It’s a long way from Maryland to South Florida, but the Kent Island Bucs made sure it was worth the trip.
The Bucs beat the Canes Baseball Academy of Miami at the first ever AAU International World Baseball Championship held in Fort Lauderdale.
The victory was the fifth-consecutive win of the tourney for the Bucs, who played well all-around on their way to becoming the inaugural champions in the 12-and-under division.
New AAU Directors appointed in Wisconsin, South Carolina
AAU recently announced the appointment of new Baseball Directors in Wisconsin and South Carolina.
Brad Henes (Wisconsin) and Terrel Beckham (South Carolina) were each appointed by the governing AAU bodies in each state, respectively, and approved by AAU Baseball Chair, Ed Skovron.
Henes comes to the position with a great deal of experience in youth baseball as the president of the Waukesha Blazers for nine years and as the general manager of 5 Diamonds, Inc.
By 2016, Henes hopes to recruit more Wisconsin teams to AAU Baseball, to run more AAU-licensed tournaments, and to launch a licensed travel league, among other goals.
Beckham, who will also direct AAU Softball in South Carolina, is the former coach of a high-profile travel organization, and has experience in the sports industry, as well as being a high-performing student and athlete himself.
He, too, hopes to help AAU grow in South Carolina, and intends to improve the competitiveness of the organization through tournaments and state-of-the-art facilities.