National Youth Baseball Championships qualifying begins March 4-5 in Southern California with Xtreme Diamond Sports hosting over 60 teams in Orange County. Champions in the 11U-14U divisions will earn the first paid berths to move on to the NYBC Finals this July in New York.
California teams have consistently left their mark on the NYBC, winning titles in seven of the nine years since the event began in 2008. This weekend’s qualifier features a loaded field with several organizations that have competed in past NYBCs: Wilson MVP, San Diego Show, San Diego Stars and BPA.
Play begins at 8 a.m. PT on Saturday, March 5 with the 11U and 12U age groups spread out around three parks. The 12U division is the largest of the event featuring 23 teams. The sold out 13U and 14U divisions are both playing at Steed Park in San Clemente.
The 12U championship will be live streamed on the NYBC’s Facebook Live and is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 6. Be sure to follow @NYBCbaseball to watch the 12U championship live and to follow all the action during the weekend.
The NYBC is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017 and will once again be contested at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, N.Y., located an hour east of New York City on Long Island. CBS Sports Network will be nationally televising 12 games during the championship week, and MLB.com is providing online streaming.
NYBC SoCal Qualifier with Xtreme Diamond Sports
Schedule and Standings