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2019 All American Lighthouse Classic

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

College Showcase

Thursday June 20th

Ballpark at the Beach

5:30-8:30PM

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BBQ/Fireworks Social

Saturday June 22nd
Portland Seadogs Game

6PM

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2019 Colleges Attending

2019 Tournament Information

Register

We are pleased to offer you an invitation to the 2nd Annual “All American Lighthouse Classic” presented by Firecracker Baseball for 13U, 15U, 17U, and 19U teams. This showcase-based tournament will be held June 21-24, 2019 with a College Showcase Camp on Thursday, June 20th, including pool play with lots of exciting action with close to 40 teams expected this year.

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

Mark your calendars!

College Showcase Camp: Thursday, June 20th, 2019

13U, 15U, 17U and 19U Divisions:

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

Playoffs & Championships: Monday, June 24th, 2019

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.

Participation is limited to 45 teams and is expected to fill up before December 31, 2018 as usual. Registration for this tournament is $999.00, including a box of game baseballs. There are discounts for entering by different dates, so check registration form and website regularly. Please fill out the registration form and pay online to insure your team a spot in this tournament. 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. We are finalizing contracts now with local colleges and high schools to put you and your programs on the top fields in the Old Orchard Beach, Maine area. We always use the best fields to give our players, coaches and families a first class experience, including fields such as Old Orchard Beach Park; University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, Southern Maine CC and others.

We also contact all the local colleges and professional scouts in this area to let them know about the tournament, team rosters and schedules to get your student athletes more exposure for that weekend. 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, Johnson & Wales University, Brown University.

2019 Teams Registered

13U High School Prep Division: (4 spots remain for 2019!)

  1. Brigade Baseball Club-Coach Bartkus (Hudson, MA)
  2. Brigade Baseball Club-Coach DiPietro (Hudson, MA)
  3. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club Red (Manchester, NH)
  4. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club Blue (Manchester, NH)
  5. North Shore Freedom (MA)
  6. South Shore Seadogs (MA)

14U/15U Rising Stars Division: (FULL for 2019!)

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

Wait List

  1. Jr. Spinners Scout (Lowell, MA) *DECLINED SPOT*

16U/17U Junior Division: (FULL for 2019, expansion possible by 1.1.19!)

  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Bases Loaded Bulldogs (VT)
  3. Concord Cannons (Concord, NH)
  4. CT Rivals 16U (Hartford, CT)
  5. CT Rivals (Hartford, CT)
  6. NEB-NH (NH)
  7. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club (Manchester, NH)
  8. New Hampshire Prospects Baseball Club 16U (Manchester, NH)
  9. North Shore Freedom (MA)
  10. Ohio Playmakers (OH)
  11. Route 2 Blue Sox (MA)
  12. Shoreline Breakers (Old Lyme, CT)
  13. Sluggers Fury (Medfield, MA)
  14. Southern Maine River Rats (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 List

  1. RI Prospects Baseball Club 16U (Bristol, RI)
  2. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)
  3. West Hartford Post 96 (Hartford, CT)

18U/19U Senior Division: (FULL for 2019, expansion possible by 1.1.19!

  1. Australian Baseball Club (Sydney, Australia)
  2. Bandits Baseball Club 18U (Pawtucket, RI)
  3. CT Rivals 18U (Hartford, CT)
  4. Granite State Eagles (NH)
  5. Southern Maine River Rats Elite (Saco, Maine)
  6. Jr. Spinners Showcase 18U (Lowell, MA)
  7. RCP Post 105 (CT)
  8. Storm-Brigade Baseball Club 18U (Hudson, MA) *DEFENDING CHAMPIONS*
  9. SNE Wave 18U (Westfield, MA)
  10. North Haven Post 76 (North Haven, CT)
  11. Maine Sluggers 18U (Brewer, ME)
  12. Essex Post 91 (Essex, VT)

Waiting List

  1. Rutland Post 31 (Rutland, VT)
  2. Providence, Sports & Leadership (Providence, RI)
  3. Merrimack Post 98 (Merrimack, NH)
  4. RI Prospects Baseball Club (Bristol, RI)

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!

GROUP BLOCK REQUEST

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 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, 15U, 17U and 19U Divisions. These younger divisions (13U & 15U) are given these unique playing opportunities which has become increasingly rare for other tournament providers.

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

  1. Wainwright Complex Field A; Portland, Maine
  2. Wainwright Complex Field A; Portland, Maine

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

  1. Westbrook Regional Vocational High School; Westbrook, Maine
  2. TBA

Other fields being considered for pool play:

  1. Thornton Academy; Saco, Maine
  2. Wyndham High School; Wyndham, Maine
  3. Gorham HS; Gorham, Maine
  4. Wells HS; Wells, Maine
  5. St. Louis Field; Biddeford, Maine
  6. Deering High School; Portland, Maine

2019 Tournament Rules

1. BASEBALLS:

All teams MUST bring 1 box of 12 game baseballs to 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.

2. HOME/AWAY

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

4. TIME LIMITS:

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).

6. WOOD BAT/METAL BAT:

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

7. PLAYING RULES:

  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.

8. STARTING LINEUPS:

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.

9. MERCY RULES:

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

10. COACH’S ATTIRE:

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!

11. EJECTIONS:

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

12. FORFEITS/CANCELATIONS:

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)

13. PROTESTS:

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.

14. WEATHER POLICY/CANCELATIONS 

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

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.

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).
  • 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.

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, location TBA.
  • Winners advance to the Championship Game on Monday, June 24th at the Ballpark at the Beach, Old Orchard Beach (ME).
  • 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.

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).
  • 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 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 Committment (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!

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.

2018 RESULTS

2018 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 21st through Championship Monday, June 25th, 2018*

Alex Ramirez, SS, Central High School, 2019

Scouting Notes: Committed to the University of Rhode Island, Ramirez is a slick, twitchy middle infielder with the tools to stick at shortstop once he reaches campus. A left-handed hitter, there is a surprising amount of pop in the bat to the pull side. The bat path is mostly level and stays in the zone for a long time, setting up in an open stance with a small step to even up before the swing. Above average runner as well. His defensive actions are crisp and fluid, with a quick arm that changes slots to speed up plays with ease. Looking forward to seeing him matriculate to the college level.

Wilcar Moreno, OF, Mt. Pleasant, 2019

Scouting Notes: A large framed outfield prospect already filling out, but there is still room left to improve strength. Played both right and left field, where he should be able to play at the next level. Throwing from the left side, it definitely plays up in left and should be at least average at the college level, coming from a ¾ slot with carry. Ran a 4.45 home to first on an infield single, and 4.55 on the turn for one of the two doubles seen in person. A right-handed hitter, Moreno showed bat-to-ball skills cracking two doubles. He also worked a walk, reaching base in four of the six at bats seen live.

Emilio Mendoza, 1B, 2019

Scouting Notes: One of the most physically mature and imposing first basemen in the Northeast, with a thick body and tree trunk legs. Speed will not be a part of his game but showed some nimble movements around the bag at first and soft hands making multiple scoops on short throws. A right-handed hitter, Mendoza showed feel for the barrell and the ability to adjust when working from behind in the count, shortening his swing. The bat path is level up, and Mendoza has comfort going the other way with a double to the gap and single to the opposite field. Plenty of raw power and continuing to actualize it in game settings will propel his stock heading into his senior year.

Wilber Arias, 3B/2B, Central High School, 2019

Scouting Notes: A versatile infielder with an average athletic build. Arias has enough arm for third and lateral movement for second base. The glove worked well, making plays on the forehand and backhand from both positions. A switch hitter, Arias sets up from an open stance, with loose hands that work fluidly from the shoulders. The bat path is level. Good speed from the left side, reaching on an error with a 4.37 home to first time. Made solid contact from the left side, lining out on a hard hit ball to second and doubling from the right side deep down the left field line.

Caden Horton, C, South Portland, 2019

Scouting Notes: A average athletically built catcher, about 6-foot-1, Horton impressed over multiple games showing defensive chops behind the plate and impacting the game with the bat with his left-handed swing. Showed feel as a receiver, and worked well blocking balls throughout both games. Pop times ranged from 2.02-2.15, controlling the running game, though with cleand up mechanics could see that range improving. As a hitter, Horton’s feet set shoulder width apart and even in the box. The hands work quietly, with small dip from shoulder height to the letters. Present gap-to-gap power and an ability to elevate the ball, doubling twice, and consistently working counts in his at bats. An under the radar catcher worth going to see this summer.

Ethan Hamilton, SS/2B, Bonny Eagle, 2019

Scouting Notes: Standing about 5-foot-9 with a slimmer athletic frame, Hamilton showed defensive aptitude at both middle infield spots. There is some twitch in his game defensively, with a good first step and lateral quickness to stick. Showed range to both sides, making an athletic double play turn going up the middle with an off balance flip and sliding backhand stop in the hole bouncing up into the throw. Average arm strength but gets the ball out quickly. Offensively, Hamilton is contact oriented with an all fields approach. He sets up even with loose hands separated from the body. Small step into the swing with a level bat path. Finds a way to impact the game.

Cameron Phinney, 1B/OF, Bonny Eagle, 2020

Scouting Notes: An athletic 5-foot-11 frame, Phinney showed off on base skills helping his team generate runs. Over the course of five at bats, Phinney reached base three times, twice via walk and once on a hard hit single. Good bat-to-ball skills and ability to see the ball helped him work counts in every at bat. Average athleticism and defensive versatility make him a worthwhile follow in Maine.

Patrick Sawyer, RHP, Thornton Academy, 2019

Scouting Notes: 6-foot-0, 185 pounds, Sawyer works from a ¾ slot with a longer arm action on the backside. Plus hand speed helps generate velocity as he explodes towards the plate. His hands start high before dropping to the belt as he begin the leg kick. Average extension towards the plate. Struggled to find command of the fastball, which will need to take a step forward. Fastball was consistently in the 82-83 MPH range, though fell off a bit as he started guiding the ball. Solid 11/5 curveball with depth and late horizontal break. There is effort in the delivery, potentially pointing towards a relief role down the line.

Michael Breen, RHP, Auburn, 2020

Scouting Notes: Standing about 5-foot-11, with a lean, athletic build and room to add strength in the coming years. Still developing as a right-handed pitcher, there are some things to like in Breen’s game, showing improvement since his winter workout with PBR. He showed real pitchability, working a three pitch mix in the outing. Comfortable pitching forwards and backwards. Velocity ranges were mostly in line with his March workout. The fastball was 77-79 MPH, the breaking ball was 63-67 MPH, and the changeup was between 69-73 MPH (beginning to show fade when working down in the zone). Breen has quick reactions on the mound, fielding his position well. With more physical development in the offseason, this 2020 right hander has a chance to take another step forward.

James Chacharone, 2B, Shrewsbury, 2019

Scouting Notes: A narrow 5-foot-10 with sloped shoulders, Chacharone can add strength over the fall and winter heading into his senior year. Average athleticism, but has that gamer mentality, working counts, fouling off pitches, and making consistent contact. A right-handed hitter, Chacharone stands even in the box, working from an upright stance. Likes to jump the early count fastball. Went 3-for-4 in the game, singling up the middle on all three of his hits. Minimal power profile. Needs to prove an elite hit tool considering limitations in hitting for extra bases.

Nigel Belgrave, 3B/RHP, Auburn, 2020

Scouting Notes: A projectable 6-foot-2, 180 pound athlete, Belgrave has an athletic frame capable of strengthening as he matures. Athletic movements at third base. A right-handed hitter, he works from a crouched stance. Level bat path though at times the front side can bail out when looking to drive the ball. Reached base in three at bats, twice via single and once via error. With a 2002 birthdate, he is also young for his class, giving him more time to develop physically. Belgrave is a 2020 follow, and someone worth watching on the mound and as a position player. That being said, his long-term future is going to be as a pitcher, where the athleticism seen in game should allow him to consistently repeat mechanics. DI follow.

Domenic Crocenzi, SS/2B, Bishop Hendricken, 2020

Scouting Notes: A lean, athletically built 5-foot-10, his defensive skills at shortstop are the first thing that stand out when watching him. Muscular lower half. Twitchy actions and a quick first step help his otherwise average speed play up. The arm works quickly and there is obvious fluidity to his game. A right-handed hitter, Crocenzi works with quiet hands and the bat rested at the shoulder. His hands work well with a small step into the swing. Good bat speed. Worked counts in his plate appearances, walking once and battling throughout. Major 2020 follow.

Josh Stravato, OF, Bishop Hendricken, 2019

Scouting Notes: A lean, athletic outfield prospect. 5-foot-10, 165 pound build, the shoulders have slope. He’s an above average runner and should be able to play all three outfield positions. Reached base once in the game via walk. Loose hands with a level bat path. Contact over power, continuing to prove the on base skills will help elevate his stock heading into his senior year. A hard working ballplayer, Stravato has tools that should be able to show up at the college level.

Benjamin Harrison, RHP, Chariho, 2019

Scouting Notes: About 6-foot-2, Harrison is a lanky, long-limbed pitcher. The frame is a little narrow but there is plenty of room for him to add strength to the upper and lower halves. He works from a high ¾ slot, with a whippy arm action. Backside can collapse at times falling off the first base side a bit. High and fast leg kick. The fastball sat 77-80 MPH, touching as high as 82 MPH. If he puts the work in, it doesn’t take much dreaming to see a velocity spike heading into his senior year. Also works in a solid curveball between 70-72 MPH. Solid 12/6 shape with room to tighten to spin and induce sharper break. Harrison could be a good sleeper prospect for teams looking for someone with room for development as a late bloomer.

David Christoforo, C/1B, North Haven, 2020

Scouting Notes: A large, physical frame with skills behind the plate and athleticism to profile on a corner position, whether in the infield or outfield. He’s 6-foot-6, creating a large strike zone, making swing-and-miss inevitable. That being said, the power profile from the left side makes him a big time follow in the 2020 class. Only reached base once during the game via error after ripping a rocket line drive off the first baseman’s glove. With continued development of the hit tool, Christoforo should be on every New England scout’s radar.

Tim Cotter, C/3B, Kingswood Oxford, 2020

Scouting Notes: A lanky, long-limbed 6-foot-3, there is still projection as Cotter continues to fill out. Entered as a pinch hitter in the game, tallying a single. Works from an even stance. Hands work loosely and stay tight during the swing. Level up bat path. There is bat speed present and the hips rotate through. Developing power profile that should continue taking steps forward. Small step into the swing. Cotter has some quickness to his game but is a below average runner. Overall, there is a lot to like in his game and future, a high follow in the state of Connecticut’s 2020 recruiting class.

Griffin Van Rye, 1B/3B, Hall High School, 2019

Scouting Notes: A large frame with broad shoulders, 6-foot-2, 185 pound build. Solid hands and defensive actions, though may not have the lateral quickness for third base. Should develop more game power. Bat path generates some loft. Inside outed a fastball in game action. Van Rye is also a right-handed pitcher worth going to check out in game action after showing well on the Thursday night showcase.

Cameron Seymour, C, Thornton Academy, 2019

Scouting Notes: 5-foot-9, 200 pounds, Seymour has some present strength on an average frame, with room to tighten up and improve general athleticism. A left-handed hitter, Seymour has loose, fluid hands that work well. Rips hips through the swing and creates bat speed, giving him power to the pull side. Doubled to left field and worked right field during batting practice at the showcase. Also walked in game action. Seymour’s feel for the bat and ability to hit for extra bases make him worth checking out for DII and DIII programs.

Top Performers

Most Projectable Arm: Cameron Phinney, LHP/OF, Bonny Eagle, 2020

Best Fastball: Cameron Seymour,  RHP/C, Thornton Academy, 2019

Best Breaking Ball:  Cameron Seymour,  RHP/C, Thornton Academy, 2019

Best Changeup: Patrick Sawyer, RHP,  Thornton Academy, 2019

Most Movement: Patrick Sawyer, RHP,  Thornton Academy, 2019

Best Outfield Arm: Josh Stravato, OF, Bishop Hendricken, 2019

Best Infield Arm: Dom Crocenzi, SS, Bishop Hendricken, 2020

Best Hands in the Infield: Dom Crocenzi, SS, Bishop Hendricken, 2020

Best Behind the Plate: Cameron Seymour,  RHP/C, Thornton Academy, 2019

Most Power: Griffin Van Rye, 1B/3B/RHP, Hall, 2019

Most Tools: Josh Stravato, OF, Bishop Hendricken, 2019

Best Swing: Cameron Phinney, LHP/OF, Bonny Eagle, 2020

Top Runner: Josh Stravato, OF, Bishop Hendricken, 2019

 

Top Position Prospect 2019 Class: Josh Stravato, OF, Bishop Hendricken, 2019 & Griffin Van Rye, 1B/3B/RHP, Hall, 2019

Top Position Prospect 2020 Class: Tim Cotter, C/3B, Kingswood Oxford, 2020

 

Top Pitching Prospect 2019 Class: Cameron Seymour,  RHP/C, Thornton Academy, 2019

Top Pitching Prospect 2020 Class: Cameron Phinney, LHP/OF, Bonny Eagle, 2020

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!

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It’s a big decision, we know.

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