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Team Sports Tournaments is a Youth Baseball Tournament Host Company located in North East Ohio. In 2003 Dianthia and Mark Hoisington began hosting baseball tournaments in the Akron area so they could have their sons play competitive baseball events close to home. From those beginning tournaments in 2003 Team Sports has quickly become one of the Top Baseball Tournament Hosts in the State of Ohio and The Midwest. As we begin our 14th year of operation our mission remains the same as when we started -- Host a Baseball Event that we would want our kids to participate in. That would mean providing an enjoyable, but competitive tournament experience for teams of All Competitive Levels -- this includes the Community Team as well as the Major Travel Organization. When you finish the weekend ( whether you won or lost ) we want you to say our team had great experience - the tournament was well organized, had timely communication, was played at quality facilities, and had the top umpires in youth baseball. Those umpires are sanctioned and assigned through the Game Hogz Umpiring School. The reputation we at Team Sports Tournaments have gained over the past 13 years has allowed us to attract the top teams in all ages and all divisions from Ohio, the Midwest, East Coast, and Canada - with repeat customers year after year and event after event. We had over 950 teams attend in 2015. We say Thank You to all of the Teams that have supported our Tournaments in the past, and we look forward to another Great Baseball Season in 2016.
October 15, 2015
We are now accepting registrations and payments for 2016 --- see the 2016 schedule below ......
1. April 15 - 17 -- Muddy Diamonds Classic --- Youngstown area -- Ages 9u - 14u
3. April 29 - May 1 -- Blue Chip Classic --USSSA State Qualifier -- North Ridgeville -- Ages 9u - 14u
4. May 6 -7 -- Team Sports Nations Baseball State Qualifier -- Akron area -- Ages 8u - 14u
5. May 13 - 15 -- NE Ohio Knockout - Nations Baseball State Qualifier -- North Ridgeville -- Ages 8u - 14u
6. May 27 - 30 -- Great Lakes Shootout -- USSSA NIT -- North Ridgeville -- Ages 9u - 14u
7. May 27 - 30 --- Great Lakes Shootout -- Cleveland / Akron / Canton -- Ages 15u, 16u , 18u
8. June 3-5 -- Buckeye Classic -- Cleveland / Akron / Canton area -- Ages 9u - 18u
9. June 10 - 12 -- Battle in the 330 -- Akron / Canton area -- Ages 9u - 18u
10. June 23 - 26 -- North Coast Elite - Laurie Mendenhall Memorial - Ages 11u - 18u -- PBR Ohio Scouted Event
11. July 1-4 -- Top Gun Classic -- Akron / Canton area -- Ages 9u - 18u
12. July 8-10 -- Jakob Gehring Memorial Wood Bat -- Akron / Canton area -- ages 14u - 18u
13. July 15 - 17 -- Dusty Diamonds Classic -- Akron / Canton area -- ages 15u - 18u
July 19, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Dusty Diamonds Classic -- July 17-19, 2015
Good Morning and Welcome to the Final Day of the Team Sports Spring & Summer Tournament Season -- We finally got everything sorted out yesterday afternoon - Thanks for your patience as we got teams seeded and headed in the right direction--- it looks like we are in for another very warm day ( definitley not complaining ) and hopefully the Thunderstorms hold off until we get those Championship Games completed --- see your site information below
July 13, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Jakob Gehring Memorial Wood Bat Tournament --- July 10-12, 2015
Final Thoughts for Jakob Gehring Memorial Wood Bat Tournament ....
Welcome to the Jakob S. Gehring Memorial Wood Bat Tournament. In 2011 we changed the name of this event to honor a young man whose life ended prematurely. Jake Gehring was a 16 yr old honor student and athlete that attended Stow HS. We at Team Sports had the pleasure to coach Jake in Travel Baseball and it is with great enthusiasm that we host this tournament in Jake's honor. Jake had a tremendous passion for the game of baseball and he played every game as if it was his last. He was a pleasure to coach, fun to watch, and most importantly a good teammate. We were saddened by his death, but inspired through remembrance . You can read more about Jake and his Family along with their Hitting 4 Home Foundation that helps mentor high school students on the tournament home page ...
Click on the Tournament name to the left --------
July 5, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Top Gun Classic --- July 3-5, 2015
For 2015 we at Team Sports have teamed up with Strike Force's Summer Series Baseball and combined our Top Gun Classic with their July 4th Showcase to form the Premier July 4th Tournament in the area -- more teams -- more competition -- more locations to play --- everyone wins with this combination !!
June 28, 2015 --------- Welcome to the North Coast Elite --- June 26-28 , 2015
Final Thoughts ---- The Champion of this weekend was Mother Nature --- in 13yrs never had both a Sat and Sun washout -- at least we got some games in on Friday and almost got the 15's to a completion
Refunds -- please e-mail me with the address to send the refund check and who I should make the check out to ... refund policy is 75% for zero games played and 50% for 1 game played. We also have a tournament next weekend - the Top Gun Classic -- you can move your entry fee to that event or to the B Town Baller - July 10-12.
June 21, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Nations Baseball 15u, 17u, and 18u State & Regional Championships
Tournament Information .....
Sunday morning --- Let's hope it is a good morning and we dodge the early AM storm that is on the radar --- we will try to get to a conclusion today. Please understand if we get rain and have to cancel a game the higher seed will be moving on as we attempt to wait out the rain and get to the next game
June 15, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Battle in the 330 & 216 -- June 12-14 , 2015
Monday evening -- Final thoughts -- as good as mother nature was to us last weekend she was pretty upset this weekend. We had 3 days of Thunderstorms, heavy rain and humidity --- was not a good weekend. However, we did get through it and almost got every age group to a conclusion -- alot of hard work and Thanks to the ground crews as we played almost all our games.
Here is a run down of the results ----
9u -- We had the Lakefront Gladiators winning their semi and waiting for the Ohio Stallions - Lake Erie Bulldogs semi to finish. After an hr and half delay and alot of work to get the field in shape we got started on the semi and the rain hit again -- that game ended in a 6-6 tie. I am calling this one a Tri Championship.
June 7, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Buckeye Classic ---- Akron / Canton and North Ridgeville , Ohio
Final Thoughts -- I am not sure we could have had a better weekend --- baseball gods and mother nature were smiling Fri, Sat, Sun. We had 96 teams play some great baseball with some outstanding playoff games on Sunday. We Thank everyone who attended and hope you feel the event is worth of your team's participation next year.
See our Champions & Finalists below ........
8u Coach Pitch -- Champion Highland Select over Ohio Bombers
9u -- Champion - Dover Tornadoes over Ohio Athletics 8u
10u - Champion - Twinsburg Tigers over JABC
11u -- Champion - Beaver Valley Black over Sportszone Express
12u - Champion - Spiders Baseball over Mansfield Mudhens
13u - Champion - Stallions Baseball over Ohio Glaciers
14u 60x90 - Champion - Force Elite over Andy's 9ers
15u - Champion - Ohio Glaciers over Ohio Select
16u - Champion - Aramys over Ohio Glaciers
18u - Champion - Ohio Yankees over CBF Kids
May 31, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Laurie Mendenhall Memorial Gret Lakes Shootout --- Akron / Canton, Ohio
Welcome to our Great Lakes Shootout --- this year we are playing this event in the memory of Laurie Mendenhall. Laurie was and is a baseball mom -- I think we all know that sacrifice and joy. So in her memory let's have an outstanding weekend of baseball. Laurie's son Dan plays on 17u Ohio Longhorns -- the entire Mendehall family will be attendence this weekend so if you get an opprotunity please introduce your self to her husband Steve and members of the family.
Weather wise we had a tough weekend. We had ALOT of rain throughout Sat night and it continued into Sunday morning. We did get a brief break but by 2pm the rain was back in full force for another 2 hrs so the decision to cancel on Sunday ended up being the only thing available to us.
As for deciding Tournament Champions and Finalists --- we can only go on games played. Therefore where you were seeded for Sunday would determine the Champions and Finalists for each age group. If you do want the awards please contact me and we can meet to get them distributed to your team.
Refunds --- Our tournament Rules outline our refund policy .... For those teams that only played 1 game or in some cases no games, please send me an e-mail letting me know where to send your refund and who the check should be made out to.
I wish we could have played to a better conclusion as we had some great match ups in the Sunday Championship Rounds --- hopefully next year we have better luck with Mother Nature --- Thanks for your patience this weekend and supporting our Tournament.
May 17, 2015 --------- Welcome to the Northeast Ohio Knockout -------- North Ridgeville, Ohio
Final Thoughts -- The fields at Victory Park were in great shape and we were lucky to have dodged the raindrops all weekend. It made for some great baseball on both Saturday and Sunday -- Congratulations to our Champions and Finalists ......
10u -- West Hills Baseballs over The Sluggers - Pa
11u -- Central Pa Yetis over the Hawks Baseball - Pa
13u - Brownlee Lookouts - Black over the Ohio Scrappers
14u 60x90 - North Coast Red Devils over B. Hale Boilers - Pa
Here are some comments about the event from Brandon Mitchell -- Mgr of the 10u Sluggers Baseball in Pa.......
On behalf of the coaches, players, and parents of the Sluggers we would like to thank you for an excellent tournament. Everything was very organized, the umpires were very professional, accurate, and what we like the most was how they took the time to coach the kids after a mistake. I also want to mention and thank the other staff that make the tournament a success. Everyone from the people that greeted us at the gate, the girls that where working concessions, and the guys that kept the fields up. VP is a very nice complex. Thanks again, and we will defiantly be seeing you again next year.
May 10 , 2015 ------ Welcome to the Team Sports Nations Baseball State Qualifier --- Akron / Youngstown
April27, 2015 --7pm - Welcome to the Blue Chip Classic -- Nations Baseball State Qualifier -- April 24-26, 2015 --- North Ridgeville, Ohio
Final Thoughts and Results .....
April 19 , 2015 ----- Welcome to the Muddy Diamonds Classic in Youngstown, Ohio
Final Thoughts and Results ....
Our first venture to the Youngstown area was a great success. We want to Thank all the organizations that worked closely with us to make this Inaugural Youngstown Tournament a very special event ---- Bob Cene Park, Springfield Twp Baseball Association, Struthers Baseball Association, and Glacier Sports Inc. Their time and hard work during tournament was very much appreciated.
We had some outstanding Championship Round Games and Great Finals -- not to mention some Great Weather -- Congratulations to our Champions and Finalists