Baseball Youth Spring Champs with The Baseball Legends Underway in Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada is the epicenter of the travel baseball world this Easter weekend April 3-5 at the Baseball Youth Spring Championships with The Baseball Legends. Play started Friday afternoon and evening at Doc Romeo Park with all teams playing at least one game.
The Spring Championships features nearly 50 elite teams in divisions with 7U-13U, with the majority of them coming from the western United States. Teams traveled from Northern California, Southern California, Arizona, Utah, Texas, New Mexico and as far east as Georgia.
All age division champions in 8U-13U receive bids to the National Youth Baseball Championships this summer in Yaphank, New York. The 12U division, which will be featured at the NYBC with games on CBS Sports Network and MLB.com, is loaded with Cory Lidle Baseball, Team Citius Roland and Southern Utah Wolfpack as the frontrunners.
The 11U division is also a who’s who of elite travel ball teams with Easton Elite, Lamorinda Trojans, MVP Casillas, MVP Rodriguez, Sandlot and Team Citius Rawlings among others. Any one of a number of teams could take home the championship on Sunday.
“We’re excited to bring this elite event to Las Vegas and showcase many of the top teams out West,” Baseball Youth tournament director Ryan Sizemore said. “Working together with a top notch organization like The Baseball Legends has helped make this one of the best events this spring season.”
Former MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Cecil Fielder will be watching games all weekend and interacting with the players and families. Players will also have the opportunity to take part in the Baseball Youth National Tryouts Saturday evening at Doc Romeo Park.
All teams play three pool play games and at least one bracket play game on Sunday. Each division will crown its champion on Sunday. Follow Baseball Youth on Facebook and @baseballyouth on Instagram and Twitter for photos and tournament updates all weekend long.