WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Freedom Farm capped an undefeated performance at the 2015 Southeast Regional 12 and Under Major/60 tournament with a 12-1 win over Kinston, North Carolina. They won by virtue of a walk-off home run to win via the 10-run mercy rule through four innings.
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#After a dominant performance last week on the road against international competition, Freedom Farm is headed to the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series.
#Freedom Farm capped an undefeated performance at the 2015 Southeast Regional 12 and Under Major/60 tournament with a 12-1 win over Kinston, North Carolina. They won by virtue of a walk-off home run to win via the 10-run mercy rule through four innings.
#Freedom Farm’s path to the title included a 5-1 victory over New Kent, Virginia, 12-2 over Winter Park, North Carolina and 10-3 in the first matchup over Kinston.
#The team now advances to the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series hosted in Monticello, Arkansas, August 7-14. They look to repeat history following the triumph of the 2010 team when the Freedom Farm side won the Southeast Regional Championship and went on to win the Ripken Major/60 title.
#The Farmers are one of eight regional champions that are headed to the national tournament.
#The Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series is among the seven national championship baseball tournaments that’s part of the Babe Ruth League. Included is the popular Cal Ripken Major/70 division that pits teams within the United States as well as international teams that are also 12-and-under.
#The finale will be divided into two four-team pools, and seeded following a round-robin.
#The group stage is followed by single elimination playoffs.
#The Babe Ruth League is an international youth baseball and softball league based in Trenton, New Jersey.
#It was organised in 1951 as a baseball programme for boys aged 13 to 15.
#By 2010, Babe Ruth League, Inc. had more than one million players on 56,000 teams in 9,000 leagues in six countries and all 50 US states.