Sunday, July 4, 2010

Connie Mack World Series qualifer coming to the Capital Region

A 20-team Connie Mack World Series qualifying tournament will be played in the Capital Region beginning Thursday. Teams from all around the nation will be vying for a single berth to the Connie Mack World Series, to be played in Farmington, N.M. later this summer.

It is a wood-bat only tournament that features four separate five-team pools. Pool winners and two wild cards will advanced to a double elimination round, set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.

(From past experience, rain and extra innings always seem to wreak havoc on the schedule, so this is just the initial plan.)

Pool A (@ The College of St. Rose's Bob Bellizzi Field, Albany, N.Y.)
1. World Yacht Clippers
2. South Troy Dodgers 17s
3. Florida Legends (Click to see team's website - 13 players selected in 2010 MLB draft)
4. Northeast Mudhens
5. Kalamazoo Maroons

Pool B (@ Geer Field, Troy, N.Y.)
1. Team N.Y. Nationals
2. New York Devilcats
3. Cincy Flames
4. Hudson Valley Renegades
5. South Troy Dodgers

Pool C (@ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, N.Y.)
1. Richmond County
2. Upstate Vipers
3. Clifton Park Yankees
4. Connecticut Bombers
5. Frozen Ropes Titans

Pool D (@ South Colonie High School, Colonie, N.Y.)
1. College Select
2. Team N.Y. Scout
3. Jack Cust Diamondjacks
4. Long Island Tigers
5. South Colonie Raiders

Pool Play schedule

9 a.m.: Team 3 vs. Team 4
Noon: Team 1 vs. Team 2
3 p.m.: Team 1 vs. Team 4
6 p.m.: Team 5 vs. Team 2

9 a.m.: Team 3 vs. Team 5
Noon: Team 2 vs. Team 4
3 p.m.: Team 1 vs. Team 3
6 p.m.: Team 5 vs. Team 4

9 a.m.: Team 1 vs. Team 5
Noon: Team 2 vs. Team 3
3 p.m.: seeding meeting
6 p.m.: Double elimination round starts.

Pool winners plus two wild cards will advance to double elimination tournament, which will begin at three sites at 6pm Saturday.

Some of the top players from around the nation, including many that have been or will be major league draft picks, will play in this tournament, making it one of the area's premier youth sporting events.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

On "paper" the Florida Legends must be the favorite to win~

July 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The team from Texas should do well also.. they are loaded with talent and pitching!

July 7, 2010 at 5:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone aware of a website or webcast that is going to be providing scores, stats etc for all the teams in the tournament?

July 7, 2010 at 9:13 PM 

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