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Congratulations to the members of the 2016-16U Maryland Cardinals Showcase team:
Riley Grant, Tyler Green, Nathaniel Hibbs, Andrew Howard, Ethan Kiple, Michael Marrale,
Zach Raico, Michael Rajnik, Adam Rolfes, Logan Saunders, Cole Shipley, Brendan Webster, Jacob Wetzel


Head Coach Mike Marrale:
Coach Marrale played his college baseball at Allegany Community College (1985-1986) where he was a two time defensive player of the year as a catcher.  After two stellar seasons at the Junior College level, Coach Marrale went on to the ACC and played for the University of Virginia (1987-1988).  While at UVA, Coach Marrale enjoyed continued success and was voted the 1988 MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.

Coach Marrale has been coaching youth baseball for the last 10 years.  He coached his son's Rec teams from 2005-2007 and was an assistant coach on the Sykesville Cyclones Travel team for two years at the 8u & 9u level.  Coach Marrale was the Head Coach of the 10u thru 14U Maryland Cardinals teams, and for the 2015 15U Maryland Cardinals College Showcase Team.

Assistant Coach Nick Raico:
Coach Raico played four years of semi pro baseball in the Northeast PA Adult Baseball League. He’s been coaching his sons in rec sports since 2003 and most recently has been an assistant coach at the travel level since 2009. He was an assistant coach with Sykesville Cyclones 9U in 2009 and assistant coach with the Maryland Cardinals 2011-11U thru 2014-14U teams, and for the 2015 15U Maryland Cardinals College Showcase Team.  Coach Raico is skilled at infielding mechanics and hitting mechanics.

Assistant Coach Mike Rajnik:
Coach Rajnik played high school baseball, American Legion Baseball and in the West Shore Semi-Pro Twilight league in Central Pennsylvania.  He was a 4 year baseball letter winner at King's College in Pennsylvania where he was an infielder. He was co-captain his Senior year and two-time Academic All-Conference.  He has coached youth baseball for the past 8 years, beginning in San Antonio, TX.  He coached for the Mt. Airy Bulldogs since 2007.  He managed recreational league teams and was an assistant coach on Sunday Travel and All-Star teams which competed in the Cal Ripken State tournaments.  Last year, he was the manager of the successful 13U Bulldogs in the MABA league.  Coach Rajnik was the assistant coach for the 2013-13U and 2014-14U Cards-Red teams, and for the 2015 15U Maryland Cardinals College Showcase Team.


Welcome to the 2015 Maryland Cardinals program. 

The goal of Cardinal Baseball is to provide an atmosphere that will enrich your child's love of baseball while taking his game to the next level.  We believe that "perfect practice" makes perfect and have action plans and practice routines that will allow your child to accomplish all of his baseball goals.


Our goals are to win the league championship each year, and to reach the championship game in each tournament we enter and WIN, all while providing the best baseball training for your son in a fun atmosphere


Commitment and Expectations of players and families:

1.)   Consistent attendance to practices throughout the season is a must. 
We will practice 2-3 days a week before the season, 1-2 days during the season.

2.)   Consistent attendance at games and tournaments is also a must.

3.)   Financial Obligation.  Player costs can range from $1500+ depending on fundraising efforts. Fundraising is very important and should be an equal effort between all families. Fundraiser ideas will be determined, finalized and implemented shortly after announcement of team.


                Thank you for your time and effort!!

The Maryland Cardinals Organization
is affiliated with the
Winfield Baseball Association

Maryland Cardinals

2010 - 2014 Seasons

283 wins, 97 losses, 9 ties

2015 - 15U College Showcase Cards (vs 15, 16, 17U teams)

2014 - 14U Cards - Black

2014 - 14U C
- Red

2013 - 13U Cards - Black

  2013 - 13U Cards - Red

2012 - 12u Cards

2011 - 11u Cards

2010 - 10u Cards

JUL 2016 - 16U Maryland Cardinals
17U Dynamic Baseball Liberty University Cup - Champions 

May 2015 - 15U Maryland Cardinals
15U Elite Baseball Memorial Day Tournament - Champions 
Millersville University - PA

Oct 2015 - 15U Maryland Cardinals
4th Annual Monster Mash 16U Tournament Champions - Hershey PA

July 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals - Red
2014 York Young Revolution Classic Wood Bat Tournament Champions

July 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals - Red
2014 Greater Washington 4th of July Tournament Champions

July 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals - Red
Calvert Hall Tournament Finalists

June 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals - Red
2014 UCBF Tournament Finalists - Harford County, MD

June 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals - Red
2014 Ripken Web Gems Champions - Aberdeen, MD

May 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals - Red
Sports at the Beach - Armed Forces Tournament Finalists - Rehoboth, DE

2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals  
5th Annal Chocolatetwn Classic Champion - Hershey, PA

 2014 - 14U Maryland Cardinals -     Mutiny at the Park Champions

2013 - 13U Maryland Cardinals - McDonogh - Tournament Champions

2013 - 13U MCBA League Champions (June 2013)

2013 -  6th Annual In-the-Net Summer Classic Champions (June 2013)
(Hershey, PA)

2013 - 13U RIPKEN - Gold Glove Tournament (May 2013)

2013 - 13U RIPKEN - Gold Glove - Champions (May 2013)

2013 - 13U Severn Spring Break - Champions (April 2013)

2013 - 13U Mutiny at the Park - Champions (April 2013)

2013 - 13U Upper Chesapeake - Finalists (March 2013)

2013 - 13U Annapolis Open - Finalists (March 2013)


2012 - 12u Ripken Father's Day Tournament Champions 


2011 - 11U Sports at the Beach "Brush Back Bash" Champions

2011 - 11U Ripken Break Out The Lumber Champions

  2011 - 11U Ripken Summer Kickoff Classic-Runner Up

2011 - 11u Annapolis Open-Runner Up

2011 11u Maryland State Championships-Runner Up

2011 11u Baltimore Metro League-Runner Up (16-4)


2010 Sports at the Beach - Road Trip Frenzy Champions

2010 MCBA 10u Division, 3rd Place, Record: 12-5-1
2010 Olney Mutiny at the Park, Cons. Bracket Champs, 5-1 Record
2010 MD State Championships, Division winner, 3-1 Record
2010 Greater Washington 4th of July, Semi-finalist, 3-1 Record

The Maryland Cardinals Organization
is affiliated with the
Winfield Baseball Association

Maryland Cardinals

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