The 2013 9U Hickory Hornets were recently crowned Maryland State Champions in the Babe Ruth League's Cal Ripken Division. The Hornets won the title in Frederick and will represent Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in New Jersey. Play begins Aug. 2. Pictured, bottom row from left, are Ryan Miller, Luke Frezza, Jacob Stolte, Carter Goscinski and Keegan Bowling; and second row from left, Parker McIlhenney, Nick Kopczynski, Patrick Shrodes, Kyle Ball, Jonah Vujanic and Cody Kurek. The coaches are Dave Miller, Sandy Vujanic, Joe McIlhenney, Dan Frezza and John Kopczynski. The 11U Hornets who also won a Maryland State Championship.