2017 Patrick Shifflett Foundation Memorial Baseball Tournament
The Patrick Shifflett Foundation hosted the first annual Patrick Shifflett Memorial Baseball Tournament. We kicked off the tournament with an uncharacteristically beautiful March day that set the tone for the successful weekend. The tournament featured 64 teams ages 9U - 14U from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The event ended up being the perfect way to honor Patrick's memory.
Patrick Shifflett was a determined athlete that not only excelled at catching, but was constantly encouraging his teammates. His humble character garnered respect among his teammates and coaches. To honor Patrick's memory, each coach was asked to present the Patrick Shifflett Character Coin to the player that best represented the character, courage, determination, and sportsmanship that Patrick showed both on and off the field.
"Besides the tournament being run by awesome volunteers, it also provided a great lesson for all the boys and their families sharing the values Patrick demonstrated: never giving up, good sportsmanship, and encouraging your team." --Coach
"It was a great weekend and wonderful tournament! I was so happy to be a part of it. This tournament will continue to be an inspiration to all who participate." -- Coach
The family thanks all the volunteers, players, coaches, and parents for making the tournament a tremendous success. We would like to congratulate the following players, coaches and parents:
9U Champion - Loudoun South Eagles Runner Up - Olney Pirates
10U Gold Champion - Olney Pirates Runner Up - Mid State Mavs
10U Silver Champion - Calvert Tide Runner Up - Kidball Baseball
11U Champion - Loudoun South Eagles Runner Up - Clarksburg KEYS
12U Champion - HCYP Raiders Runner Up - Dig In
13U Champion - GORC Wildcats Runner Up - Savage Eagles
14U Champion - DIG IN Runner Up - Rawlings High Heat