and also to Okeeheelee Rookie B for winning their State Championship. Oviedo Rookie B was the Runner-up in the State tournament as well. Good luck to the older boys that won their District Titles as they get ready to compete for a State Championship this weekend. Hopefully there will be more State Champions next update. 

T-Ball Division
Palm
Beach Gardens A - District Champions
North Ft. Myers A - District Champions
Fishhawk A - District Champions
Okeeheelee A District Champions, 3rd Place In States
Sumter A - District Champions
Fishhawk B - Qualifier Champion

Rookie Division
Sarasota A - Qualifier Champion
East Bay A - Qualifier Champion
Palm Beach Gardens A - Qualifier Champion
Oviedo A - Qualifier Champion
Northwest St. Pete - Qualifier Champion
Ft. Caroline A - Qualifier Champion, STATE CHAMPIONS, WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT
Palm Beach Gardens B - Qualifier Champions
Okeeheelee B - Qualifier Champions, STATE CHAMPIONS
Lutz B - Qualifier Champions, 5th Place in States
Fishhawk B - Qualifier Champion
Oviedo B - Qualifier Champion,
STATE RUNNER-UP

9U Division
North Brandon - District Champions, 4th Place in States
Palm Beach Gardens- District Champs, STATE CHAMPIONS, WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT
Fossil Park - District Champions

10U Division
Northwest St. Pete - District Champions
Fishhawk - District Champions
Oviedo - District Champions, 3rd Place in State Bracket
Naples - District Champions
Lutz - District Champions, STATE RUNNER-UP
Palm Beach Gardens B - Pool Champions,
3rd Place in States

11U Division
Oakleaf - District Champions, NORTH STATE CHAMPIONS, WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT
Northwest St. Pete - District Champions
Okeeheelee - District Champions
Citrus Park - District Champs, SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS, WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT

12U Division
East Bay - District Champions
Seminole - District Champions, 3rd Place in State Bracket
Naples - District Champions, 3rd Place in State Bracket
Citrus Park - District Champions, STATE RUNNER-UP

13U Division
East Bay - District Champions, 3rd Place State Tournament
Sarasota - District Champions, 4th Place State Tournament

14U/15U Division
14U East Bay - District Champions
15U Fishhawk - District Champions, STATE RUNNER-UP

 

 2018 SCHEDULE/RESULTS (click) 

Thank you very much to each of the record breaking 134 teams that participated in the 2018 Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic and Congratulations to all of the Division Champions and Runner-ups. Please check back throughout the Summer as I will follow all the teams and post the tournament results. I know that we will have some State Champions and hopefully some S.E. Regional and World Series Champions again this Summer.

T-Ball Division
Gold Bracket
Forest Hills Pony A - Champs
Okeeheelee Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Forest Hills Pony B - Champs
East Bay Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Bronze Bracket
Lutz Cal Ripken Blue - Champs
Wellswood Pony A - Runner-up

8U Rookie A Division
Gold Bracket
Oviedo Cal Ripken - Champs
Okeeheelee Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
N. Brandon Cal Ripken Blue - Champs
Sebring Dixie Youth - Runner-up

Bronze Bracket
NW St. Pete Cal Ripken - Champs
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - Runner-up

8U Rookie B Division
Gold Bracket
Fishhawk Cal Ripken Carolina - Champs
Sarasota Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Forest Hills Pony C - Champs
Oviedo Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Bronze Bracket
Wesley Chapel Cal Ripken - Champs
Palm Beach Gardens Cal Ripken - Runner-up

9U Division
Gold Bracket
Palm Beach Gardens Cal Ripken - Champs
N. Brandon Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Fossil Park Cal Ripken - Champs
East Bay Cal Ripken - Runner-up

10U A Division
Gold Bracket
Lutz Cal Ripken - Champs
Okeeheelee Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Burg Cal Ripken - Champs
East Bay Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Bronze Bracket
Fossil Park Cal Ripken - Champs
Wesley Chapel Cal Ripken - Runner-up

10U B Division
Gold Bracket
Palm Beach Gardens Cal Ripken - Champs
Lutz Cal Ripken - Runner-up

11U Division
Gold Bracket
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - Champs
Okeeheelee Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Forest Hills Pony - Champs
Lutz Cal Ripken - Runner-up

12U Division
Gold Bracket
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - Champs
Fishhawk Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Seminole Cal Ripken - Champs
NW St. Pete Cal Ripken - Runner-up

Bronze Bracket
N. Brandon Cal Ripken - Champs
Bloomingdale Cal Ripken - Runner-up

13U Division
Gold Bracket
Sarasota Babe Ruth - Champs
East Bay Babe Ruth - Runner-up

14/15U Division
Gold Bracket
Fishhawk Babe Ruth 15U - Champs
Fishhawk Babe Ruth 14U - Runner-up

Silver Bracket
Naples Babe Ruth - Champs
Bloomingdale Babe Ruth 14U - Runner-up

 

 


 2018 Teams Entered (Bold means payment received)

T-BALL DIVISION  (4U - 6U)
1. SARASOTA CAL RIPKEN
2. 
NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN
3. 
SUMTER CAL RIPKEN
4. FOSSIL PARK CAL RIPKEN A
5. FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN A
6. OKEEHEELEE CAL RIPKEN 
7. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN BLUE A
8. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN RED B
9.
 NORTH TAMPA CAL RIPKEN
10. FOREST HILLS PONY A
11. FOREST HILLS PONY B
12. NORTH FT. MYERS CAL RIPKEN
13. PALM BEACH GARDENS CAL RIPKEN
14. 
FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN B
15. WELLSWOOD PONY ALL-STARS
16. EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN
17. WESLEY CHAPEL CAL RIPKEN
18. SEBRING DIXIE YOUTH

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ROOKIE DIVISION  (7U - 8U Machine Pitch)
1. SARASOTA CAL RIPKEN A
2. SARASOTA CAL RIPKEN B
3.
BLOOMINGDALE CAL RIPKEN A
4. 
NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN A
5. 
NORTH FT. MYERS CAL RIPKEN A
6. OVIEDO CAL RIPKEN A
7. MANATEE CAL RIPKEN A
8.
 FT. CAROLINE CAL RIPKEN A
9.  FOSSIL PARK CAL RIPKEN A
10. FOREST HILLS PONY C
11. CITRUS PARK CAL RIPKEN A
12. CITRUS PARK CAL RIPKEN B
13. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN A
14. NORTH TAMPA CAL RIPKEN NAVY B
15. NORTH TAMPA CAL RIPKEN RED A
16. FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN NAVY A
17. 
LUTZ CAL RIPKEN NAVY B
18. FOREST HILLS PONY A
19. FOREST HILLS PONY B
20. NORTH BRANDON CAL RIPKEN BLUE A
21. NORTH BRANDON CAL RIPKEN RED B
22. PALM BEACH GARDENS CAL RIPKEN A
23. WELLSWOOD PONY ALL-STARS
24. 
LUTZ CAL RIPKEN RED B
25  OVIEDO CAL RIPKEN B
26. EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN RED A
27. EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN BLUE B
28. LAKE PLACID DIXIE YOUTH A
29. WESLEY CHAPEL CAL RIPKEN B
30.
CAPE CORAL CAL RIPKEN A
31. NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN B
32. PALM BEACH GARDENS CAL RIPKEN B
33. OKEEHEELEE CAL RIPKEN A
34. FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN CAROLINA B
35. OKEEHEELEE CAL RIPKEN B
36.
SEBRING DIXIE YOUTH A

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           9U DIVISION               
1. SARASOTA CAL RIPKEN
2. 
BLOOMINGDALE CAL RIPKEN 
3. PALM BEACH GARDENS CAL RIPKEN
4. SEMINOLE CAL RIPKEN 
5. FOSSIL PARK CAL RIPKEN 
6. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN A
7.
NORTH TAMPA CAL RIPKEN
8. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN B
9. NORTH BRANDON CAL RIPKEN
10. NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN 
11. WESLEY CHAPEL CAL RIPKEN
12. EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN

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            10U DIVISION (A or B)     
1.
CAPE CORAL CAL RIPKEN A
2. EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN A
3. 
BLOOMINGDALE CAL RIPKEN A
4.
LAKE PLACID DIXIE YOUTH ALL-STARS
5. 
NAPLES CAL RIPKEN A
6. MANATEE CAL RIPKEN A
7. SEMINOLE CAL RIPKEN A
8. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN A
9. FOSSIL PARK CAL RIPKEN A
10. OVIEDO CAL RIPKEN A
11. CITRUS PARK CAL RIPKEN A
12. NORTH TAMPA CAL RIPKEN A
13.
 FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN CAROLINA B
14. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN B
15. BURG BASEBALL CAL RIPKEN A
16. FOREST HILLS PONY A
17. FOREST HILLS PONY B
18. PALM BEACH GARDENS CAL RIPKEN B
19. NORTH BRANDON CAL RIPKEN A
20. NORTH FT. MYERS CAL RIPKEN A
21. OKEEHEELEE CAL RIPKEN A
22. NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN A
23. WESLEY CHAPEL CAL RIPKEN A

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           11U DIVISION               
1. FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN

2. 
OKEEHEELEE CAL RIPKEN
3. OAKLEAF CAL RIPKEN

4. FOSSIL PARK CAL RIPKEN 
5. CITRUS PARK CAL RIPKEN 
6. LUTZ CAL RIPKEN 
7. 
WESLEY CHAPEL CAL RIPKEN
8. NORTH TAMPA CAL RIPKEN 
9. FOREST HILLS PONY 
10. 
NORTH BRANDON CAL RIPKEN
11. NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN 
12. 
EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN

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           12U DIVISION (A or B)   
1. SARASOTA CAL RIPKEN B
2. EAST BAY CAL RIPKEN A
3. 
BLOOMINGDALE CAL RIPKEN A
4. NAPLES CAL RIPKEN A
5. MANATEE CAL RIPKEN A
6. SEMINOLE CAL RIPKEN A
7. FOSSIL PARK CAL RIPKEN A
8. CITRUS PARK CAL RIPKEN A
9. 
LUTZ CAL RIPKEN  A
10. 
LUTZ CAL RIPKEN B
11. FOREST HILLS PONY B
12.
 NORTH BRANDON CAL RIPKEN A
13. NORTH FT. MYERS CAL RIPKEN A
14. NW ST. PETE CAL RIPKEN A
15. 
FISHHAWK CAL RIPKEN A
16. SANIBEL CAL RIPKEN A
17. WESLEY CHAPEL CAL RIPKEN A
18.
CAPE CORAL CAL RIPKEN A

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            13U Division              
1.
SARASOTA BABE RUTH
2. S. LAKELAND BABE RUTH

3. 
LUTZ BABE RUTH
4. EAST BAY BABE RUTH
5.
6.
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         14U/15U Division           
1. NORTH TAMPA BABE RUTH
2. 
BLOOMINGDALE BABE RUTH 14U
3. 
NORTH FT. MYERS BABE RUTH
4. NAPLES BABE RUTH
5. MANATEE BABE RUTH
6. BLOOMINGDALE BABE RUTH 15U
7. FISHHAWK BABE RUTH 15U
8. LUTZ BABE RUTH
9. EAST BAY BABE RUTH
10. FISHHAWK BABE RUTH 14U
11. WINTER HAVEN BABE RUTH

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5th Annual

2017 Sarasota Cal Ripken All-Star Classic

Thank you very much to the 116 teams that participated in the 2017 Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic. Good luck as you compete in all-stars this Summer and check back in to view the results as I will follow all the teams this Summer.  

7/30/17 Update: I have once again followed the teams that started their summer in Sarasota as they competed in their all-star tournaments. We had 40 teams advance past their Qualifier/District tournaments to compete for a State Championship and had 2 teams that went on to win State Championships. Congratulations to the 11U Citrus Park all-stars and the 13U Sarasota Babe Ruth all-stars for winning State Championships!!  

T-Ball Division
Fishhawk Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champions
Sarasota Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champions
North Ft. Myers Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champions
Sebring Dixie Youth - District Champions, 3rd Place State Tournament

Rookie Division
East Bay Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions
Palm Beach Gardens A - Qualifier Champions, 3rd Place State Tournament, 5th Place S.E. Regional Tournament
Lutz Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions
Fossil Park Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions
North Tampa Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions, 2nd Place State Tournament, 3rd Place S.E. Regional Tournament
Fishhawk Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions
Northwest Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions
North Brandon Cal Ripken A - Qualifier Champions

East Bay Cal Ripken B - Qualifier Champions
North Tampa Cal Ripken B - Qualifier Champions
North Brandon Cal Ripken B - Qualifier Champions
Palm Beach Gardens B - Qualifier Champions

9U Division
East Bay Cal Ripken - District Champions, 4th Place State Tournament
Naples Cal Ripken - District Champions
Northwest Cal Ripken - District Champions
Okeeheelee Cal Ripken - District Champions, 2nd Place State Tournament, S.E. Regional Participant

10U Division
North Ft. Myers Cal Ripken A - District Champions
Northwest Cal Ripken A - District Champions
Citrus Park Cal Ripken A - District Champions, 2nd Place State Tournament, S.E. Regional Participant
Eagle Lake Cal Ripken A - District Champions, 3rd Place State Tournament
Longwood Cal Ripken A - District Champions
North Brandon Cal Ripken A - District Champions
Oviedo Cal Ripken A - District Champions
Oakleaf Cal Ripken A - District Champions
Forest Hills Pony League - District Champions, 4th Place State Tournament

Fishhawk Cal Ripken B - State Tournament Participant
Palm Beach Gardens B - State Tournament Participant

11U Division
Northwest Cal Ripken - District Champions
East Orange Cal Ripken - District Champions
Naples Cal Ripken - District Champions, 3rd Place State Tournament
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - District Champions, STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. Regional Finalist

12U Division
East Bay Cal Ripken - District Champions
Northwest Cal Ripken - District Champions, 2nd Place State Tournament

13U Division
Fishhawk Babe Ruth - District Champions
Sarasota Babe Ruth - District Champions, STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. Regional Finalist

15U Division
Fishhawk Babe Ruth - District Champions

 

 


4th Annual
2016 Sarasota Cal Ripken All-Star Classic

Thank you all for playing in the Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic. Good luck this summer as you represent your leagues in all-stars.

8/20/16 UPDATE - The World Series is over and unfortunately I can't report that we have another WS Champion this Summer. In the 10U WS, Longwood ran into some stiff competition and was unable to make it out of their pool. The Palm Beach Garden squad did a little better and was able to advance out of their pool and make it to single elimination. There they finished 5th overall. Nice job by both of these 10U squads!! If we had to name the best team from the 2016 Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic, I guess that it would go out to the 13U Sarasota Babe Ruth All-stars. The boys from Sarasota went to Iowa to represent the Southeast Region in the WS and played some great baseball. After advancing out of their pool with only 1 loss, they won their 1st elimination game before loosing to a loaded squad from Hawaii in the semi-finals. They ended up placing 3rd in the WS. Great job!!  Thank you all once again for playing in the 2016 Classic and I'm already looking forward to seeing you all in 2017. 

8/01/16 UPDATE - The Southeast Regional Tournaments have ended and we once again have had a strong showing. The 8U Rookie Division had 3 teams participating in the 16 team tournament and all 3 teams advanced out of their pools and into the Elite 8 single elimination bracket. There,  N. Brandon placed 5th, S. Lakeland placed 3rd, and Fossil Park placed 2nd after a tough 4-2 loss in the Championship Game to perennial powerhouse W. Raleigh, NC. If it wasn't for W. Raleigh, the Championship game would have been Fossil Park vs S. Lakeland as they were the only team to give either of the Florida teams a loss during the entire tournament. In the 13U division, State Champ Sarasota only had to travel to Orlando to take care of business. After a tough loss in their first game, they fought hard to take runner-up in their pool and advance to the single elimination bracket. They then found their gloves and played some strong defense to make it into the Championship Game where they avenged their earlier loss to win the Regional Championship. Off to the World Series in Iowa they go!! So 2 months after the classic we still have 3 teams playing ball and fighting for a World Series title. The 10U Palm Beach Gardens team is hosting the WS where the 10U State Champs out of Longwood will also be trying to capture the crown and the 13U Sarasota squad will be competing in Iowa. Wish them luck and hopefully the next update will be about 2 World Series Champions

7/19/16 UPDATE - As I do each summer, I followed the teams that played in the Classic to see how they performed in their Qualifier/District Tournaments. It was another strong performance for the teams that started their summer in Sarasota. We had (36) teams advance past their Qualifier/District Tournaments and represent their Districts in the State Tournament where (2) teams placed 3rd, (4) teams were State Runners-up, and (5) teams were crowned STATE CHAMPIONS. Good luck to our State Champs as they participate in the S.E. Regional Tournaments and a special good luck goes out to the 10U Longwood All-stars as they advance straight to the Cal Ripken World Series where they will run into the host team from Palm Beach Gardens who also participated in the Classic. Good Luck to Palm Beach as well.  We have had a representative from the Classic in the 10U World Series in 3 of the 4 years the tournament has been held including last year's CHAMPIONS from Manatee Cal Ripken. 

T-Ball 
East Bay Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champions
Fishhawk Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champions

Rookie A Division
Fossil Park Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL RUNNER-UP
East Bay Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
North Brandon Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, STATE RUNNER-UP, S.E. REGIONAL 5TH PLACE
Bloomingdale Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
S. Lakeland Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, NORTH STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL 3RD PLACE
Phipps Park Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
Palm Beach Gardens CR - Qualifier Champions

Rookie B Division
S. Lakeland Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
Lutz Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
East Bay Cal Ripken - 
Qualifier Champion
Bloomingdale Cal Ripken - 
Qualifier Champion
N. Tampa Cal Ripken - 
Qualifier Champion
Fossil Park Cal Ripken - 
Qualifier Champion
Palm Beach Gardens CR - 
Qualifier Champion

 9U Division
Naples Cal Ripken - District Champions

10U A Division
Manatee Cal Ripken - District Champions
Bloomingdale Cal Ripken - 
District Champions
Longwood Cal Ripken - 
District Champions, STATE CHAMPIONS, WORLD SERIES
Naples Cal Ripken - 
District Champions, 3RD PLACE STATE TOURNAMENT
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - 
District Champions, 3RD PLACE STATE TOURNAMENT
Palm Beach Gardens CR -  5th PLACE WORLD SERIES 

10U B Division
Fishhawk Cal Ripken -  State Tournament Participant
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - State Tournament Participant
Palm Beach Gardens CR - STATE RUNNER-UP

11U Division
Naples Cal Ripken - District Champions, STATE RUNNER-UP
Bloomingdale Cal Ripken - 
District Champions

12U A Division
S. Lakeland Cal Ripken - 
District Champions
NW St. Pete Cal Ripken - 
District Champions
East Bay Cal Ripken - 
District Champions, STATE RUNNER-UP
Naples Cal Ripken - 
District Champions

12U B Division
Palm Beach Gardens CR - STATE CHAMPIONS

13U Division
Fossil Park Babe Ruth - District Champions
Palm Beach Gardens BR - District Champions
Sarasota Babe Ruth - 
District Champions, STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL CHAMPS, 3rd PLACE WORLD SERIES

 

 


        2016 Tournament Schedule and Results - (Click on Your Division)

** When viewing your game schedule, click on the blue circle with an "M" to the right of your game and it will give you the address and directions to your game. 

                     T-Ball Schedule & Results                                Rookie A Schedule & Results

                      9U Schedule & Results                                    Rookie B-C Schedule & Results

                      10A Schedule & Results                                       11U Schedule & Results   

                      10B Schedule & Results                                      12U Schedule & Results

                      13U Schedule & Results

 

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                           Twin Lakes Complex - Brian Jackson (813) 420-6558
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2015 Sarasota Cal Ripken All-Star Classic

Thank you all for a fantastic weekend of baseball and good luck as you enter your district and qualifier tournaments. I'll be following you all as you progress throughout the summer. We hope to see you again next year!! 

8/30/15

UPDATE:  Manatee Cal Ripken Wins 10U World Series

It was a long summer for the boys from Manatee, but it all payed off with a dominating performance in the Cal Ripken 10U World Series. Manatee went 4-0 in pool play scoring 40 runs while giving up a measly 13 runs. This was good enough for the #1 seed and a first round bye in the elimination bracket. The boys stayed loose and continued to roll after the off day. They won their semi-final game 8-4 to reach the Championship game against the host team from Jonesboro, Arkansas. Then, in front of their hometown and on their own field, Manatee proceeded to put the beatdown on them and captured the 2015 Cal Ripken World Series Championship by a score of 15-2. Awesome job Manatee!!  Way to represent District 10 and the State of Florida. Proud to say it all started at the 2015 Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic    

7/29/15

UPDATE: Cal Ripken Southeastern Regional Results

Our teams that went on to compete in the Cal Ripken S.E. Regional tournaments continued to roll and all made a strong showing including (2) S.E. Regional Championships. In the Rookie machine pitch division, Ocala Rotary Fusion and Northwest St. Pete both won their pools and S. Lakeland was runner-up in their pool. All 3 teams advanced to the elimination bracket where Northwest St Pete placed 5th overall, Ocala Rotary Fusion was 3rd overall, and S. Lakeland ran out of steam in the Championship game against perennial powerhouse West Raleigh to finish as the runner-up. What a great showing by our Rookies. In the 9U division, our only representative was Palm Beach Gardens. This was a strange tournament as the teams played in a double elimination bracket to advance to the Championship instead of the traditional pool play. Palm Beach took a tough loss in their 1st game, but battled back with 3 wins in the losers bracket to place 3rd in their division. In the 10U division, the Manatee all-stars played sleeper in pool play and lost big to powerhouse W.Raleigh, but still managed to advance to the Championship bracket as the #2 seed from their pool. That's where the strategy payed off. Manatee jumped all over #1 seed Atlantic Beach in the semi-final and drubbed them 17-0. The strategy along with the lopsided win allowed Manatee to save much needed pitching for the final. Good thing they did because they played a real tough Glen Allen, Virginia team and it took a shutout to win the Championship by a score of 1-0. Manatee will now represent District 10 in the 10U Cal Ripken World Series. That is 3 out of the last 4 years that District 10 has won the S.E.Regional tournament and went on to the 10U World Series. The 2 previous teams both placed 3rd. We're looking for a World Series Championship this year!!! In the 11U division, East Bay won their pool to advance to the Championship bracket where they continued to roll. It took (3) wins including a beat down over Laurinburg, NC by a score of 13-1 in the Championship game before they were crowned S.E. Regional Champions. Congratulations to all the teams on great summers and lets pull for Manatee to bring the Championship home when they compete in the 10U Cal Ripken World Series.      

7/13/15

 UPDATE: 2015 All-Star Tournament Results After The Sarasota Classic

I once again followed the teams that participated in this year's Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic as they competed in their Qualifier and District Tournaments. 25 of the 69 Cal Ripken All-star teams advanced past their Qualifier/District Tournaments to represent their programs at the State Tournaments. Outstanding considering many of the teams are from the same District and eliminated one another. These programs went on to win (5) State Championships!!  Good Luck to our State Champs as they compete in the upcoming Southeastern Regional Tournaments.

T Ball 
Sarasota Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
East Bay Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
Team Sebring - DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL FLORIDA STATE CHAMPS

Rookie "A"
NW St. Pete Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, SOUTH FLORIDA STATE CHAMPS, 5th Place S.E. Regional
Fishhawk Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, 3rd PLACE AT STATES
Ocala Rotary Fusion - Qualifier Champion, SOUTH FLORIDA STATE RUNNER-UP, 3rd Place S.E. Regional 
Manatee Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
North Tampa Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion
South Lakeland Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, NORTH FLORIDA STATE RUNNER-UP, Runner-up S.E. Regional
Fossil Park Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion

Rookie "B"
Ocala Rotary Elite - Qualifier Champion
Palm Beach Gardens - Qualifier Champion
Fishhawk Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion, 3rd PLACE AT STATES
North Tampa Cal Ripken - Qualifier Champion

9U All-Stars
Citrus Park Cal Ripken - District Champions, 4th PLACE AT STATES
Palm Beach Gardens - District Champions, FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS,  3rd Place in Division S.E. Regional 
North Brandon Cal Ripken - District Champions, 3rd AT STATES
Sarasota Cal Ripken - State Tournament Host

10U All-Stars
Palm Beach Gardens - District Champions, 3rd PLACE AT STATES
Manatee Cal Ripken - District Champions, FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL CHAMPIONS,  WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!
Fishhawk Cal Ripken - District Champions

11U All-Stars
East Bay Cal Ripken - District Champions, FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
Manatee Cal Ripken - District Champions, 4th PLACE AT STATES
West Coast Warhawks - Little League District 5 Runner-up

12U All-Stars
Bloomingdale Cal Ripken - District Champions, 4th PLACE AT STATES
New Tampa Cal Ripken - District Champions, 3rd PLACE AT STATES

 

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                      T-Ball Schedule & Results                                   Rookie A Schedule & Results

                      9U Schedule & Results                                    Rookie B-C Schedule & Results

                      10U Schedule & Results                                       11U Schedule & Results

                      12U Schedule & Results                                      14-15U Schedule & Results

Site Directors:  Sarasota Cal Ripken - Marc Davis  (941) 374-1973
                           Twin Lakes Complex - Brian Jackson (813) 420-6558
                           Heritage Harbour - Ruben Gonzalez  (813) 481-9148
                           Babe Ruth Complex - Robby Robertson (941) 650-6529

 

Please read below for recaps from last Summer's Classic and see the amazing results the Cal Ripken All-star teams had in all-star tournament play.  

 

 

 

 

2014 Sarasota Cal Ripken All-Star Classic  

 8/20/14 

 UPDATE: 10U Cal Ripken World Series

The Sarasota Cal Ripken 10U All-Stars kept their amazing Summer going with a very strong showing at the World Series in Virginia. The team placed 3rd out of 10 teams after being eliminated by the eventual World Series Champions from New Jersey. Proud to say this group got their first win of the Summer at the Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic

7/27/14 

UPDATE: Cal Ripken Southeastern Regional Results
  
After a very strong showing in the Florida State Tournaments, our State Champions continued to impress in the Southeastern Regional Tournaments. We had 5 State Champions move on to compete in the Southeastern Regional Tournaments. Palm Beach Garden Rookie "B" won the State Championship, but that is as far as they can go. The other 5 State Champions went on to claim (3) SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!! Palm Beach Gardens Rookie "A", Sarasota Cal Ripken 10U, and Bloomingdale Cal Ripken 11U dominated once again. In the 9U division, Manatee Cal Ripken and North Brandon Cal Ripken tied for 3rd place in their regional tournaments. I'm very proud to say that these teams started their runs in Sarasota 2 months ago. For Palm Beach Gardens Rookie "A" and Bloomingdale 11U it's the end of the road with both teams advancing as far as possible. For Sarasota 10U, it's a different story. They now advance to the Cal Ripken 10U World Series in Winchester, Virginia to compete for the World Series title. With a little luck, I'll be posting another update with the news of a World Champion playing in the 2014 Sarasota Classic. Good Luck Sarasota!!

 

7/10/14

UPDATE: 2014 All-Star Tournament Results After The Sarasota Classic

I followed the Florida Cal Ripken All-Star Tournaments this Summer and the results were outstanding. I'm very proud to say that 19 of the 44 Cal Ripken All-Star teams that participated in this year's Sarasota Classic advanced past their qualifier or district tournaments. This group then went on to win an amazing (6) STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. In fact, they claimed State Championships in every age group except 12U. I can't wait for the 2015 Sarasota Cal Ripken Classic! 

 

Rookie "A"

Palm Beach Gardens - Qualifier Champion, NORTH FLORIDA STATE CHAMPION, S.E. REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
South Lakeland - Qualifier Champion,  SOUTH FLORIDA STATE CHAMPION
Bloomingdale - Qualifier Champion
Manatee - Qualifier Champion
North Tampa - Qualifier Champion

Rookie "B"

Palm Beach Gardens - Qualifier Champion,  FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS
Bloomingdale - Qualifier Champion
South Lakeland - Qualifier Champion
North Tampa- Qualifier Champion

9U All-Stars

Manatee - District Champs,  FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS
North Brandon - District Champs, FLORIDA STATE RUNNER-UP
Palm Beach Gardens - District Champs, FLORIDA STATE 3rd PLACE
Sanibel - District Champs

10U All-Stars

Sarasota - District Champs, FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL CHAMPIONS, 3rd Place World Series
Bloomingdale - District Champs, FLORIDA STATE RUNNER-UP
Naples - District Champs

11U All-Stars

Bloomingdale - District Champs, FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS, S.E. REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
Manatee - District Champs
North Tampa - District Champs

 

Congratulations to our 2014 Classic Champions and Runner-ups      

8 "A" Machine Pitch:   CHAMPION   - S. Lakeland Cal Ripken
                                      RUNNER-UP - Palm Beach Gardens

 

8 "B" Machine Pitch:    CHAMPION  - S. Lakeland Cal Ripken
                                       RUNNER-UP - Manatee Cal Ripken

 

9U National Division:    CO-CHAMPIONS  - N.Brandon Cal Ripken
                                                                       - Manatee Cal Ripken
                                       

9U American Division:   CO-CHAMPIONS -  Braden River Havoc
                                                                       -  Riverview Rockets 

 

10U National Division:   CHAMPION  - Sarasota Cal Ripken
                                         RUNNER-UP - Naples Cal Ripken

 

10U American Division:  CHAMPION  - Bloomingdale Cal Ripken
                                          RUNNER-UP - N. Brandon Cal Ripken

 

11U National Division:   CO-CHAMPIONS - Florida Meteors
                                                                         N. Brandon Cal Ripken
                                                                         Bloomingdale Cal Ripken 

 

12U National Division:   CHAMPION  - Sarasota Sting
                                         RUNNER-UP - Seminole Storm

 

12U American Division:  CHAMPION  - N. Brandon Cal Ripken
                                          RUNNER-UP - Cape Coral Cal Ripken