Nearly 75 elite high school baseball travel teams from across the country will compete in three age groups (16U, 17U, and 18U) to earn national championship honors in Richmond, VA, July 18-28.
Colonial Beach’s Kamron Smith will be among those baseball players competing in the championships on July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
College coaches and scouts will be on hand to evaluate players representing a record 21 states including West Coast and Midwest teams for the first time. States included in this year’s event include:
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
“The U.S. Baseball Championships is quickly becoming one of the top college showcase events in the country,” said Tournament Director John Casale. “We have a competitive field of teams, excellent playing facilities, and solid list of college coaches looking to scout prospective college athletes.”
Teams will participate in numerous activities during the week including a Home Run Derby, lectures and discussions by college coaches, college placement opportunities, and much more.
A special North vs. South All-Star Game will be nationally televised live in HD on the CBS Sports Network on July 22, 6:30 p.m. ET, at RF&P Park – Glen Allen Stadium. The public is welcome to attend to watch some of the top high school baseball talent in the country while representing the City of Richmond to a national audience.
The event would not be possible without the support from the City of Richmond, Richmond Region Tourism, and Henrico County. Some 15 facilities will be used in the Richmond area including local high school diamonds in Henrico County, the University of Richmond, Randolph-Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Virginia Sports Complex.
“Richmond is the perfect city to host the event with easy accessibility for teams, numerous off-the-field activities, first-class lodging, and excellent playing facilities. We would like to thank the City of Richmond, Richmond Region Tourism, and Henrico County for their continued support and execution of the event,” said Casale.
Triple Crown Sports owns and produces more than 300 youth events across the country in baseball, basketball, fastpitch, and volleyball. The company also produces Division I men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and has created a Drift Car Racing Series. Founded in 1982, Triple Crown is a family owned and employs nearly 60 full-time staff in its corporate headquarters in Fort Collins, CO.
For complete information on Triple Crown Sports and the game schedule for the U.S. Baseball Championships please visit: www.triplecrownsports.com.