This weekend some of the nations top teams are hitting the diamond looking to qualify for the Elite World Series and have their athletes picked for the Select30 in Georgia and Arizona.
Georgia Select 30 Super NIT
This weekend kicks off the start of the Georgia Select 30 Super NIT.
As one of the largest Super NIT’s in the country the tournement has featured 375 to as many as 550 teams getting the opprotunity to compete in the tournament as a spring training opportunity. The Georgia Select 30 Super NIT pulls some of the best teams from states across the United States.
Teams range from Michigan, Ohio and Missouri to Maryland, Illinois and Indiana.
Not only is the tournament an opportunity to get some quality playing in a warmer environment, but it gives players the opportunity to be scouted for the Select 30 teams.
Teams to watch:
11U Team Xtreme Adiktive
At 0-2 in tournament play, this weekend could be an opportunity for Team Xtreme Adiktive to get some quality games in. While the team is averaging a solid four runs a game, they’ve got to tighten up on the defense as Xtreme Adiktive is giving up six runs a game. Keep an eye on this team to break out of its slump coming into this weekend.
11U Five Star Tigers DeMarini
Coming into this weekend the Five Star Tigers are looking like strong contenders to pull out a solid weekend. With an 8-1 record in tournament play, this weekend is a good opportunity to add onto an already promising season.
12U Resmondo Elite
Resmondo Elite is coming into the weekend with a stout offense and an even more impressive defense. With a 6-1 tournament record, this team should have a good weekend if it keeps up its strong defensive play.
Arizona Select 30 Super NIT
The opportunity to play in a World Series-like atmosphere begins this weekend at the Arizona Select 30 Super NIT.
The event will be played at seven different venues on some of the best fields in the Phoenix metro area.
Big League Dreams in Gilbert, Arizona is one of the facilities that 10 & Under through the 13 & Under classes will find themselves being scouted throughout the three day tournament. Like the Georgia Select 30 Super NIT, the Arizona Select30 will be scouting for the overall Select30 teams.
The 9 & Under Majors will play at the spring training home of the Padres and Mariners at Rio Vista Park in Peoria, Arizona while the 14 & Under Majors will play at Gene Autry Park which the Chicago Cubs call home for spring training.
The Arizona Select 30 will host 300 of the top teams from 13 different states.
Teams to watch:
9U Wilson MVP
Wilson MVP is a strong team and has shown its strength with its 18-4 tournament record. THis 9 & Under team should go far this weekend.
10U SGV Hustle
One of the best teams in the 10 & Under division, SVG Hustle will come in as a tough team to face. With a 17-2 record and a defense that’s only giving up three runs a game, SGV Hustle will be the team to beat.
11U Wilson MVP
At 10-1 in tournament play, Wilson MVP has had a good run in tournament play so far this year. Coming into this weekend they’ll need to keep playing hard if they want to stay at the top of the 11 & Under class.
12U D-Bat Elite
At 21-0 in tournament play and 28-0 overall, teams are looking to put a stop to D-Bat Elite’s undefeated season. It’ll be no easy feat to stop D-Bat Elite though as the team is averaging 11 runs a game and giving up only a single run a game.
13U Wilson Sandlot
Overall, Wilson Sandlot has had a strong season with a 12-1 tournament record and a 24-2 overall record. This is a team that puts up a lot of runs and has strong field skills.
With a 6-1 tournament record and a 19-1 overall record, LVR is a strong team in the 14 & Under class. As this team averages about eight runs a game, their opponents will need to come in a game plan to stop the run before this team gets it going.