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Opening day is Sunday, April 7! The league will host a doubleheader at the Nationals Youth Academy Field in D.C.
For nearly 20 years, DC Wood has been the top recreational wood bat league for the DC Metro area, with teams from DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County.
We are this area's premier wood bat recreational league for skilled players. We were the first modern era recreational league in the DC Metro area to abandon metal bats and return to the exclusive use of wood bats.
You can read about the history of our league in the "About" section.
The league held a tryout and draft for free agent players at West Potomac HS on Saturday, March 16. All DC Wood teams sent representatives to scout the players who attended. After the workout, more than 40 players were drafted!
DC Wood teams will return to the diamond in less than 3 weeks for their spring/summer season! This year, the league's opening weekend will be highlighted by a doubleheader on Sunday, April 7 at the Nationals Youth Academy Field in Washington, D.C. with the six-time defending champion Falls Church Barons meeting the Northern Virginia Navigators at 10 a.m. Following the morning tilt, the league's longest continually operating franchises, The Senators Baseball Club and Alexandria Athletics will meet at 1 p.m. Four other teams will compete in DC Wood this season including the Arlington Mallards, the Arlington Silver Bullets, Washington Thundercats, and Mount Pleasant Mudcats.
The Barons and BMT (a combo of the Bullets, Mallards, and Thundercats) squared off in a winner-takes-all game #3 for the 2018 fall championship. The weather broke just enough to get the decisive game in at the beautiful Tucker Field baseball complex in Arlington, VA, with temperatures hovering at a “balmy” 52 degrees.
The Barons and BMT sent their aces to the mound (McClure, Drager) and what ensued was a pitcher’s duel with little scoring and a lot of defense. The BMT went up early after a Pimentel RBI single in the 2nd but could not get much more off McClure. The Barons were held at bay by Drager’s tight slider, until the 6th when Vanderbosh’s infield single drove in Dent to tie the game. In the bottom of the 7th, the Baron’s McEnheimer reached on a fielder’s choice and later scored after two infield singles and a bases loaded RBI Walk by McClure. That was all that the Baron’s needed as Closer, Ayers, went 2 strong innings to secure the Barons victory! Barons are Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back league Champs; congrats to them on their tradition of excellence!
After the first two games of this Championship Series, it was not only that the Arlington Mallards had the defending DC Wood Champion Falls Church Barons down 2-0; it was also the decisive way they had done it.
For the decisive game 5, with the series tied at 2-2, the Barons sent their ace, McClure to the mound. He was rudely greeted by the determined Mallards, and the Barons were down 2-0 before they could send a player to the plate in the first inning. When they did, however, it was clear that they were equally determined. Barnes sent the first pitch of the bottom half of the inning over the right field fence! Then, before the first inning was complete, the Barons’ McEnhimer smacked a two-run home run to dead center to give the Barons the final lead of this series. The Barons added 4 runs in the third inning, highlighted by a Glaser bloop single that drove in 2. The Mallards did not feel this ball game was over yet, however, and in the top of the fifth, the Mallards they got two runs to cut the lead to 7-4. But in the bottom of the sixth Shoenfeld's infield single drove in a runner from third. In the seventh, the Barons’ Ortiz sent a ball over the fence and way past the tree line in left centerfield, giving the Barons a their final 9-4 lead. The Barons’ McClure, who pitched well after surviving the first inning trouble, was dead tired as he took the mound in the ninth to finish his job, and the still game Mallards got runners to first and second with one out. But when McClure got a big strikeout and an easy ground ball back to himself he was able to record the final out and complete the Barons’ fantastic comeback series win. This victory gives the Barons their 5th consecutive D.C. Wood Title and cements their legacy as one of the best local adult baseball teams of the decade! This is also the Barons 7th overall title. Caylor, Nelson, and Martinez have been a part of all 7! Congratulations to the Barons on their latest win and their tradition of excellence!