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2022 Battle at the Border

Friday, June 10th – Sunday, June 12th | Westchester, NY

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  • Tournament Information
  • Coaches Confirmed
  • Teams Registered
  • Hotels
  • Fields & Facilities
  • Tournament Rules
  • Team Rosters
  • Schedule(s)
  • Playoff Schedule
  • Scores & Standings
  • Scout Books
  • Area Attractions

2022 Tournament Information

 

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17th Annual “Battle at the Border” will be held June 10th - 12th, 2022

Age/Division: Underclass Only...Class of 2023 or younger

Pool play: Friday, June 10th (PM only) through Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, June 12th, 2022

  • Please Note: - Teams will be accepted on a "First Paid-First Accepted" basis and entries will be limited only to the first 28 paid registrations. (*Past Battle at the Border events typically have filled up before February 1st*)
  • Registration Fee: $1,199.00, paid in full by December 15th, 2021...after December 15th, 2021 the registration fee is $1299.00.
  • Teams who register, but do not pay are not in the tournament and placed on the waiting list until payment is received. To avoid being placed on the waiting list and secure entry, payment must be made.
  • 3 Game Guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams entered (*weather permitting*).
  • Teams will play 1 game Friday night/2 games Saturday before playoffs.
  • Baseballs and lineup cards are included for this event as an added bonus to all teams and programs.
  • Two (2) High School board certified Umpires are supplied for every game.
  • Preliminary round games will take place at area high school, parks and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games being held at a college venue. We use the top fields in the Westchester County, NY area such as Iona College; Purchase College, Maritime College and others.
  • Current and past college and professional coaches are employed to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events.
  • Above and Beyond our Competition...We provide on-field reporting, pre and post game interviews with players and coaches, live streaming on You Tube TV, social media staff to promote players and teams, live in game statistics, player assessments and videos which get added to our player database and at we do on-field reporting/interviewing with players/coaches, live streaming of pool play games and all playoff/championships on You Tube TV, social media exposure, "live" in game stats along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

2022 Pro & College Coaches Attending

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the our summer events for confirmed attendance of coaches, schools and scouts. Our rotator above will show you the quality of programs who attended this event previously and have expressed their interest in attending again for 2020.

    1. Albertus Magnus College
    2. Clark University
    3. College of the Holy Cross
    4. Dominican College
    5. Felician College
    6. Houston Astors – MLB organization
    7. Iona College
    8. Johnson & Wales University
    9. Manhattanville College
    10. Marist University
    11. Maritime College
    12. New York University
    13. Nichols College
    14. Nyack College
    15. NY Mets – MLB Organization
    16. Pace University
    17. Post University
    18. Rhode Island College
    19. Rivier University
    20. Rockland Community College
    21. Salve Regina University
    22. Skidmore College
    23. St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn
    24. Stockton University
    25. Stony Brook University
    26. SUNY-Ulster
    27. Texas Rangers – MLB Organization
    28. University of Bridgeport
    29. Westchester Community College
    30. Western New England University
    31. West Virginia Wesleyan University
    32. Worcester State University

 

Event was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic!

  1. Albertus Magnus College
  2. Bates College
  3. Clark University
  4. College of the Holy Cross
  5. Community College of Rhode Island
  6. Concordia College
  7. Creighton University
  8. Dominican College
  9. Fairfield University
  10. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  11. Felician College
  12. Houston Astors – MLB organization
  13. Iona College
  14. Johnson & Wales University
  15. Manhattan College
  16. Manhattanville College
  17. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  18. New York University
  19. Nichols College
  20. Nyack College
  21. NY Mets – MLB Organization
  22. Pace University
  23. Post University
  24. Rhode Island College
  25. Rivier University
  26. Rockland Community College
  27. Salve Regina University
  28. Skidmore College
  29. Shenandoah University
  30. Siena College
  31. St. John’s University
  32. St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn
  33. Stevenson University
  34. Stockton University
  35. Stony Brook University
  36. SUNY-Ulster
  37. Texas Rangers – MLB Organization
  38. University of Albany
  39. University of Bridgeport
  40. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  41. Washington University-St. Louis
  42. Westchester Community College
  43. Western New England University
  44. West Virginia Wesleyan University
  45. Wheaton College
  46. Wofford College
  47. Worcester State University

2022 Teams Registered

We started this event in 2005 and have grown each year as the first showcase event each summer. For 2022 we will have 28 teams competing and coming from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. If you are interested in participating in one of the New York’s most recruited events, please register for our wait lists or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

2022 Hotel Policy

ALL TRAVELING TEAM MANAGERS/CLUB ADMINISTRATORS MUST REVIEW OUR HOTEL POLICY & RULES BELOW. FAILURE TO KNOW OUR POLICY COULD SUBJECT YOUR TEAM TO NON-ACCEPTANCE OR REMOVAL FROM THE TOURNAMENT

BOOK HOTELS NOW >>

 

To insure the quality of service provided during Firecracker Sports events, there is a Hotel Obligation Policy.

WHAT IS A “HOTEL OBLIGATION” TOURNAMENT?

Simply stated, if your team requires hotel accommodations (team traveling 75 miles or more to the event’s destination city) your team MUST stay at one of the approved participating tournament partner hotels. These participating hotels are reviewable by clicking on the “hotel” links on the tournament event page or on the main page of Firecracker Sports. Reservations can be made prior to being accepted and should be made ASAP as the hotels fill up quick.

WHY DOES THIS TOURNAMENT HAVE A “HOTEL OBLIGATION?”

We work very hard to keep our costs down and also balance the economic impact a tournament like ours can have towards the communities and programs we serve. The approved hotels on this website assist with both concerns and the following are the benefits to our programs:

  • To make it manageable we have room nights “blocked” for our out-of-town teams from our participating tournament partner hotels.
  • Because we do not use a Third Party Housing Group and we negotiate large blocks of rooms with the hotels directly, you’ll find a wide variety of best pricing and amenities from our hotels.
  • Care in selecting location and proximity to our playing field. See our "fields/facilities" tab to find out where your team most likely will be playing so you can lock down hotels near your fields.
  • All of our tournament hotels have been approved due to their quality and desire to give our guests the best event experience.
  • Room inventory which is shared with the tournament to ensure that room demands can be met from year to year.
  • By using participating tournament partner hotels, Firecracker Sports can offer our “Act of God” Clause. This states “Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer’s control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants.”

WHY ARE THERE PENALTIES FOR NOT ABIDING BY OUR HOTEL “HOTEL OBLIGATION” POLICY?

In order to best serve our out-of-town teams we need this to be a win-win for our guest teams and our hotel partners…If the rules are not followed then we jeopardize our relationships with these hotels and this could potentially add more costs to the teams.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR NOT FOLLOWING OUR POLICY?

  • Any accepted team to the 2020 tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and does not stay in one of our approved partner hotels will not be accepted to the tournament.
  • An accepted team to the 2020 tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and double books their team at more than one hotel will not be accepted to the tournament or will be removed from the tournament.
  • Teams who do not stay in our partner hotels will risk forfeiting their games and not be allowed to return to the tournament next year.

WHAT IF OUR TEAM DOES NOT GET ACCEPTED AND WE HAVE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

Teams will be able to cancel their hotel reservation if they are not accepted to the tournament.

2022 Fields & Facilities

We try to give all our student athletes and their families a first class experience by securing and enabling all our teams to play on the top facilities in the Port Chester, New York area. We would like to see all our teams play all their pool play and playoff games on top fields, including collegiately.

As you can see from the list below most of our divisions are exclusively played on collegiate fields including playoffs and Championships for our 2022 event. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host in 2022 but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

Underclass Only Division: Pool Play Fields (Championship is at Purchase College)

Other fields/facilities under consideration for this event are:

  • Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
  • Westchester Community College (Westchester, NY)
  • Cubeta Stadium (Stamford, CT)
  • Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains, NY)
  • Lakeland High School (Lakeland, NY)
  • Greenwich HS (Greenwich, CT)
  • Mamaroneck High School (Mamaroneck, NY)
  • Fox Lane High School (Bedford, NY)
  • Port Chester High School (Port Chester, NY)
  • Rec. Park (Port Chester, NY)

2022 Tournament Rules

Thank you for your interest in Firecracker Sports and support for our baseball events. We have updated several rules so there is more clarity to lineups, tie-breakers and other dynamics like home vs. away. We answer all of your biggest questions regarding rules by checking out our “Team Information” section which includes event rules such as age requirements, tie-breakers, lineups and much more like insurance, rosters and payments. Please click on the button below for more advanced details.

If you have any questions or concerns please hit the chat button at the bottom of your screen or email operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

 

2022 TOURNAMENT RULES >>

2021 Team Roster Forms

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Sports events. In order to provide you the best experience possible, we request the entry of your team's roster via the link below. The deadline for all 2021 spring tournaments is April 1st. This will allow us to promote your top student athletes ahead of time giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for all your baseball needs. You can create a user account, setup your teams, register for any event, make payments plus enter your roster one time and being done for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see hotels, shopping, schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier.

Information needed for each player on your roster includes

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Jersey Number
  3. Position(s)
  4. High School
  5. Graduation Year
  6. Email Address of a Parent or Player
  7. College Commitment (not required but asked)

ENTER 2021 TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION HERE >>

2021 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run in a normal year. Once our event becomes full we begin to put the teams, fields and pool play together so you can plan your trip better to the Port Chester, NY community. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you’re interested in, know the playing times of your team.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic, schedules will be released 1 month prior, directly to the coaches when they have submitted all paperwork and payments. Public release for this event in 2021 will be May 28th, listed right here. We try to maintain first class customer service from the point of registration, all the way through our final Championship game of our events, so your experience always remains first class!

 

2021 SCHEDULES/RESULTS >> 

2021 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

2022-2024 Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to the playoffs on Sunday afternoon, starting at 10:45AM (if there are morning games that day). If there are no morning games, playoffs will begin at 9AM.
  • There will be 5 pool winners advancing to the playoffs on Sunday, June 13th, 2021
  • All pool winners will be seeded #1 - #5 based on the overall tie-breaker system below.
  • We will have a #4 vs. #5 game with the winner advancing to play the #1 seed. Winner of that semifinal game will advance to the championship.
  • The #2 seed will play the #3 seed with the winner advancing to the championship game at Purchase College.
  • The Championship Game will take place on Sunday, June 13th roughly 20-25 minutes after conclusion of previous semifinal game.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

Tiebreaker System

1. Overall Record in Tournament

2. Head to Head (Only if two teams)

3. Runs Allowed

4. Run Differential (Maximum differential of 10 runs per game, either way)

5. Runs Scored

6. Coin Flip

Battle at the Border Scores & Standings

We have stepped up your tournament experience by launching a mobile friendly scores, standings and brackets application to make your experience even better. Now you can see scores, schedules and standings right from your mobile device as soon as the games are concluded. No more calls, emails to find out where, when and who you are playing. Through our app, you can find the GPS location of fields, get notified of time changes, incase of inclement weather but more importantly know where your team is placed for standings after wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Port Chester, NY.

 

2021 RESULTS >>

Battle at the Border Scout Books

College coaches and professional scouts we provide up to the date scout books for your recruiting needs. There is no extra charges with Firecracker Sports to get these books or have them right on your phone at our events. Just click on the button below and download each event/division you are looking for. For password protection, please contact operations@firecrackersports.com for this password. You MUST be an active college coach or MLB scout to have access to our database!

 

2021 SCOUT BOOKS >>

Port Chester, NY Destination Information

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