We are pleased to offer you an invitation to the 3rd Annual Firecracker Baseball Labor Day Classic for 15U and 18U teams. This showcase-based tournament will be held over Labor Day weekend with lots of exciting action with close to 20 teams expected this year.
We can’t emphasize enough to secure your spot early.
Teams looking to get into our sold out annual 4th of July Showcase, this is a great opprtunity to get your spot secured now for 2018 and beyond. Once your in our events and tournaments, your team's spot is always safe as long as the rules, games and sportmanship is maintained for your team's intergrity along with the Firecracker Baseball Showcase brand.
Mark your calendars!
15U & 18U Divisions
Pool Play: Saturday, September 2nd through Sunday September 3rd
Playoffs and Championships: Monday, September 4th
Pool play format will be used with all teams guaranteed to play at least 3 games (weather permitting). Teams will be placed in pools, based solely on where they are from. We like to place teams from different areas against each other to allow the kids to play teams from different areas, cities and play against different players then they are normally used to. We also rotate teams around, year to year, from different facilities so they get to play on different college and high school fields.
Participation is limited to 20 teams and is expected to fill up before July 1, 2017 as usual. Registration for this tournament is $925.00, including a box of game baseballs. There are discounts for entering by different dates, so check registration form and website regulary. Please fill out the registration form and pay online to insure your team a spot in this tournament. Upon receipt of your application and payment, an email will be sent confirming your entry and that your spot is secured. Your spot is NOT fully secured until payment is received.
All Umpires are High School board certified. All games will have 2 umpires during pool play and playoffs. There will be 3 umpires for all Championship games. Preliminary round games will take place at area high school and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games at college facilities. This year' 4th of July Showcase championship games took place at NCAA D1's Bryant University. In prior years we have used the University of Rhode Island’s turf complex, along with Brown University, Rhode Island College, Johnson & Wales and Assumption College.
We also contact all the local colleges and professional scouts in this area to let them know about the tournament, team rosters and schedules to get your student athletes more exposure for that weekend. It is a NCAA "Quiet" weekend for recruting so we don't plan on doing a college showcase Day but as always if coaches request rosters, schedules and evaluations of the games, we forward all pertinent information to them for their recruiting needs. This past summer we had over 49 representatives from college and professional programs, including Wheaton College, Boston College, Bryant University, Salve Regina University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Johnson & Wales University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Assumption College, Nicholls College, Stonehill College, the College of the Holy Cross, CCRI, Union College, Quinicipac University, and Skidmore College, University of San Fransisco along with scouts from the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Rays, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. If you have had a good time in the past, please pass along our information to any other programs/teams in your area and we look forward to hearing from you soon. We hope you had success in 2016 with your program and wish you the best in you’re planning for the 2017 baseball season.
Mark Cooke | Dennis Labossiere
Executive Director | Director of Operations
Cell Phone: (401) 595-0233 | (401) 465-6593