2020 Colonial Clash Showcase Tournament

Thursday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 26th, 2020 | Westchester, NY & Fairfield County, CT

College Showcase Camp

Wednesday, July 22nd

Westchester, NY

2 sessions

Social Events

TBA

2020 Colleges attending

2020 Tournament Information

4th Annual “Colonial Clash Showcase Tournament” will be held July 23rd – July 26th, 2020

College Showcase Camp: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

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

Pool play: Thursday, July 23rd through Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, July 26th, 2020

  • Participation is limited to 60 teams and is expected to fill up before December 31 as history as shown, we had 54 teams in 2018 & 60 teams in 2019!
  • Registration for this tournament is $1,075.00 which includes bringing a box of brand new NFHS approved 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 Westchester County, NY along with the Fairfield County, CT area such as Iona College; Concordia College; Manhattanville College 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 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, “live” in game stats along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

2020 Teams Registered

We started this event in 2017 and had 30 teams in our first year. Now…we have exceeded 54+ teams for all divisions in 2018 & 2019. Whats next? We have teams coming from Australia, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you are interested in participating in one of the New York’s biggest and most recruited events, please register for our wait lists or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

  1. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  2. Drillers Baseball NY (New City, NY)
  1. CT Moose 14U (Burlington, CT)
  2. CT Moose 15U (Burlington, CT)
  3. Drillers Baseball NY 14U (New City, NY)
  1. Brigade-Storm Baseball Club (Lancaster, MA)
  2. Complete Game Colonials 16U (Allendale, NJ)
  3. Complete Game Colonials 17U (Allendale, NJ)
  4. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  5. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  6. Drillers Baseball NY 16U (New City, NY)
  7. Drillers Baseball NY Titanium 2021 (New City, NY)
  8. New York Blue Sox (Peekskill, NY)
  9. NY Storm (Astoria, NY)
  10. Patterson Pirates (Patterson, NY)
  11. Team Boston Academy 16U – Cabe (North Reading, MA)
  12. Team Steel Clippers (Yaphank, NY)
  13. Team Steel Diamonds (Yaphank, NY)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  3. CT Crush (Old Lyme, CT)
  4. CT Moose (Burlington, CT)
  5. Hamden Yard Dogs (Hamden, CT)
  6. Southern Stars (Strathmore, Victoria, Australia)

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!

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. Albertus Magnus College
  2. Bates College
  3. Clark University
  4. College of the Holy Cross
  5. Community College of Rhode Island
  6. Concordia College
  7. Creighton University
  8. Dominican College
  9. Fairfield University
  10. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  11. Felician College
  12. Houston Astors – MLB organization
  13. Iona College
  14. Johnson & Wales University
  15. Manhattan College
  16. Manhattanville College
  17. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  18. New York University
  19. Nichols College
  20. Nyack College
  21. NY Mets – MLB Organization
  22. Pace University
  23. Post University
  24. Rhode Island College
  25. Rivier University
  26. Rockland Community College
  27. Salve Regina University
  28. Skidmore College
  29. Shenandoah University
  30. Siena College
  31. St. John’s University
  32. St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn
  33. Stevenson University
  34. Stockton University
  35. Stony Brook University
  36. SUNY-Ulster
  37. Texas Rangers – MLB Organization
  38. University of Albany
  39. University of Bridgeport
  40. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  41. Washington University-St. Louis
  42. Westchester Community College
  43. Western New England University
  44. West Virginia Wesleyan University
  45. Wheaton College
  46. Wofford College
  47. Worcester State University

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 in the Westchester, New York and Fairfield County, CT areas. 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/15U 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 (Championship are TBA)

  1. Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains, NY)
  2. Kiwanis Field (Fairfield, CT)
  3. Peekskill Stadium (Peekskill, NY)
  1. Greenwich High School (Greenwich, CT)
  2. Macy Park (Dobbs Ferry, NY)

Other fields/facilities under consideration for this event are:

  • Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
  • University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT)
  • Westchester Community College (Westchester, NY)
  • Cubeta Stadium (Stamford, CT)
  • Yorktown High School (Yorktown Heights, NY)
  • Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
  • Lakeland High School (Lakeland, NY)
  • Port Chester High School (Port Chester, NY)
  • Nyack High School (Nyack, NY)
  • Somers HS (Somers, NY)
  • Strazza Field (Greenwich, CT)

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

13U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to their Championship Game on Sunday, July 26th TBA.
  • 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 Sunday, July 26th TBA.
  • 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 their Championship Game on Sunday, July 26th TBA.
  • 16U/17U Championship Game will take place at 1:30PM 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 Sunday, July 26th TBA.
  • 18U/19U Championship Game will take place at 3:45PM 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

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 Schedules

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 Westchester, NY and Fairfield County, CT. 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!

2019 14U/15U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2019 16U/17U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2019 18U/19U DIVISION SCHEDULE

Colonial Clash 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 scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Westchester, NY/Fairfield County, CT.

2019 RESULTS
2018 RESULTS
2017 RESULTS

Colonial Clash 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 Sports to get these books or have them right on your phone at our events. Just click on the button below and download each event/division you are looking for. 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

Westchester, NY/Fairfield County, CT Destination Information

Coming soon from the Westchester, NY CVB and Connecticut Sports Bureau!

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