2013 Pre Season Rankings to be Unveiled
Leading up to the 2013 Vero Beach Classic we will preview each age group and compile what we feel is the best 5 teams in the state of Florida for those divisions, along with projections on how they will finish at the 2013 VBC! Make sure you stay tuned…..
Spots filling up for one of Summers Best Events: VBC
In 2011 ProspectSelect and Hardball teamed up to do put on an event where players could participate in a showcase that really catered to both College Coaches and Professional Scouts. One huge difference from other showcases, was the addition of a tournament (VBC) held right after that allows players to re group with their travel team and allow these coaches/scouts to continue to follow them the rest of the week.
With torrential downpours in 201, the Hardball/Prospect Select staff worked around the clock to get all of the games in and resulted in a 16u and 18u Championship at the end of the tournament. This year, the staff has been at work to make it an even better event for everyone involved. The Vero Beach classic is back! and this time around, it’s bigger & better!
The Vero Beach Classic has extended the tournament from 3 full days to 5 full days allowing more flexibility, Live results will be posted using point streak technology to update teams and fans with all the scores and pool standings, The Prospect Select Eastern Topps showcase will run the days before tournament play begins and will once again one of the best amatuer showcases in the country. Last but not least, in the first year (2011) there was 60 different travel teams that participated in the Innaugural Vero Beach Classic with over 70 colleges and pro scouts in attendance. This year there are already over 80 teams registered which include the very best travel teams in the state of FL, Puerto Rico and Curacao!!!!
The 2012 Vero Beach Classic is shaping up to be one of the best amateur events of the 2013 summer!!!!
Vero Beach Classic 2013
The 2nd annual Vero Beach Classic will be held on June 7-11th at the Vero Beach Sports Village (Formerly Dodgertown) and its surrounding fields and venus. ProspectSelect and Hardball Team up to host one of the states very best events in terms of competition and scouting attraction as last year over 60 college coaches and pro scouts attended the event over the Fri – Sun event.
This year, to improve the experience of teams, players, and scouts we have expanded the event over 5 overall days instead of just a weekend, with June 12th being a make up day in case of rain. (Games will be played after the Eastern T.O.P.P.S. showcase).
Last Years Participants included : FTB, SF Elite, Orlando Scorpions, Palm Beach Pal, SWFL, Florida Hardballers, Atlanta Blue Jays, Score International, Palm Beach Select, and many more………….
Breakers claim VBC title in Walk off Fashion
The championship game would take place between 2 undefeated teams on Sunday. The # 2 seed SF Breakers and the # 4 seed SF Elite Squad 17u White. Having a bye in the first round the Breakers defeated Hardcore Baseball Black in the semi final and the Elite Squad took on Renegades Baseball 18u the #1 overall seed before defeating them 6-0.
In the final matchup of what was a rain shortend weekend two lefties (Jimmy Wright ’12) Breakers and (Michael Mediavilla ’14) for the Elite. Both pitchers got comfortable early on and dominated the game allowing 0 runs on both sides.
The game remained tied going into the bottom of the 7th inning. After a walk issued to the lead off batter Elite pitcher picked up 2 straight outs off of Breaker hitters. Coming down to the last and final out 2012 catcher John McNamara smacked a game winning single to deep LF to score the winning run resulting in a 1-0 walk off win to claim the championship.
Congratulations to the 18u SF Breakers on winning the 18u Vero Beach Classic.
Vero Beach Classic
Payment Due Date: April 27th, 2012
TOURNAMENT IS SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list please email us at Info@hardballbaseball.org
Some of the best teams in the State of Florida have already committed to attend this event on June 8 – 10th. Setting for a whole lot of schools and pro-scouts to attend!
Schedule will be released one week prior to event.
Teams must be ready to play at 9:00 am June 8th.
(4 Game Guarantee Weather Permitting)