High School Baseball Tournament
Welcome to the 2017 National Classic!
Coaches, on behalf of El Dorado and Esperanza High School, I want to welcome you to the 2017 National Classic. We are excited to have all of you participating in this year’s event. The following is a checklist of items we like to provide to make sure your experience is as top rate as possible.
Monday 4/10-Thursday 4/13, Friday 4/14 is used as a make-up date so please have that date available to play. Our suggestion is that if you are arriving from out of town, you come in Saturday morning 4/8, that way you will be here for the Saturday festivities, and make plans to check out of your hotels on Thursday 4/13.
Games will be played at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm. There is no time limit and we must have a winner, if games happen to stretch into darkness or we have rain, games will be re-started the following morning. Game times for games at Cal State Fullerton will be 4:30pm and 7:30pm.
If you are traveling in from out of town please remember that per our contract, you need to stay at one of the 3 hotels in our network. This is a requirement from our school district and we need to have 100% compliance in order for us to continue hosting the National Classic. A list of the hotels and their rates are available on our website, www.nationalclassicbaseball.com. Please make sure to mention National Classic when booking your rooms.
The Saturday before the tournament will be our annual home run derby and BBQ at El Dorado. The BBQ will begin at 1pm, with the home run derby beginning at 2pm. Each team will provide 1 participant for the derby which will consist of 2 rounds. Immediately following the derby will be brief team introductions which will then be followed by a head coach’s meeting in the El Dorado clubhouse.
DeMarini Coaches Reception:
Our coaches reception will be hosted this year by DeMarini. The reception will begin at 5pm at the home of tournament co-director Todd Rogers. This is always a great time and representatives from DeMarini will be there to talk with you about all of their products. Coach’s will also receive their tournament package from DeMarini and Diamond at the reception, don’t miss out!
Looking forward to seeing you all very soon,
El Dorado Baseball