The American Legion Post 175 junior legion baseball team finished in second place of the 2023 American Legion state tournament. Winners of the Anne Arundel County League, the Spartans went up against a previously undefeated St. Mary’s County American Legion Post 255 team in a best-of-three contest at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover from July 21–23. The Spartans gave St. Mary’s their only loss of the season on July 21 in a thrilling comeback game that ended 9-6 in favor of Post 175. St. Mary’s roared back with a decisive 10-0 win on July 22 and won again on July 23 by the score of 6-2.
The American Legion Post 175 team was led by head coach Dave Ferris and assistant coaches Joe Zimmerman, Brendan Clark and Nick Scalese. Team members included Benji Beisler, Eric Benner, Evan Boucher, Jacob Burns, Adam Clark, Logan Clarke, Reese Davis, Ethan Dillon, Dylan Grice, Mason Gruver, Ryder Halloran, Ryan Jamison, Miller Ricker, Luca Sillitti, Brady Talbot, Teddy Uy, Kyle Witte and Matthew Zimmerman.
On July 30, Witte, Clarke and Uy will represent Post 175 in the American Legion All-Star game in the 15/16-year-old division, and Clark and Jamison will represent Post 175 in the 16/17-year-old division. Games will be held at Joe Cannon Stadium at 1:00pm and 4:00pm respectively.