ABERDEEN, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union hit a grand slam with local youth baseball teams during its Community Invitational Tournament at Ripken Youth Baseball Academy.
Twelve youth teams from local Harford and Cecil County recreation councils were treated to a weekend of tournament play at the Ripken baseball complex, which was designed to give youth players the chance for a major league experience.
The weekend began with a skills competition where the boys' running and throwing abilities were measured against one another. Exciting games continued throughout the weekend, and on Sunday, four teams moved onto the Semi-Finals. Emmorton and Rising Sun reached the Championship Game during a Sunday evening downpour, with Emmorton emerging as the winner.
Championship players and coaches were presented with tournament trophies. Other tournament goodies for the participating teams included free tournament t-shirts and commemorative programs, concessionaire lunches, and APGFCU backpacks. Max Mullin of Aberdeen was the lucky winner of a 30-gig Apple iPod courtesy of APGFCU.