2020 Memorial Day Patriotic Bash

May 23rd-May 25th, 2020 | Providence, RI

Instructional Youth Camp

Friday May 22nd

Location: TBA

6-9PM

Social Events

Beer/Wine Social

PawSox BBQ/Fireworks Night

2020 Colleges working our Youth Camp

2020 Tournament Information

1st ever “Memorial Day Patriotic Bash” presented by Firecracker Baseball will be held May 23rd-May 25th, 2020

Youth Instructional Camp: Friday, May 22nd, 2020 6-9PM 

Age groups: 8U/9U; 10U; 11U; 12U; 13U and 14U (6 Divisions)

Pool Play: Saturday, May 23rd through Sunday, May 24th
Playoffs/Championships: 8U/9U; 10U; 11U; 12U; 13U and 14U
Monday, May 25th, 2020
  • This will be a sellout like our other spring/summer events! Don’t wait to get your spot…
  • In 2019 we hosted 390+ teams in our spring/summer events which were sold out by Christmas, 2020 we are anticipating more than 450+ teams!
  • Registration for this tournament: 8U-12U will be $900 ($700 before 10.1.19; $800 before 11.1.19) and for the 13U & 14U it will be $999.00, which includes bringing a box of game 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 little league, 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 for our events.
  • 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 next year’s event as we have planned expectations of 50+ teams attending our inaugural event. Leading things off with a Youth Instructional Camp the night prior to this event plus top fields and more added…this will be a Home Run! If you are interested in participating in one of the East Coast’s newest and most attended youth events, please register shortly or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

  1. Bay Sox Baseball (Somerset, MA)
  2. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  3. Giants Futures 9U (Brockton, MA)
  4. GNG Rockets (New Gloucester, ME)
  5. NH Prospects 9U (Manchester, NH)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Brian Rose Baseball (Dartmouth, MA)
  3. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  4. GBG Hawks Northeast (Foxboro, MA)
  5. GBG Hawks (Foxboro, MA)
  6. Giants Futures (Brockton, MA)
  7. NH Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  1. Bay Sox Baseball – American (Somerset, MA)
  2. Bay Sox Baseball – National (Somerset, MA)
  3. Brian Rose Baseball (Dartmouth, MA)
  4. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  5. Giants Futures – Orange (Brockton, MA)
  6. Middlesex Reds – Red (Medford, MA)
  7. Middlesex Reds – White (Medford, MA)
  8. NH Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  1. Bay Sox Baseball (Somerset, MA)
  2. East Coast Eagles (Bridgewater, MA)
  3. L & M Baseball (Slatersville, RI)
  4. Middlesex Reds (Medfield, MA)
  5. NH Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  6. Rhode Rattlers (Johnston, RI)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. Brigade Baseball Club (Lancaster, MA)
  3. Dirt Dawg Sports (Canton, MA)
  4. GBG Hawks Blue (Foxboro, MA)
  5. Giants Futures (Brockton, MA)
  6. Hamden Yard Dogs (Hamden, CT)
  7. Middlesex Reds (Medford, MA)
  8. NH Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  9. The Sports Mill Grizzlies (Manchester, NH)
  1. ABC Mariners – DiTondo (Hanover, MA)
  2. ABC Mariners – Perakslis (Hanover, MA)
  3. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  4. Bay Sox Baseball (Somerset, MA)
  5. Brigade Baseball Club (Hudson, MA)
  6. Diamond Zone (North Haven, CT)
  7. GBG Hawks – Blue (Foxboro, MA)
  8. GBG Northeast Hawks Black (Foxboro, MA)
  9. Middlesex Reds (Medford, MA)
  10. NH Prospects (Manchester, NH)
  11. Ocean State Outlaws – Cabral ( North Providence, RI)
  12. The Sports Mill Grizzlies (Manchester, NH)

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 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 would like to see all our teams play all their pool play and playoff games on top fields, including collegiately and professional stadiums.

As you can see from the list below most of our divisions are exclusively played on collegiate fields including playoffs and Championships for our 8U/9U through 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  please inquire about your pool play location before securing your hotels and travel plans through our in house hotel booking system.

14U Division: Pool Play Fields (Playoffs & Championship on collegiate facilities)

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 a player on your bench. If there are no substitutes, you can use your player who made the 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. DEFINITION OF AN OFFICIAL GAME:

Our events can be impacted by weather, daylight and field conditions from time to time. Our games are based on time (2 hour time limits, while most games finish complete, we can NOT base this decision on an official game based on innings). Any game that has played more than 1 hour 30 minutes (75%) of the time allocated will be determined official and final. No games will be suspended, made up or rescheduled at that time frame. Any game that is suspended before the 1 hour 30 minutes, will be ATTEMPTED to be rescheduled and picked up from point of delay. If a game is determined official and the inning is NOT complete, we will revert back to the last complete inning played for score, stats and determination of winner/loser or a tie. This decision is finalized with Tournament officials to maintain safe, proper and efficient field conditions and event schedules.

11. 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!

12. EJECTIONS:

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

13. 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)

14. 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.

15. 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 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

8U/9U through 12U Division(s)

  • More details coming soon once schedules are finalized.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.

13U Division

  • Winners of each pool will advance to the Championship Game on Monday, May 25th.
  • 13U Championship Game will take place on a collegiate facility.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.

14U 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, May 25th at 9AM and 11:15AM at collegiate facility.
  • Winners advance to the Championship Game on Monday, May 25th.
  • 14U Championship Game will take place on a collegiate facility.
  • 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 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 are 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!

2020 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

2020 RESULTS

2020 Team Roster Information

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 spring tournaments is February 1st.  This will allow us to promote your top student athletes ahead of time 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 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 Pawtucket Red Sox BBQ/Fireworks Night

More information coming soon!

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