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2024 Sweet Spot
Showcase Classic

Thursday, July 25th – Sunday, July 28th, 2024 | Hershey/Lancaster, Pennsylvania

College Showcase Camp

Wednesday, July 24th 2024

6-930pm

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Hershey Park

Discount Tickets not available until Early Spring 2024!

Colleges Who Previously Attended This Event

2024 Tournament Information

College Showcase Camp: Wednesday, July 24th, 2024 6-930 at Millersville University

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP!

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

Pool play: Thursday, July 25th through Saturday, July 28th, 2024

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, July 29th, 2024

  • 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: $1,599.00
  • 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.
  • NO GATE FEES EVER!
  • Above and Beyond our Competition...We provide on-field reporting, pre and post game interviews with players and coaches, 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!

Weather/Event Updates

We understand weather and mother nature can impact your event experience unfortunately. We strive to provide communication before you leave your home or hotel, when possible.

There are many factors that go into running events including the weather, leasing fields from private schools, town officials that get these fields ready along other "outside factors" that can determine delays, shortening of games or unfortunately cancelations as well. Please click on this link or the yellow button on our schedule page "Event/Weather Updates" for updates daily when weather can be an impact to your event.

Event/Weather Updates

2024 Pro & College Coaches Expected

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.

Colleges/Organizations who are expected to attend in 2024!

  1. Bridgewater College
  2. Bridgewater State University
  3. Cabrini University
  4. Catholic University
  5. Cecil College
  6. Eastern University
  7. Felician College
  8. Gettysburg University
  9. Hood College
  10. Hudson Valley Community College
  11. Immaculate College
  12. Johnson & Wales University
  13. Lancaster Bible College
  14. Lebanon Valley College
  15. Mansfield University
  16. McDaniel College
  17. Millersville University
  18. Nichols College
  19. Penn State – Harrisburg
  20. Rockland Community College
  21. Saint Thomas Aquinas College
  22. Salve Regina University
  23. Shenandoah University
  24. Stevenson University
  25. University of Sciences
  26. Southern Connecticut State University
  27. West Virginia Wesleyan University
  28. York College of Pennsylvania

2024 Teams Registered

We are very excited about this year’s event as we have expectations of 75+ teams attending our next event 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.

See who is coming!

2024 Hotel Policy

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

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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 a 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 a 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.

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!

We are offering exclusive discount tickets through our website for all tournament participants, families, coaches and friends to enjoy. Please check in early spring 2024!

2024 Fields & Facilities

2024 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.

Official Tournament Rules

 

2024 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 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.

Enter Team Roster Information right here!

2024 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 will release schedules directly to the coaches when they have submitted all paperwork and payments, as early as February 1st. Public release for this event in 2024 will be June 27th. 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!

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our current event held for the Sweet Spot Showcase Classic.

2024 SCHEDULES

2023 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

 

12U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 overall teams will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • We will have a championship on Saturday, July 29th at the Paxatonia Little League Field #1 which will take place at 10am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

13U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 overall teams will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • The championship game will take place at York Stadium on Saturday, July 29th at 5:30pm.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

14U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 overall teams will advance, according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 31st at Lebanon Valley College, which will take place at 9am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

15U Division

  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 overall teams will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • The championship game will take place at York Stadium on Saturday, July 29th at 7:45pm.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

16U Division

  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 30th at Penn State - Harrisburg.
  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 4 overall teams will advance, according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Semifinal games will take place at 9am and 1115am at Penn State - Harrisburg.
  • The championship game will immediately after those semifinal games, at 1:30PM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

17U/18U Division

  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 30th at Lebanon Valley College.
  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 4 overall teams will advance, according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Semifinal games will take place at 1115am and 130PM at Lebanon Valley College.
  • The championship game will immediately after those semifinal games, at 3:45PM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

TIE-BREAKER SYSTEM (for advancing from pool play to playoffs):

  1. Pool Play – Overall Record/Winning Percentage
    • Overall record in our tournaments will be used first to determine playoff seedings.
    • In the event a tournament is impacted by the weather or other unforeseen issues, resulting in all teams in the same division not having played an equal amount of games, winning percentage will be used instead of overall record to determine playoff seedings.
  2. Head to Head – (Two and Three Teams)
    • If two teams are tied – The head to head winner in that matchup advances.
    • If three teams are tied – If one team has defeated the other two teams, that team advances. If not go to #3.
  3. Pool play runs allowed
  4. Pool play run differential
  5. Pool play runs scored
  6. Coin flip

Sweet Spot Showcase Classic Scores & Standings

We have stepped up your tournament experience by launching a mobile friendly scores, standings and brackets application 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, 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 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.

2024 SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Hershey/Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Destination Information

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 for hotels, restaurants and various attractions for our Sweet Spot Showcase Classic in Hershey and Lancaster, PA this summer. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

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