Sunday February 25th, 2024

A look back at the 2019 USSSA “Battle on the Chesapeake” Maryland Major tournament report!



Championship Sunday – MPT Rentals MVP Woodrow Darling hits the game winning homer in the championship game against Pure Sports!


1st Place – MPT Rentals (NJ-A)

MPT Rentals a New Jersey Conference 'A' team upset the field of 29 teams at the "Battle on the Chesapeake" Conference Major tournament in Glen Burnie, Maryland this past weekend.  After beating some area teams in the first two rounds they knocked off Headlines/Titan (OH-A) by a run 33-32 in the quarterfinals, then outslugged Pure Sports (SC-Major) 55-40 in the semifinals, and then beat Beckham Brothers (SC-A) 31-21 in the winners bracket finals Saturday night.  Meanwhile in the loser's bracket late Saturday Pure Sports beat SportsReach (KY-A) on a walk off homer by Dan Kirkwood to win 21-20 and SIS/Thunder (NY-AA) beat Headlines 32-13 to advance to Sunday.  On Sunday morning Pure Sports took down SIS/Thunder 32-13, and then they beat Beckham Brothers 47-19 to make it to the Championship.  But MPT Rentals was fresh and loose and still had the offense clicking and came from behind to win capping it off with a walk off homer by their MVP center fielder Woodrow Darling to win 33-32!  MPT moves to 9th in the Conference points standings.  The tournament was played in good weather on 300 foot fields with the Classic M ball and a small contingent of Conference umpires.  I would like to thank Joey for putting up the two livestream cameras as I could not make it to the tournament.


2019 Maryland Major bracket, results, and Awards


Some video clips of the Maryland Major

In the video clips there is walk off homers by Blanchette, Kirkwood, and Darling.  A nice play on the fence by Darling.  And the little bench clearing in the Maroadis vs Pure Sports came which amounted to nothing.


Link to the Maryland livestream archives


Maryland Final Standings


Maryland All Tournament Awards


2019 Conference Point Standings after Maryland



Maryland Women's Major

1st Place – Lady Mojo/F.A.I/SNC Sports​ (VA-AA)

Lady Mojo/FAI/SNC Sports (VA-AA) lost the winner's bracket finals to Hitters Inc/Easton (VA-A) but then "double dipped" them in the championship of the Maryland Womens Major.  All Out/Brats/Easton (NJ-B) was 3rd, and La Famiglia Ladies/DRMG/AZGM (PA-C) was 4th out of 16 teams.




Palm Springs Women's Major

1st Place – SIS/Derby Girls/Easton (WA-AA)

SIS/Derby Girls/Easton beat SFK/A&S Constructors in the winner's finals and the championship of the Palm Springs Major.  Final results/standings have not been released by the director.  This was the Derby Girls 6th tournament win of 2019!



2 responses to “A look back at the 2019 USSSA “Battle on the Chesapeake” Maryland Major tournament report!”

  1. Stevie says:

    Who Picks The offensive MVP’s? Brian Lipman wasn’t even a top three hitter on MPT let alone in the tournament!!

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