SU’s Anderson named as guest speaker for Cal Ripken banquet

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WINCHESTER — The Winchester Parks and Recreation Department announced on Friday that Shenandoah University head baseball coach Kevin Anderson will be the guest speaker for next month’s Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old World Series Banquet of Champions.

The banquet is scheduled for Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the gymnasium at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. Tickets are $15.

Anderson has been Shenandoah’s head coach since 2003. Since the start of the 2009 season, SU has won almost 200 games, regular season titles in the USA South and Old Dominion conferences and a USA South Tournament championship and two South Regional titles. In 2009 and 2010, Anderson was named as Coach of the Year by both the American Baseball Coaches Assoc. and the Virginia State Sports Information Directors. These four Coach of the Year honors are four of six that Anderson has earned since 2009. The latest, in 2014, came from the ODAC after Anderson led his Hornets to a 17-3 record in league play and earned the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.

The 2014 Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old World Series, which features nine teams from across the country plus the host team from Winchester, will begin on August 9 at Yost Field in Jim Barnett Park and will conclude with the championship game on August 16. Visit winchestervaworldseries.com or call Winchester Parks & Recreation at 540-662-4946 for more information about this year’s national tournament.