2021 54+ American

Jacksonville Hops 6, Diamond Dream Mustangs 4 Submitted by Lou Hancock, Hops manager The Jacksonville Hops, previously the Jacksonville Vikings, have played in every Holiday Classic and have never missed one. We’ve followed this event from Disney’s Wide World of Sports to Kissimmee and in the last two years to Viera, therefore becoming a tradition for our…

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2021 30+ American

New England Havoc 8, Safe Financial 5 Submitted by Omar Ortiz, Havoc Player/Coach We started practicing in November three times a week. We even practiced and scrimmaged here in Boston (we play in the Boston MSBL) outside in 30-degree weather just to prepare for this tourney.  This group is special! We love the game! We…

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2021 54+ National

Boston Wolfpack 8, All-Star Baseball Academy 7 By Sterling Endicott The Boston Wolfpack took two out of three in the finals to win the 2021 MSBL Holiday Classic in Vierna, Florida.  Playing in their 21st Holiday Classic, the Pack went 3-0 in the round robin at the beautiful USSSA Space Coast Complex.  All-Star Baseball Academy…

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2020 30+ American

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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2020 30+ National

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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2020 54+ Wood Bat

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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2020 45+ National

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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2019 Holiday Classic: 30+ National

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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2019 Holiday Classic: 30+ American

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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2019 Holiday Classic: 45+ American

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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