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Tournaments | Story | 7/16/2019

PG On Deck: July 16

Blake Dowson        
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Perfect Game tournaments are moving fast and furious as the summer season winds down. So although the calendar is getting shorter, the list of events per week is only growing, with a large number of inaugural PG events hitting the ground running this week.

WWBA 17U Prospect Meadows National Championship

The inaugural WWBA 17U Prospect Meadows National Championship will take place from July 17-22 at the brand new Prospect Meadows Sports Complex in Marion, Iowa, as 33 teams from around the country will compete for the first title in event history.

There will be 16 top-500 players from the 2020 class in attendance, including No. 28 overall prospect and Perfect Game All-American AJ Vukovich, a third baseman for Hitters 2020 out of Wisconsin, who is committed to Louisville. Vukovich, notably, competed in the high school home run derby leading up to the MLB All-Star Game and finished in second place.

The GRB Rays will bring a trio of highly-ranked pitching prospects in righthander George Klassen (No. 52 in the 2020 class), lefthander Ryan Stefiuk (No. 107), and righthander Tyler Chadwick (No. 112).

For more information, visit the Event Page.

WWBA 17U Elite Championship

Hoover, Alabama and the Hoover Met Sports Complex will be the site of the WWBA 17U Elite Championship, held from July 18-21.

34 teams will attend the inaugural event, including a number of the top programs in the entire country.

There will be eight newly-minted Perfect Game All-Americans at the 17U Elite Championship, including 2020 No. 13 Jordan Walker, No. 14 Cayden Wallace, No. 27 Robert Hassell III, No. 31 Alex Freeland, No. 33 Slade Wilks, No. 36 Brandon Fields, No. 46 Will Sanders, and No. 47 Maxwell Carlson.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

14U, 15U, and 16U PG World Series

All three age levels of the PG World Series will start this week in Sanford, Florida at the Boombah Sports Complex. The 14U event will be held from July 18-22, while the 15U runs from July 20-24 and the 16U from July 21-25.

Each of the three events is in its eighth year, with over 30 teams attending at each age level.

29 top-100 players will play in the 16U event from the 2021 class, while 46 of the top-100 players from the 2022 class will be at the 15U event.

For more information, visit the 14U Event Page, the 15U Event Page, and the 16U Event Page.

18U PG World Series

16 teams will travel to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida for the 18U PG World Series from July 19-23. This will be the second-annual 18U PG World Series, with Slammers Martin taking home the inaugural championship last year.

Slammers Martin will not be in attendance this year, meaning teams from six different states plus Puerto Rico will be vying to crown a new champion.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

16U and 17U Summer Showdown

The PG 17U Summer Showdown will run from July 19-23 at the East Cobb Complex in Marietta, Georgia, with 40 teams in attendance.

The event, which is in its fifth year, has been dominated by 643 DP Cougars Pralgo, who have won the event in three of the first four seasons.

The PG 16U Summer Showdown will be played from July 24-28 at the same complex as the 17U event. Also in its fifth year, the 16U event has never seen a repeat champion. 48 teams will compete this season.

For more information, visit the 16U Event Page and the 17U Event Page.

15U and 16U Northeast Summer Championship

The PG 15U Northeast Summer Championship will host 21 teams from around the East Coast at Vineland High School in Vineland, New Jersey from July 19-22.

The inaugural event will have a number of highly-ranked and intriguing prospects in attendance.

Staten Island will be the arena for the PG 16U Northeast Summer Championship, as 20 teams meet up at the Richmond County Youth Complex to compete for the first title given out at the new event.

Held from July 19-22, many of the most talented prospects from the East Coast will be playing in the event.

For more information, visit the 15U Event Page and 16U Event Page.

15U and 17U West National Championship

PG heads west for the inaugural WWBA 15U West National Championship in Surprise, Arizona from July 19-25.

20 teams from across the American West will meet at Surprise Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

The WWBA 17U West National Championship will join the 15U party in Surprise from July 19-25, as well. 40 teams and a long list of top-500 players from the 2020 class will be in attendance.

For more information, visit the 15U Event Page and 17U Event Page.
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