Tryouts for Dukes Baseball set for Sunday

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The Maricopa Dukes baseball organization will hold tryouts for their 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U teams on Sunday at Copper Sky Regional Park.

All players interested in trying out for the program must check in from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Tryouts start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Tryouts will last approximately two hours and will cover all aspects of baseball including throwing, fielding, hitting, running and attitude.

The Dukes program is looking for new players who have baseball experience and are looking to take the next step. They are looking for players with previous experience on club teams or in youth baseball organizations for the 2015-16 season.

The Maricopa Dukes are a club baseball team that based in Maricopa but plays throughout the greater Phoenix market against competitive teams. The season will include play in a minimum of four tournaments with possible out-of-state travel to California, Nevada or New Mexico in the summer.

The Dukes are looking for kids and families who are seeking out a positive, character-building youth baseball experience while learning the skills, tactics, and strategies of the game and desire to improve as a player.

If you are unable to attend on June 7 but are interested in the team, please email copadukesbaseball@gmail.com to make other arrangements or for more information on tryouts and the Dukes Organization.

The Dukes Machine pitch team ended in third place overall and were invited to play in PONY Pinto Allstars. However they decided to decline the invitation since the kids were only 6-8 years old and had been playing for nine months straight.  They needed a break.

***ADVERTISEMENT***The 9U team won the PONY championships and are playing in the Arizona PONY State All Stars Tournament mid-June with a chance to advance to California for regionals and ultimately the PONY World Series.   

The 12U and 11U teams came in first and second, respectively.  Eight players from the 11 and 12U teams will also be playing in the Arizona PONY State All Stars Tournament mid-June with a chance to advance to California for regionals and ultimately the PONY World Series for their age group.

Visit www.maricopadukes.com or like them on facebook for more information.