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sábado, 15 de agosto de 2015

Miami Marlins RBI y República Dominicana RBI ganan en Senior y Junior el RBI World Series 2015



MIAMI MARLINS RBI WINS SENIOR BASEBALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2015 RBI WORLD SERIES

Miami Wins its Fourth Overall RBI World Series Baseball Championship and
First in the Senior Division Since 2004

An Inside Look into the Baseball Portion of the 2015 RBI World Series Will Air On MLB Network on Sunday, August 30th at 11:30 am ET
Miami Marlins RBI has won the Senior Baseball Division Championship of the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, earning their fourth overall RBI World Series Baseball Championship and their first in the Senior Division since 2004.  This also marks the second consecutive baseball championship for the Miami Marlins RBI program – they won the Junior Baseball Division Championship at the 2014 RBI World Series.
Miami Marlins RBI defeated Harrisburg RBI by the score of 5-4 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, and finished the tournament with a 5-1 record.
Miami shortstop Bryan Lavastida, 17, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Senior Baseball Division Championship Game.  He finished tied with a game-high of two base hits, an RBI, a stolen base and one run scored, including the decisive run for Miami. He finished the RBI World Series with a .450 batting average (within the top-5 in the tournament), 1.172 OPS (also within the top-5 in the tournament), six RBIs and seven runs scored.
The RBI World Series, which was hosted by the Rangers for the second consecutive year, is the international baseball and softball championship tournament of the RBI program, the Major League Baseball youth initiative designed to provide young people from underserved and diverse communities with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success, and teach the value of teamwork and other important life lessons.
A 30-minute documentary that gives an inside look into the baseball portion of the 2015 RBI World Series will air on MLB Network at 11:30 am ET on Sunday, August 30th.
The RBI program has provided a path for many players to enter the college and professional game.  More than 200 RBI participants have been drafted by MLB Clubs throughout the program’s 27-year history, and many others were given the opportunity for higher education through baseball and softball scholarships. There have been 55 RBI players selected in the 2012-2015 MLB Drafts, nearly 30 of whom have played in the RBI World Series (between 2009 and 2014).
Since the inception of the RBI program in 1989, MLB Clubs have drafted more than 200 RBI participants, and more than 80 players since 2008. Alumni on MLB rosters during the 2014 regular season include Michael Bourn (Atlanta Braves), Carl Crawford (Los Angeles Dodgers), Coco Crisp (Oakland Athletics), Yovani Gallardo (Texas Rangers), Chris Iannetta (Los Angeles Angels) James Loney (Tampa Bay Rays), Anthony Rendon (Washington Nationals), CC Sabathia (New York Yankees), Hector Santiago (Los Angeles Angels), Justin Upton (San Diego Padres) and Chris Young (New York Yankees).  Crawford (Houston RBI – ‘97), Loney (Houston RBI – ‘99), Crisp (LA RBI – ‘95, ‘96) and Gallardo (Fort Worth RBI – ‘03) have each played in the RBI World Series. 


The RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons.  RBI currently serves more than 230,000 young men and women in over 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/rbiworldseries.

 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NORTH RBI WINS JUNIOR BASEBALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2015 RBI WORLD SERIES

Dominican Republic Wins its Seventh Overall RBI World Series Championship and
Its Fourth Junior Baseball Division Championship in Six Years

An Inside Look into the Baseball Portion of the 2015 RBI World Series Will Air On MLB Network on Sunday, August 30 at 11:30 am ET
Dominican Republic North RBI, out of Santo Domingo, has won the Junior Baseball Division Championship of the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, earning their seventh overall RBI World Series championship and fourth Junior Baseball Division Championship in six years (2010-2012, 2015).  Dominican Republic North triumphed over Houston Astros RBI by the score of 12-7 in a seven-inning contest today at Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers.  Dominican Republic North RBI finished the tournament with a 5-1 record.
 Dominican Republic shortstop Widimer Joaquin was named the Most Valuable Player of the Junior Baseball Division Championship Game after driving in three runs on three hits, including a third inning double to break a 3-3 tie that would give the Dominican Republic a lead they would not relinquish. Joaquin, who also scored three times and stole a base in the championship game, finished the tournament with a .350 batting average (one home run, one double and five singles), .985 OPS, seven runs scored and seven RBIs.
The RBI World Series, which was hosted by the Rangers for the second consecutive year, is the international baseball and softball championship tournament of the RBI program, the Major League Baseball youth initiative designed to provide young people from underserved and diverse communities with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success, and teach the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. The Senior Baseball Division Championship Game between Harrisburg RBI and Miami Marlins RBI is following this game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
A 30-minute documentary that gives an inside look into the baseball portion of the 2015 RBI World Series will air on MLB Network at 11:30 am ET on Sunday, August 30th.
The RBI program has provided a path for many players to enter the college and professional game.  More than 200 RBI participants have been drafted by MLB Clubs throughout the program’s 27-year history, and many others were given the opportunity for higher education through baseball and softball scholarships. There have been 55 RBI players selected in the 2012-2015 MLB Drafts, nearly 30 of whom have played in the RBI World Series (between 2009 and 2014).
Since the inception of the RBI program in 1989, MLB Clubs have drafted more than 200 RBI participants, and more than 80 players since 2008. Alumni on MLB rosters during the 2014 regular season include Michael Bourn (Atlanta Braves), Carl Crawford (Los Angeles Dodgers), Coco Crisp (Oakland Athletics), Yovani Gallardo (Texas Rangers), Chris Iannetta (Los Angeles Angels) James Loney (Tampa Bay Rays), Anthony Rendon (Washington Nationals), CC Sabathia (New York Yankees), Hector Santiago (Los Angeles Angels), Justin Upton (San Diego Padres) and Chris Young (New York Yankees). Crawford (Houston RBI – ‘97), Loney (Houston RBI – ‘99), Crisp (LA RBI – ‘95, ‘96) and Gallardo (Fort Worth RBI – ‘03) have each played in the RBI World Series. 
The RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons.  RBI currently serves more than 230,000 young men and women in over 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/rbiworldseries.

       TEAMS FROM HARRISBURG, HOUSTON, MIAMI AND SANTO DOMINGO
TO PLAY IN RBI WORLD SERIES BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
TOMORROW AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON
Miami Marlins RBI to face Harrisburg RBI in Sr. Division Championship
Houston Astros RBI to play Dominican Republic North RBI
In the Jr. Division Championship


A group of players in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program will receive the experience of a lifetime in Arlington, Texas when they take the field tomorrow at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the home of the Texas Rangers, to represent their respective cities in the championship games of the 2015 RBI World Series.  Miami Marlins RBI of Miami, Fla., which won the Jr. Division Championship in 2014, and Harrisburg RBI of Harrisburg, Penn., which won the Sr. Division Championship in 2013, will vie for the Senior Baseball Division Championship, which is scheduled to be played tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. CT.  In the Junior Division, Houston Astros RBI will take on Dominican Republic RBI at 7:30 a.m. CT.
The RBI World Series is the international baseball and softball championship tournament of the Major League Baseball RBI program, which is designed to provide young people from underserved and diverse communities with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success and teach the value of teamwork.

The Playoffs of the Baseball Senior Division of the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series began today at 7:45 a.m. CT in Southlake, Texas.  At Bicentennial Park, #1 HARRISBURG RBI defeated #4 PUERTO RICO RBI, 1-0, in a tightly-contested pitcher’s duel.  Attached is the box score, while below are players of the game:

SIMS WORLD: Harrisburg starter Zach Sims tossed six scoreless innings, retiring 18 of the 21 batters he faced, and struck out six on the day.

FLYING GEESAMAN: Harrisburg’s Michael Geesaman delivered the game’s only run via a two-out single in the 5th inning to drive in Connor Anderson.

MAD GOOD: Puerto Rico starting Mad Salgado pitched very well in a losing effort.  He retired 18 of the 22 batters he faced in his complete game effort.

TOURNAMENT UPDATE: Harrisburg RBI has advanced to the semifinals in the Senior Division, and is now facing #3 Chicago Cubs/Union League Boys & Girls Club RBI

Photos from the RBI World Series, including the Opening Banquet, Workout Day and game play can be found at the following FTP site:
USER: mlbrbi

PASSWORD: triple13

   Baseball Teams from Harrisburg, Paterson, Phoenix and Santo Domingo (D.R.) Earn #1 Playoff Seeds at the 2015 RBI World Series

Paterson RBI, which is making its first-ever appearance at the RBI World Series, joins Arizona RBI (Phoenix), Dominican Republic North RBI and Harrisburg RBI as #1 seeds in their respective playoff brackets at the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, the international baseball and softball championship tournament of the Major League Baseball RBI program. All RBI World Series teams are competing in elimination games tomorrow for the opportunity to play in the championship games at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the home of the Texas Rangers, on Saturday, August 15th.
Divisional playoffs (East vs. West) begins tomorrow, August 14th in Colleyville (Colleyville High School), Euless (The Park at Texas Star), Grapevine (Oak Grove Ballfield Complex and Grapevine High School) and Southlake (Bicentennial Park) beginning at 7:45 a.m. CT. Following is the full tournament seeding for the elimination round of the 2015 RBI World Series:
Senior Division – National League West
#1 – Harrisburg RBI (2-0-1), Harrisburg, Penn. 
#2 – Miami Marlins RBI (2-1), Miami, Fla.
#3 – Chicago Cubs/Union League Boys & Girls Club RBI (1-2), Chicago, Ill.
#4 – Arizona RBI (0-2-1), Phoenix, Ari.

Senior Division – National League East
#1 – Paterson RBI (2-0-1), Paterson, N.J.
#2 – Houston Astros RBI (2-1), Houston, Texas
#3 – Cincinnati Reds RBI (1-2), Cincinnati, Ohio
#4 – Puerto Rico RBI (0-2-1), San Juan, P.R.

Junior Division – American League West
#1 – Dominican Republic North RBI (3-0), Santo Domingo, D.R.
#2 – Houston Astros RBI (2-1), Houston, Texas
#3 – Detroit PAL RBI (1-2), Detroit, Mich.
#4 – Bradenton RBI (1-2), Bradenton, Fla.

Junior Division – American League East
#1 – Arizona RBI (2-0-1), Phoenix, Ari.
#2 – Chicago White Sox RBI (2-0-1), Chicago, Ill.
#3 – Prince George County Boys and Girls Club RBI (1-2), Greenbelt, Md.
#4 – Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI (0-3), Pawtucket, R.I.


The RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. RBI currently serves approximately 230,000 young men and women in over 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/rbiworldseries.

Tournament Play in the 2015 Senior Division of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series continued today at 10:30 a.m. CT in Grapevine, Texas.  At Grapevine High School, HOUSTON ASTROS RBI topped PUERTO RICO RBI, 2-1, in a tight contest. Attached is the box score, while below are players of the game:

WHAT BULLPEN?: Both team’s starters went the distance in this pitcher’s battle.  Houston’s Myles Campbell struck out eight batters, walking only two, and gave up one earned run in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Puerto Rico’s Rodney Matos surrendered only one earned run in the losing effort. 


GILDER-LAND: Houston’s Caleb Gilder put the game out of reach for Puerto Rico with a one-out solo home run in the top of the 5th inning.    

Tournament Play in the Senior Division of the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series continued tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT in Grapevine, Texas.  At Oak Grove Park H, CINCINNATI REDS RBI defeated PUERTO RICO RBI, 5-2, in a time-shortened game. Attached is the box score, while below are players of the game:
                                                   
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Christian Stidham doubled in the first inning to drive in Cincinnati’s first run and propel the team to a 5-2 win over Puerto Rico.  The first baseman was 2-for-3 on the day with a run scored and a RBI.  Shortstop Clay Woeste drove in a game-high two runs on two singles to tack on some insurance runs.


FRANK ROBINSON, IVAN RODRIGUEZ, YOVANI GALLARDO &
CHRIS ARCHER TO SPEAK WITH RBI WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANTS
 
WHAT:      Frank Robinson, Ivan Rodriguez, Yovani Gallardo and Chris Archer will headline 2015 RBI World Series events where they will have the opportunity to speak to tournament participants. The events include:
 
·      RBI World Series Roundtable Discussion
·      RBI World Series Closing Dinner at Globe Life Park
               
                RBI WORLD SERIES ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
                 RBI participants will have the opportunity to sit down with Hall of Famer and Honorary American League President Frank Robinson, 14-time All-Star and Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, and 20-year veteran and Rangers legend Darren Oliver to discuss key topics related to youth baseball and hear stories from their combined 62 years in the Majors.
-    WHEN: Thursday, August 13th - 3:00 p.m.
-    WHERE: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Longhorn A

                  CLOSING DINNER AT GLOBE LIFE PARK
MLB and the Texas Rangers will host a closing dinner at Globe Life Park featuring Rangers pitcher and RBI World Series Alum (2003) Yovani Gallardo and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer, who has demonstrated his support of youth baseball by mentoring RBI kids all across the country.  The Major Leaguers will participate in a Q&A session with the RBI World Series participants and share their advice on teamwork, the importance of education academics and their baseball careers.
-    WHEN: Friday, August 14th - 4:30 p.m. (*Players arrive around 5:00 p.m.)
-    WHERE: Texas Rangers Hall of Fame at Globe Life Park
The RBI World Series is the international baseball and softball championship tournament of the RBI program, and this year features young men and women (ages 13-18) from across the country, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
 
The RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. RBI currently serves approximately 230,000 young men and women in over 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/RBIWorldSeries.

WHO:        MLB representatives
                 Local Youth
Players from the Baseball Portion of the 2015 RBI World Series (see teams below)

Junior Baseball Teams (Ages 13-15)
Bradenton, FL (Bradenton RBI)
Chicago, IL (Chicago White Sox RBI)
Detroit, MI (Detroit PAL RBI)
Houston, TX (Houston Astros RBI)
Pawtucket, RI (Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI)
Phoenix, AZ (Arizona RBI)
Greenbelt, MD (Prince George’s Boys & Girls Club RBI)
Santo Domingo, DR (Dominican Republic North RBI)

Senior Baseball Teams (Ages 16-18)
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Reds RBI)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Cubs/Union League B&GC RBI)
Harrisburg, PA (Harrisburg RBI)
Houston, TX (Houston Astros RBI)
Miami, FL (Miami Marlins RBI)
Paterson, NJ (Paterson RBI)
Phoenix, AZ (Arizona RBI)
San Juan, PR (Puerto Rico RBI)

 
 Tournament play in the Baseball Senior Division of the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series continued today at 10:30 a.m. CT in Grapevine, Texas.  At Oak Grove H, PUERTO RICO RBI tied PATERSON RBI by a score of 6-6 in a five-inning, time-shortened game.  Attached is the box score, while below are players of the game:

CLUTCH: With his team down by one, Paterson right fielder Anfernee Torruella delivered a clutch single to drive in two runs and give his club the lead.  He would also steal a base and score his team’s sixth, and final run later in the inning.   Puerto Rico third baseman Bryan Irizarry returned the favor in the bottom half of the frame with a two-out, bases-clearing, three-run triple to tie it up.