Columbia American Legion Post 300 Baseball: Welcome

Welcome to American Legion Columbia Post 300 baseball

This is the website of the Columbia Post 300 Patriots - the 2010 and 2012 Northern Central District Champions and the 2012 Hillbilly Hardball Classic Champions

Welcome to the website of Columbia Post 300 Baseball, a Maryland 19u American Legion Baseball team. Post 300 won the Northern Central District Championship in 2010 and 2012.  In 2012, the Patriots had their most successful season to date.  They finished the regular season 16-3 in league play (28-9-1 overall), won the Hillbilly Hardball Classic with victories over the eventual state champions of WV and OH, and won the 2012 NCD Championship. They finished 3rd in the MD State Championships, and 5th in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, which was eventually won by the National World Series runner-up.


*RAIN DATE IN EFFECT FOR TRYOUTS - check back after 9:00 p.m. on 9/12 for up-to-date information about the 9/13 tryout.  email Coach Nanni or Coach Masters will any questions.
*Our tryouts for the 2016 season will occur on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9 a.m. at Long Reach High School with a rain date being the following day (9/13 - same time, same place).
If you cannot make this time, or you need to make a decision about joining another team before that date, please contact either General Manager Nanni ( or Head Coach Masters ( to make other arrangements. All players are welcome to try out for the team, but please note that all players who live in the Atholton, Mount Hebron, Reservoir, and River Hill school districts must try out for Laurel Post 60 (players living in those 4 districts are generally not eligible to play for our team).
Please visit the HANDOUTS tab for more information about the team and to obtain a Form #2, which must be filled out and brought to the tryout.

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If you have any questions about Post 300, please contact General Manager, Coach Nanni at or Head Coach Masters at

Post 300’s 2016 recruiting areas currently include all players who live in the school districts for Centennial High School, Glenelg High School, Marriotts Ridge High School, and Howard High School (Please see the "Recruiting Areas" tab for more details about our recruiting areas).  You are eligible to play for Post 300 if you live in these areas and go to private school.  If you live in the Catonsville, Hammond, Long Reach, Oakland Mills, or Wilde Lake school districts, you may try out for Post 300, but your making the team will also depend on school enrollment numbers that year.  If you live in the Athloton, Mount Hebron, Reservoir, or River Hill school districts, you must try out for Laurel Post 60.  Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on the ball field.

 Message from the National American Legion Baseball Headquarters:

Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program. During these past eight decades, millions of young players have enjoyed playing baseball. The American Legion and their 2.8 million members have raised millions of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship. The American Legion sponsors American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun.

American Legion Code of Sportsmanship:

                                                             I will:

  • Keep the Rules;
  • Keep Faith with my teammates;
  • Keep my temper;
  • Keep myself fit;
  • Keep a Stout heart in defeat;
  • Keep my pride under in victory;
  • Keep a sound soul; a clean mind; and a Healthy body 

Columbia Post 300 Baseball

Friday, September 21
Post 300 Alumni/Current Players in College

Despite its recent beginnings in 2010, Post 300 prides itself on fielding quality teams with college-caliber players on its roster.  The following players are Post 300 alumni or current players who have played, or are playing baseball in college (years on Post 300 are in parentheses):

Andrew Monger (2010, 2011) - McDaniel College

Ryan Smouse (2010, 2011) - CCBC-Catonsville

Michael Long (2010) - Washington College

Ben Ciraolo (2010) - Misericordia University 

Patrick Watson (2010, 2011, 2012) - St. Mary's College of Maryland

Brett Kohler (2010, 2011, 2012) - University of Maryland, College Park Club Team

Erik Sackandy (2010, 2011, 2012) - Roanoke College

Ben Koffel (2011, 2012) - Elon University Club Team

Garrett Kurtz (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Dickinson College

Ben Goldsmith (2012, 2013) - St. Mary's College of Maryland

Colin Dyer (2012, 2013) - Towson University 

Zack Astran (2011, 2012, 2013) - Highpoint University Club Team 

Nick Spano (2013, 2014) - University of South Carolina - Aiken 

Friday, August 26
Columbia Post 300 American Legion Baseball Team

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