Maryland Baseball Academy U14 National team is ranked #2 in the nation. This team made some noise last summer by beating some of the top teams around country. They were crowned 13U AAU National Champions and placed 3rd in the USSSA Elite 32 Championship. Several members of this team are playing at the following DC/Metro HS;
-Riverdale Baptist
-St. Johns
-Atholton
-Severna Park
-Poolesville
-Sherwood
-Gilman

TravelBallSelect.com - TBS 2011 14U Preseason National Rankings - Top 10

1. Lamorinda Baseball (CA)

2. Maryland Baseball Academy (MD) - MBA took the AAU championship last year and
finished 3rd at the Elite 32 last year. Have made some key additions this year picking up speed,pitching, and bigger bats. Look out for this squad, very talented.

3. East Cobb Astros (GA)
4. Meteors Baseball (FL)
5. Roadrunners Blue (GA)
6. TABU (CA)
7. Oakley Stingrays (CA)
8. Louisiana Tigers (LA)
9.Tennessee Tornadoes (TN)
10. Motor City Hit Dogs (MI)
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That is really impressive, even more so when you consider MBA only started putting together teams a few years ago, and had to compete for players with well-established travel programs like BCC and Olney. Congrats to Will Frazier, a very talented baseball person and coach.
TravelBallSelect.com - TBS 14U National Rankings UPDATE!
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:45
1. (1) Lamorinda Baseball (CA) - A very talented squad from the northern California region.
Lamorinda has still been playing well in upper divisions and playing well. The team returned
POY Joe DeMers and will be the favorite at the Elite. Currently 51-6 on the season in USSSA
events.
2. (2) Maryland Baseball Academy (MD) – MBA played well at the North Carolina Super NIT
coming in second while missing key components. Have picked up some big wins as of lately
most notably against the East Cobb Astros. Recently won the Northeast Super NIT dropping
the Tri State Arsenal in the finals.
3. (6) Meteors Baseball (FL) – Meteors have bounced back and got some big wins as of lately
that has put them back in the top five. Most notable win came against the Astros at the
Tallahassee Super NIT. Currently 45-11 in USSSA events. "Watch the Metoers live this
weekend in the Florida USSSA State Championship on TBS SelectCast."
4. (3) East Cobb Astros (GA) – Astros played very well at the North Carolina Super NIT
before falling to the second place team Maryland Baseball Academy. Are currently 40-5 on the
season.
5. (5) Roadrunners Blue (GA) - Picked up TBS All American Tarez Miller while returning Seth
Beer, Chris Cullen, and Alec Wilson. Are still playing good ball playing and will make a run for a
national title.
6. (5) TABU (CA) - Won last year’s Elite 32 after picking up Joe Demers. Will not return some
key players from that championship victory but look for them to make another run for a title
come late this summer. Return TBS All Americans Devin Lehman and Cal Stevenson.
7. (9) Motor City Hit Dogs (MI) - Team has merged with last year’s Michigan Mudhens squad
and has picked up some big name players that look to add pitching and hitting depth. Return
TBS All Americans Trey Fulton, Kyle Randick, Alex Malzone, and Pete Zeimis. Will be tested in
first Super NIT this weekend.
8. (11) Tri State Arsenal (NJ) - Tri State finished 21-4 last year in USSSA events. Looked
strong at the North Carolina Super NIT going 4-2 to take the championship and earn the berth
to the Elite. Came in 2nd at the Northeast Super NIT falling to the Maryland Baseball Academy.
9. (12) Houston Lightning (TX) - Have been without some key players as of lately but are still
putting together a great early season. This team will compete for a national title this summer.
Especially when they pick up some of their horses.
10. (10) Louisiana Tigers (LA) - Made a great run in last year’s Elite 32 National
Championship. Coach McClure will have these boys ready to play come summer. Finished 4th
at the Twin City Shootout Super NIT and 9th at the MidSouth Super NIT.
Keep in mind that their best pitchers and arguably best players are from Virginia. They have at least three players from Virginia that go with them to the big tournaments.

Wil Frazier has done a great job with the team but let's keep it real.
Bill L.- The MBA National Team has arguably the best class of 2014-2015 players from the state of Maryland.Take a look at the roster. The MD talent on this team is not too "shabby". Smile
Would anyone care to have a discussion of the top teams from MD (meaning the players are from MD) who are playing this summer? To me, that means teams playing the Baltimore Metro, MABA, Legion, Babe Ruth leagues. Sorry if I missed some affiliations and leagues. Not a big fan of referring to "hired guns" who play in tournaments only as teams. They are what they are.
I'm a little biased(since I play travel/select/tourney ball in MD) but as far as the top programs, I'd have to say: HCYP, Lake Shore, MBA, Arena Starz, Severna Park & Kingson.
Top travel program. Bethesda Chevy Chase. LJ Hoes, Hugh Adams, Danny Hultzen, Scott Silverstein, ...all Maryland residents and all playing Division 1 or in minor league. Difference is that coaches are paid and no Dads are head coaches.
All of the programs mentioned are excellent. For the older players (U-18)....I am a big fan of the Columbia Reds. Class organization from the founder John Lopez, to Larry Thompson, to the current coach Paul Donovan. If you play there - you will get seen, and most importantly, you will get better playing the game the right way.
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Originally posted by Trepfan:
Top travel program. Bethesda Chevy Chase. LJ Hoes, Hugh Adams, Danny Hultzen, Scott Silverstein, ...all Maryland residents and all playing Division 1 or in minor league. Difference is that coaches are paid and no Dads are head coaches.
With the exception of the team manager/DAD that really tries to influence the coach and the recuiting process.

This is a follow-up to a posting from a few years ago.Maryland Baseball Academy(MBA) was one of the best travel teams to come out of Maryland .This team was coached by Dig In Baseball founder Will Frazier .All of the team members had and continue to have steller HS careers. The team was made up of players who would go on to be State, County and Metro players of the year. Many were selected to All State, All Metro,All County and All Region teams .Several were fortunate enough to garner National team honors from different publications and organizations.  

 

Members of the Maryland Baseball Academy U14 National Team are well represented on NCAA Baseball teams. Most have started their careers this year with a few starting  next year . The following are some of the  schools with MBA alums; 

 

George Mason

George Washington 

UMBC

ODU

UNC

NC State  

St. Mary's University (CA)

UVA-Wise

VCU

South Carolina

Morehead State

Wake Forest

 

 

 

That is really impressive, even more so when you consider MBA only started putting together teams a few years ago, and had to compete for players with well-established travel programs like BCC and Olney. Congrats to Will Frazier, a very talented baseball person and coach.

If you are still filling out your summer schedule and need a tournament or two check out www.bellefontebaseball.com

Its a little surprising that the some of the Baltimore Metro League teams, such as the Little O's, Yankee Rebels, Putty Hill, never transitioned to WWBA type of teams. I know the Canes get a fair share from the area, but still plenty of talent to go around. 

Most of that information about MBA is from 2011. I don't think that organization has been around since around 2011 or 2012. Will Frazier was a coach with MBA before starting Dig In.

There are 5 MD teams listed for the 17U WWBA this year. I think the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are probably the top team of that group.

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