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Leon Landry Named MVP of Summer League Series

LSU's Leon Landry

LSU's Leon Landry


BATON ROUGE — Youse’s Maryland Orioles defeated the College Park Bombers, 11-1, Friday night to win the 2008 Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League Championship in Bethesda, Md.

LSU sophomore outfielder Leon Landry was named the Most Valuable Player of the League Championship Series as he led to Orioles to the title. Including his two-RBI triple which proved to be the difference-maker in the championship game, Landry went 7-for-13 (.538) with a double, a triple, seven RBI and four runs scored in the three-game series.

The Orioles went 3-0 in the playoffs after winning the regular season title with a history-making 35-7 record.

The Cal Ripken Sr. League , which began in 2005, is a wooden-bat league featuring top collegiate players from all over the country. The league is community-oriented, as the teams run camps to instruct young players and conduct fundraisers to benefit baseball and softball programs throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Landry, a product of Baker (La.) High School, batted .271 (58-for-214) for LSU last season with 10 doubles, five triples, five homers, 26 RBI, 38 runs and 12 stolen bases. He was one of three true freshmen in the everyday lineup for LSU, which won 26 of its final 29 games and advanced to the 2008 College World Series.

Landry’s outstanding defensive play in center field was also a major factor in LSU’s surge to the SEC Western Division title, the SEC Tournament championship and a berth in the CWS.

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