Orlando Lugnuts 7, Coral Gables Athletics 3 ‘Ninth Inning Outburst Seals the Deal’ Submitted by Chris Fisher, Lugnuts manager We were down 3-0 going into the top of the ninth and our offense had only scattered four hits through the first eight innings after averaging a little over 10 runs per game up until this point.  We…

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Brandon Bombers 5, Nationals 4 (10 innings) ‘Bombers Walk-off for First Holiday Classic Title’ Submitted by Damian Fedele, Bombers manager We jumped out to an early four run lead with two runs in the second and third innings. Our starter and tournament MVP, Matt Campbell, went two innings after throwing seven innings the night before…

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Boston Wolfpack 9, Maine Diamond Dogs 2   Submitted by Sterling Endicott The Boston Wolfpack won the 54+ division of the MSBL Holiday Classic with a convincing 9-2 win over the Maine Diamond Dogs.  The Pack went 3-0 in pool play then defeated the Jacksonville Hops in the semifinal to set up a rematch of…

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Vituro Health Cardinals 8, Miami Mavericks 7 ‘Cardinals Go ‘Back to Back’ for 45+ National Title’ Submitted by Scott McSparen, Cardinals manager For the second consecutive year, the Vituro Health Cardinals won the 45+ National division championship at this year’s MSBL Holiday Classic. The Cardinals beat the Miami Mavericks 8-7, highlighted by a 3-run first…

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Coral Gables Athletics 4, Brandon Bombers 3  ‘A’s Dedicate Victory to Fallen Team Captain’ Submitted by Miguel Garcia, Athletics manager Our win was bitter sweet as the A’s lost their long-time team captain, Albert Jardines to cancer two weeks ago. Although, he was still with us at the time of the tournament, the games were…

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Cleveland Steve’s Sports 9, Orlando Lugnuts 2 Submitted by: John Ramsey, manager After winning the National Division Championship last year, we had hopes of trying to repeat, however after a 1-2 pool play record, we fell to the American Division and played a good Orlando team in the championship game. “This was a difficult weekend,…

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Clearwater Ray 5, Natick Knights 4 ‘Rays Start Fast, Hold on for Title’ After a very tough round robin, the Clearwater Rays were ready to square off against the Natick Knights in the 45+ American championship game. Due to injury and players needing to leave the tournament on Sunday the Rays roster had dwindled to…

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Boston Wolfpack 14, Maine Diamond Dogs 4  ‘Wolfpack Plays Two Divisions Simultaneously, Wins 54+ Division’ By Sterling Endicott The Boston Wolfpack, playing in its 19th straight Holiday Classic, utilized 24 guys to play 12 games over four days, plus an extra inning that made 109 total innings. With the debut of the 54+ age division at the…

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Vituro Health Cardinals 6, Boston Wolfpack 5 (10 innings) By Scott McSparen, Cardinals manager After a couple of years competing for the Championship, the Vituro Health Cardinals won the Championship game in 10 innings, with the winning run sliding across home plate after Cardinal shortstop Joe Williams drove a line single into right center field.…

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Cleveland Steve’s Sports 11, Boston Cardinals 7 ‘Jackman and Tillman Take Charge’ By Mike Camunas, Special to MSBL January 15, 2018, Kissimmee, FL — All Cleveland Steve’s Sports needed was 12 players. The eight-time 30+ National Champs added four more out of the player pool and that did the trick. So did the five-run seventh…

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