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2023 4th of July Showcase Tournament

Friday, June 30th – Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 | Providence, RI & Southeastern Massachusetts

College Showcase Camp

Thursday, June 29th

University of Rhode Island

9am-4pm (2 sessions)

Click here to sign up today!

BBQ/ Fireworks Night

Coming soon!

Ocean State Waves (NECBL)

Coming in April!

Night in Newport

Coming soon!

Newport Gulls Game

Coming in April!

Colleges/Organizations Who Attended This Event In The Past

2023 Tournament Information

 

College Showcase Camp - Individual Players only: Thursday, June 29th, 2023

Age groups: 13U, 14U; 15U, 16U/17U and 18U/19U (5 Divisions)

13U-19U Pool Play: Friday, June 30th - Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

13U Playoffs and Championships: Monday, July 3rd, 2023

14U-19U Playoffs/Championships: Monday, July 3rd - Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

  • Please Note: - Teams will be accepted on a "First Paid-First Accepted" basis and entries will be limited only to the first 180+ paid registrations. (*Past 4th of July Showcase tournaments typically have filled up before Thanksgiving each year)
  • Registration Fee: $1,699.00
  • 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 MA and RI to include Brown University, Salve Regina University, Stonehill College, Bryant University, University of Rhode Island, Bridgewater State University, Johnson & Wales University 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.

Weather/Event Updates

2023 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 2022.

Colleges/Organizations who are committed to attend in 2023!

  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. Husson University (ME)
  7. Nichols College (MA)
  8. Post University (CT)
  9. Rhode Island College (RI)
  10. Rivier University (NH)
  11. Salve Regina University (RI)
  12. Skidmore College (NY)
  13. Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
  14. Stonehill College (MA)
  15. Texas Rangers (MLB organization)
  16. Union College (NY)
  17. University of Massachusetts - Boston (MA)
  18. University of Rhode Island (RI)
  19. Wesleyan University (CT)
  20. Western Connecticut State University (CT)
  21. Westfield State University (MA)
  22. Wheaton College (MA)
  23. Worcester State University (MA)

2023 Teams Registered

 

We are very excited about this year’s event as we have expanded to 180+ teams for all divisions. We started with 6 teams in 2008 then in 2022, we had over 180 teams coming from Canada, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Who’s next? We have plans to make this event even bigger and better each year as dates are set through the next 3 years! Want in game stats? How about player interviews, social media exposure for your program? Want More…Look no further as we had 100+ college coaches in attendance on top of all of this…If you are interested in participating in one of the East Coast’s biggest and most scouted events, please secure your spot today or inquire for more information at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

See who is coming!

2023 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

BOOK HOTELS NOW!

 

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.

2023 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 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. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host each year but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

18U/19U Division: Pool Play Fields

2023 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

2023 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 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

2023 Tournament Schedule

 

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run in a normal 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.

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 2023 will be May 26th, listed right here. 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!

2023 Schedules

2022 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

 

13U Division

  • We will have playoffs on Sunday, July 3rd with 4 pool winners advancing.
  • Teams will be seeded according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • #1 seed will play #4 seed and #2 seed vs. #3 seed with winners advancing to the championship game at Rhode Island College at 345PM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game.

14U Division

  • We will have playoffs on Sunday, July 3rd (4 pool winners + 2 Wild Cards). 
  • Teams will be seeded according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • #1 seed and #2 seed will have a bye. #3 seed will play #6 seed (Wild Card) along with #4 seed vs. #5 seed (Wild Card) at 9am on 2 fields.
  • Winners of those 2 games will advance to the semifinals that same day at 130PM on those same fields.
  • Winner of the semifinal games will advance to the championship game at Rhode Island College on Monday, July 4th at 9am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game.

15U Division

  • We will have playoffs on Sunday, July 3rd (6 pool winners). 
  • Teams will be seeded according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • #1 seed and #2 seed will have a bye. #3 seed will play #6 seed along with #4 seed vs. #5 seed at 11:15am on 2 fields.
  • Winners of those 2 games will advance to the semifinals that same day at 3:45PM on those same fields.
  • Winner of the semifinal games will advance to the championship game at Rhode Island College on Monday, July 4th at 11:15am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game.

16U/17U Division

  • We will have playoffs on Sunday, July 3rd (12 pool winners + 4 Wild Cards). 
  • Teams will be seeded according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Teams will be seed #1-#16 and placed in regional pools at 9am and 1115am. Winners will stay and play at 130PM on same site.
  • Winners of those 4 quarterfinal games will advance to the semifinals on Monday, July 4th to play at 9am or 1115am at Johnson & Wales University.
  • Winner of the semifinal games will advance to the championship game at Rhode Island College on Monday, July 4th at 3:45pm.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game.

18U/19U Division

  • We will have playoffs on Sunday, July 3rd (5 pool winners + 3 Wild Cards). 
  • Teams will be seeded according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Teams will be seed #1-#8 and placed in regional pools at 9am and 1115am. Winners will stay and play at 130PM on same site.
  • Winner of the semifinal games will advance to the championship game at Rhode Island College on Monday, July 4th at 1:30pm.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game.

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

  1. Overall Record (if all teams have played the same amount of games within that pool. If event is impacted by weather, we will use winning percentage instead of overall record)
  2. Head to Head (if all teams have played each other)
  3. Runs allowed
  4. Run Differential
  5. Runs scored
  6. Coin flip

4th of July Showcase Tournament 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 Providence, Rhode Island.

2023 Scores/Standings

Providence, RI Destination Information

 

More information to come soon from our friends and partners at the Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitor’s Bureau!

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