2021 Labor Day Classic

Saturday September 4th – Monday, September 6th, 2021 | Providence, RI

Colleges Who Attended This Event in the Past!

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

2021 Tournament Information

 

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7th Annual "Labor Day Classic” presented by Firecracker Sports will be held September 4th - 6th, 2021

Age groups: 13U/14U; 15U/16U; 17U/18U (3 Divisions)

Pool play: Saturday, September 4th - Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Playoffs & Championships: Monday, September 6th

  • Please Note - Teams will be accepted on a First Paid-First Accepted basis and entries will be limited only to the first 24 paid registrations.
  • Registration Fee: $1,049.00
  • 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).
  • 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 and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games at college facilities. We use the top fields in the Providence, RI and Southeastern, MA areas.
  • 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 much much more.

2021 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.

- Colleges/Organizations who are committed to attend in 2021!

Due to COVID-19 this list will be published closer to the event date as numerous schools and coaches have been impacted by the NCAA recruiting calendar, traveling restrictions and budget cuts.

 

- Colleges/Organizations who are committed to attend in 2019!

Below is the list of schools and personnel who were confirmed in attendance for 2019 event.

  1. University of Rhode Island
  2. Rhode Island College
  3. Salve Regina University
  4. Bridgewater State University
  5. Southern Maine Community College
  6. Springfield College
  7. Johnson & Wales University
  8. Husson University
  9. Texas Rangers – MLB Organization
  10. Community College of Rhode Island
  11. Worcester State University

2021 Teams Registered

We started this event 6 years ago and it’s always been a great way to either finish your summer schedule or kick start your Fall preparations. We have opened up this event to include more teams with the 13U/14U Division for those transitioning to the big diamond. If you are interested in participating in one of the fall’s best events, please register today or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

 

Who is Coming?

2021 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

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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.

2021 Fields & Facilities

2021 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.

2021 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 this fall tournament is August 1st. This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, 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 showcase 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)
  8.  

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2021 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run throughout the calendar 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 Providence, Rhode Island area. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you are interested in, know your playing times if they are interested in attending. 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 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

2021 Playoff Schedule

 

17U/18U Division

  • Coming soon!
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

15U/16U Division

  • Coming soon!
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

13U/14U Division

  • Coming soon!
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

Labor Day Classic Scores & Standings

We have partnered with another valued member in the baseball industry, Tournament Machine 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 and Tournament Machine, 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 your wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

2016 Results >>

 

2017 Results >>

 

2018 Results >>

 

2019 Results >>

 

2020 Results >>

2021 Labor Day Classic 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

2019 Labor Day Classic Scouting Report

R

ecently we held our 5th Annual Labor Day Classic Tournament at fields across Rhode Island with the championship hosted at the University of Rhode Island. We hosted some very good quality teams with excellent competition in the 16U division and 18U divisions. Based on evaluations provided by college coaches in attendance, our Firecracker Sports staff and other administrators we will be breaking down for you those teams and players who caught the scouts attention during our event.

Ryan McHugh (EagleBrook School, 2023,RHP/3B) pitched 5 innings in the 16U Championship game, getting the win while giving up 1 run, 2 hits and striking out 7. His FB sat 80-83 (T85) comes out loose and runs away from left-handed batters. SL (72-74) has late tilt that falls out of the zone and creates swings and misses. Athletic 6’ 0” build with plenty left in the tank in terms of velocity

Dylan Rego (Bishop Hendricken, 2021, RHP/C) Rego went 2-3 with 2 RBI and 2 R in the Championship game including an opposite field triple in the gap. Right handed hitter with solid load and stays centered until pitcher’s release; good timing. Build is 5’ 10” athletic for his age. Interesting to see how he will develop at the RI powerhouse Bishop Hendricken.

Connor Kennedy (Bishop Hendricken, 2022, P/1B/3B) Kennedy came into the Championship and pitched 2 shutout innings to keep his team in the game. FB was 74-75 (T76), CB 63-65. True ¾ delivery on the mound with a sweeping curve and progressing slider. Can be a little too stiff on the mound; but has good hip to shoulder separation.

Sean Diaz (Providence Career & Technical, 2022, SS/3B) Smooth stroke at the dish. Defensively, picks the ball well with quiet feet. He works through his fielding progression and uses less with the throw. Plus arm with good IQ on defense.

Daniel Janssen (Portsmouth HS, 2020, RHP/OF) Janssen got the ball for the Bay Sox in game 1 of the Classic and went 6 quality innings. RHP with a wiry frame and straight over the top arm action. FB in the low 70’s was effective when low in the zone. Did a good job of mixing holds and looks with runners on base. CB and CH are + pitches for this level but started to flatten out as the game went on. He occasionally drops down to throw off-speed and spots it low. Could be a potential submarine guy

Jared Reminder (Pilgrim HS, 2021, RHP/1B/3B) was a solid defender all tournament long, playable range and glove in CF. Made an outfield assist in the late innings on a runner tagging to 3B. Struggled a bit with off-speed at the plate especially with 2 strikes. Pitched to 2 batters at the end of the game; FB 80-82 with athletic over the top delivery. Only threw 1 CB at 65. Promising college prospect that’s worth following in 2020 HS season.

Connor Freitas (Portsmouth HS, 2021, 1B) Connor had an impressive day in his second game of day 1, going 3-4 with a double. Aggressive at the plate, looking for his pitch early in counts. Shows barrel control and ability to go the other way with pop. Overall a solid, compact stroke. Average speed but took advantage of pitcher’s pattern and took 2 bases.

Kyle Roche (Braintree HS, 2020, RHP/OF) The Franklin Pierce commit went 5 innings on Day 1 against Providence Sports & Leadership, giving up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 7. The righty has a clean delivery with a high 3/4 arm slot and throws 4 pitches for strikes. 2 seam FB was at 84 while 4 seam worked from 84-86. CB and CH sat at around 72-74 for a good differential. He kept the ball knee high all day. Bulldog mentality on the mound

Jordan Gorham (Braintree HS, 2022, RHP/IF) looked very athletic at SS all game, showing + glove and footwork with an above average arm. His tall frame may move him over to 3B. He flashed a 3.5 second Home to 1st time. Also handles the bat well with hands to the ball approach; collected 2 hits on the day in big situations. Pitched the final 2 innings with a straight 4 seam 85-86 (T88) and a sweeping CB at 78-80. Huge pro potential for this kid

Ryan Sorgi (Braintree HS, 2020. C/IF) Sorgi caught 3 out of the 4 games for Braintree at the tournament. Helped his pitchers on the corners and received the ball well. Didn’t set up location too early and blocked fairly well. Pop time was 2.20-2.25. ++ contact guy at the plate, collected 6 hits in the tournament.

Tucker Erdody (Braintree HS 2020 RHP/IF) There must be something in the water over in Braintree because these kids can play. Tucker started the second game for Braintree. Stocky RHP with a free and easy 80-82 with arm side run and ++ command. CB was 70-73 and CH 72-75. Had consistent command of the zone, but trusted his off-speed in hitters counts

Wilcar Moreno (Mount Pleasant HS, 2020, OF) was the DH for PSL in their first game, hitting a gapper in his first AB. Right handed batter with big power gap to gap. Gets his hands inside the ball nicely. Keeps his head down on the ball with nice extension.

John Guzman (Evolutions High School 2020 3B) Aggressive defensively, attacks ground balls. Squares up nicely and comes through the ball with a strong arm. Pull side hitter at the plate with compact approach

Alex Ramirez (Central HS, 2019, SS) Committed to the University of Rhode Island. Had no problem against the younger pitching in the tournament, collecting 4 hits. Left handed batter with quick hands and a situational approach at the plate. As solid as they come defensively with ++ arm, range, and glovework. High baseball IQ

Jack Feltovic (Hopkins Academy, 2021, 1B/3B/RHP) Straight up approach at the plate with above average power and lift to the ball. Played 1B but showed good range for 3B. Picks the ball well. Threw 1 inning, FB was 77-79 (T80) with solid command

Trey Faulkner (Sabis School, 2020, INF) is very solid defensively with a good arm for SS, but projects more as a 2B than SS at the next level. Closed RH stance at the plate with a short/compact approach. Plus speed on the bases with a 3.6 home to 1st time

Michael Gadja (New Britain HS, 2020, C) Power hitting catcher with a closed off stance. Right handed pull heavy hitter. Big body with a very good arm but relies on it too much, needs to use legs more. 2.07 was best pop time behind the plate

Jayden Cumbo (Plainville HS, 2021, RHP/1B) Heavy straight FB (75-77 T78) with a High ¾ slider (72-74). Average command of both pitches, struggled early but got stronger as the game went on and kept his team in the game. At 1B he moves well for his size with big boy power. Hit a ball off the wall on Day 2 against Braintree.

Owen Kellington (Union 32 HS, 2021, RHP/IF/OF) the UCONN commit was by far the best and most college-ready pitcher in the tournament. Explosive fastball (84-86 T87) with late run to it. Sharp CB (74-75) was his put away pitch. Went on to start 2 days later in the Championship and battled his way to a victory despite diminished velocity/command. Works quickly on the mound with ++ composure exhibited in the 18U championship. Will look to come in and contribute for UCONN in 2022

Adrian Siravo (Gilford NH, 2020, OF/RHP) Siravo is the 2nd UCONN Commit on the Bandits and is a very intriguing pro prospect both as an outfielder and on the mound. Was a catalyst for his team all tournament from the leadoff spot with a pull-happy, aggressive RH swing (Top Exit Velo: 90) Moves very well with long strides and + athleticism. Had 2 appearances out of the bullpen with a heavy 4 seam (89-92 T93), hammer CB (74-78), and playable CH (70-72). Had solid command of all 3 pitches with a long and explosive delivery.

Levi McAllister (St. Mark’s School, 2022, C) One of the best catching prospects we’ve seen all year. Strong, athletic build with excellent tools behind the plate. Quick transfer (2.00 Pop Time) with a very good arm/ good mobility. RH hitter with pull side tendency; engages his lower half well.

Sam Hill (Algonquin Regional HS, 2021, RHP/OF) Sam did it all for the Bandits in CF, at the plate, and on the mound. Threw the first 4 innings of a mercy rule shortened no hitter in the 1st game, collecting 9 K’s along the way. 5’ 8” toned frame with straight 4 Seam FB sitting 80-82 (T83). Heavy SL (72-75) and progressing CH (70-73). Very athletic kid who gets the most out of his body

Andrew Normandin (Mount Royal Academy, 2021, 2B/SS) Solid defensive MIF, projects at 2B in college. Great situational hitting, especially in the championship. Very consistent barrel control and can hit to all fields. Plate discipline is +

Jelbasio Sacaria (Miami Nationwide Academy, 2020, OF) Sacaria is a legitimate pro prospect. 5 tool player displaying gap to gap power from the right side and hits the ball where it’s pitched. ++ hand placement and lower half engagement. Strong arm in the OF; reads ball off the bat well with solid footwork.

Anliel Gonzalez (English HS, 2020, RHP/IF) Smooth delivery with life on his FB (79-82 T84) Struggles to find the zone with all of his pitches including his SL (70-72). Besides that he got a lot of ground balls and swings and misses. Possesses a 6’ 3” frame that projects well at the next level,

John Pellegrino (Chariho HS, 2020, IF) High baseball IQ; very good glove/hands with solid instincts to go with it at SS. Made every play that came his way in the 2 games he played in. Understands the speed of the runner and how much time he has. At the plate he has a closed lefty stance with an opposite field approach. Very patient hitter; fouls pitches off and draws walks.