Half of the final 16 teams in the Triple Crown 18u Fastpitch World Series have secured their spots, with eight more to get their chance at the cut on Friday.
Frost Elite Landon and Firecrackers-Leles each eked out one-run victories on Thursday to advance, as did Team Velocity. They are joined by Grind Time Softball as part of the eight teams in the mix – the other four teams are Washington Warriors, Athletics Jendro-Wayne, NW Sidewinders Tyee and Athletics Jendro Premier.
In the 16u division, eight of the final 16 have also been determined: Top 9 Sports, WA Angels-Jager, Lil Rebels Gordie/TC, Firecrackers Medina/Olguin, Firecrackers Keene, SoCal Athletics Marinakis/Jaquish, SoCal Choppers Rohr/Fausett and EC Bullets CA-Delamater.
16/18u Schedule & Scores
Over in Park City, another cluster of eight teams is still in the fight after Thursday’s contests: WA Acers Gaines/McGee, Lady Kingers Trickel, ThunderCats NXT, Sno Shock Shamrock, NW Bullets, Colorado Angels Agnew, Bandits Breer and Batbusters Gomes/Cox.
14u Schedule & Scores
Youth fastpitch teams from around the country will carve their own path to season-ending success, with many programs looking to make their championship stand at one of Triple Crown’s World Series locations.
For 18u and 16u teams, the competition heats up in San Diego from July 12-17. The 14u event assembles in Park City also on July 12-17, with the 10u and 12u event slated for July 19-24 in Reno, NV. All tournaments feature a six-game guarantee; athletes can also take part in a 18u/16u instructional camp in San Diego and another one for the 14’s in Park City.
The 12u event will bring 58 teams.to Nevada, with 23 teams scheduled for 10u. The 14u tournament features 82 teams; 80 teams will play in 16u and the 18’s will come strong with 51 teams. It’s the 24th year of the Triple Crown Fastpitch World Series, which was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.
“After missing out last year, teams have been staying in regular contact with our staff in hopes of jumping back in once the rules allowed, and we are so grateful for their loyalty and enthusiasm,” said World Series event director Katrina Magaro. “Triple Crown made sure our field and lodging partners were always in the loop, and that’s made it possible for us to recapture the classic excitement of the World Series. We expect to keep growing these moments in years to come.”
The 10u/12u event will include a pin trading party and costume parade during Opening Ceremonies; the 14’s will also enjoy pin trading while the 16’s and 18’s will add showcase games to their schedule of events.
18u/16u scores, brackets – Tourney Machine
14u scores, brackets – Tourney Machine
12u/10u scores, brackets – Tourney Machine
Right at 90 teams will take their best swings at the 14u Triple Crown fastpitch World Series in Reno/Sparks/Carson City, Nevada.
The activities began Monday, July 22 with an assortment of camps, clinics, and a team parade – we’ve got a heads-up on a few more diversions to explore when there are a few extra moments off the diamond.
Lake Tahoe – About 40 minutes away, Lake Tahoe is a place of impressive scope and beauty which never gets old. Lake Tahoe makes for an excellent summer getaway thanks to its sprawling beaches, ample boating and fishing opportunities and well-maintained hiking trails.
National Bowling Stadium – Perfect site for some team bonding, the Stadium was designed with the tournament bowler in mind but can be transformed into several configurations to suit any event and is available for private parties, business meetings, and bowling functions.
National Automobile Museum – Car enthusiasts who visited raved about the museum's carefully restored pieces and said they were pleasantly surprised by its range of exhibits and educational value. Many were also quick to comment that the museum appeals to more than just automobile junkies.
Casinos – Chances are the adults in the group will be tempted to slip away at some point for the sparkle and sizzle of the casino life in the area. More than 20 casinos are available to explore.
Animal Ark – This wildlife sanctuary and its dedicated staff help non-releasable wildlife survive in a stunning rural setting. While the Ark focuses mainly on the rescue and rehabilitation of North American predators, several exotic species have found sanctuary at the Ark as well.
Triple Crown has found the mountain escape of Park City, Utah, to be one of the most suitable and satisfying destinations for championship events in the diamond sports.
This year’s fastpitch World Series event there welcomes the 16u and 18u age groups, set to run July 15-20. While many teams chose this event to conclude their busy summer schedule, there are moments and reason to slip away and enjoy any of these five diversions.
Historic Downtown Park City – Independent boutiques, one-of-a-kind restaurants, restorative spa sessions, maybe a ride on the town lift to play in the mountains … Park City has done it right. Meander around the sidewalks and pay close attention to the amazing art galleries.
Fly Fishing – Both the nearby Provo and Weber Rivers are full of brown and rainbow trout, among other species, making it one of the top fishing spots in the country. If you've always wanted to give fly fishing a try, sign up for a half- or full-day excursion and check out the best fishing holes in the region.
Alpine Mountain Coaster – Utah’s longest Mountain Coaster winds through more than a mile of loops and curves at speeds up to 25 mph. Just like your favorite roller coaster, but with the refreshing mountain scenery of Park City.
Horseback Riding – We all say we’ll do it someday, so make it happen! The horses stabled by Park City guides are kind, responsive, and emotional creatures. Plus, they love to go out on the mountain trails having made the journey countless times.
Kimball Art Center – Get the team together and see how their creative skills can grow. Located just a few blocks off Main Street, the KAC features exhibits by regional and national artists and offers more than 300 classes in painting, drawing, photography, stained glass, pottery and other visual arts
The fastpitch rotation of the Triple Crown World Series has the 10u and 12u age groups heading to San Diego for 2019, with game set to run from July 13-17.
As one of the most popular and beautiful settings in California, there’s no shortage of activities to explore off the field, but here are five options that should be at the top of every team’s list.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve – In terms of unique beauty, this is a wonderful setting to explore north of the city. Trails offer a chance to get up close and personal with the attraction's famously beautiful sandstone ravines and badlands as well as breathtaking views of the coastline.
Balboa Park/San Diego Zoo – How often does something live up to the hype? The San Diego Zoo deserves every ounce of praise it gets, and the surroundings at the park with the museums, trails and flowers make for a delightful journey away from the ballpark.
Coronado Bay – The iconic bridge that takes you away from the city to this less-frantic beach setting is something you won’t forget. Just meandering around the shore is a great way to spend the day, and there’s sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, kayaking and Venetian gondola cruises to up the activity level.
USS Midway Museum – The longest-serving aircraft carrier in the world has been permanently moored at San Diego’s Embarcadero since 2004. Commissioned in 1945, the USS Midway served in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm, before becoming the largest museum dedicated to aircraft carriers and naval aviation anywhere.
La Jolla Sea Caves – In a single tour you can experience southern California's surf culture, observe several species of marine animals, and visit four different marine environments: sandy beach, rocky coast, kelp forest, and open ocean, each with unique characteristics and wildlife viewing opportunities.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Triple Crown Sports has entered into a multi-year agreement with BallerTV that will add livestream video coverage to more than 20 Triple Crown Fastpitch events, beginning in 2019.
BallerTV will have coverage of all fields and all games of the following 2019 events:
Bomber Shootout March 2-3
Spring Stampede May 11-12
Triple Crown OKC May 31-June 3
Zoom Into June June 6-9
Mountain Magic June 6-9
Texas State Championships June 7-9
Zoom Juniors June 8-9
Colorado State Championships June 14-16
Valley Invite June 14-16
Sparkler Juniors July 1-7
Chicago Midwest Championships July 11-14
10u, 12u World Series July 12-17
16u, 18u World Series July 15-20
Southeast Championships July 14-18
Southwest Summer Nationals July 18-21
14u World Series July 22-27
Super 72 Sept. 13-15
Ronald McDonald Oct. 18-20
City of Lights #1 Oct. 25-27
City of Lights #2 Nov. 8-10
Don Battles On Nov. 15-17
Visit baller.tv/triplecrownfastpitch for links and notifications for all of these events.
Baller TV will also share coverage at the TC/USA Nationals (July 15-18) with FloSoftball; FloSoftball has eight fields, with BallerTV handling the remainder.
BallerTV was founded in 2016 by co-founders Robert Angarita and Aaron Hawkey to provide live video coverage of amateur sports while creating sports media job opportunities in local communities. As of 2018, BallerTV is now a coast-to-coast operation with a network of thousands of broadcasters across the country.
“BallerTV is extremely excited to be partnering with Triple Crown Sports,” said BallerTV Account Executive Daniel Chun. “As one of the leaders in the fastpitch world, Triple Crown continues to transcend the space and host top-tier events. We’re thrilled to provide a live stream service for athletes, parents and coaches to take their game to the next level.”
“We are thrilled to be partners with BallerTV, which is a forward-looking and dynamic media company that will help more people follow the action at our tournaments,” said Andy Hansen, VP of Media and Branding at Triple Crown. “Our fastpitch events are nationally known for their value to college recruiters, so we expect coaches to be especially interested in using BallerTV to track the progress of players who may end up on their rosters someday.”
About Triple Crown Sports
Based in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports has been producing college and youth events for more than 35 years, with approximately 90 events scheduled for 2019 in the arenas of youth baseball, fastpitch, basketball, lacrosse and volleyball. The TCS footprint includes both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events and the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge tournaments in November. Triple Crown is also powering “WNIT” concept events in D-I softball (NISC) and volleyball (NIVC), with those two events debuting in 2017. TCS youth fastpitch tournaments (including the 900-team Sparkler/Fireworks event) draw the nation’s finest club programs, and hundreds of college coaches attend TCS events for recruiting purposes.
After wrapping up the Colorado 4th of July Sparkler/Fireworks/Sparkler Juniors, the push continues for TC Fastpitch as they prepare for the 2018 Triple Crown Fastpitch World Series. This summer marks the 22nd year of the World Series, which has become the preferred championship event for hundreds of softball teams from around the country.
At the TC World Series events you can expect high-intensity games, skills competitions, team parades, pin trading and instructional camps hosted by local universities. The bonus to these tournaments is that we’ve handpicked locations that continue to deliver a wonderful experience for a families making a vacation out of the tournament. The 10u and 12u divisions will head to the beautiful mountain town of Park City, Utah while the 14u journey to the beaches of San Diego. Both of these events begin on July 9th. The older 16u and 18u will visit the “Biggest Little City in the World” also known as Reno, Nevada a week later.
If you love adventure, Park City is the place to be! From white water rafting to alpine slides to zip lining to golf, there’s plenty of fun activities to keep your family and team busy. Team check-in coincides with the Team Skills Contest on Monday, July 9th which is followed by the exciting Pin Trading Party and Costume Parade. Later in the week, the University of Utah will run an all-hands-on-deck Instructional Camp.
If you love sunny and 75 weather and cooling off at the beach, San Diego will do the trick. The 14u event kicks off with an Instructional Camp hosted by Cal State Fullerton from 8:00 a.m. to noon at USA Sportsplex. Later that day there will be a Pin Trading Party and Team Parade! Come nighttime it’s the players turn to cheer on and maybe even critique their head coach from the sidelines at the Fourth Annual Coaches Slow Pitch Game. The 6-game guarantee begins the following day and will ultimately lead to Gold, Silver and Bronze bracket play championships.
Nearly 120 teams will experience the bright lights of Reno starting on July 16th. The University of Nevada coaching staff will host an Instructional Camp on Day 1, and that night the teams will enjoy some friendly competition at the National Bowling Stadium. The fastpitch competition begins Tuesday and teams will battle it out in hopes of making it to the championships on Saturday, July 21st.
Good luck to all the teams headed to one of these locations. We wish you a week filled with family, friends, fun and fastpitch! Visit https://www.tcfastpitchworldseries.com/ for more information on the 2018 World Series!
The 2018 summer marks the 22nd year for the Triple Crown Fastpitch World Series, which has become the preferred championship event for hundreds of softball teams from around the country.
To keep it interesting for travel programs, the World Series is rotated between three alluring locations in the Western US. Each team can expect a great location, top notch facilities, a 6-game guarantee and the opportunity to compete for a spot in the Gold, Silver, or Bronze bracket and bring home some quality hardware.
The 10u and 12u event will take place in the beautiful mountain town of Park City, UT. Before competition begins, the tournament features exciting opening ceremony activities including a costume parade in Downtown Park City for players, coaches, and families to enjoy.
The 14u teams will head to the beaches of San Diego for a week of sunshine and softball. Night 1 will consist of an entertaining “role reversal” as players cheer on their head coaches at the third annual Coaches Slow Pitch Game -- and maybe give them a tip or two.
And look for high-intensity play from the 16u and 18u teams coming to the “Biggest Little City in the World,” of Reno, NV. Friendly competition begins at the opening Team Bowling Party and continues throughout the week. The opportunity to cross the National Bowling Stadium off your bucket list and bring home a World Series title cannot be beat.
Mark your calendars and clear your schedules for mid-July 2018, and visit
http://www.tcfastpitchworldseries.com/ for more details.