All American Lighthouse Classic2019-08-07T06:59:37-04:00

2019 All American Lighthouse Classic

Friday, June 21st-Monday, June 24th | Old Orchard Beach, ME

College Showcase

Thursday June 20th

Ballpark at the Beach


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BBQ/Fireworks Social

Saturday June 22nd
Portland Seadogs Game


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2019 Colleges Attending

2019 Tournament Information


2nd Annual “All American Lighthouse Classic” presented by Firecracker Baseball will be held June 21-24, 2019

College Showcase Camp: Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Age groups: 13U, 14U/15U, 16U/17U and 18U/19U (4 Divisions)

Pool play: Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Playoffs & Championships: Monday, June 24th, 2019

  • Participation is limited to 52 teams and is expected to fill up before December 31, 2018 as history as shown, we had 36 teams in 2018.
  • Registration for this tournament is $999.00, including a box of game baseballs.
  • We offer multi-team/event discounts, please inquire for more savings!
  • 4 game guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams (weather permitting).
  • Teams will be placed in pools, based solely on where they are from. We place teams from different areas against each other to allow the kids to play new teams.
  • All Umpires are High School board certified and we supply 2 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 Old Orchard Beach, Maine area such as Ballpark at the Beach; University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, Southern Maine CC and others.
  • We also hire college and professional coaches to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events. This past summer we had over 80+ representatives from college and professional programs at all our of events including Wheaton College, Boston College, Bryant University, Salve Regina University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Pace University, Skidmore College, Concordia College and more!
  • What else could we offer…well! We offer player and team video packages for programs looking to have their scout days during our event but also evaluations and “live in game video” of their players complied.
  • Want more than that….let’s discuss that 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 along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

2019 Teams Registered

We started this event in 2018 and had 36 teams in our first year. Now…we have exceeded 50+ teams for all divisions including another 10+ teams on wait lists in year 2. Whats next? We have teams coming from Canada, Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you are interested in participating in one of the Northeast’s biggest and most traveled event, please register for our wait lists or inquire at for more details.

  1. Brigade Baseball Club-Coach Bartkus (Hudson, MA)
  2. Brigade Baseball Club-Coach DiPietro (Hudson, MA)
  3. Connecticut Capitals (Hartford, CT)
  4. Granite State Thunder (Dunbarton, NH)
  5. Mass Hurricanes (Medfield, MA)
  6. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club Red (Manchester, NH)
  7. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club Blue (Manchester, NH)
  8. North Shore Freedom (Salem, MA)
  9. South Shore Seadogs (Hingham, MA)
  10. Wolcott Scrappers (Wolcott, CT)

Wait Listed Teams:

  1. New England Knights (CT)
  1. AP Academy Development (Wilbraham, MA)
  2. Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  3. Central Mass Wolfpack (Rutland, MA)
  4. CT Rivals 14U (Hartford, CT)
  5. Jr. Spinners Prospects (Lowell, MA)
  6. Moncton Cubs Bamtam (North Brunswick, Canada)
  7. MWS Devils (Ashland, MA)
  8. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club (Manchester, NH)
  9. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club 14U (Manchester, NH)
  10. North Shore Freedom (Salem, MA)
  11. North Shore Freedom Red (Salem, MA)
  12. RI Prospects Baseball Club 14U (Bristol, RI)
  13. Southern Maine River Rats (Saco, ME) *DEFENDING CHAMPIONS*

Wait Listed Teams:

  1. Jr. Spinners Scout (Lowell, MA) *DECLINED SPOT*
  2. Providence Prospects Showcase (Providence, RI)
  3. South Shore Seadogs (Hingham, MA)
  4. NH Bobcats 15U (Manchester, NH)
  5. Maine Wolves (Kennebunk, ME)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Bases Loaded Bulldogs (Burlington, VT)
  3. Concord Cannons (Concord, NH)
  4. CT Rivals 16U (Hartford, CT)
  5. CT Rivals (Hartford, CT)
  6. NEB-NH (Hampton, NH)
  7. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club (Manchester, NH)
  8. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club 16U (Manchester, NH)
  9. North Shore Freedom (Salem, MA)
  10. Ohio Playmakers (Bucyrus, OH)
  11. Route 2 Blue Sox (Arlington, MA)
  12. Shoreline Breakers (Clinton, CT)
  13. Sluggers Fury (Medfield, MA)
  14. Southern Maine River Rats (Saco, ME)
  15. SNE Wave 16U (Westfield, MA)
  16. Storm-Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  17. Spinners Prospects (Lowell, MA)
  18. Zone Select Prospects (Worcester, MA)

Wait Listed Teams:

  1. RI Prospects Baseball Club 16U (Bristol, RI)
  2. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)
  3. West Hartford Post 96 (Hartford, CT)
  4. KR Express (Lincoln, RI)
  5. Connecticut Dodgers (Seymour, CT)
  6. Weare Post 65 (Weare, NH)
  7. Maine Wolves (Kennebunk, ME)
  8. Hardball (Elmsford, NY)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club 18U (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. CT Rivals 18U (Hartford, CT)
  3. Granite State Eagles (Nashua, NH)
  4. Southern Maine River Rats Elite (Saco, Maine)
  5. Jr. Spinners Showcase 18U (Lowell, MA)
  6. RCP Post 105 (Cromwell, CT)
  7. Rutland Post 31 (Rutland, Vermont)
  8. Storm-Brigade Baseball Club 18U (Hudson, MA) *DEFENDING CHAMPIONS*
  9. North Haven Post 76 (North Haven, CT)
  10. Maine Sluggers 18U (Brewer, ME)
  11. Essex Post 91 (Essex, VT)

Wait Listed Teams:

  1. SNE Wave 18U (Westfield, MA) *BACKED OUT*
  2. Providence, Sports & Leadership (Providence, RI) *DECLINED SPOT*
  3. Merrimack Post 98 (Merrimack, NH) *DECLINED SPOT*
  4. EMABL (East Hartford/Manchester, CT) *DECLINED SPOT*
  5. Weare Post 65 (Weare, NH) *DECLINED SPOT*
  6. CSA Baseball Academy (Brookfield, 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!

Open to all participants, families, coaches and friends of the All American Lighthouse Classic, presented by Firecracker Baseball. We have partnered with the Portland Seadogs to bring you our 2nd Annual Barbecue night on June 22nd! We love to hold social events during our tournaments, to allow us to interact and get to know our coaches, student athletes and families. This isn’t always about the play on the field that brings us together for these tournaments, but the mutual love for the game of baseball.

June 22nd’s schedule of events:
4:30PM-7:00PM: All you can eat barbecue/drinks
5:30-5:45PM: Pre game ceremonies with teams parading on the field with pictures before the Portland Seadogs Game.
5:55PM: Ceremonial 1st pitch presented by a special guest of the Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournaments
6:00PM: Portland Seadogs vs. Reading Fighting Phils game begins
7:00PM: All you can eat barbecue ends for all guests.
9:00PM: Fireworks celebrations!



2019 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 and have confirmed their attendance for 2019.

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 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine 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/17U and 18U/19U Divisions. These younger divisions (13U & 14U/15U) 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 2019 but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

18U/19U Division: Pool Play Fields (Championships are at The Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach)

  1. Gorham High School; Gorham, Maine
  2. Wainwright Complex Field A; Portland, Maine
  3. Wainwright Complex Field B; Portland, Maine

13U Division: Pool Play Fields (Championships are at the Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach)

  1. Blouin Field; Sanford, Maine
  2. Gorham High School; Gorham, Maine

Other fields being considered for pool play:

  1.  Colby College; Waterville, Maine
  2. Falmouth High School; Falmouth, Maine
  3. Westbrook Regional Vocational High School; Westbrook, Maine
  4. Windham High School; Windham, Maine
  5. Wells High School; Wells, Maine
  6. Scarborough High School; Scarborough, Maine
  7. Thornton Academy; Saco, Maine
  8. St. Louis Field; Biddeford, Maine
  9. Deering High School; Portland, Maine

2019 Tournament Rules


All teams MUST bring 1 box of 12 game baseballs, NFHS stamped & approved, to the site supervisor before their 1st game. If baseballs are not provided, then:

  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 1st visit, 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 their 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 2020
  2. 1 Game Played = $400 Credit towards 2020
  3. 2 Games Played = $200 Credit towards 2020
  4. 3 or more Games Played = No Refund

2019 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

13U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to their Championship Game on Monday, June 24th at the Ballpark at the Beach, Old Orchard Beach (ME).
  • Gates will not open until 8:00AM.
  • 13U Championship Game will take place at 9:00AM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.

14U/15U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to their Championship Game on Monday, June 24th at the Ballpark at the Beach, Old Orchard Beach (ME).
  • 14U/15U Championship Game will take place at 11:15AM or roughly 20-25 minutes after conclusion of 1st game.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.

16U/17U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to the playoffs along with the next best remaining team as the Wild Card
  • The Wild Card will be seeded #4 based on the tie-breaker system (see rules below).
  • Semifinals will take place on Monday June 24th at 9AM and 11:15AM at the University of Southern Maine.
  • Winners advance to the Championship Game on Monday, June 24th at the Ballpark at the Beach, Old Orchard Beach (ME).
  • 16U/17U Championship Game will take place at 3:45PM or roughly 20-25 minutes after conclusion of 2nd game.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.

18U/19U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to their Championship Game on Monday, June 24th at the Ballpark at the Beach, Old Orchard Beach (ME).
  • 18U/19U Championship Game will take place at 1:30PM or roughly 20-25 minutes after conclusion of 3rd game.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.

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

2019 Team Roster Forms

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Baseball 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 2019 summer tournaments is April 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)

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 you’re interested in, the playing times of your team 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!


All American Lighthouse 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 Old Orchard Beach, Maine.


All American Lighthouse 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 Baseball 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 for this password. You MUST be an active college coach or MLB scout to have access to our database!


Visiting Maine this summer….

Destination Information

As part of our events, we provide more than just baseball on the field. We like to provide opportunities for the coaches, families and players attending our events to enjoy different social events and activities in these destination communities.
Please find these links helpful in planning your summer travels to our All American Lighthouse Classic in Old Orchard Beach, Maine this summer. We look forward to seeing you here from June 21st-24th, 2019!
Visit Maine – Maine Office of Tourism site which covers the state
The Beaches – Southern Maine seaside communities to include Old Orchard Beach
Visit Portland, Maine – Greater Portland region and all activities in this beautiful community
Portland Sea Dogs/Hadlock Field – Directions to Saturday evening’s VIP barbecue outing!

Check out this preview of our Old Orchard Beach, Maine events this summer!

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