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Teaming Up for the 2018 Triple Crown US Club Nationals

We're excited and getting ready for the third annual Triple Crown US Club Nationals on July 24-28, 2018 to be hosted at East Cobb Baseball Complex, our venue partner in Marietta, GA.

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Triple Crown Sports has offered exclusive invitations to the country's most highly skilled and rigorously organized baseball clubs to compete in this unique national event. Each club will send 4-6 teams, ages 9u-14u. The individual teams will compete in their division for the age-group title, but the final standings in all divisions will be factored into determining the Organization National Champion.

Last year, travel ball founder Guerry Baldwin and his East Cobb Baseball organization (Georgia) claimed the overall crown, winning age group titles in 12u and 14u. Five Stars Tigers (Florida) won the 9u, 10u and 11u championships, and the Dallas Tigers (Texas) took first place in 13u. (You'll find scenes from the games in our hype video above.)

This year, you'll find 1000 athletes competing for the crown from 13 baseball organizations from around the country including:

6-4-3 DP Baseball (Georgia)

Canes (North Carolina)

Central Alabama Nationals (Alabama)

Dallas Patriots (Texas)

Dallas Raiders (Texas)

Dallas Tigers (Texas)

Dirtbags Baseball (North Carolina)

East Cobb Baseball (Georgia)

Five Star Tigers (Florida)

Georgia Bombers (Georgia)

Lone Star Baseball Club (Texas)

SBA Canes (North Carolina)

Slammers (Colorado)

Select games will be televised on ESPN 3, but you catch all the games live and on-demand on your mobile device or computer in our HiCast Sports Network. Sign up for your free 1-hour trial: http://www.hicastsports.com/triplecrown

 

Share your 4th of July Week Highlights for a chance to win a FREE 1-Year PASS!

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Just tag and share your Moments That Matter™ in our HiCast Feed within the app starting Sunday, July 1st through Sunday, July 8th and you're automatically entered to win. 

We'll pick 1 Hot Highlight of the Day each day and you'll win a free 1-Year Pass to watch all the games live and on-demand in our HiCast Sports Network for the next 365 days.

Catch the winners right here and in our Facebook and Instagram feeds so give us a follow and bring your best game this week!

Here's your 4th of July Week Lineup of Tourneys Across our Network

Ballparks of America – Nations Hometown Heroes Salute & Stars & Stripes Showdown

Baseball Heaven – Independence Weekend Championship, All American Invitational and Girls Fast Pitch All American Invitational

Baseball USA Powered by Marucci – Rawlings Summer Championships & Fireworks Festival

Diamond Nation – Garden State Invitational 16U, Finch's Aces Stars & Stripes,  Independence Weekend Firecrackers & DN Youth World Series 9U-11U

East Cobb Baseball Complex – Auburn University Showcase, Perfect Game 17U & 16U WWBA, Training Legends World Series, CABA World Series 12U

Shipyard Park – Showcase Tourney

Sports at the Beach – Firecracker Four-Day Classic, Clash of the Titans

Tyger River Sports Complex – TCS/SC Bandits Hot Times Classic Showcase

Charleston Press Spotlights HiCast Sports Network & Shipyard Park

Big thanks to NBC News 2 (WCBD) Sports anchor/reporter Brianne Welch and Charleston Post & Courier Sports Reporter Jeff Hartsell for sharing stories about our partnership and coverage for The Shipyard Park is the southeast's only waterfront ballpark. Along the Wando River in Mt Pleasant, SC, you'll find teams from all over the country coming to play in tournaments and showcases organized by the ballpark and event organizers including Game Day USATop Gun Sports, Prep Baseball Report, Carolina Prospects, and Atlantic Coast Baseball

Watch the Story - https://www.counton2.com/sports/local-sports/hicast-sports-network-comes-to-shipyard-park/1254437662

Read the Story – https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/can-t-make-junior-s-baseball-game-there-s-an/article_80d38fb0-7589-11e8-8b90-3b233a28f499.html

The Shipyard Park Joins the HiCast Sports Network

HiCast Sports Network, a game-changing, subscription-based social broadcast company which allows youth athletes, their coaches, families and friends to view sporting events at top venues across the nation anywhere, anytime, on any device, is proud to announce Shipyard Park as a new venue partner.

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Shipyard Park is the Southeast’s only waterfront baseball complex.  The 20-acre facility includes five fields located in Charleston, South Carolina.  The premier athletic facility, built by Harbor Contracting and owned by Detyens Shipyards, sits on the banks of the Wando River at the company’s old shipyard site that was shuttered in 2006.  Shipyard Park includes a 17,500 square foot climate-controlled training facility containing retractable batting cages, and basketball &  volleyball court capabilities.  Other highlights include three youth-size fields and two collegiate-size fields and top-of-the-line AstroTurf® specifically designed for baseball play, true bounces and natural speed of the game. The fields are also to host soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse games.

HiCast Sports Network, a game-changing, subscription-based social broadcast company which allows youth athletes, their coaches, families and friends to view sporting events at top venues across the nation anywhere, anytime, on any device, is proud to announce Shipyard Park as a new venue partner.

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Shipyard Park is the Southeast’s only waterfront baseball complex.  The 20-acre facility includes five fields located in Charleston, South Carolina.  The premier athletic facility, built by Harbor Contracting and owned by Detyens Shipyards, sits on the banks of the Wando River at the company’s old shipyard site that was shuttered in 2006.  Shipyard Park includes a 17,500 square foot climate-controlled training facility containing retractable batting cages, and basketball &  volleyball court capabilities.  Other highlights include three youth-size fields and two collegiate-size fields and top-of-the-line AstroTurf® specifically designed for baseball play, true bounces and natural speed of the game. The fields are also to host soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse games.

HiCast offers an automated, turnkey video technology solution for venue owners and managers who want to provide the ultimate player and fan experience, reach more viewers, engage with fans beyond their stands through shared game highlights via social media, support coaching and player development, and better manage their facility. The HiCast Sports Network installs and maintains a fixed, remote-monitored video camera solution that delivers games live and on-demand. Users get to experience game content not covered by traditional media outlets, and delivered through the HiCast Sports mobile app or web viewer. The app makes it easy for users to not only see the whole game, but to save, trim, zoom and share their Moments That Matter™ in the form of clips or highlight reels in the HiCast youth sports social network and beyond. 

“In today’s fast paced instant gratification world, HiCast Sports Network has solved the age old problem of time and space,” said Bradley J. Kerr, Sales & Marketing Director, Detyens Shipyards. “While we can’t always be there for every ballgame our loved ones play, HiCast and their venue partners have made the virtual viewing experience priceless and emotionally gratifying. Now, nobody has to miss out.”

“We’re bringing families and friends together around sporting events no matter where they are located. With HiCast, no one has to miss that great catch or grand slam and we now have a platform to build up our young athletes and celebrate these Moments That Matter™ together,” said Stephanie Calabrese, HiCast co-founder and chief brand officer. 

HiCast Sports Network operates with a robust network of partners (venues) and promoters (sporting leagues and event organizers) with which they cultivate win-win relationships and share up to 25% of net revenue. Currently, the HiCast Sports Network covers hundreds of thousands of athletes playing on more than 100 baseball and softball fields at premier venues in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Texas.

Why Diamond Nation Joined the HiCast Sports Network

Diamond Nation in Flemington, NJ, home to the nationally-renowned Jack Cust Baseball Academy and Jennie Finch Softball Academy, is one of the top ballparks in America offering the ultimate player and fan experience for more than 3,000 teams each year. See how they're using the HiCast Sports Network to increase exposure for athletes across the country with recruiters and sharing HiCast highlights to boost the confidence of their athletes and their social media engagement with fans worldwide. And put your eyes on Diamond Jacks Super 16 player Stephen Reid who's already committed to play ball for Georgia Tech. We're proud to cover Diamond Nation.

How Baseball Heaven is Winning with the HiCast Sports Network

Meet our partners at Baseball Heaven, General Manager Frank Zataglio and Travel Team Director and Coach Steve Hassan, and a few of our HiCast Sports subscribers in Yaphank, NY to hear what they have to say about the HiCast Sports Network. At Baseball Heaven, we're covering games for nearly 3,000 teams each year not only in the northeast region, but across the country. Host to the National Youth Baseball Championship for the second year, this iconic ballpark is second to none. We're proud to cover Baseball Heaven.

HiCast Sports Network to Cover the National Youth Baseball Championships at Baseball Heaven

The 10th Annual National Youth Baseball Championships (NYBC) kicks off its Championship Week starting today, July 22 at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY (Long Island) for a major league tournament experience, and ending with championship games for each age division on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30. 

In its 10th year, the NYBC is bringing together the best of the best youth travel baseball players from 9U-14U age divisions representing 70 teams from 14 states across America. Each team had to earn a bid to compete in this final week of championship games by way of NYBC Qualifiers that occurred March - July throughout the US. 

Nathan Clinkenbeard, Communications Manager for Steel Sports, shares, “It all comes down to providing the ultimate tournament for these players and families to experience… beyond the games, we’re providing opening ceremonies, skills competitions, a home run derby and Friday is our big festival day. We understand the time and financial commitment these families make to come to New York for a week and we just want to give back, and celebrate these young athletes and families for all the hard work they put it all season long.”

NYBC was founded in 2008 by former Chicago White Sox vice chairman and minority owner former Eddie Einhorn. His vision was to give youth travel baseball athletes a platform to showcase their skills. Steel Sports expanded the NYBC to include more age groups. “We want to give these players that unique opportunity to play for a national audience. While we get a lot of hype around our 12 games to be televised by CBS Sports, the great news is that ALL of our games at Baseball Heaven will be covered by HiCast Sports Network,” said Clinkenbeard.

How does NYBC feel about HiCast Sports Network putting game highlights in the hands of players and fans at Baseball Heaven? Clinkenbeard answers, “These kids love being able to see their highlights and we love sharing them too in our NYBC social media. Getting exposure for a great hit or a big play is everything to them. These are the future stars. You’ll see many of these players in Major League Baseball one day.”

Catch the entire tournament live or on-demand July 25 - 30 on the HiCast Sports Network. Start your free trial here: http://www.hicastsports.com/baseballheaven

Triple Crown Sports Teams Up with HiCast Sports Network to Bring Families Across America Together on One Playing Field

Triple Crown Sports will host its second annual US Club Nationals at legendary East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta, Georgia on July 18 - 22, bringing together 12 baseball clubs from across the country and one from Canada representing 900 youth athletes from 9U to 14U age divisions to compete for coveted championship titles. Even though each of the teams will be competing in their own age divisions, they’ll be earning points for their clubs. Triple Crown Sports will crown one club the overall champion at the closing ceremonies to be held at The Battery Atlanta and SunTrust Park (home of the Atlanta Braves) on July 22.

Joe Santilli, Executive Director of Baseball for Triple Crown Sports, shares “The geographic representation is phenomenal. We limit how many clubs we invite from each region. Our criteria is not just performance on the field. We invite clubs that are highly competitive and highly organized. They’ll be 10-16 games in each division, but because of the high caliber of play, you know every game is going to be a good one.” Clubs represented in this year’s event include:

  • Alabama – Central Alabama Nationals
  • California – South Bay Surf
  • Colorado – Slammers Baseball
  • Florida – Five Star Tigers
  • Georgia – 6-4-3 DB Baseball, Georgia Bombers and East Cobb Baseball
  • North Carolina – EvoShield Canes
  • Oregon – Mound Time Baseball
  • Texas – Dallas Patriots and Dallas Tigers
  • Virginia – Tidewater Drillers
  • Ontario, Canada – Fieldhouse Pirates

Triple Crown Sports selected East Cobb Baseball Complex to host the US Club Nationals because of the park’s reputation. “It’s a beautiful facility. Well kept. The East Cobb Baseball organization is legendary in travel baseball. And what we saw last year with the HiCast Sports Network at East Cobb Baseball Complex was just great. It enhanced the experience,” shared Santilli. True to their core value of putting “Family First,” Triple Crown Sports goes beyond the competition on the field to create a fun experience for the whole family including tickets to an Atlanta Braves game and tours at the new SunTrust Park and entertainment at The Battery Atlanta.

“Triple Crown Sports is about building memories. And our events are all about providing those moments that will give someone a lifelong memory. When I was originally involved as a coach with Triple Crown Sports, I still have these crystal clear memories in my head of teams that I coached in the Steam Boat World Series, but HiCast is actually capturing those memories. So no matter how clear it is in my head, no matter how I explain these memories to someone, it’s never going to be the same. HiCast makes it possible for someone to save and actually show it to someone. Triple Crown Sports is creating the event for these memories to happen, and HiCast is capturing them, which is just a great addition and a great partnership for us.”

Catch the entire tournament live or on-demand July 18-22 on the HiCast Sports Network using your mobile device or computer and use our HiCast Sports mobile app to save and share your favorite highlights from the tournament. Championship Games for 13U and 14U will also be televised on ESPN3.

East Cobb Baseball on the HiCast Sports Network

We're proud to partner with East Cobb Baseball Complex where we're covering their nationally-ranked East Cobb Baseball teams and travel ball tournaments lead by Triple Crown Sports, Perfect Game, CABA and Travel Ball Select hosted at this legendary ballpark in Marietta, Georgia.

Documenting a Day at East Cobb Baseball Complex

Guerry Baldwin, founder of East Cobb Baseball Complex

Guerry Baldwin, founder of East Cobb Baseball Complex

We sure loved documenting a day at East Cobb Baseball Complex. ECB is the legendary, nationally-recognized youth baseball program and facility lead by founder Guerry Baldwin with support from his top-notch staff including Director of Baseball Operations, Jamie Crane. 

"Do we have really good players? We do. Have we had a lot who have done incredibly well? We have. But it's also about kids having fun with the game, and getting better no matter what their level is." – Guerry Baldwin

Wishing BIG luck to Caleb Reis, 16-year old athlete for the ECB Astros. Catcher, pitcher and first baseman. Super impressed with this young man who spent time with us yesterday. His high school team, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, will play in the State Championship game at ECB this Monday night.

We can't wait to share the video story with you! And we sure are proud to have ECB among our partners.

Caleb Reis, ECB Astros 16U, catcher, pitcher and first baseman

Caleb Reis, ECB Astros 16U, catcher, pitcher and first baseman

Jamie Crane, Director of Baseball Operations at East Cobb Baseball Complex

Jamie Crane, Director of Baseball Operations at East Cobb Baseball Complex