Megan Diaz of Miami Marlins RBI earns MLB RBI scholarship


Megan Diaz of the Miami Marlins RBI softball team was one of 12 recipients nationally of a Major League Baseball RBI Scholarship.

A $20,000 national scholarship, she will use it toward her studies at the University of Florida. A Miami Senior High School graduate, Megan is the sixth winner in the last five years who competed for the Marlins RBI program (baseball/softball).

The ceremony was during the RBI World Series in Minnesota.

• The Miami Marlins honored the Miami Marlins RBI Junior baseball team (age 13-15) for competing in the RBI World Series in Minnesota. The MLB Marlins -- led by players Nate Eovaldi (P), Adeiny Hechevarria (SS), Juan Pierre (OF), Donovan Solano (2B) -- congratulated the team during the ceremonies.

The locals qualified for the world series by beating the Atlanta Braves RBI team in the finals of the Southeast regional tournament in Vero Beach. They went 1-2-1 at the world series. They are Ricardo Amaya, Alejandro Perez, James Spatafora, Alejandro Castro, Ryan Williams, Alejandro Vazquez, Eddie Nodarse, Nicholas San Marty, Demitrius Duvege, Max Gordan, Dillon Belle-Viel and Levis Aguila. The coaches are Michael Jordan, Mario Rodriguez, Kelvin Harris and Michael Rodriguez.

The RBI program was created via MLB to revive baseball in inner cities and give those students the opportunity to play baseball in the summer. MLB covered all accommodation and travel expenses for world series qualifying teams.

•  YouTube video of Miami Marlins RBI Junior baseball team being honored before the Marlins/San Francisco Giants game at Marlins Park.

YouTube - Jim Varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)

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