The Maryland Major has 29 teams, four of which are Nationwide Conference teams. Much like the Phoenix Major, Maryland is an opportunity for one of the Nationwide Conference ‘A’ teams to get a tournmanent win. Look for the favorite sixth ranked Taylormade/TM Sports/Mizuno to use their youthful exuberance and some momentum from the Hall of Fame Classic to push them to the finals.
Taylormade knocked out Laservision last weekend at the Dual and scored a number of quality wins. Taylormade is led by the offense of young first baseman Blake King (.745) and infielder Scotty Langford who had 44 RBI last weekend. They will be challenged by Albicocco/The Scene, who has pitcher Dirty Sanchez and some big hitters like Shaun Ballard, John Robinson, Steve Allen, and Dal Beggs. Some other teams that could slip into the championship game would be DEI/S&S/Scotts/Easton (formerly Magic) and Valley Motors, who is a ‘B’ team out of the north east. Some other Sunday finishers could potentialy be Rochester Athletic Club or Deluxe Bakery.
Broadcasting will be up on field #1 for a livestream around 2:30 PM Eastern time until the end of the tournament. Some possible broadcasting match ups would be Albicocco vs Valley Motors, opossibly Cash House (the old Elk and Elk team) vs Rochester Athletic, Albicocco vs DEI, Albicocco vs Taylormade etc. provided the favored teams win.
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