West Coast 12U Super Elite Tournament to Feature Top Teams
There will be no shortage of talent this weekend Oct. 19-20 at the West Coast 12U Super Elite tournament as eight of the 12 teams participating are nationally ranked in Baseball Youth’s Elite 25.
Bakersfield Heat, out of Bakersfield, California, are hosting the event at the VTV Baseball Complex in Castaic, California. The 12 teams are split into four pools, and every team will advance to the single elimination tournament.
The eight ranked teams were 11U in Baseball Youth’s final summer rankings, and now they are 12U with the fall season underway. Four of the top five will be in action: SGV Hustle (No. 1), VSA Vipers (No. 2), San Diego Stars (No. 3) and Lamorinda Immortals (No. 4). Also in the top 25 are San Diego Show (No. 11), BPA DeMarini Elite (No. 16), Las Vegas Venom Black, formerly known as Nevada Wildcats (No. 18) and Sandlot All-Stars Black (No. 19). Bakersfield Heat were also named Honorable Mention in the rankings.
Also competing are the Las Vegas Rebels, Upland Nationals and Mid Valley Warriors. All three of those teams are very strong as well.
Pool play gets underway Saturday at 8 a.m. PT and goes all day. Game results will be updated on Baseball Youth’s Twitter account throughout the weekend. Make sure you follow @baseballyouth. A full recap of the event will be available Monday, Oct. 21.
2013 West Coast 12U Super Elite
Upland Nationals, VSA Vipers, Las Vegas Rebels
BPA DeMarini Elite, San Diego Show, Bakersfield Heat
Lamorinda Immortals, Mid Valley Warrios, San Diego Stars
Las Vegas Venom Black, SGV Hustle, Sandlot All-Stars Black