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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.
- James Andrews - Carroll Community College
- Deion Blackburn - Catonsville Community College (will play baseball)
- Jacob Harrison - Shepherd University
- Gabe Hindle - James Madison University
- Caleb Ludwig - Lebanon Valley College (will play baseball)
- Robert Martin - The United States Air Force Academy (will play baseball)
- Shawn McMahon - Catonsville Community College (will play baseball)
- Jonathan Money - Frostburg State University (will play baseball)
- 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 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 early August and will complete this amazing new ball park.
Tryout Dates to be Annouced this Week
223 Baseball will be having tryouts this August 3rd at 6pm and Sundays August 12th and 19th at 9am. Please register to participate.
223 Baseball Charging Ahead - 5 Wins in a Row
Baseball: 'Best' game for Post 223 in sweep over Mount Airy
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."
"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.
223 Juniors Win Sonny Blank Championship
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.
223 Juniors Head to the Championship Tomorrow
Luke Bowman didn't allow a single run as Post 223 defeated Woodsboro Junior Legion 11-0 on Sunday. Bowman allowed just one hit and induced a groundout to end the game.
223 scored three runs in the fourth inning driven by a single by Ben Wayland who continues to show his leadership on and off the field. Bowman earned the win for American Legion Post 223 17U. He threw six innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, striking out six, and walking one. Williams took the loss for Woodsboro Junior Legion. He pitched five innings, giving up 11 runs, 12 hits, and striking out three.
American Legion Post 223 17U collected 12 hits. Noah Pugh, Ryder Chalk, Travis Fuller, and Jacob Harrison each collected multiple hits for 223. The team plays in the Sonny Blank Champiobship game tomorrow at 11am at McCurdy Field in Frederick.
223 Juniors Score Another Win over Frederick
American Legion Post 223 17U Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over Frederick Junior Legion on its way to a 15-3 victory. American Legion Post 223 17U scored on a single by Noah Pugh and a single by Garrett Greffe in the first inning.
Post 223 scored seven runs in the sixth inning, driven by a double by Pugh, a single by Travis Fuller, Spencer Copley,and a double by Garrett Geidel. Overall the team collected 16 hits. Geidel (3 hits), Pugh (3 hits), Greff, Wayland, and Fuller each collected multiple hits. Bradley Comer was outstanding on the mound giving up only 3 runs in 5 innings and Jake Rostkowski came in to close the 6th and 7th striking out the side to end the game. Post 223 plays again against Woodsboro at 12:30pm on Sunday.
Congratulations to the Members of the 2017 Post 223 American Legion Baseball Teams
Once again we are happy to announce that Sykesville American Legion Post 223 will be fielding both a junior and senior team for the 2017 season. Thank you to all of our sponsors and the continued support of American Legion Post 223.
2016 Post 223 Senior Team
American Legion Post 223 Baseball
Welcome to the home of Post 223 Baseball. This program offers a strict development program for elite players up to the age of 19 to play against the most competitive teams in the state. Both our Senior (19U) and Junior (17U) teams compete for state and national titles each year and play a fall showcase against local colleges as well as national showcase events in the summer. In 2015 our 17U team placed second in the state and won their division in both 2014 and 2015. As we play in the State Legion program we are restricted to drafting players from Winters Mill, Westminster, Century, South Carroll, Manchester Valley, and Liberty high schools.
Over 120 players have graduated from this program to play college baseball with several drafted into major league baseball. Our coaching staff includes several current college baseball players, a nationally certified pitching coach, and 6 others with a combined 100+ years coaching experience.
American Legion Post 223
We are proud to announce that American Legion Post 223 is one of the key supporters of our team, please visit their site and support their community activities. Our affiliation and support from our local post is one of the key aspects of ensuring the overall success of the team. We are also happy to announce that Post 223 has a large full service entertainment hall available for events and has succesfully supported the Sykesville community for many years. www.alpost223.com