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Showcase Battle of the Borders2020-07-09T08:37:59-04:00

2020 Showcase Battle at the Borders Tournament

Postponed until Friday, August 14th – Sunday, August 16th | Saratoga/Lake George, NY

College Showcase Camp

Thursday, August 13th

East Field; Glens Falls, NY

6-9PM

Social Events

All weekend!
Lake George Fireworks

Six Flags Great Escape

2020 Colleges attending

2020 Tournament Information

2nd Annual “Showcase Battle at the Borders” presented by Firecracker Sports will now be held August 14-16th, 2020

College Showcase Camp: Thursday, August 13th, 2020

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

Pool play: Friday, August 14th & Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, August 16th, 2020

  • Participation is limited to 60 teams and is expected to fill up before December 31st, 2019.
  • Registration for this tournament is $1,049.00 which includes bringing a box of brand new 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 Saratoga/Lake George, NY area such as East Field in Glens Falls; Skidmore College; RPI; Ballston Spa HS 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, live in game stats along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

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.

  1. Amherst College (MA)
  2. Bridgewater State University (MA)
  3. College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  4. Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)
  5. Eastern Nazarene College (MA)
  6. Elmira College (NY)
  7. George Washington University (DC)
  8. Husson University (ME)
  9. Manhattanville College (NY)
  10. Mary Baldwin University (MD)
  11. Nichols College (MA)
  12. Post University (CT)
  13. Rhode Island College (RI)
  14. Rivier University (NH)
  15. Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  16. Salve Regina University (RI)
  17. Skidmore College (NY)
  18. Southern Maine Community College (ME)
  19. Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
  20. St. John’s University (NY)
  21. St. Michael’s College (VT)
  22. Stonehill College (MA)
  23. SUNY-Adirondack (NY)
  24. SUNY-Oneonta (NY)
  25. SUNY-Plattsburgh (NY)
  26. Texas Rangers (MLB organization)
  27. Union College (NY)
  28. University of Massachusetts – Boston (MA)
  29. University of Rhode Island (RI)
  30. Wheeling University (WV)
  31. Wesleyan University (CT)
  32. Western Connecticut State University (CT)
  33. Westfield State University (MA)
  34. Wheaton College (MA)
  35. Worcester State University (MA)
    1. Bryant Stratton University
    2. Castleton State University
    3. Clark University
    4. Colby Sawyer College
    5. College of the Holy Cross
    6. Community College of Rhode Island
    7. Dominican College
    8. Fairleigh Dickinson University
    9. Felician College
    10. Johnson & Wales University
    11. Keuka College
    12. Mitchell College
    13. New Jersey Institute of Technology
    14. New York University
    15. Nichols College
    16. Pace University
    17. Post University
    18. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    19. Rhode Island College
    20. Rivier University
    21. Salem State University
    22. Salve Regina University
    23. Skidmore College
    24. Shenandoah University
    25. Siena College
    26. Southern New Hampshire University
    27. Springfield College
    28. St. John’s University
    29. Stevenson University
    30. Stockton University
    31. Stony Brook University
    32. SUNY Adirondack
    33. SUNY Canton
    34. SUNY Oneonta
    35. SUNY Plattsburgh
    36. University of Albany
    37. University of Houston
    38. University of Rhode Island
    39. Union College
    40. Vassar College
    41. Wells University
    42. Wheaton College
    43. Worcester State University

2020 Teams Registered

We started planning this event in 2018 and we had over 50+ teams in our first year. Now…in 2020 we expecting 60+ teams in all divisions. Whats next? We have teams coming from Canada, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you are interested in participating in one of the New York’s biggest and most traveled event, please register for our wait lists or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

  1. Bases Loaded Bulldogs (Williston, VT)
  2. New England Storm (Shrewsbury, MA)
  3. Saratoga Stampede (Saratoga, NY)
  1. Bases Loaded Bulldogs 14U #1 (Williston, VT)
  2. Bases Loaded Bulldogs 14U #2 (Williston, VT)
  3. Bases Loaded Bulldogs 15U (Williston, VT)
  4. CT Bombers 14U (Southington, CT)
  5. Diamond Zone 14U (North Haven, CT)
  6. Hayner Academy Barnstormers 14U (Halfmoon, NY)
  7. Mass Hurricanes 14U Elite (Medfield, MA)
  8. New England Storm (Shrewsbury, MA)
  9. Saratoga Stampede 14U Red (Saratoga, NY)
  10. Saratoga Stampede 14U Blue (Saratoga, NY)
  11. Tri-City Bombers (Rensselaer, NY)

Waiting List:

  1. Watson Elite Baseball Academy (Ottawa, Canada)
  2. Saratoga Lightning 15U (Saratoga, NY)
  3. Northeast Roadrunners (Shrewsbury, MA)
  4. Northeast Runbirds (Shrewsbury, MA)
  5. Kangaroo Court North Roos (Canada)
  6. Ottawa Patriots (Ottawa, Canada)
  7. GST14 (NY)
  8. Eagles Baseball Club (MA)
  9. Granite State Thunder (Goffstown, NH)
  10. The Cage Warriors (Middle Village, NY)
  11. Freedom Baseball (Deer Park, NY)
  1. Brigade-Storm Baseball Club (Lancaster, MA)
  2. Clinton County Mariners (Plattsburgh, NY)
  3. CT Crush 16U (Old Lyme, CT)
  4. CT Crush (Old Lyme, CT)
  5. Drillers Baseball NY 16U (New City, NY)
  6. Drillers Baseball NY Titanium 2021 (New City, NY)
  7. East Coast Eagles 16U Blue (Bridgewater, MA)
  8. GC Outlaws (Coxsackie, NY)
  9. Hayner Academy Barnstormers 16U (Halfmoon, NY)
  10. Hayner Academy Barnstormers 17U (Halfmoon, NY)
  11. LI Dodgers Nation (Massapequa Park, NY)
  12. Team Boston Academy 17U – Evans (North Reading, MA)
  13. Team Boston Academy 17U – McConnell (North Reading, MA)
  14. Upper Deck (Lincoln, RI)
  15. TCB Hammerheads (Hartford, CT)

Waiting List:

  1. Patterson Pirates (Patterson, NY)
  2. Saratoga Stampede 16U (Saratoga, NY)
  3. Saratoga Lightning 16U (Saratoga, NY)
  4. Watson Elite Baseball Academy (Ottawa, Canada)
  5. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  6. Methuen Gators (Methuen, MA)
  7. CT Mayhem (Manchester, CT)
  8. Adirondack Warriors (NY)
  9. Somers Baseball (Somers, NY)
  10. Capital Renegades (Albany, NY)
  11. Marshfield-Swampscott Legion (Marshfield, MA)
  12. Team Nova Scotia Selects (Nova Scotia, Canada)
  13. HV Iceman Post 1219 (Wawarsing, NY)
  14. Lou Gehrig Ironhorse (NY)
  1. Bases Loaded Bulldogs 18U (Williston, VT)
  2. Capital Renegades 17U+ Showcase (Albany, NY)
  3. CT Crush 18U – Wojick (Old Lyme, CT)
  4. CT Crush 19U – Furber (Old Lyme, CT)
  5. Hayner Academy Barnstormers 18U (Halfmoon, NY)
  6. NE Waves (Old Lyme, CT)
  7. New England Scorpions 18U (Bristol, RI)

Waiting List/Declined spots:

  1. Capital Renegades (Albany, NY)
  2. CT Cadets (Bristol, CT)
  3. Marshfield – Swampscott Legion (Marshfield, MA)
  4. New England Blackhawks (Worcester, MA)
  5. HV Select (NY)
  6. DBC Bandits (Downingtown, PA)

2020 Hotel Policy

*UPDATED NOTE 2.1.20* PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTELS DIRECTLY AS THIS CONFUSED ROOM NUMBERS, BLOCKS AND ALSO THE OVERALL RATES THAT THE TOURNAMENT NEGOTIATES ON EVERYONE’S BEHALF. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT OPERATIONS@FIRECRACKERSPORTS.COM FOR MORE DETAILS!

ALL TRAVELING TEAM MANAGERS/CLUB ADMINISTRATORS MUST REVIEW OUR HOTEL POLICY & RULES BELOW. FAILURE TO KNOW OUR POLICY COULD SUBJECT YOUR TEAM TO NON-ACCEPTANCE OR REMOVAL FROM THE TOURNAMENT

To insure the quality of service provided during Firecracker Sports events, there is a Hotel Obligation Policy.

WHAT IS A “HOTEL OBLIGATION” TOURNAMENT?

Simply stated, if your team requires hotel accommodations (team traveling 75 miles or more to the event’s destination city) your team MUST stay at one of the approved participating tournament partner hotels. These participating hotels are reviewable by clicking on the “hotel” links on the tournament event page or on the main page of Firecracker Sports. Reservations can be made prior to being accepted and should be made ASAP as the hotels fill up quick.

WHY DOES THIS TOURNAMENT HAVE A “HOTEL OBLIGATION?”

We work very hard to keep our costs down and also balance the economic impact a tournament like ours can have towards the communities and programs we serve. The approved hotels on this website assist with both concerns and the following are the benefits to our programs:

  • To make it manageable we have room nights “blocked” for our out-of-town teams from our participating tournament partner hotels.
  • Because we do not use a Third Party Housing Group and we negotiate large blocks of rooms with the hotels directly, you’ll find a wide variety of best pricing and amenities from our hotels.
  • Care in selecting location and proximity to our playing field. See our “fields/facilities” tab to find out where your team most likely will be playing so you can lock down hotels near your fields.
  • All of our tournament hotels have been approved due to their quality and desire to give our guests the best event experience.
  • Room inventory which is shared with the tournament to ensure that room demands can be met from year to year.
  • By using participating tournament partner hotels, Firecracker Sports can offer our “Act of God” Clause. This states “Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer’s control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants.”

WHY ARE THERE PENALTIES FOR NOT ABIDING BY OUR HOTEL “HOTEL OBLIGATION” POLICY?

In order to best serve our out-of-town teams we need this to be a win-win for our guest teams and our hotel partners…If the rules are not followed then we jeopardize our relationships with these hotels and this could potentially add more costs to the teams.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR NOT FOLLOWING OUR POLICY?

  • Any accepted team to the 2020 tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and does not stay in one of our approved partner hotels will not be accepted to the tournament.
  • An accepted team to the 2020 tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and double books their team at more than one hotel will not be accepted to the tournament or will be removed from the tournament.
  • Teams who do not stay in our partner hotels will risk forfeiting their games and not be allowed to return to the tournament next year.

WHAT IF OUR TEAM DOES NOT GET ACCEPTED AND WE HAVE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

Teams will be able to cancel their hotel reservation if they are not accepted to the tournament.

Six Flags Great Escape

Whether you’re looking for thrills or fun rides for the kids, you’ll find an attraction at The Great Escape Theme Park that’s just right!  Some of the country’s fastest, tallest, and wildest rides are at this theme park! Check out the Comet, the Steamin’ Demon, the Sasquatch, and more. Want to get wet and wild this summer? The Great Escape’s popular outdoor water park is called Hurricane Harbor, and it’s located on site. There are a wide range of amazing water attractions at this tropical paradise to enjoy while competing in the Showcase Battle at the Borders event this summer!

We are offering exclusive discount tickets through our website for all tournament participants, families, coaches and friends to enjoy. Use the following code “FIRECRACKER” to buy your exclusive discounted tickets, which include 1 day passes, 2 day flex passes and free parking!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Planning your visit to Six Flags Great Escape during our event, check here for frequently asked questions and hours of operations

SIX FLAGS GREAT ESCAPE FAQ

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 Saratoga and Lake George, NY.  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 Game is at East Field)

2020 Tournament Rules

Thank you for your interest in Firecracker Sports and support for our baseball events.  We have updated several rules so there is more clarity to lineups, tie-breakers and other dynamics like home vs. away. We answer all of your biggest questions regarding rules by checking out our “Team Information” section which includes event rules such as age requirements, tie-breakers, lineups and much more like insurance, rosters and payments. Please click on the button below for more advanced details.

If you have any questions or concerns please hit the chat button at the bottom of your screen or email operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

2020 TOURNAMENT RULES

2020 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

13U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to their Championship Game on Sunday, August 16th at East Field.
  • 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, August 16th at East Field.
  • 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, August 16th at East Field.
  • 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, August 16th at East Field.
  • 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 in Firecracker Sports and support for our 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 April 1st.  This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

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

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

*UPDATED NOTE 6.15.20 – 2020 SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BUT WON’T BE RELEASED UNTIL 95% OF TEAMS HAVE SUBMITTED PAYMENT, ROSTERS AND INSURANCE – IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED PAYMENT, ROSTER AND INSURANCE YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR SCHEDULE BY EMAILING OPERATIONS@FIRECRACKERSPORTS.COM*

2020 13U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2020 14U/15U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2020 16U/17U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2020 18U/19U DIVISION SCHEDULE

Showcase Battle at the Borders 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 Saratoga and Lake George, New York.

2020 RESULTS
2019 RESULTS

Showcase Battle at the Borders 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!

2020 SCOUT BOOKS
2019 SCOUT BOOKS

Visiting Saratoga/Lake George, NY this summer….

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 Showcase Battle at the Borders in Saratoga/Lake George, NY this summer. We look forward to seeing you here from July 15-19th, 2020!
Discover Saratoga: Welcome to Saratoga Springs, NY and Visitors Guide.
Saratoga Horse Race Course: Home of the Travers Stakes and many other races. Opening weekend happening during this year’s tournament!
Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and CVB: Area Attractions in Lake George.
Town of Lake George: List of events
Discover Schenectady:  Area Attractions in Schenectady

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