2020 4th of July Showcase Tournament

July 1st – July 5th, 2020 | Providence, RI & Southeastern Massachusetts

College Showcase Camp

Tuesday, June 30th

University of Rhode Island

2 sessions

Social Events

Beer/Wine Social

PawSox BBQ/Fireworks Night

2020 Colleges attending

2020 Tournament Information

The 13th Annual “4th of July Showcase” presented by Firecracker Baseball will be held July 1st – July 5th, 2020

College Showcase Camp: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Age groups: 13U, 14U; 15U, 16U/17U and 18U/19U (5 Divisions)

Pool Play: Wednesday, July 1st through Friday, July 3rd, 2020
13U Playoffs and Championship: Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Playoffs: 14U; 15U; 17U; 19U: Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Championships: 14U; 15U; 17U; 19U: Sunday, July 5th, 2020
  • This will be a sellout like the previous 12 years! Don’t wait to get your spot…
  • Last year we hosted 157 teams and were sold out by Christmas. This year we are anticipating more than 160 teams!
  • Registration for this tournament is $1,099.00, which includes bringing a box of game NFHS approved baseballs to your first game.
  • 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 Providence, RI area such as Brown University; URI; Bryant University; Rhode Island College and more.
  • 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 and Concordia College.
  • 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….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, in game stats along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

2020 Teams Registered

We are very excited about this year’s event as we have expanded to 160+ teams for all divisions. We started with 6 teams in 2008 then in 2019, we had 157 teams coming from Canada, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Who’s next? We have plans to make this event even bigger and better for 2020 as dates are set through 2022! Want in game stats? How about player interviews, social media exposure for your program? Want More…Look no further as we had 100+ college coaches in attendance on top of all of this…If you are interested in participating in one of the East Coast’s biggest and most scouted events, please register today or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

  1. ABC Mariners – Commesso (Hanover, MA)
  2. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  3. Bay Sox Baseball Club (Somerset, MA)
  4. BBU Tigers (Waltham, MA)
  5. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  6. Dugout Dawgs (Hyannis, MA)
  7. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  8. GBG Hawks Blue (Foxboro, MA)
  9. GBG Northeast 13U (Foxboro, MA)
  10. New Hampshire Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  11. Northeast Gators #1 (Walpole, MA)
  12. Northeast Gators #2 (Walpole, MA)
  1. Bandits Baseball Cub (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Bases Loaded Bulldogs #1 (Williston, VT)
  3. Bases Loaded Bulldogs #2 (Williston, VT)
  4. Bay Sox Baseball Club (Somerset, MA)
  5. Brian Rose Baseball (Dartmouth, MA)
  6. Brigade Baseball Club (Lancaster, MA)
  7. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  8. Drillers Baseball NY Titanium (New City, NY)
  9. Dugout Dawgs (Hyannis, MA)
  10. East Coast Eagles White (Bridgewater, MA)
  11. East Coast Eagles Blue (Bridgewater, MA)
  12. GBG Hawks Black (Foxboro, MA)
  13. GBG Northeast 14U (Foxboro, MA)
  14. Giants Futures (Brockton, MA)
  15. New England Scorpions (Bristol, RI)
  16. New Hampshire Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  17. Northeast Gators (Walpole, MA)
  18. Ocean State Outlaws (North Providence, RI)
  1. Bay Sox Developmental (Somerset, MA)
  2. Bay Sox HS Prospects (Somerset, MA)
  3. BBU Tigers (Waltham, MA)
  4. Brian Rose Baseball (Dartmouth, MA)
  5. CT Hurricanes (Oakdale, CT)
  6. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  7. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  8. Freedom 15U (West Boxford, MA)
  9. GBG Hawks Blue (Foxboro, MA)
  10. GBG Hawks Black (Foxboro, MA)
  11. GBG Northeast (Foxboro, MA)
  12. Giants Futures – Orange (Brockton, MA)
  13. Giants Futures – Black (Brockton, MA)
  14. Mass Hurricanes 15U Elite (Medfield, MA)
  15. Middlesex Reds (Medford, MA)
  16. MWS Devils (Ashland, MA)
  17. New England Huskies (Norwell, MA)
  18. New England Scorpions (Bristol, RI)
  19. New Hampshire Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  20. Northeast Eagles Blue (Leominster, MA)
  21. Northeast Eagles Red (Leominster, MA)
  22. Team Boston Academy (North Reading, MA)
  23. The Sports Mill Grizzlies (Manchester, NH)
  24. Upper Deck Showcase (Cumberland, RI)
  25. Zone Prospect (Worcester, MA)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Bay Sox 16U HS Prospects (Somerset, MA)
  3. Bay Sox 17U HS Prospects (Somerset, MA)
  4. Boston Prospects 16U (Plymouth, MA)
  5. Boston Prospects 17U (Plymouth, MA)
  6. Brian Rose Baseball 16U (Dartmouth, MA)
  7. Brian Rose Baseball 17U (Dartmouth, MA)
  8. Brigade-Storm Baseball Club 16U (Lancaster, MA)
  9. Brigade-Storm Baseball Club  17U (Lancaster, MA)
  10. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  11. CT Crush (Old Lyme, CT)
  12. CT Hurricanes (Oakdale, CT)
  13. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  14. Drillers Baseball NY Titanium 2021 (New City, NY)
  15. East Coast Eagles 16U Blue (Bridgewater, MA)
  16. East Coast Eagles 16U White (Bridgewater, MA)
  17. East Coast Eagles 17U (Bridgewater, MA)
  18. ECNE Expos 16U (Boston, MA)
  19. ECNE Expos 17U (Boston, MA)
  20. GC Outlaws (Coxsackie, NY)
  21. GBG Northeast 17U (Foxboro, MA)
  22. GBG Northeast Hawks Blue 17U (Foxboro, MA)
  23. Giants Futures 16U (Brockton, MA)
  24. Giants Futures 17U (Brockton, MA)
  25. Hamden Yard Dogs (Hamden, CT)
  26. Jr. Spinners – Carroll (Lowell, MA)
  27. Middlesex Reds (Medford, MA)
  28. MWS Devils (Ashland, MA)
  29. New England Scorpions 17U (Bristol, RI)
  30. New Hampshire Prospects 16U (Manchester, NH)
  31. New Hampshire Prospects 17U (Manchester, NH)
  32. North Attleboro Post 49 (North Attleboro, MA)
  33. Northeast Eagles 17U (Leominster, MA)
  34. NY Blue Sox (Peekskill, NY)
  35. Patterson Pirates (Patterson, NY)
  36. Sluggers Fury 16U (Medfield, MA)
  37. Sluggers Fury 17U (Medfield, MA)
  38. Southern Maine River Rats 16U Prospects (Saco, ME)
  39. Southern Maine River Rats 17U Prospects (Saco, ME)
  40. Team Boston Academy 17U – Evans (North Reading, MA)
  41. Team Boston Academy 17U – McConnell (North Reading, MA)
  42. Upper Deck (Lincoln, RI)
  43. Zone Prospect (Worcester, MA)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Boston Blue Jays (Boston, MA)
  3. Boston Prospects 18U (Plymouth, MA)
  4. Brian Rose Baseball 18U (Dartmouth, MA)
  5. Concord Cannons 18U (Concord, NH)
  6. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  7. CT Crush (Old Lyme, CT)
  8. CT Hurricanes (Oakdale, CT)
  9. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  10. East Coast Eagles 18U (Bridgewater, MA)
  11. GBG Northeast 18U (Foxboro, MA)
  12. Hamden Yard Dogs (Hamden, CT)
  13. New England Huskies (Norwell, MA)
  14. New England Scorpions (Bristol, RI)
  15. New Hampshire Prospects 18U (Manchester, NH)
  16. Providence Panthers (Providence, RI)
  17. Southern Stars (Strathmore, Victoria, Australia)
  18. SNE Stealth 18U (Westfield, MA)
  19. Southern Maine River Rats 17U/18U Elite (Saco, ME)
  20. Team Cape Cod (Barnstable, MA)
  21. Whitehouse Post 284 (Flemington, NJ)

2020 Hotels

Coming soon on November 1st…Look for new and exciting information about our hotel management software and platforms to make your experience even more first class!

Pawtucket Red Sox BBQ Night with Firecracker Sports!

Open to all participants, families, coaches and friends of the 4th of July Showcase Tournament, presented by Firecracker Sports.

We have partnered with the Pawtucket Red Sox to bring you our 5th Annual Barbecue/Fireworks night on July 2nd! 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.
Thursday, July 2nd’s schedule of events
4:00PM-6:15PM: All you can eat barbecue/drinks
5:45PM: Pre game ceremonies with teams represented on the field.
6:00PM Ceremonial 1st pitch presented by a special guest of the
4th of July Showcase Tournament (look for that special contest soon!)
6:15PM Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons game begins
9:00PM-9:30PM: Game ends and you will be able to enter the field area to watch the fireworks display from beyond the RF grandstands.

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!!!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

2020 Pro & College Coaches Attending

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the our summer events for confirmed attendance of coaches, schools and scouts. Our rotator above will show you the quality of programs who attended this event previously and have expressed their interest in attending again for 2020.

List of schools/organizations who attended in 2019 (does not include multiple coaches/scouts from same program)

  1. American International College
  2. Anna Maria College
  3. Assumption College
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks – MLB organization
  5. Becker College
  6. Boston College
  7. Brandeis University
  8. Bridgewater State University
  9. Brown University
  10. Bryant University
  11. Castleton State University
  12. Clark University
  13. College of the Holy Cross
  14. Coast Guard Academy
  15. Colby Sawyer College
  16. Community College of Rhode Island
  17. Concordia College
  18. Dayton University
  19. Dean College
  20. Eastern Connecticut State University
  21. Endicott College
  22. Fitchburg State University
  23. Framingham State University
  24. Houston Astros – MLB organization
  25. Husson University
  26. Johnson & Wales University
  27. Lesley University
  28. Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  29. Manhattan College
  30. Manahattanville College
  31. Merrimack College
  32. Misercordia University
  33. Mitchell College
  34. New England College
  35. Newbury College
  36. Nichols College
  37. Northeastern University
  38. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  39. Pine Manor College
  40. Post University
  41. Rhode Island College
  42. Rivier University
  43. Salem State University
  44. Salve Regina University
  45. Skidmore College
  46. Siena College
  47. Southern Maine Community College
  48. Southern New Hampshire University
  49. Springfield College
  50. St. Joseph’s College of Maine
  51. Stonehill College
  52. Texas Rangers – MLB organization
  53. Trinity College
  54. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  55. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  56. University of Rhode Island
  57. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  58. Western New England University
  59. Westfield State University
  60. West Virginia Wesleyan University
  61. Wheaton College
  62. Worcester State University
  63. Worcester Polytenic Institute

2020 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. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host in 2020 but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

18U/19U Division: Pool Play Fields (Playoffs on 4 collegiate facilities; Championship is at Rhode Island College)

2020 Tournament Rules

1. BASEBALLS:

All teams MUST bring 1 box of 12 game baseballs, NFHS 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.

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 1st base and previous batter on 2nd base).
  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 2nd base 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, which is BBCOR (-3), which is only age allowed to do so. NO COMPOSITE BATS ALLOWED THAT ARE EITHER METAL OR WOOD!!!

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 1st visit, 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. YOU CAN NOT START THE GAME WITH LESS THAN 9 PLAYERS! It will be a forfeit….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 Sports. 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 2020/2021
  2. 1 Game Played = $400 Credit towards 2020/2021
  3. 2 Games Played = $200 Credit towards 2020/2021
  4. 3 or more Games Played = No Refund

2020 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

1. 13U High School Prep Division

  • Top 4 teams make the playoff round, starting on Saturday, July 4th
  • 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 announced shortly.
  • Championship Game will take place on Saturday, July 4th at Rhode Island College at 3:45PM.

2. 14U High School Division

  • Top 6 teams make the playoff round, starting on Saturday, July 4th.
  • The top team in each pool will advance to the playoffs including the next 2 best overall teams.
  • The next 2 best teams will be Wild Cards and seeded #5-#6 according to the tie-breaker system (see below).
  • Playoffs will be announced shortly.
  • Championship Game will take place Sunday, July 5th at 9:00AM at Rhode Island College.

3. 15U Rising Stars Division 

  • Top 6 teams make the playoff round, starting on Saturday, July 4th.
  • The top team in each pool will advance to the playoffs including the next best overall team.
  • The next best team will be the Wild Card and seeded #6 according to the tie-breaker system (see below).
  • Playoffs will be announced shortly.
  • Championship Game will take place Sunday, July 5th at 11:15AM at Rhode Island College.

4. 16U/17U College Prep Division

  • Top 12 teams make the playoff round, starting on Saturday, July 4th
  • The top team in each pool will advance to the playoffs including the next 2 best overall teams as Wild Cards.
  • Playoffs will be announced shortly.
  • Championship Game will take place on Sunday, July 5th at 3:45PM at Rhode Island College.

5. 18U/19U College Select Division

  • Top 8 teams make the playoff round, starting on Saturday, July 4th.
  • 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 be announced shortly.
  • Championship Game will take place on Sunday, July 5th at 1:30PM at Rhode Island College.

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

2020 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 2020 summer tournaments is March 1st.  This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for all your showcase baseball needs. You can create a user account, setup your teams, register for any event, make payments plus enter your roster one time and being done for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see hotels, shopping, schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Jersey Number
  3. Position(s)
  4. High School
  5. Graduation Year
  6. Email Address of a Parent or Player
  7. College Commitment (not required but asked)
ENTER 2020 TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION HERE

2020 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run throughout the calendar year. Once our event becomes full we begin to put the teams, fields and pool play together so you can plan your trip better to Providence, Rhode Island. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you’re interested in know 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!

2019 SCHEDULES, SCORES & STANDINGS

4th of July Showcase Tournament Scores & Standings

We have partnered with another valued member in the baseball industry, Tournament Machine to make your experience even better. Now you can see scores, schedules and standings right from your mobile device as soon as the games are concluded. No more calls, emails to find out where, when and who you are playing. Through our app and Tournament Machine, you can find the GPS location of fields, get notified of time changes, incase of inclement weather but more importantly know where your team is placed for standings after your wins or unfortunately, losses.

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

2019 RESULTS
2018 RESULTS
2017 RESULTS
2016 RESULTS

4th of July Showcase Tournament 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 operations@firecrackersports.com for this password. You MUST be an active college coach or MLB scout to have access to our database!

2019 SCOUT BOOKS

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