2021 Long Island Showcase Classic

Saturday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 | Farmingdale, NY

Colleges/Organizations who have attended this event in the past!

2021 Tournament Information

2nd Annual “Long Island Showcase Classic” presented by Firecracker Sports will be held October 2nd – 3rd, 2021

Age groups: 15U/16U and 17U/18U (2 Divisions)

Pool play: Saturday, October 2nd through Sunday morning, October 3rd, 2021

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

  • 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 Long Island, NY such as Farmingdale State University, Molly College, Farmingdale HS 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 much much more.

2021 Pro & College Coaches Attending

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the 2021 calendar year for confirmed attendance of coaches, schools and scouts. Our rotator above will show you the quality of programs who attended this event previously and several who have expressed interest in being a part of this event moving forward. Below is the list of schools and personnel who have participated or will attend this event.

  1. Hofstra University
  2. Felician University
  3. Pace University
  4. Hudson Valley Community College
  5. NY Mets – MLB organization
  6. Salve Regina University
  7. Framingham State University
  8. Suffolk Community College
  9. Johnson & Wales University
  10. St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn
  11. Worcester State University
  1. College of the Holy Cross
  2. St. John’s University
  3. Hofstra University
  4. Felician University
  5. Pace University
  6. NY Mets – MLB organization
  7. Baseball Player Report
  8. Rhode Island College
  9. New York Institute of Technology
  10. Salve Regina University
  11. Suffolk Community College
  12. Johnson & Wales University
  13. St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn
  14. Dean College
  15. Community College of Rhode Island
  16. Worcester State University

2021 Teams Registered

We started planning this event in 2018 and we are very excited about the interest so far. Long Island, New York is a great place to visit during the fall with the beaches, lighthouses, farmer’s markets and awesome autumn sunsets!. 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.

See who is coming!

2021 Hotel Policy

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

To insure the quality of service provided during a Firecracker Sports event this organization has put in place 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 Website or on the home 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 Partner Tournament 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 fields (see our field age group/field location chart 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 tournament 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 state’s “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

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 Farmingdale, Long Island area. We are getting close to our goal of securing all college fields for every age group! 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 13U/14U, 15U/16U and 17U/18U Divisions. These younger divisions are given these unique playing opportunities which has become increasingly rare for other tournament providers. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host in 2021 but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

17U/18U College Prep Division: Pool Play Fields (Championship is at Borella Field)

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

2020 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 fall tournaments is September 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.

  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 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 Long Island, New York 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

Long Island Showcase Classic Scores & Standings

We have partnered with another valued member in the baseball industry, Playbook 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 mobile app, Firecracker Sports, 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 Farmingdale, New York.

2019 RESULTS
2021 RESULTS

2021 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

17U/18U Division

  • All teams will play 2 games on Saturday and be seeded #1-#5 based on the tie-breaker system below.
  • #4 seed and the #5 seed will have a consolation game on Sunday at 9am at Borella Field for their 3rd game guarantee.
  • Playoff bracket will include #1-#3 seeds and is posted online with game schedule for Sunday, October 3rd.
  • Championship game will take place at 130PM at Borella Field; Bethpage, NY
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP trophy will be awarded for each division.

15U/16U Division

  • 2 pool winners advance to championship game at Abe Levitt Park at 2PM on Sunday, October 3rd
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP trophy will be awarded for each division.

Tiebreaker System

  1. Overall record in tournament (If weather impacts the event and not all teams play the same amount of pool play games, teams will be seeded by winning percentage)
  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

2021 Long Island Showcase 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, everything is digital now, see player profiles, past results and videos as well. You MUST be an active college coach or MLB scout to have access to our database!

2021 Scout Book

2019 Long Island Showcase Classic Scouting Report

For the second event in a row, we brought our brand of showcase baseball to a new area! Long Island was an easy choice for our next tournament, as it is one of the baseball hotbeds of New York. There were 17 teams throughout the 16U and 18U divisions with plenty of talent between them. In total, there were 16 college coaches and 2 pro scouts that stopped by throughout the weekend. This scouting blog is based off of the evaluations of these scouts, Firecracker Sports staff and other administrators that witnessed top plays, great competition and excellent players on and off the field. We are your home for showcase baseball, college exposure and great value in travel destinations.

Ryan Wasserman (2022, 2B/SS/RHP, Kellenberg Memorial HS (NY)

Wasserman was the catalyst for Sharks Baseball Academy all weekend long at the top of the order. Very mature eye at the plate with average speed at this time, but ++ IQ for his age allowed him to steal 3 bases on the tournament. 5’ 9” with an open LH stance at the plate with an inside out approach. Long legs; could benefit from some added weight. Currently stands at 5’ 9” 140 lb; looking like a high contact guy at the top of the order at the next level that can play either MIF position.

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Michael Gajda (2020, C, New Britain High School (CT)

The powerful catcher recently committed to AIC ahead of this tournament. But still used this tournament as a way to hone his skills. He showed up on the defensive end this time, throwing out 2 runners with throws a little above the corner of the bag for an easy tag out. Moves very well for his size behind the plate with an arm that will get it done at the next level. Went 2-9 on the tournament with a double and 2 RBI. Standing at 6’ 0” with a well built 215 lb frame, he should challenge for AB’s right away at AIC.

Randy Garcia (2020, OF, Progress High School for Professional Careers (NY)

The senior from Brooklyn really impressed last weekend, collecting 4 hits, 3 RBI, and 3 runs. Came up clutch against the CT Cadets, driving in the winning run in pool play. Squared up stance with a bit of a long swing. Has some power, but projects as a top of the lineup guy. Above average hit tool. Very athletic with long athletic strides from his 6’ 1” frame. In the outfield he is above average in every aspect with a projection for RF due to his impressive arm strength.

Anthony Quatromani (2021, RHP/SS/3B/, Farmingdale High School (NY)

The All-Tournament Team selection was a man among boys all tournament for Green Wave Baseball (NY). Went 6-11 from the top of the order with 2 XBH and 2 SB. Simple, squared up approach at the plate with some present bat speed. Projects as a potential power guy depending on how he fills out. Legs work well on the bases and ranging at SS/3B. On the mound he was 78-80 with a heavy ball. His CB (64-66) needs some work but has the framework to be a quality bullpen arm. Loose and easy high ¾ arm action from 6’ 1” 180 lb frame. High follow as he enters his junior season.

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Johan Benitez (2021, LHP/OF, Walton High School (NY)

High follow 2 way prospect for the New York X squad. Smoked 2 triples against East Coast Elite that will be linked at the bottom of this evaluation. Slightly open stance, quiet load and lets his hands do the rest of the work. Agile, twitchy strides around the bases. Average arm in the outfield with + footwork and range. Then he stepped on the mound and we saw a heavy FB (76-78 T79) and a good looking CB with a sharp drop and good velo (70-71). Gets the most out of his body on the mound which will help him alot as he gains strength

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Ziv Gar (2020, RHP, Plainview High School (NY)

Committed to D2 Molloy College. High quality uncommitted RHP sat 77-81 T83 with some arm side run for Team Beast (NY) for multiple innings. Smooth/quick arm action with some whip. CB was also a + at 65-66 showing some quality 12-6 break. Quick to the plate; very good slide step. If he develops a CH he will be a very good pitcher at the D2 level.

Richie Cimpric (2020, 1B/RHP, Bayport High School (NY)

Raw 6’ 6” RHP for Team Beast that will find his way on a college roster. Struck out 9 in pool play through 7 innings thanks to nice repeatable mechanics and the ability to spot his very downhill FB (T75) consistently. SL (66-67) is a good pitch when he stays on top of it. Projects as a starter at the next level; a lot of weak contact. Has some arm side run and is straight over the top.

Matt Encarnacion (2021, RHP, Lincoln High School (NY)

6’ 1’ 180 lb pitcher with a FB (77-79 T81) that makes him a legitimate college prospect in his junior year. Needs to get on top of the ball more from his power position which will lead to more weak contact/swings and misses. SL (68-70) needs more movement but has the right amount of velo to be paired with his FB for a nice 2 pitch combo out of the pen.

Antonio Pena, 2021, RHP, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (NY)

Nice build at 5’ 10” 170 lb. FB was 78-82 from a high ¾ arm slot. Free and easy arm action with a bit of arm side run. Didn’t show a secondary pitch but this fastball is absolutely something to work with. Gets on the hitter quick; very athletic kid who is worth a follow on the mound next spring.

Chris Schneider, 2022, RHP/1B, Commack High School (NY)

Started for Team Beast on the mound and really impressed, going 6.1 innings, striking out 8 and only allowing 1 ER. True ¾ arm action with a mostly straight fastball in the low 70’s. Rolling CB that he used as his 2nd pitch. It was a cold game he pitched in so there may be velo left in the tank. Stiff mechanics on the mound, but managed to get outs when his team needed them the most. Right now, he looks as a quality starting pitcher that knows how to pitch at a young age.

Holden Lipton (2022, RHP, Poly Prep Country Day (NY)

Holden really showed up for Team Beast in their 16U Championship matchup with the Astoria Storm. Came in for a struggling starting pitcher and picked up the win going 5 innings of 1 run ball.. 6’ 3” 150 lb with a high three quarter short arm action. Could really benefit from sitting in his back leg a little more on drive to the plate. FB was very downhill at 74-76 T79. Had extra life up in the zone. CB had good enough depth to throw hitters off the whole game. Needs to work on hip mobility and overall flexibility and he will be a can’t miss 2022 arm. Will most likely grow a few inches before his senior year.

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Nolan Nawrocki (2022, MIF, Chaminade High School (NY)

The 16U Tournament MVP picked up 7 hits, 3 RBI, and 4 runs for Team Beast on their way to the Championship. Straight up stance with a quiet load and playable bat speed. Hunts his pitch early in the count and puts the ball in play. Not much power at this time but that could change in 2+ years. In the field, he is as good as it gets. Clean fielding approach with the arm to get it done at the next level.

Santiago Peguero (2020, OF/RHP, Cardozo High School (NY)

Went 3-9 for the tournament with 2 doubles and a couple RBI for the Long Island Jr. Ducks. Open stance at the plate with a tight, compact swing. Very good hands at the plate. Plus arm in the outfield with an athletic body that should translate well to production at the next level. Sure hands in the outfield with average range. Should be exciting to see how he progresses in his senior year.

Shonesh Gurung (2020, 3B/C/P, Monsignor McClancy (NY)

Played 3B during the tournament; 6’1 175 lb athletic frame. Square stance at the plate with a pull heavy approach. Above average arm and glove in the field. Comes in on the ball well and follows through on his throws. Already a ++ fielder at the next level; his bat will come around as he progresses in his senior year

Zachary Colon, 2022, C, Aviation High School (NY)

Squared up, long swing at the plate. Has a good amount of pop. Projects as a power hitting catcher with above average instincts and tools in the field. Needs to work on footwork a little behind the plate. Right handed hitter with a good body for the next level

Asa Mickelbank, 2022, C, Northport High School (NY)

Simple approach at the plate. Long swing that generates some lift on the ball. He spoils good pitches on the corners and waits for a mistake. Athletic body with well above average bat speed. Was giving pitchers fits all tournament with 4 hits, 3 RBI, and a walk. Rare catcher that can flat out swing it for Team Beast (NY)

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