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Post 223 Baseball will be holding an open tryout Sunday Oct 20th, 9 am to noon at the Firehouse field in Sykesville.   Just show up if you would like to tryout for the Spring 2020 team.

Interested in playing with Post 223 summer of 2020, email Coach George to set up a time to come tryout.  Coach George can be reached at contact coach or by emailing slpost223baseball@hotmail.com.

Post 223 sent Jarrod McConnell, Trevor Coombs, Ryder Chalk, along with Coach Jeff Facto to the All Star game at the Bowie Baysox Stadium.  

Post 223 baseball is pleased to announce that George Richardson Jr will be the head coach for the Senior team for the 2020 spring season.  We would like to give Coach Todd Fletcher a big thank you for coaching the team for the past couple season.  He will not be leaving the program he will be helping in an Administrative role for the Post 223 baseball.    I am sure you will still see him on the field at tryouts and practices.  Thanks Coach Todd.

Post 223 is starting a Sandlot team 14u,to go along with our JR team 17u and SR team 19u.  Go to Forms to register for the 2019/2020 season.

July 22, 2018

Congratulations to our College Bound Seniors! Our program would like to congratulate these 9 young men on taking the next step in their education (5 will play college baseball). In addition to these players, and our hundreds of alumni, we also have another 10 players currently participating on college baseball teams who have played in our program.

  1. James Andrews - Carroll Community College
  2. Deion Blackburn - Catonsville Community College (will play baseball)
  3. Jacob Harrison - Shepherd University
  4. Gabe Hindle - James Madison University
  5. Caleb Ludwig - Lebanon Valley College (will play baseball)
  6. Robert Martin - The United States Air Force Academy (will play baseball)
  7. Shawn McMahon - Catonsville Community College (will play baseball)
  8. Jonathan Money - Frostburg State University (will play baseball)
  9. Ben Wayland - James Madison University

223 Baseball is Proud to announce our new facility

 In partnership with our local Fire Department and our Post 223 American Legion, Heroes Memorial Park is now being completed and will be the finest amateur baseball facility in Central Maryland. The playing surface has been laser leveled, with a complete replacement of all playing areas. Our Bermuda grass turf is unique in this area and allows for the experience of playing on a professional baseball diamond. Dugout construction is set to begin in shortly and will complete this amazing new ball park. 


223 Baseball Charging Ahead - 5 Wins in a Row


Baseball: 'Best' game for Post 223 in sweep over Mount Airy

Tom WorgoContact Reporter Carroll County Times

Sykesville Post 223 extended its winning streak to five games with a doubleheader sweep of Mount Airy Gold Star Post 191 at Liberty High on Saturday.

Sykesville blanked Post 191 in the first game, 8-0, behind the strong pitching performance of Brandon Shipley, then prevailed 9-8 in the afternoon contest in extra innings thanks to first baseman Robert Martin's run-scoring single.

Those results in the Western District Maryland games are a big change from earlier in the season, when Post 223 team bottomed out at 6-14-1.

That stretch included a 0-7 record in one-run games. One of those losses was at the hands of Mount Airy in mid-June.

"We knew we were capable of playing at a high level and we have finally gotten there," Sykesville assistant coach Trey Ludwig said. "Earlier in the year, we were just finding ourselves unfortunately on the wrong side of these one-run games. Now, things are starting to trend our way."

Sykesville’s Joe Rekus makes the out at third against Mount Airy during American Legion baseball at Liberty High School Saturday July 15, 2017. (KEN KOONS/STAFF PHOTO)Sykesville manager George Richardson was brimming with pride after taking the two games from Mount Airy.

"They are a very good ball club," he said of the Gold Star Post 191 team with a 22-12 record. "And it's especially hard to sweep a doubleheader from them. It's definitely a highlight of the season."

Martin (4-for-4, four RBIs, two runs scored), center fielder Jonathan Money (3-for-4, two 2 runs) and third baseman Jonathan Cooper (1-for-2, two runs) led Sykesville to the Game 2 victory.

Sykesville railed 4-0 early and 8-5 before scoring the final five runs.

"We haven't been doing that," Richardson said of coming back in games earlier in the season. "We get down in games and we have a tendency of not wanting to get back up. You just have to keep fighting."

Mount Airy went ahead 8-5 in the top of the seventh inning with three runs. Third baseman Dominic Bianchini highlighted the inning with an RBI double. He finished three hits and scored two runs.

But Sykesville answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning on three singles, a pair of walks, and an error. Deion Blackburn and Garrett Geidel each had run-scoring singles.

Sykesville won the game in the eighth when Martin's infield hit went of off shortstop Max Proctor and into left-center field.

Money, who led off with a single down the right-field line and stole second base, scored on the play.

Cooper picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief.

"This is what we have been working for," said Martin, a senior at Century High. "To get to the point where we can beat any team in a doubleheader."

Shipley, a 2017 Liberty High graduate, gave up six hits and struck out six while walking one in the Game 1 shutout.

Shawn McMahon (3-for-4, four runs), Caleb Ludwig (2-for-3, RBI) and Patrick Engle (2-for-3, RBI) paced the offense.



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223 Juniors Win Sonny Blank Championship

May 29, 2017

The Sykesville American Legion Post 223 Jr. baseball team defeated Mt. Airy in the Sonny Blank Memorial Day Tournament Championship game at McCurday field in Frederick by a score of 7-5. This is the first tournament championship in the history of the Post 223 Jr. baseball program. Sykesville was in command going into the bottom of the 6th with a 6-0 advantage. However, Mt. Airy would fight back with 2 in the 6th and 3 in the 7th to pull within 2 runs - but the rally ended with the tying run at the plate for Mt. Airy and Post 223 held on for the 7-5 win. Stellar pitching by Garret Geidel (who went 5.1 and earned the W) and solid relief by Noah Pugh proved too much for Mt. Airy to handle. Jacob Harrison led Sykesville Post 223 at the plate with a 3 RBI game. Travis Fuller and Noah Pugh added 3 hits and an RBI apiece. Luke Bowman had a double and another RBI for Sykesville.

The team started their season 4-0 and will open at home Friday June 2 at Freedom Park. Sykesville will host Damascus for a Friday night doubleheader.