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Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs' RiverBrawl Is This Weekend!

Bringing Competitors From Around The United States

August 14, 2008       Leave a Comment
By: MyBayCity Staff

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This team consists of players ages 11-17 and is a part of the USSSA Tour and proud of it!
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The long awaited, highly anticipated Saginaw Bay RiverDawg RiverBrawl Tournament is finally upon us this weekend! Teams from throughout the United States as well as Ontario Canada will be in Bay City Saturday, August 16th and Sunday the 17th feigning for the Championship title!

"As a whole, Saginaw Bay RiverDawg baseball is very excited about the opportunity to bring this type of baseball to Bay City and hope to do it again next year. The 16 and under RiverDawg team is nationally rated and hold the sixth spot in the state on USSSA points, however, USSSA also measure baseball programs by Power Points. In Power Points, the Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs rate second in the state," says Tournament Director, Bruce Stapish.

The 12 and under team is competing in a 96 team tournament in Cooperstown, New York, home of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame! This is the most prestigious 12 and under tournament in the United States and is played on some of the nations finest fields. Players are given two sets of uniforms, baseball bags, pins, and various other baseball items provided by the tournament.

"Our feedback thus far from players and parents alike, is that it has been the greatest baseball experience of their life." said Mark Krzysiak, Coach and Vice President for Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs.

"The RiverDawgs are very excited as we continue to grow. The 2008 RiverBrawl Tournament will provide the local community and local businesses the opportunity to showcase one of Michigan's finest tourist communities. The RiverBrawl will also give local baseball fans a first hand opportunity to enjoy the exploding avenue of travel baseball." said Krzysiak.

This year the 16U team placed as finalists in Lansing Tournament, but lost in the Championship game to Lansing High Heat which gave them a World Series Birth with Triple Crown Baseball.

The 16U did however, take home the Championship Title in the Inaugural Traverse City Cherry Festival Tournament!

"It's Been an exciting year, were looking forward to next year," says Stapish.

Pictured L/R are Scott Fylling, RiverDawgs Financial Director, Bruce Stapish, Fundraising Coordinator and Chad Sepos who has a son that plays on the team
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Tournament times and location are listed below:

11U & 12U

Saturday August 16th:

Game 1: Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Blue vs. Essexville Hammers: 8a.m. - Vet's Park.

Game 2: Oakville "A's" vs. Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Red: 10a.m. - Vet's Park

Game 3: Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Blue vs. Oakville "A's": 12 noon Vet's Park

Game 4: Essexville Hammers vs. Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Red: 2p.m. Vet's Park

Game 5: Essexville Hammers vs. Oakville "A's": 4p.m. Vet's Park

Game 6: Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Blue vs. Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Red: 6p.m. Vet's Park

Sunday August 17th:

Game 7: Team 1 vs. Team 4 (after seedng for championship play) seeded by Saturday performance - 9a.m. Vet's Park

Game 8: Team 2 vs. 3 at 11a.m. Vet's Park

Game 9: Championship 1p.m. at Vet's Park.

14U & 15U

Saturday August 16th:

Game 1: River City Renegades vs. Ontario Prospects: 9a.m. - Garber

Game 2: Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Red vs. Ontario Prospects: 12:30p.m. -Bay City Central

Game 3: Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Blue vs. River City Renegades: 12:30p.m. - Garber

Game 4: RiverDawgs Red vs. Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Blue: 3p.m. - Garber

Game 5: RiverDawgs Blue vs. Ontario Prospects: 5:30p.m. - Bay City Central

Game 6: Saginaw Bay RiverDawgs Red vs. River City Renegades: 5:30p.m. - Garber

Sunday August 17th:

Game 7: Team 1 vs. 4: 9a.m. - Garber

Game 8: 2 vs. 3: 11a.m. - Garber

Game 9: Championship 1p.m. - Garber

USSSA 16U & 17U

Game 1: RiverDawgs vs. Martin Magic: 9a.m. - Bay City All Saints

Game 2: Anchor Bay Angels vs. West Michigan Rebels: 9a.m. - Bay City Central

Game 3: Southeast Michigan Rebels vs. Martin Magic: 11a.m. - Bay City All Saints

Game 4: RiverDawgs vs. Anchor Bay Angels: 2p.m. - Bay City All Saints

Game 5: West Michigan Rebels vs. Southeast Michigan Rebels: 4p.m. - Bay City All Saints

Sunday August 17th:

Game 6: Team 3 vs. 4: 10a.m. - Bay City All Saints

Game 7: Team 5 vs. 2: Semi-Final: 10a.m. - Bay City Central

Game 8: Winner game number 6 vs. number one: (seed): 12noon - Bay City All Saints

Game 9: Winner game 7 vs. winner of game number 8: Championship: 2:30p.m. - Bay City Central

"We are even more excited for the 2009 season. Our organization will allow even more youth players to wear the RiverDawgs patriotic red, white, and blue," exclaims Krzysiak.

RiverDawg Travel Tournament tryouts will be held and open to the public, September 14th and Sunday September 21st. RiverDawg Tryouts

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