Championship baseball is coming to town. The PONY league World Series starts August 7th. Don’t miss a minute of the action and excitement as some of the best young baseball players in the world take the field right here in Washington. Find a complete schedule of games, events and giveaways at www.PONYWorldSeries.org.
WASHINGTON, Pa. (July 27) – For the 32-consecutive year, Washington, Pennsylvania will serve as the Host team and will receive automatic qualification to the 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series.
Despite suffering the effects of a rainy month of June like so many other Southwestern Pennsylvania baseball teams, manager Bill Nelson said that it hasn’t stopped his team from at least practicing every day in preparation for the DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series. Washington was able to participate in the Beast of the East tournament over the Fourth of July weekend. The team placed second at a tournament in Plum, Pennsylvania July 22, and Washington is currently in the semifinal round of a tournament in Scott Township, Pennsylvania.
The team will head out to Hershey, Pennsylvania this Friday before it will compete in its opening game of the 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series against Vienna, Austria Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Washington was able to break its three-year streak of not winning a game at the PONY League World Series last year when it beat Brno, Czech Republic 17-4 in the team’s opening game. In 2014, the team lost to defending-finalist Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico 7-1 before losing a hard-fought game to Chesterfield County, Virginia 5-2, which ousted Washington from the tournament.
Washington hosted the first PONY League World Series in 1952 and won its only championship in 1955 by beating Youngstown, Ohio 4-0 in the Championship Game. Washington has made finals appearances in 1982, 1985 and 1998, respectfully. This century, Washington has finished as high as third in 2001 and 2005.
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The 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series runs Aug. 7-12 and will be played at historic Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington Park – Washington, Pa. For all PONY news, view pony.org, Like PONY Baseball and Softball on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @ponybaseballinc.