Waldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs regretfully announced the cancellation of their First Annual Daryl Thompson Youth Baseball Tournament that was scheduled for September 2020.
In conjunction with Governor Larry Hogan’s latest mandates on COVID-19, and due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Blue Crabs have decided to cancel their tournament out of an abundance of caution.
Given the rise in cases, the Blue Crabs fear that in hosting a tournament that would draw in teams from all over the east coast, the tournament could potentially endanger Southern Marylanders by bringing in groups from outside of Southern Maryland that may be infected with the virus.
All teams that have put down a deposit will be contacted and promptly reimbursed. “After cancelling the season, we shifted our focus to giving back to the community, giving Southern Marylanders an outlet during this pandemic. We wanted to give back to our youth and bring baseball to our community, but we will not do that if there is an increased risk of endangering that very same community,” said Blue Crabs General Manager, Courtney Knichel.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs - The Blue Crabs play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Blue Crabs, set to kick off their 13th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) - With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a, player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.