Baseball Youth Majors Rocks South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina had the distinct honor of hosting the first Baseball Youth Majors on June 7-12, and it was a week full of extraordinary action and fun on the diamond. Teams from as far away as Kansas and Texas made the trip to the Atlantic coast for this incredible week-long tournament at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.
The excitement started Sunday, June 7 with a huge Opening Ceremonies to go along with the Baseball Youth FanFest. The crowd was rocking all night long as the Baseball Youth Game Day Experience stage got everyone in a frenzy. Giveaways were thrown out into the crowd, the music was loud, and there were even special guest appearances from the Ripley’s Ruckus drumline and Sharkee the Shark! Fans got to enjoy a Home Run Derby contest at the Whiffle Ball field, speed pitch and more at the FanFest.
On the field, perhaps no team was as impressive as the WPB Chargers from Canton, Georgia. They steamrolled their 14U competition on the way to a perfect 8-0 record on the week. Their closest game was an 11-5 win over Outlawz Baseball in both teams’ final pool play game. The Chargers defeated the local Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the championship, 20-5.
The TCAA Wildcats Xtreme put on an impressive showing in winning the 12U division with a perfect 8-0 record. The Wildcats out of Port St. Lucie, Florida dominated on the mound allowing just eight runs in their five pool play games. In the title game, the Wildcats were too much for the TBSA Patriots to handle as TCAA won 10-2.
The 10U and 13U divisions featured exciting championship games that came down to the final innings. In 10U, the West Boynton Cobras surrendered a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth to the GoWags Crusaders, but they were able to get the run they needed in extras to win, 7-6. GoWags lost only three games all week, and all three came against the Cobras. In 13U, the RBI Rangers and West Boynton Cobras went toe-to-toe in a slugfest. Neither team could put the other one away, and it was the Rangers earning the tight 12-11 victory for the Majors title.
In 11U, the Orlando Scorpions and Jupiter Hammerheads didn’t disappoint either. This game was close all the way with the Scorpions picking up the 4-3 win. The Miami Prospects, an 8U team playing up in the 9U division, earned an impressive championship win over the TBSA Patriots, 5-3.
Every team attending the Baseball Youth Majors experienced a ring ceremony at the end of the event where all players and coaches were presented a huge ring commemorating their trip to South Carolina. Championship teams earned medals, championship shirts and a team trophy as well.
The next Baseball Youth Majors is June 28-July 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the final Majors weeklong event on the 2015 schedule is July 12-17 in Vero Beach, Florida. Go to BaseballYouthMajors.com to learn more about each weeklong destination.
Baseball Youth MAJORS – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
8U/9U – Miami Prospects (FL)
10U – West Boynton Cobras (FL)
11U – Orlando Scorpions (FL)
12U – TCAA Wildcats Xtreme (FL)
13U – RBI Rangers (TN)
14U – WPB Chargers (GA)