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2021 Eastern National Championships Close Out with Menís 40 Division

Sept. 1, 2021

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The 2021 Eastern National Championships officially concluded here, Aug. 21-22, with 22 teams in the Men’s 40 division taking the field at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park and Potomack Lakes Sportsplex.

The Men’s 50-80 and Women’s Divisions played July 27 to Aug. 1, also in Loudoun County.

To read the recap from the earlier sessions that appeared in the previous newsletter, please CLICK HERE.

Starting off with the 14-team Men’s 40 Platinum Division, DDA Nation (FL) posted a perfect 5-0 record on the weekend to claim the top prize, and its place in the U.S. National Championship Game at the Worlds.

The team went 2-0 in seeding play, earning the No. 3 seed in bracket, and continued its strong play running the bracket with a 5-0 record, including a 20-5 win over No. 8 seed Y’All Next (MD) in the championship game.

Top seed True North/Shin Biscuits/Potomac Sports (MD) finished in third place following three straight wins in the elimination side of the bracket. PA Legends rounded out the top four finishers.

Spirits West/SMC (MD), the lone Major Plus team, earned the berth to the U.S. National Championship Game at the Worlds for their respective division.

In the eight-team Men’s 40 AAA Division, top seed Autism Pride (MD) came out of the elimination side of the bracket to double-dip previously undefeated, and No. 2 seed, Rough Ryders (MD).

Autism Pride won back-to-back one-run nail-biters, taking the championship game, 14-13, and “if” game, 19-18. The tournament victory gives Autism Pride a spot in the U.S. National Championship Game at the Worlds.

Rough Ryders defeated Autism Pride earlier in the bracket, 17-6.

Past Our Prime (VA) finished in third place, while Black Kings (MD) rounded out the top four finishers.


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