The American Legion is committed to America's youth and that is why we have sponsored American Legion Baseball since 1925. The goals of American Legion Baseball are the development of team discipline, individual character and leadership development qualities in young people. American Legion Baseball is the oldest and largest, nationwide, baseball program in America. American Legion Baseball became a National program in 1925. Over ten million teenagers have played American Legion Baseball since its inception. The first National Championship tournament was held in 1926. In 1998, 5,083 teams were registered for National tournament play.
With only two teams left in the tournament in Vermont Brattleboro and S.D Ireland faced off on Wednesday for the state crown.
The tournament format is double elimination, undefeated S.D. Ireland could have won it all in game one. But, Brattleboro Post 5 didn’t let that happen.
Brattleboro opened up a quick lead and took down S.D. Ireland 9-6 in the first game of the day.
In the second game to decide the champion, Brattleboro won in a 5-2 final.
Post 5’s Jeremy Rounds was chosen as the tournament’s MVP. He batted .348, rallied in 7 runs, and was the winning pitcher for both games.
Brattleboro moves onto the Northeast Regional in Shrewsbury, Mass.