New York’s Baseball Heaven hosted the final 2017 NYBC Qualifier on June 23-25 as over 40 teams competed in 11U and 12U. Two champions were crowned and awarded free berths into next month’s NYBC Finals in both age divisions.
Top teams from around the Northeast competed in 11U and 12U with New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania represented.
In the 12U division, two familiar faces took the two championships and NYBC berths. Tri State Arsenal Prime and Long Island Body Armor Titans won their title games on June 25 after battling it out on national television in the 2016 NYBC 11U championship. The two teams will be back at Baseball Heaven next month ready to fight for the chance at another national title.
Jersey Storm was dominant in 11U, going undefeated and winning their title game 12-2 over the Long Island Storm. They will be joined in July’s NYBC by Team Francisco Notorious 9 who also went undefeated and won their final 9-6 over the New York Phenoms.
The 2017 NYBC is set for July 24-30 at Baseball Heaven with two games per day televised on CBS Sports Network and MLB.com. Stay tuned to NYBCbaseball.com throughout July for updates on the championship week.
The April 28-30 weekend was a busy one for the National Youth Baseball Championships, as five qualifiers were held nationwide with 22 teams earning paid berths into this summer’s finals.
Qualifiers were held in Nevada, Michigan, South Carolina, New York and Connecticut with a combined 200 teams.
All World Baseball hosted the NYBC Nevada Qualifier at the Golden Eagle Sports Complex in Reno. Game Day USA ran the Great Lakes Qualifier at Art Van Sports Complex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. First-time NYBC partner Top Gun Sports hosted the Southeast Qualifier at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Another first-time NYBC partner Super East Tournaments hosted their qualifier in Hartford, Connecticut, and Baseball Heaven, site of the 2017 NYBC, hosted a 13U-14U qualifier.
NYBC Nevada Qualifier with All World Sports
9U – Kali Bees
10U – Golden Spikes Bruins
11U – NorCal Scorpions
12U – Lamorinda Vikings
13U – Scorpions Baseball
14U – Team Marucci Fresno
NYBC Southeast Qualifier with Top Gun Sports
9U – Richmond Rockies
10U – Evoshield Canes – Simpson
11U – Rock Solid Red
12U – Evoshield Canes – Gallaher
13U – Battalion by Under Armour
14U – Bengals Baseball
NYBC New England Qualifier with Super East Tournaments
10U – New England Knights
12U – Adirondack Heat
NYBC Northeast Qualifier with Steel Sports
13U – Brooklyn Blue Storm Elite
13U – Black Sox Elite
13U – Legends Prospects
14U – Legends Prospects
NYBC Great Lakes Qualifier with Game Day USA
*event shortened due to rain