Second Shot at the March Long Ball Classic II
- Written on Thursday, 07 March 2013
- Written by Brian Chin
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(Youth1 Baseball) - Xtreme Diamond Sports - Teams from South California are ready to kick off an awesome weekend at the March Long Ball Classic II. The event precedes the March Long Ball Classic I that took place during the past weekend. The event provides a great opportunity for squads to compete under the sunny skies.
The annual tournament takes place from two separate locations this year. The Huntington Beach Sports Complex in Huntington Beach, California, will be hosting competition for the 8U-12U squads and the 13U and 14U teams will be playing at Richard T. Steed Park in San Clemente.
The tournament contest at Richard T. Steed Park also provides a 60/90 division for the 13U that prepares competitors for high school level baseball.
The March Long Ball Classic II begins with a three-game minimum in pool play. Divisions with eight or more teams will see two matches in the pool. There will be a championship series for both the AAA and the Majors Division.
Just over 40 teams will be competing in this year’s event. Some of the more notable squads in contention include the Chino Hills Thunder, who will have teams in the 8U-9U divisions. The San Diego Show and Torrance Tribe are big contenders in the 9U and the 11U will have the So Cal Outlaws. The 13U will feature the So Cal Pride and the So Cal Stars, and making appearances for the 14U are the No Fear and the California Lookouts.
After capturing a title at the 1st March Long Ball Classic event last weekend, the Torrance Tribe 9U will look to contend for another. They came off a championship game win against the Whittier Kaos, 13-3. Among the other winners were the California Waves 11U, Tomateros 12U and the So Cal Yankees 13U. The California Select 9U look to bounce back after falling just short last weekend.
Both the first and second place finalists from each division will be awarded championship team and individual trophies. The level of competition by the youth sluggers will determine who stands above the rest in this Classic sequel.
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