Freedom Farm sweeps MJLB Inner City Classic
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Aug 03, 2013
Two teams in the Freedom Farm Baseball League batted in another historic feat, sweeping the 23rd Annual Metropolitan Junior Baseball League (MJBL) Inner City Classic and Black World Series.
The Freedom Farm All-stars and the Freedom Farm Rookies went head-to-head for the championship title in the 7-8 coach pitch division. The All-stars were the victors with a 12-4 win over the Rookies, at the tournament, which was held in Richmond, Virginia, July 27-31. The most valuable player (MVP) trophy was awarded to Frankey Moore, a first time national team member. Dion Munroe and Ralph Burrows coached the All-stars squad.
Moore said: “It feels good winning and playing in Virginia. I was excited when they called me for my trophy. I would like to thank my father, who is also my coach, for helping me and my teammates. We had fun playing against the other teams from the USA.”
The All-stars closed the tournament with a perfect win/loss record, 5-0. The Rookies picked up two losses, all at the hands of the All-stars. Other teams competing in the division were Piper Davis, Westover Warriors and the Richmond MJBL All-stars. The Piper Davis team finished third, followed by the Warriors and the MJBL All-stars.
The All-stars opened up against the Warriors on Saturday, July 27, defeating that squad 14-0. Their second shutout victory came over the MBLJ All-stars 15-0, on Monday, July 29. On Tuesday, the team batted in 15 runs to defeat the Piper Davis team who scored two runs.
“I am really proud of the way the team played,” said Munroe. “We were the top two teams there, but the level of play was still high. When we took to the field, you could see that the team was ready to win. Our preparation started from the beginning of the season, playing against different teams and the excellent coaching by coaches in Freedom Farm. We wanted to mold them to do things that they needed to do, so they were well prepared for this tournament having played in the nationals just weeks prior. We plan to go to other tournaments next year, so this is an excellent start for the All-stars.”
The top players in the 7-8 coach pitch division at the Freedom Farm Baseball League were selected to compete at the MJBL tournament.