2022 Sweet Spot Showcase Classic

Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st, 2022 | Hershey/Lancaster, Pennsylvania

College Showcase Camp

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Clipper Stadium

6-9PM

Social Events

Hershey Park/Beer Social

Hershey Park &

Lancaster Barnstomers BBQ

Colleges Who Previously Attended This Event

2021 Tournament Information

3rd Annual “Sweet Spot Showcase Classic” presented by Firecracker Sports

College Showcase Camp: Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 5-8PM at Clipper Stadium 

Age groups: 12U (New for 2022), 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U/17U and 18U/19U (6 Divisions)

Pool play: Thursday, July 28th through Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, July 31st, 2022

  • Please Note: – Teams will be accepted on a “First Paid-First Accepted” basis and entries will be limited only to the first 72 paid registrations. 
  • Registration Fee: $999.00 – $1,199.00 (*Registered & paid for on or prior to December 31, 2021*)
  • Registration Fee: $1,099.00 – $1299.00 (*Registered & paid for on or after January 1st, 2022*)
  • Teams who register, but do not pay are not in the tournament and placed on the waiting list until payment is received.  To avoid being placed on the waiting list and secure entry, payment must be made.
  • 4 Game Guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams entered (*weather permitting*).
  • Baseballs and lineup cards are included for this event as an added bonus to all teams and programs.
  • Two (2) High School board certified Umpires are supplied 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 Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania area such as Clipper Stadium, Lebanon Valley College; Penn St. Harrisburg and more.
  • Current and past college and professional coaches are employed to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events.
  • Above and Beyond our Competition…We provide on-field reporting, pre and post game interviews with players and coaches, live streaming on You Tube TV, social media staff to promote players and teams, live in game statistics, player assessments and videos which get added to our player database and much much more!

2021 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 2021.

Due to COVID-19 this list will be published closer to the event date as numerous schools and coaches have been impacted by the NCAA recruiting calendar, traveling restrictions and budget cuts.

    1. Allegheny College
    2. Boston Red Sox – MLB organziation
    3. Bridgewater College
    4. Bridgewater State University
    5. Cabrini University
    6. Cecil College
    7. Delaware State University
    8. Dominican College
    9. Eastern University
    10. Felician College
    11. Gettysburg University
    12. Houston Astors – MLB organization
    13. Immaculata College
    14. Johnson & Wales University
    15. Lancaster Bible College
    16. Mansfield University
    17. Manhattanville College
    18. Mary Baldwin University
    19. McDaniel College
    20. Millersville University
    21. Nichols College
    22. Nyack College
    23. NY Mets – MLB Organization
    24. Penn State – Harrisburg
    25. Post University
    26. Rhode Island College
    27. Rivier University
    28. Rochester Institute of Technology
    29. Rockland Community College
    30. Salve Regina University
    31. Shenandoah University
    32. Stevenson University
    33. Stockton University
    34. University of Massachusetts – Boston
    35. University of Sciences
    36. Wesleyan University
    37. Western Connecticut State University
    38. Westminster College
    39. West Virginia Wesleyan University
    40. Wheeling University
    41. York College of Pennsylvania

2022 Teams Registered

We are very excited about next year’s event as we have expectations of 60+ teams attending our 2nd year down in the Hershey, PA area. Leading things off with a College Showcase Camp the night prior to the tournament plus top college fields and teams from Canada, the Northeast and local favorites from the Mid-Atlantic this will be a home run! If you are interested in participating in one of the East Coast’s biggest and most attended events, please register shortly or inquire at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

2022 Hotel Policy

ALL TRAVELING TEAM MANAGERS/CLUB ADMINISTRATORS MUST REVIEW OUR HOTEL POLICY & RULES PRESENTED 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 a Firecracker Sports event this organization has put in 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.

2021 Hershey Park Discount Passes

Whether you’re looking for thrills or fun rides for the kids, you’ll find an attraction at Hershey Park that’s just right!  Some of the country’s fastest, tallest, and wildest rides are at this theme park!  There are a wide range of amazing water attractions at this theme park to enjoy while competing in the Sweet Spot Showcase Classic next 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!

COMING SOON!

2021 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 Hershey, Harrisburg and the Lancaster, Pennsylvania areas. 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/14U and 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 Clipper Stadium)

2021 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.

2021 TOURNAMENT RULES

2021 Team Roster Forms

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Sports 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 2021 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 2021 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 Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 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!

*UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION 7.10.20*

  1. Schedules will be available for coaches/program directors on Friday, July 17th provided all payments, roster and insurance have been submitted per team.
  2. Reminder these schedules are subject to change due to COVID-19, teams issues with travel restrictions, etc. This is a year like no other for youth sports.
  3. Please check back the day prior to the event for the most up to date schedule for your team.
2020 13U/14U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2020 15U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2020 16U/17U DIVISION SCHEDULE
2020 18U/19U DIVISION SCHEDULE

2021 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

13U/14U Division

  • The top 2 teams will advance to their Championship Game on Sunday, August 1st at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.
  • 13U/14U Championship Game will take place at 9:00AM.
  • Gates will not open until 8:00AM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

15U Division

  • The top 2 teams will advance to their Championship Game on Sunday, August 1st at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.
  • 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, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

16U/17U Division

  • Winner of each pool will advance to the semifinals on Sunday, August 1st, 2021.
  • Winners will be seeded, based on the tie-breaker rules, and play the semifinals at 9AM and 11:15AM at a location TBA.
  • 16U/17U Championship Game will take place at 3:45PM or roughly 20-25 minutes after conclusion of the previous game.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

18U/19U Division

  • The 2 top teams will advance to the Championship Game on Saturday, August 1st at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA.
  • 18U/19U Championship Game will take place at 1:30PM or roughly 20-25 minutes after conclusion of the previous game.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game, no group setting or pictures on field this year.

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

Sweet Spot Showcase 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 Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

2020 RESULTS

Sweet Spot Showcase Classic 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!

2020 SCOUT BOOKS

Hershey/Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Destination Information

Coming soon from our partners at Hershey/Harrisburg CVB and Lancaster CVB!