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2019 4th of July Showcase Tournament

June 29th-July 3rd, 2019 | Providence, RI

College Showcase

Friday June 28th

University of Rhode Island

2 sessions

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Social Events

Beer/Wine Social

PawSox BBQ/Fireworks Night

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2019 Colleges attending

2019 Tournament Information


We are pleased to offer you an invitation to the 12th Annual “4th of July Showcase Tournament” presented by Firecracker Baseball. This showcase-based tournament will be held over the 4th of July week with lots of exciting action with close to 150 teams expected this year, last year we had 120 total teams participate and were sold out by January 1st for the 3rd year in a row! Unfortunately we do sell out early, usually by the holidays. This past year in 2018 we turned away 46 teams.

On November 1st, we announced we are expanding our event to include 9U, 10U, 11 and 12U for everyone to enjoy the same benefits of the older age groups! This event will be 4 day event with pool play covering 3 days with 4 games guaranteed but also playoffs/championships on that 4th day. What is best about this new expansion efforts, is our Instructional Camp for all youth 13 & younger on Friday, June 28th that will be held with college and top HS coaches for the day, working skills, drills and evaluations while enjoying the benefits of social media, interviews and other great benefits. We are limiting these age groups for 2019 to maximize all exposure, so don’t wait for this new opportunity!

We can’t emphasize enough to secure your spot early.

Mark your calendars now!

Saturday, June 29th-Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Pool Play: 9U; 10U; 11U; 12U ($750 per team)
Saturday, June 29th through Monday, July 1st
Playoffs/Championships, Tuesday, July 2nd
Pool Play: 13U; 14U; 15U; 17U; 19U ($999 per team)
Saturday, June 29th through Monday, July 1st
13U Playoffs: Tuesday, July 2nd
14U; 15U; 17U; 19U: Playoffs: Tuesday, July 2nd
14U; 15U; 17U; 19U: Championships, July 3rd
College Showcase Camp: Friday, June 28th at URI
Graduating Classes: 2020; 2021 and 2022
Registrations now open!
Instructional Youth Camp: Friday, June 28th TBA
For all players 13 years old and younger
Run by college and top HS coaches

Pool play format will be used with all teams guaranteed to play at least 4 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.

Registration for this tournament is $999.00 (13U and older), $750.00 (12 & younger), including a box (1 dozen) of game baseballs, NFHS approved. There are discounts for entering by different dates, so check registration form and website regularly. 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. Preliminary round games will take place at area high school and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games at college facilities. In prior years we have used the University of Rhode Island’s artificial turf field, along with Brown University, Rhode Island College, Johnson & Wales, Bridgewater State University, Stonehill College, CCRI, Salve Regina University, Assumption College and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. This year we are hopeful to add Curry College and beautiful Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

We also contact all the local colleges and professional scouts on our extensive college and pro contact list to let them know about the tournament. We forward showcase day workouts, workout lists, tournament team rosters and tournament schedules to get your student athletes more exposure for the weekend. This past year we had over 100+ representatives from college and professional programs at our events.

9U-12U Youth Teams Registered for 2019

9U Division (8 spots remaining)

  1. Massachusetts Hitmen
  2. Worcester Thundercats (Worcester, MA)

10U Division (6 spots remaining)

  1. Fall River All Stars (Fall River, MA)
  2. Providence/Elmwood Little League All Stars (Providence, RI)
  3. Hartford Jr. Yard Goats (Hartford, CT)
  4. Brooklyn Bombers (NY)

11U Division (9 spots remaining)

  1. Worcester Thundercats (Worcester, MA)

12U Division (6 spots remaining)

  1. Fall River All Stars (Fall River, MA)
  2. Providence/Elmwood Little League All Stars (Providence, RI)
  3. Plymouth All Stars (Plymouth, MA)
  4. Brooklyn Bombers (NY)

13U -19U Teams Registered for 2019

13U Division (1 spot remains)

  1. Atlantic Baseball Club Mariners
  2. Brian Rose Baseball (Dartmouth, MA)
  3. Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  4. CT Bombers
  5. CT Rivals (Cromwell, CT) *DEFENDING 13U CHAMPIONS*
  6. DirtDawgs Black (Canton, MA)
  7. Dugout Dawgs (MA)
  8. East Cobb New England (Boston, MA)
  9. GBG Hawks Black (MA)
  10. GBG Northeast Hawks (MA)
  11. Jr. Bay Sox American (New Bedford, MA)
  12. Jr. Bay Sox Continental (New Bedford, MA)
  13. New England Storm (MA)
  14. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club Blue (NH)
  15. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club White (NH)
  16. Northeast Gators (MA)
  17. South Shore Seadogs (MA)

14U Division (Full for 2019!)

  1. Atlantic Baseball Club Mariners (Hanover, MA)
  2. CT Moose White
  3. CT Moose Blue
  4. Dirt Dawgs Sports Black (Canton, MA)
  5. Dirt Dawgs Sports Purple (Canton, MA)
  6. Dugout Dawgs (MA)
  7. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  8. GBG Hawks White (Foxboro, MA)
  9. GBG Hawks Blue (Foxboro, MA)
  10. Bay Sox American (New Bedford, MA)
  11. Bay Sox National (New Bedford, MA)
  12. Mass Hurricanes
  13. New England Huskies (NH)
  14. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club (NH)
  15. North Shore Freedom (MA)
  16. Providence Sports & Leadership (Providence, RI)
  17. ProSwing Pride (Port Chester, NY)
  18. Upper Deck Showcase (RI)

Wait Listed Teams

  1. Middlesex Reds (MA)
  2. CT Bombers
  3. NY Nighthawks
  4. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)
  5. Giants Futures-Coach Barry (Bridgewater, MA)
  6. Giants Futures-Coach Semler (Bridgewater, MA)

15U Rising Stars Division (Full for 2019!)

  1. Astoria Storm (Astoria, NY)
  2. Bay Sox HS Prospects (New Bedford, MA) *DEFENDING CHAMPIONS*
  3. BBU Tigers (MA)
  4. Boston Prospects 14U/15U (Boston, MA)
  5. Boys of Summer (CT)
  6. Brian Rose Baseball (Dartmouth, MA)
  7. Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  8. CT Bombers
  9. CT Rivals (Hartford, CT) *DEFENDING 14U CHAMPIONS*
  10. East Coast Eagles Blue (Bridgewater, MA)
  11. East Coast Eagles White (Bridgewater, MA)
  12. GBG Hawks White (Foxboro, MA)
  13. GBG Northeast Hawks (Foxboro, MA)
  14. Mass Hurricanes (MA)
  15. Mass Hurricanes Prospects (MA)
  16. Middlesex Reds (MA)
  17. MWS Devils (MA)
  18. New England Nor’Easters-McAlary (MA)
  19. New England Nor’Easters-Carter (MA)
  20. New England Premier-Commesso (MA)
  21. New England Premier-DiTondo (MA)
  22. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club (NH)
  23. Nokona Braves (MA)
  24. Patterson Pirates (Carmel, NY)
  25. PIT Nationals (Waterbury, CT)
  26. Pro Swing Team Pride Select (Port Chester, NY)
  27. Show Baseball New England (MA)
  28. Titanium Drillers (Purchase, NY)
  29. Upper Deck Showcase (Cumberland, RI)
  30. WNY Dynamites Travel Baseball (NY)

Wait Listed Teams

  1. Next Level Baseball Shamrocks (NH) *DECLINED SPOT*
  2. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)
  3. Giants Futures-Coach Kulpa (Bridgewater, MA)

17U Division (Full for 2019, expansion in works, please inquire!)

  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Bay Sox HS Prospects 16U (New Bedford, MA)
  3. BBU Tigers (MA)
  4. Boston Blue Jays (Boston, MA)
  5. Boston Prospects 16U (Boston, MA)
  6. Boston Prospects (Boston, MA)
  7. Boys of Summer (CT)
  8. BRB Bulldogs 16U (Dartmouth, MA)
  9. Canes Northeast (MA)
  10. Cape Breton Ramblers (Nova Scotia, Canada)
  11. Connecticut Capitals Underclass (Hartford, CT)
  12. CT Moose 16U
  13. CT Rivals 16U (Hartford, CT)
  14. CT Rivals (Hartford, CT)
  15. Dirt Dawgs New England Showcase (Canton, MA)
  16. East Coast Eagles 16U (MA)
  17. East Coast Eagles Blue (MA)
  18. East Coast Eagles White (MA)
  19. East Cobb New England (Boston, MA)
  20. GBG Hawks Blue 16U (MA)
  21. GBG Hawks Blue (MA)
  22. Home Run Bulldogs (NH)
  23. Londonberry Post 24 Jr. Legion (Londonberry, NH)
  24. MWS Devils (MA)
  25. New England Nor;Easters (MA)
  26. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club 16U (Manchester, NH)
  27. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club (Manchester, NH)
  28. New Level Baseball Shamrocks Prospects (NH)
  29. Nokona Braves (MA)
  30. North Shore Freedom Blue (MA)
  31. Orange Post 127 White (Orange, CT)
  32. Orange Post 127 Black (Orange, CT)
  33. PIT Nationals (Waterbury, CT)
  34. Nashua Post 124 (Nashua, NH)
  35. Providence, Sports & Leadership (Providence, RI)
  36. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)
  37. Rockland Pirates Post 130 (Rockland, NY)
  38. Route 2 Blue Sox (MA)
  39. Samurai Baseball Academy (Taunton, MA)
  40. Shoreline Breakers (Old Lyme, CT)
  41. Shrub Oak American Legion (Yorktown, NY)
  42. Sluggers Fury (Medfield, MA)
  43. SNE Wave 16U (Westfield, MA)
  44. South Shore Seadogs (MA)
  45. Storm-Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  46. TCB (Hartford, CT)
  47. Team Mizuno USA 16U (Plymouth, MA)
  48. Titanium Drillers (Purchase, NY)
  49. Upper Deck Showcase 16U (Cumberland, RI)
  50. Zone Select Prospects (Worcester, MA)

Wait Listed Teams (Possible expansion to 64 teams in works!)

  1. Zone Select Showcase (Worcester, MA)
  2. Trumbull Post 141 (Trumbull, CT)
  3. Senerchia Post 74 (Warwick, RI)
  4. Hawaii Baseball Academy (Kiluiea, HI)
  5. CT Bombers 16U
  6. Spinners Elite (Lowell, MA)
  7. Northeast Hurricanes Salem Showcase (Salem, NH)
  8. NY Nighthawks
  9. NE Waves (CT)
  10. RI Prospects Baseball Club 16U (Bristol, RI)
  11. Giants Futures-Coach Lalli (Bridgewater, MA)
  12. Bombers Baseball Club (Croton, NY)

19U Division (Full for 2019!)

  1. Australian Baseball Club (Melbourne, Australia)
  2. Team Cape Cod (Cape Cod, MA)
  3. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  4. Bay Sox HS Prospects 18U (New Bedford, MA)
  5. Boston Prospects 18U (Boston, MA)
  6. Brian Rose Baseball 18U (Dartmouth, MA)
  7. Concord Post 21 (Concord, NH)
  8. Connecticut Capitals Upperclass (Hartford, CT)
  9. Connecticut Generals
  10. CT Bombers 18U
  11. CT Crush
  12. CT Moose 18U
  13. CT Rivals
  14. East Coast Eagles 18U (Bridgewater, MA)
  15. GBG Northeast Hawks 18U (Foxboro, MA)
  16. Londonberry Post 24 Legion (Londonberry, NH)
  17. Maine Sluggers 18U (Brewer, Maine)
  18. New England Pride (CT)
  19. Nokona Baseball 18U (Ashland, MA)
  20. Orange Post 127 (Orange, CT)
  21. Nashua Post 124 (Nashua, NH)
  22. Providence, Sports & Leadership (Providence, RI)
  23. Samurai Baseball Academy 18U (Taunton, MA)
  24. Show Baseball New England 18U (MA)
  25. SNE Wave (Westfield, MA)
  26. SNE Wave 18U (Westfield, MA)
  27. Storm-Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  28. TCB 18U (Hartford, CT)
  29. Team Mizuno USA 18U (Plymouth, MA)
  30. Whitehouse Post 284 (Flemington, NJ) *DEFENDING 2-TIME CHAMPIONS*

Wait Listed Teams

  1. Trumbull Post 141 (Trumbull, CT)
  2. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  3. Spinners Showcase (Lowell, MA)
  4. NY Nighthawks 18U
  5. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)
  6. NY Waves (CT)
  7. Shoreline Breakers (Old Lyme, CT)

2019 Hotels

We have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. This is a Stay to Play event. It is required that all teams traveling to this event reserve their hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS®. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


2019 Pro & College Coaches Attending

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the 2019 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.

2019 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 here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 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 and 14U Divisions. These younger divisions are given these unique playing opportunities which has become increasingly rare for other tournament providers.

19U Division: Pool Play Fields (Playoffs TBA; Championship is at Brown University)

2019 Tournament Rules


All teams MUST bring 1 box of 12 game baseballs, NFHS stamped & approved, to the site supervisor before their 1st game.

  1. At 1st game, team will forfeit the right to coin flip (to pick home or away).
  2. At 2nd game, team will forfeit their game (even if it’s on the 1st day of games).
  3. At 3rd game, team will forfeit their game and be banned from future tournaments.


A coin toss administered by the umpire or the site supervisor at each field will be used to determine home team for each game during pool play games.

3. AGE REQUIREMENTS (Date of Birth is NOT used for age eligibility for our events)

  1. 19U Division: Class of 2018 or younger
  2. 18U Division: Class of 2019 or younger (Fall only events)
  3. 17U Division: Class of 2020 or younger
  4. 16U Division: Class of 2021 or younger (Fall only events)
  5. 15U Division: Class of 2022 or younger
  6. 14U Division: Class of 2023 or younger including our Fall events
  7. 13U Division: Class of 2024 or younger


There is a 2-hour time limit on all games except for the championship games. This rule means that no inning can start after 2 hours, it is NOT drop-dead timing. This allows the tournament to stay on track for the entire day. We do allow extra innings, as long as the time limit is still in play. We, at Firecracker Baseball want to see all ties broken WHEN possible so “Firecracker Baseball” tie-breaker will begin in 8th inning (see details, rule #5).

5. FIRECRACKER BASEBALL TIE-BREAKER RULE:(Only when within time limit for pool play or game will be determined a tie; all playoff/championship games will start with this rule in the 8th inning)

  1. 8th inning: Runner on 2nd with no outs (Runner on 2nd was last batter of previous inning).
  2. 9th inning: Runner on 1st and 2nd with no outs (Runners on 1st& 2nd were last 2 batters of previous innings, placed accordingly i.e. last batter on 1stbase and previous batter on 2ndbase).
  3. 10th inning: Runners on 1st, 2nd and 3rd with no outs (Runner on 1st, 2nd& 3rd were last 3 batters of previous inning, placed accordingly i.e. last batter on 1st, previous batter on 2ndbase and so on).


This is a wood bat tournament. 13U Division is allowed to follow NFHS standards for metal bats, only age allowed.


  1. Major League rules will be used throughout the tournament.
  2. You can re-entry for the starter one time, each game, in the same batting spot. Any substitute entering the game, if replaced at a later point, is out for the remainder of the game.
  3. Pitchers when removed from the game as a pitcher, can NOT return as a pitcher in that game.
  4. Courtesy Runners are allowed for Pitcher and Catcher ONLY! Must be player on your bench or last out from previous inning.
  5. ALL substitutions and changes must go through the home plate umpire & the official scorer at each field.
  6. Mound visits are limited to 1 per inning. After 1stvisit, each time the coach visits the mound in that same inning, the pitcher needs to be replaced.


Any team can start 9, 10, or 11 players. The lineup must stay with the same number of batters for the entire game. Once the first pitch has been thrown the lineup is locked and the lineup can NOT be reduced or added. If a player gets hurt and there are no substitutes available, that team will occur an out in that injured player’s spot in the lineup.

The 10th and 11th hitter, if used, will be designated as an Extra Hitter and Super Hitter in the lineup. The EH and Super Hitter may bat at any spot in the order. The EH and SH is the same as any position on the field as far as substitutions are concerned. The starting pitcher is allowed to DH for himself and bat in any spot in the order but must be listed a P/DH on the lineup card.


There is a mercy rule for our Firecracker Baseball events.

  1. 12 runs after 3 innings
  2. 10 runs after 4 innings
  3. 8 runs after 5 innings


All coaches must be in professionally dressedWe do not allow coaches on the field in flip flops or beach attire. You will be confined to the dugout by the umpires; site supervisor(s) or tournament administration. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Any coach or player that is ejected from a game is automatically suspended for the next game of the tournament.


Any team that forfeits a game because of lack of players in attendance for their scheduled game or for lack of arrival on time (45 minutes prior to game or 15 minutes grace period from the scheduled start time) will be banned for 2 years from any future tournaments at that point (Updated: 7/1/2016)


Any protests will be handled at the time of incident. We do NOT charge for protests like other organizations, if there is an issue we would like to resolve it for the greater good of the game of baseball. There are site supervisors at all fields and will handle any protests brought by a manager and will decide in a timely and appropriate manner.


Due to unforeseen issues or mother nature, there are times games will be canceled because of rain, thunderstorms and poor field conditions beyond our control here at Firecracker Baseball. We will always try out best to get games in, move games around so EVERYONE has the same opportunity as others in our events but in the case, this does NOT happen, our policy is in place to protect our products and your programs.

  1. No Games Played = Full Credit towards 2019
  2. 1 Game Played = $400 Credit towards 2019
  3. 2 Games Played = $200 Credit towards 2019
  4. 3 or more Games Played = No Refund

2019 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

1. 13U High School Prep Division

  • Top 4 teams make the playoff round, starting on Tuesday, July 2nd.
  • The top team in each pool will advance to the playoffs along w. the next best overall remaining team as a Wild Card.
  • The Wild Card will be seeded #4 according to the tie-breaker system (see below).
  • Playoffs will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at 9AM, location TBA
  • Championship Game will take place on Tuesday, July 2nd at Rhode Island College, time TBA.

2. 14U High School Division

  • Top 4 teams make the playoff round, starting on Tuesday, July 2nd.
  • The top team in each pool will advance to the playoffs along w. the next best overall remaining team as a Wild Card.
  • The Wild Card will be seeded #4 according to the tie-breaker system (see below).
  • Playoffs will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd TBA
  • Championship Game will take place Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:30AM at Brown University.

3. 15U Rising Stars Division 

  • Top 8 teams make the playoff round, starting on Tuesday, July 2nd.
  • 5 pool winners will advance to the playoffs along with the next best 3 overall teams as Wild Cards.
  • Each team will be seeded #1-#8 based on their overall record and performance within in the tie-breaker system.
  • Playoffs will begin on Tuesday, July 2nd with 8 playoff teams playing quarterfinals, location/time TBA.
  • Semifinals will take place later on Tuesday, July 2nd, location/time TBA
  • Championship Game will take place Wednesday, July 3rd at 10:45AM at Brown University.

4. 16U/17U College Prep Division

  • Some exciting news to follow about 2019’s playoff round(s).
  • Championship Game will take place on Wednesday, July 3rd at 1:00PM at Brown University.

5. 18U/19U College Select Division

  • Top 8 teams make the playoff round, starting on Tuesday, July 2nd.
  • 5 pool winners will advance to the playoffs along with the next best 3 overall teams as Wild Cards.
  • Each team will be seeded #1-#8 based on their overall record and performance within in the tie-breaker system.
  • Playoffs will begin on Tuesday, July 2nd with 8 playoff teams playing quarterfinals, location/time TBA.
  • Semifinals will take place later on Tuesday, July 2nd, location/time TBA
  • Championship Game will take place Wednesday, July 3rd at 3:30PM at Brown University.

Tiebreaker System

1. Overall Record in Tournament

2. If two teams are tied, Head to Head winner. If three teams are tied, if one of the teams has defeated other 2 teams, that team advances. If not we proceed to #3.

3. Runs Allowed

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

5. Runs Scored

6. Coin Flip

2019 Team Rosters

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Baseball Events.  We hope that you enjoy the experience in participating!  In order to provide you the best experience possible, we request the entry of your Roster via the links below.  The deadline for all 2019 tournaments is April 1st.  This will allow us to promote your student athletes to many of the attending college coaches well 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!

For 2019…..we will be requesting rosters to be submitted within 30 days of your registration, again, to begin promoting your student athletes earlier but also qualifying your program for our events and securing your spot. Thank you for your cooperation.

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. This new system will be used for registrations, payments and roster submission for all our coaches and programs in 2018-2019. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for your summer baseball needs. You can create a coach’s account, setup your teams, register for any and all events plus enter your roster one time and being down for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier in these crazy times. *You need log into your coach’s account and use the email address associated when you registered for our tournaments or our new website* This is the email associated with your coach’s account for 2018-2019 that you will access to make payments, register, enter/edit team roster information and of course access schedules, scores and standings. 

Roster submission will take about 8-10 minutes if you have the information in front of you, less time if you upload from a existing document.

Information needed for each player on your roster includes:

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

2019 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 Old Orchard Beach, Maine. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs your 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!

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


2019 Scouting Reports

Presented by Prep Baseball Report and Firecracker Baseball’s College Advancement Staff

*Information is researched and evaluated by the College Showcase Day statistics, staff reports along with tournament action throughout our event. Information and evaluations are the based on college coaches, pro scouts and site supervisors working the event from June 28th through Championship Wednesday, July 4th, 2018*

Anthony Mozzicato, LHP, East Catholic, 2019

Scouting Notes: A lanky southpaw with a promising three pitch mix, Mozzicato began his tournament with a bang after putting together a complete game shutout. Working with a simple, repeatable delivery, he ran into a bit of trouble early, escaping a bases loaded jam in the first. From there, Mozzicato controlled the game, filling up the zone with strikes and getting ahead early. The fastball topped out at 84 MPH early but primarily sat 80-81 MPH. He also went to his 1/7 curveball early, which has the potential to serve as a swing-and-miss pitch at the college level, coming in between 69-73 MPH. At times he can leave the pitch up in the zone which could be dangerous against hitters at the next level, but it is something to be worked on. The curveball was the primary offspeed pitch over the first few innings, but after the third Mozzicato switched things up and began going to his changeup more often. The changeup comes in between 73-75 MPH, and while inconsistent with movement, Mozzicato was able to locate the pitch and throw it with the same arm speed as his fastball. At its best it gets some armside fading action. There is no wipeout pitch in his repertoire, but there is potential for three above average offerings. An uncommitted 2019 to go watch for teams looking to add a left-hander to their recruiting class.

Andrew Preuit, RHP, Portsmouth, 2019

Scouting Notes: A big, thick, wide athletic frame for a right-handed pitcher. Off the mound, has a controlled smooth repeatable delivery. Teh arm action is super clean, works out of a high ¾ slot. The fastball touched 86 MPH, sat at 83-85 MPH. The breaking ball is a legit out pitch, clocked at 72-77 MPH, with last one in the 6th inning was at 76 MPH. Shows to have feel for a changeup as well. Competed his tail off, holds runners well, is quick to the plate. Serious follow.

Vincent Caccavale, SS/2B, East Catholic, 2019

Scouting Notes: A polished middle infielder, Caccavale showcased crisp defensive actions in tournament games and during the showcase. A 5-foot-9, 170 pound prospect, profiles best at second base at the next level where the arm would play up. When the swing is on time, the contact is loud and hard. That being said, there is some noise in the mechanics, as the hands set low with lots of pre-pitch waggle. The bat speed is there. Also a natural dugout leader and plus makeup guy, Caccavale was vocal across both games seen, encouraging teammates and keeping them at the top of their game. Proving the hit tool is the biggest and most important area of interest for his prospect stock this summer.

Wilcar Moreno, OF, Mt. Pleasant, 2019

Scouting Notes: Lean and athletic, physically imposing frame, standing 6-foot-5, 204 pounds. Looks like a Division I ballplayer and as an uncommitted 2019, should have those programs flocking out to see his games as a late addition to their recruiting classes. He has a feel for hitting from the right side, collecting an RBI single and a hard fly out to center field in game action. He continues to show bat-to-ball skills, and the power should continue to improve as he taps into his physical gifts. Ran a 7.08 sixty during the showcase day, and given the rest of his tools package, should be enough as a corner outfielder. Major prospect for the Providence Sports & Leadership program.

James Dorante, 2B/SS, Classical, 2019

Scouting Notes: A twitchy middle infield prospect for the Providence Sports & Leadership 19U team, Dorante is a multi-sport athlete with plus defensive actions at second base. The glove and feet work well moving to both sides, while the arm makes him best served for second. Could also see him slotting into center field giving his plus footspeed as well. Had him clocked at a 4.21 on an infield single jailbreak without a great first step out of the box. Minimal power projection considering his smaller frame, which means the hit tool will have to play up. An interesting prospect to monitor with plus athleticism and defensive tools.

Caden Horton, C, South Portland, 2019

Scouting Notes: After seeing Horton in Maine at the Firecracker Lighthouse Classic, he again showed off some of the talents that make him a worthy uncommitted 2019 prospect to see live. An athletic 6-foot-2 left-handed hitting catcher, his late two RBI double showed off some of the power potential, where he could continue making strides. Surprisingly agile running the bases, his hit likely would have been a triple had he not caught the runner in front of him. He has an above average arm from behind the plate with carry. His catching and framing skills are still developing, and if moved off the position the bat and athleticism should allow him to fit seamlessly in the outfield.

Manuel Deleon, SS/2B, Hope HS, 2021

Scouting Notes: A slick fielding middle infielder with plus actions from short. The feet work well and he showed above average range, though the arm strength will need to take steps forward to play the position at the next level. The soft hands, quick transfer, and present comfort changing arm slots all indicate he can stick up the middle. At the plate, the feet set slightly open with loose hands at the shoulders, noticeable knee bend. Had him clocked at a 4.34 home-to-first on a bunt attempt. The swing can be a little long, but that may be more of a byproduct from lacking the strength to get the bat into the zone with authority. If he makes physical gains in this area, the hit tool should also take a step forward as he showed bat-to-ball skills. Deleon is a 2021 prospect to monitor over the next year.

Cory Kessler, RHP, Egg Harbor Township, 2019

Scouting Notes: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Kessler is physically mature with an average athletic build. Mostly a finished product as the frame has filled out. Throwing from a high ¾ sot, Kessler worked in an 83-86 MPH fastball with good armside run on the pitch. He moved it up and down, inside and outside on opposing hitters, which made him tough to square up in any meaningful way in his short stint. He also mixed in an above average slider between 73-77 MPH. The pitch had some tilt on it with late break. Kessler used the pitch ahead in counts as a putaway offering. He finished his two innings with three strikeouts and did not break much of a sweat doing so.

Jimmy Pasquale, 1B/3B, Holy Spirit, 2019

Scouting Notes:  6-foot-0, 205 pound frame, Pasquale is a thick, physical corner infield prospect. His carrying tool is his ability to hit, showing both contact and power skills in this one where he went 3-for-4 with three extra base hits (two triples and a double). His feet set even in the box with some pre-pitch bat waggle. The swing features a minor leg kick, loose hands that work from shoulder height, and a level bat path. Serious pop to the pull side, though he showed an ability to go the other way in game action as well. Generates power without sacrificing bat-to-ball skills. His defensive profile is going to put pressure on the bat, and with more games like this one, may not be uncommitted too much longer.

Justin Klemick, OF, Wildwood Catholic, 2019

Scouting Notes: A lanky, long-limbed outfield prospect out of New Jersey, Klemick plays an impressive center field where his range and acceleration getting to the ball make him an above average defender. Athletic, gazelle-like strides with at least an average arm. Still learning how to leverage his 6-foot-3 frame, there may be some swing-and-miss as he continues to develop barrel feel. Singled once in the game, though after a misplay on the ball by the left fielder Klemick exploded on the basepaths to get to third. Should continue strengthening the frame heading into his senior year, which could then translate into more pop at the plate, as he profiles as more of a spray hitter in the present.

Alexander Guindon, 2B/SS, Bishop Hendricken, 2020

Scouting Notes: A smaller 5-foot-6, athletically built middle infielder, already adding strength to his frame. There is twitchiness in his game and headiness as a baseball player, leaving his mark all over the game. Good actions at second base, which is where he profiles best. The hands are soft and he showed polish making plays. Could also see a move to center field, as he is a plus runner. The swing is compact with good bat-to-ball skills. Mostly a spray approach with feel for going the other way. Singled in three of his at bats, finishing with three runs and two RBIs. Wreaked havoc on the basepaths, forcing the issue and timing the pitcher’s delivery well to finish the game with four steals. A fun spark plug on the field with baseball IQ, plenty to like as a 2020 follow in Rhode Island.

Hunter Roberts, RHP, South Kingstown, 2020

Scouting Notes: A wiry 6-foot-0 right-handed pitcher, Roberts is a projectable arm in Rhode Island. Throwing from a high ¾ slot, Roberts generates velocity with his hand speed and should be able to put together a significant spike with further physical development. Average extension down the mound with a clean arm swing on the backside. Working with a three pitch mix, Roberts has room for growth with all three. The fastball sat 76-79 MPH out of the windup, but lost some velocity out of the stretch with a low of 74 MPH. It can be a little true so adding movement is going to help it play up. The curveball shows 12/6 shape and progressively became more effective over the course of the game. Tightening the spin will help to make it a swing-and-miss pitch and sharpen the break. His changeup was his least thrown pitch and sat 68-69 MPH, showing some tumble. Roberts has the potential to take a major step forward going into his junior season.

Joe Mulhern, RHP, Samurai Baseball 17U, 2021

Scouting Notes: A right-handed starting pitcher with an average athletic build around 5-foot-10, Mulhern works from a slightly below a ¾ slot, featuring a steady diet of 78-82 MPH fastballs down in the zone. He broke multiple bats in the outing and was a ground ball machine early. He mixed in a slurvy breaking ball between 65-68 MPH in game action, which is more of a change of pace pitch right now, though transitioning to more of a true slider could help it take a step forward. There was some feel for a changeup at 70 MPH that created some fade, and continuing to develop feel for that pitch will help round out the repertoire. Hitters started to grow more comfortable with Mulhern’s delivery as the game went on, with a lot of contact to the opposite field, though nothing was truly barrelled up. Long-term, Mulhern could serve as an effective multi-inning reliever and will be interesting to follow.

Harold Coll, SS/2B, Cathedral, 2020

Scouting Notes: A 5-foot-9 middle infielder with the requisite athleticism and talent with the glove to stick there. There is range and quickness in his game, and this defensive toolset has him near the top of the entire 2020 class in New England. Despite going hitless, it isn’t hard to walk away impressed. There is bat speed and looseness in the hands that create more pop than expected. Was just under the ball twice, popping out to the first baseman. He did reach base via walk to start the game and immediately flashed impact speed and baserunning stealing second. Major follow for D1 programs.

Chris Presinal, 1B, Lincoln Sudbury Regional, 2020

Scouting Notes: 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Presinal is a big bodied first baseman with present strength in the upper and lower halves. Nimble on his feet and showed off some unexpected quickness ranging on a cutoff to the plate to scoop an errant throw. Likely limited to a corner but the glove worked on scoops at first base and the feet move well. Left field might also be a potential spot long-term. A right-handed hitter, sets up with an even stance at the plate and some pre-pitch waggle in the bat. Loose, fluid hands. Swing path can get a little long, leading to questions of the hit tool. That being said, there is plus raw pop and hammered a ball in game action directly to the right fielder. By all indications, a plus makeup prospect who helps serve as a team leader. If the hit tool plays and allows him to put his raw power into game action, Presinal could be a jumper this upcoming season.

Jack Ambrosino, RHP, South Burlington, 2020

Scouting Notes: A 6-foot-0 right-handed pitcher with a thick, strong frame, Ambrosino tossed four shutout innings in a winning effort. Was online and able to repeat mechanics, throwing lots of strikes. Works from a near over the top slot with an ability to create downhill plane towards the plate. Walked one while striking out four. Pitch velocities remained consistent throughout the game. Worked 80-81 MPH with ease, topping out at 82 MPH against his final batter. His curveball worked between 64-67 MPH. Good shape with some vertical bite, should continue to tighten over the next few years, and Ambrosino already shows a willingness to manipulate the pitch when working backwards. Mixed in a changeup between 71-73 MPH, there’s some sinking action to the pitch and comes in with the same armspeed as the fastball improving deception. Ambrosino has some polish for a 2020 right-hander and has shown an ability to take steps forward every year. He’s a talented arm to check out in the state of Vermont.

Andy Delsanto, 2B, Scituate, 2021

Scouting Notes: Serving as the DH for the Scituate 19U Legion team, Delsanto is naturally a second baseman. Hitting from the left side, the swing was short and quick into the zone. In his two at bats, Delsanto showed off his ability to find the gaps when he doubled. Considering he only came to the plate twice in the game and did not play defensively, Delsanto is a prospect we look forward to getting out to see again. A rising sophomore already able to work gap power into his game is a good foundation on which to develop, making him an interesting prospect in the 2021 class.

Julian Gonzalez, SS/2B, Wethersfield, 2020

Scouting Notes: A wiry shortstop in the 2020 class standing about 5-foot-6, Gonzalez features a narrow athletic frame and average proportions. There is twitch in his actions defensively, where he showed off an average to slightly above average arm with carry. The glove work fluidly and in tandem with his feet, where he showcased an ability to make plays on the move. A left-handed hitter, Gonzalez looks to have a spray, contact oriented approach. He sets up with an open stance, evening up on a moderate leg kick. The hands work from the shoulders. Serving as the three hitter for the CT Rivals 16U squad, he reached base twice, once via an opposite field line drive single and also via walk. Ran a 4.45 home-to-first on a ground out. There are baseball skills here that help him play bigger than the frame. Will need to add further strength as he heads into his junior season, but the on base skills and defensive aptitude make him a worthy follow.

Xavier Mitchell, OF, Sports & Medical Science Academy, 2020

Scouting Notes: An athletic 5-foot-7 outfield prospect with average proportions, there is room to add strength in the lower half. Mitchell played a good right field for the CT Rivals in this one, making routine plays hit his way. More pop than expected from someone his size, roping a ball to left field for a standup double. His hands raise up on the load to go with a minor leg kick. He sets up with a slightly open lead foot, evening up on the kick. Average bat speed with a level bat path, rotates well through the point of contact. An above average runner, Mitchell broke up a double play by beating out the throw. Has a good skill set for a two hole hitter. Power is not going to be a major part of his game, but showing feel for the barrel and bat-to-ball skills allow him to impact the game on the bases.

Shaun Remillard, OF, St. Paul Catholic, 2021

Scouting Notes: Hitting leadoff for the CT Rivals 16U team, Remillard made an impression despite not recording a hit. Standing about 5-foot-7 with an average athletic build and proportions. The hands work fluidly through the zone with a level bat path. The feet set evenly in the box with a lead foot planting early on a small stride. He lead off the game with a walk and in the following two at bats made good contact, but sent fly balls straight at the center and right fielders, showing a middle pull approach. There was a misplay in the outfield, but the arm is currently average to slightly above, with room to improve as he matures physically. Lots to like from this outfielder moving forward as he likely has the athleticism to stick in center field barring any unforeseen developments to go with what could be an above average hit tool.

Kyle Moran, RHP, Mansfield, 2019

Scouting Notes: A thick and strong build, prototypical for a starting pitcher, Moran is 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. His broad shoulders already carry some strength, though there is room for more as he heads into his senior season. Moran worked from a high ¾ slot. Pitches downhill with a heavy fastball. The hands start high in the delivery before he progresses into the leg kick with some coil, was online and accelerating towards the plate. The fastball, which featured good armside run to it, touched 84 MPH when rearing back, and sat 81-83 MPH throughout his innings of work. He also mixed in an 11/5 curveball with good shape. Showed feel for spin, manipulating the pitch as a get-me over and going for sharper break to create swings-and-misses when ahead in counts. Lots to like about this uncommitted 2019 arm, worth checking out live before the end of the summer.

Michael Campbell, SS, Mamaroneck, 2019

Scouting Notes: Batting leadoff for the Westchester Aces, Campbell is a mature 5-foot-9, with present strength in the legs and room to continue filling out in the upper body. Showed good footwork in the infield and soft hands, though the range may be better suited for second base long-term. Offensively, Campbell works from an even stance, with a fluid, compact swing. The hands set at the shoulders and work with some looseness through the zone. Present pop in the profile, Campbell scorched a homerun out to left field at Rhode Island Community College, and doesn’t sell out when tapping into the raw power. Still uncommitted, this New York middle infielder is an under the radar uncommitted prospect for programs still looking to add to their 2019 class.

Jason Castillo, RHP/OF, Salesian, 2020

Scouting Notes: A wiry 5-foot-10, Castillo is still filling out what is a slimmer frame. High waisted, works a simple delivery and repeated his mechanics with ease. Athleticism on the mound. Works from a ¾ slot, arm is short and clean on the backside. Was online with average extension down the mound. Generates hand speed and acceleration towards the plate. Castillo throws a four and two seam fastball, with the four seam sitting 79-81 MPH and the two seam in the 77-80 MPH range. Got some sink on the two seamer. Located both well, moving to the inner and outer thirds of the plate with ease. Works in a tight 12/6 curveball that sat 70-73 MPH over his outing. Added in a changeup that overlapped velocities with the curve. The change is a little firm, but had fading action when not overthrown. Castillo is an interesting arm in New York’s 2020 class, with some physical gains all of his offerings could take another step forward, and the present athleticism on the mound makes that seem likely.

Jared Reminder, RHP, Pilgrim, 2021

A right-handed pitcher, delivery is simple and compact, good direction. The arm action has average length, the fastball reached 78 mph, with downhill action, threw strikes with it for the most part. The breaking ball is in the low 60’s. Competed extremely well, strong physical frame for a 2021.

Top Performers

College Showcase Day at University of Rhode Island

Session #1 9AM-12PM 

Best Fastball- Matt Wagner, RHP, North Hunterdon, 2020

Best Breaking Ball- Brandt Thompson, RHP, Eden Prarie, 2020

Best Changeup- Ryan Fischer, RHP, Hunterdon Central, 2019

Best Runner- Tyler Hapenny, OF, Tyngsboro, 2019

Best OF Arm- Sean Goudey, OF, Weymouth, 2019

Best INF Arm-  Tony SantaMaria, SS, ACIT Redhawks, 2020

Best INF Glove-  Julian Gonzales, SS, Weathersfield, 2020

Best Catcher’s Pop Time- Joey Danielson, C, Eden Prarie, 2019

Best Swing- Cole Podedworny, 3B, South Kingstown, 2019

Top 2019 Pitching Prospect- Christopher Schoen, RHP, Doherty Memorial, 2019

Top 2019 Positional Prospect- Cole Podedworny, 3B, South Kingstown, 2019

Top 2020 Pitching Prospect- Matt Wagner, RHP, North Hunterdon, 2020

Top 2020 Positional Prospect- Tony SantaMaria, SS, ACIT Redhawks, 2020

Top 2021 Pitching Prospect- Max LeFrancois, SS/2B, Holy Name Central Catholic, 2021

Top 2021 Positional Prospect- Griffin Pontbriant, RHP, Montville, 2021

College Showcase Day at University of Rhode Island

Session #2 1PM-345PM

Best Fastball-  Alec Sachais, RHP, Holy Spirit, 2019

Best Breaking Ball- AJ Campbell, RHP, Ocean City, 2019

Best Changeup- John Carney, RHP, Mansfield, 2020

Best Runner- Frederick Ruston, SS, Doherty, 2020

Best OF Arm- Christopher Guzman, OF, Academy of Performing Arts Providence, 2019

Best INF Arm-  Justin Wardwell, SS, Bridgton Academy, 2019

Best INF Glove-  Collin McLaughlin, 3B, Egg Harbour Township, 2019

Best Catcher’s Pop Time- Reuben Hancock, C, Cumberland, 2019

Best Swing- Nick Darby, OF, South Windsor, 2019

Top 2019 Pitching Prospect- Alec Sachais, RHP, Holy Spirit, 2019

Top 2019 Positional Prospect-  Wilcar Moreno, OF, Mt. Pleasant, 2019

Top 2020 Pitching Prospect- John Carney, RHP, Mansfield, 2020

Top 2020 Positional Prospect- Frederick Ruston, SS, Doherty, 2020

Top 2021 Pitching Prospect- Connor Freitas, RHP, Portsmouth, 2021

Top 2021 Positional Prospect- Timothy McGuire, SS, Portsmouth, 2021

College Showcase Day at University of Rhode Island

Session #3: 4PM-645PM

Best Fastball- Jack DiLauro, RHP, Glastonbury, 2019

Best Breaking Ball- Eddie Zanor, LHP, Notre Dame West Haven, 2019

Best Changeup- Andrew Roy, RHP, Tolman, 2019

Best Runner- Christopher Bulk, C, Portsmouth, 2021

Best OF Arm- Jack Walsh, OF, Lasalle Academy, 2019

Best INF Arm- Isaiah Rivera Lopez, 3B, Tolman, 2019

Best INF Glove- David Iannuccilli, SS, Johnston, 2020

Best Catcher’s Pop Time- Liam Goldthwaite, C, Thayer Academy, 2019

Best Swing- Kyle Suraci, 3B/INF, Morgan School, 2020

Top 2019 Pitching Prospect- Jack DiLauro, RHP, Glastonbury, 201

Top 2019 Positional Prospect- Isaiah Rivera Lopez, 3B, Tolman, 2019

Top 2020 Pitching Prospect- Samuel Stone, RHP/1B, Moses Brown, 2020

Top 2020 Positional Prospect- Josh Leadem, SS/OF, Barrington, 2020

Top 2021 Pitching Prospect- Jared Reminder, RHP, Pilgrim, 2021

Top 2021 Positional Prospect- Christopher Bulk, C, Portsmouth, 2021

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