Dallas Tigers advance to 12U TCSB championship; face familiar foe in 3n2 Warriors

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – The 12U Dallas Tigers (5-1) advanced to the Omaha SlumpBuster TCSB DI Baseball Division championship series Saturday after defeating No. 1-seeded 3D Gold, 11-3, at the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex. 3D Gold took an early lead in the first inning, kickstarted from an RBI double by centerfielder Duce Robinson.  Two walks

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TCS announces 2017 broadcast schedule

Triple Crown Sports has announced its broadcast schedule for 2017, which places several high-profile baseball, fastpitch and volleyball events on ESPN3, along with a continuing relationship with CBS Sports Network. The U.S. Club Nationals in East Cobb, GA will see ESPN3 broadcasting both the 13u and 14u championship games on July 22. Four separate events during

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2017 NISC fires up with Round 1 action

The newly-born National Invitational Softball Championship kicks off with a vengeance on Tuesday, May 16, with all six regionals scheduled for games throughout the afternoon and evening. All 26 teams in this postseason tournament for NCAA D-I programs are slated for at least one game, although no one will be sent home thanks to the

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TCS welcomes new College Coach Director

Triple Crown Sports announces the addition to its staff of Melinda Fleeman as College Coach Director for softball. Fleeman, along with College Coach Coordinator and 10-year TCS veteran Lynne Klingelsmith, will build upon and maintain TCS’ vast network of college coaches, ranging from NCAA D-I through the NAIA and JUCO ranks, and coordinate their presence

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Event Spotlight — Northwest Border Wars

Competition and the simple fun of playing against your neighbor is the cornerstone of countless sporting events, and it’s no surprise that baseball programs in Washington and Oregon get fired up about their regional rivalry. Triple Crown Sports is thrilled to provide another avenue for these teams to take the measure of each other in

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Aggressive baserunning – Take two at a time

By Joe Santilli, Director of Baseball, Triple Crown Sports Adopting an aggressive base running philosophy will gain an advantage over your opponent if done the right way.  Aggressiveness on the bases can lead to more runs by putting pressure on the defense and forcing errors.  But to take full advantage, the aggressiveness must be balanced

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Where to rewatch TC Fastpitch ESPN games

WATCH all 6 ESPN 3 games AGAIN from this summer’s Colorado Sparkler/Fireworks and TC/USA Nationals! CO Sparkler/Fireworks National Powers Showdown > http://es.pn/28JWepA Best of the Best > http://es.pn/28JiXjb Futures Championship > http://es.pn/28NrKQJ Power Pool Championship > http://es.pn/28QXesY TC/USA Nationals 16U Championship > http://es.pn/29HeP7C 18U Championship > http://es.pn/29Hf0jg

Beach Party huge hit at 10u World Series

No trip to Southern California could be complete without a visit to one of its majestic beaches. Triple Crown Sports made things easy for the competitors at the 10u World Series in Ventura with the tournament’s inaugural beach party. “This night exceeded my expectations,” said event director Roland Rivera. “When everything goes according to plan, it’s

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Fastpitch invades Myrtle Beach for East Coast Summer Nationals

Some 200 of the best fastpitch teams haling from all over the eastern region converge upon Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for one monster event. Triple Crown’s East Coast Summer Nationals returns to paradise for another spectacular tournament, July 28-31. “We’re always glad to return to Myrtle Beach,” said tournament director Carrie Rivera. “Myrtle offers so many

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California coach passes away at age 42

The entire staff at Triple Crown Sports sends its thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Wes Mann, coach for the American Pastime Gold, who died Saturday afternoon in Denver. Mann, 42, went into cardiac arrest on Wednesday while his team was competing at the Colorado Sparkler/Fireworks event. Mann was a scorekeeper for

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Strong start sets tone for California Breeze at Sparkler Juniors

The strong start the California Breeze were looking for was easily found Tuesday afternoon at Barnes Softball Complex in Loveland. The 14u fastpitch team from Sacramento had grown eager entering their first pool-play game of the Colorado Sparkler Juniors, and it showed almost immediately after the matchup got underway. That’s because the Breeze executed according

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FloSoftball to Provide Live and Archived Coverage of Five Triple Crown Fastpitch Events in 2016

With interest continuing to grow in national-scale fastpitch events, Triple Crown Sports and FloSoftball have agreed on a partnership through 2016 that will broaden the reach of TCS’ most high-impact tournaments. FloSoftball will attend five Triple Crown events, providing live streaming coverage of select games and working on site to create additional content that will

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Who Plays TCS? — Roberto Cortez

Name: Roberto Cortez Team Name: Texas Bandits Sport: Baseball Age: 13 Favorite Food: Spaghetti Favorite Athlete: Elvis Andrus Favorite Movie: 42 – Jackie Robinson Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? What I love

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Who Plays TCS? — Julius Jacks

Name: Julius Jacks Team Name: Queen City Royals Sport: Baseball Age: 9 Food: Tacos Athlete: Michael Jordan Movie: The Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? That my coaches emphasize that winning is

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TCS partners with Boulder Rockies Basketball

Triple Crown Sports officials announced Thursday an agreement to partner with Boulder Rockies Basketball, a prominent Colorado basketball club developing female leaders through the sport since 1987, and the 2015 USJN/Nike National Champions. “Our partnership with the Rockies will give athletes along the Front Range and southern Wyoming a powerful resource to better learn and thrive in

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Who Plays TCS? — Marcel Mayorga

Name: Marcel Mayorga Team Name: SoCal-Xtreme 18U Sport: Girls Fastpitch Age: 49 Favorite Food: Pastrami Favorite Athlete: Raul Mondesi Favorite Movie: Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I must say the determination

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Dream Trips — A Recipe for Your Club Team

by David King, Triple Crown Sports CEO Let’s not sugarcoat it – the educational value and memory creation from international travel is out there, but only if your group has a history of discipline and structure with its scheduling. If getting to national-scale tournaments has been a burden, if fundraising and reeling in deposits from

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Sparkler/Fireworks shines light on dynamite fastpitch scene

The 2016 Sparkler/Fireworks/Sparkler Juniors fastpitch tournaments, operated by Triple Crown Sports, managed to pull off the unique feat of being a spectacular success while looking downright routine and precise throughout the process. Located in and around the Denver metro area, the Sparkler and Fireworks tournaments function as a setting for the nation’s most talented and

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How to Right the Ship

by Joe Santilli, Baseball Director at Triple Crown Sports Baseball teams at all levels must prepare to face the ups and downs of the season.  Baseball teaches us how to deal with failure on an individual level and that process builds character. An individual player will go through a hitting slump, and eventually work through

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Who Plays TCS? — Shelby Taylor

Name: Shelby Taylor Team Name: Phoenix Hammer Sport: Softball Age: 15 Favorite Food: Steamed Broccoli Favorite Athlete: Jenny Finch Favorite Movie: When the Game Stands Tall Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? Playing

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Who Plays TCS? — Alec Bressler

Name: Alec Bressler Team Name: Attack Baseball Club Sport: Baseball Age: 12 Favorite Food: Plain hamburger Favorite Athlete: His uncle Greg Myers; also Mark Teixeira Favorite Movie: Bench Warmers Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough

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Who Plays TCS? — Tatiyana Ford

Name: Tatiyana “Tat” Ford Team Name: MAYHEM Sport: Fastpitch Softball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Chicken Caesar Salad Favorite Athlete: Jennie Finch Favorite Movie: League of Their Own Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses?

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Who Plays TCS? — Jennifer Tripp

Name: Jennifer Tripp Team Name: Anchor Bay Angels Sport: Softball Age: 17 Favorite Food: Tacos Favorite Athlete: Ian Kinsler Favorite Movie: 42, Angels In The Outfield Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? Not

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Who Plays TCS? — Ryan Rhoades

Name: Ryan Rhoades Team Name: EA INFERNO Sport: Baseball Age: 16 Favorite Food: Ribs Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones Favorite Movie: 42 Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I enjoy the smell of the

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Oregon Blaze off and running at Ronald McDonald tourney

Team: Oregon Blaze Gold Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon Twitter: @oregonblazegold Head Coach: Mic Bowman, 15 years with the Blaze Fall Schedule: Ronald McDonald (Oct. 30-Nov. 1); Surf City Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 20-22) Roster: Jaime Ruth Leinaala Belog, Reyan Tuck, Hailey Davis, Ivy Vann, Aliya Ewell, Emma Gordon, Shianne Smith, Emma Brockman, Abby Greer, Jodeci Afoa Tuia,

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Who Plays TCS? — Kirsten Holland

Name: Kirsten Holland Team Name: Alabama Twisters 01 Sport: Softball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese Favorite Athlete: Madison Shipman Favorite Movie: The Blind Side Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I

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Who Plays TCS? — Justin Battle

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Justin Battle Team Name: Nationals BBC Sport: Baseball Age: 10 Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Athlete: Jose Altuve Favorite Movie: Major League Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what

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Who Plays TCS? — Haylee Keating

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Haylee Keating Team Name: Arkansas Voodoo Sport: Softball Age: 17 Favorite Food: Rice Favorite Athlete: Jackie Robinson Favorite Movie: 42 Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps

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Who Plays TCS? — Gavin Tippett

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Gavin Tippett Team Name: Southern Maryland Sting Sport: Baseball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Pizza and wings Favorite Athlete: Manny Machado Favorite Movie: Trouble With The Curve Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport

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Who Plays TCS? — Shyra Costas

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Shyra Costas Team Name: Nemesis Elite Gold/Tufts Jumbos Sport: Softball Age: 18 Favorite Food: Sushi Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady Favorite Movie: Bull Durham Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team

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Who Plays TCS? — Luke Larson

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Luke Larson Team Name: Queen Creek Devils Sport: Baseball Age: 11 Favorite Food: Bacon Favorite Athlete: Ender Inciarte (AZ Diamondbacks) Favorite Movie: The Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your

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Who Plays TCS? — Brendon Bair

Name: Brendon Bair Team Name: Flood City Elite Gold Sport: Baseball Age: 13 Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout Favorite Movie: The Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I have loved the game

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Who Plays TCS/MSNM? — Tiani Alvarez

Name: Tiani Alvarez Team Name: Cascade Christian Sport: Basketball, softball, track and field, volleyball, soccer, cross country Age: 17 Favorite Food: Mexican Favorite Athlete: Blake Griffin Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough

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Who Plays TCS? — Jazmine Castillo

Name: Jazmine Castillo Team Name: Texas Venom 18u Gold Sport: Softball Age: 17 Favorite Food: BBQ Baby Back Ribs Favorite Athlete: Tiffany McKnight (Houston Cougars #9) Favorite Movie: McFarland Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? Playing

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Who Plays TCS? — Kenzie Bayer

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Kenzie Bayer Team Name: Alabama Twisters 01 Sport: Softball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Olive Garden’s 5 Cheese Pasta Favorite Athlete: Kristi Merritt (Florida Gators center fielder) Favorite Movie: Blind Side Question 1: Tell us what you like the

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Who Plays TCS? — Cole Rogers

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Cole Rogers Team Name: Georgia Batmen Sport: Baseball Age: 15 Favorite Food: Anything with Yum Yum sauce Favorite Athlete: Kaleb Cowart Favorite Movie: Never Back Down Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport

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Who Plays TCS/MSNM? — Camrynne Mack

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Camrynne Mack Team Name: EJ Hoops (Highlands Ranch, CO) Sport: Basketball Age: 15 Favorite Food: Any Spanish food Favorite Athlete: Klay Thompson, Kobe Bryant Favorite Movie: Glory Road, The Game Stands Tall Question 1: Tell us what you

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Who Plays TC/MSNM? — Al Aldridge

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Coach Profile: Al Aldridge Team Name: Columbia Cascades Sport: Girls basketball Age: 65 Favorite Food: Chicken Favorite Athlete: Aaron Rodgers Favorite Movie: The Green Mile Q: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what

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Who Plays TCS? — Brennah Jimenez

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events. Player Profile: Brennah Jimenez Team Name: Colorado Intensity Sport: Fastpitch softball Age: 15 Favorite Food: Chicken Favorite Athlete: Lauren Chamberlain Favorite Movie: Rookie of the Year Q: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team

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OK Exclusive Gold capture 16U championship in wild finish at TC/USA Nationals

The Oklahoma Exclusive Gold captured the 2015 TC/USA Nationals 16U championship in extra innings after defeating the San Jose Sting, 6-5.  The game was played at the University of Nevada-Reno’s Christina M. Hixson Softball Park in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network. The Exclusive led the entire game, including a 5-0 margin

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Suncats 14u team hold on for TV Futures Game win

The Oro Valley Suncats 14u fastpitch squad doesn’t leave much to chance when it comes to playing good defense. In fact, the Suncats nearly obsess on the classic throw-from-centerfield-to-home play, carefully drilling on all the little moving pieces of that sequence. So when Kaitlyn Anderson needed to make a perfect throw Thursday, and catcher Isabel

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Late-game heroics lead Diamond Girls to victories in Sparkler/Fireworks 18u Power Pool

While the first three days of the 2015 Sparkler, Fireworks, and Sparkler Junior saw some of the hottest temperatures of the year, Thursday at the Aurora Sports Park found jackets, blankets and sweaters to be commonplace. Luckily, for the Diamond Girls of Tulsa, Oklahoma, their play didn’t mirror the cold weather. Despite blustery conditions in their 8am game,

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