While any number of baseball tournaments this time of year have that “gets things started” concept, there’s nothing quite like the Triple Crown baseball Texas Season Opener, set for March 1-3 in the Metroplex.
With 385 teams in the mix (ages 7-14), this tournament certainly addresses the needs of teams trying to shake off the winter rust – coaches can get that first important look at new players, or see which position changes might make sense.
But there’s also a serious, competitive element to the Texas Season Opener, as high-caliber teams in multiple age groups will come from around Texas, as well as out-of-state powerhouses from Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. In 2019, the tournament welcomes invite-only Elite DI teams at 12u, 13u and 14u.
The 13u Elite is, in fact, flexing serious muscle, something you don’t normally see at an event in early spring. Tournament directors have assembled a double-elim format, with brackets playing out at one of the region’s most impressive field complexes, Breckinridge Park in Richardson.
Here are the teams playing in the 13u Elite Division:
Canes Southwest Scrappers (Kyle, TX)
Crawdads by Yeti (Austin, TX)
Dallas Texans-Nalley (Royse City, TX)
Dallas Tigers-Bergman (Parker, TX)
Dugout Glory (Kilgore, TX)
Dullins Dodgers-Bustillos (Carrollton, TX)
Exit Velocity Yankees (Hornlake, MS)
Houston Generals (Houston, TX)
Hustle Premier (Texas City, TX)
Louisiana Knights (Stonewall, LA)
Spitfire Truth (Grandview, TX)
Texas Raiders-Kelley (Grapevine, TX)
Follow the action, scores and brackets HERE
For those who missed out on the Triple Crown Baseball experience at this event, you can still register for two other events – the Lone Star Classic (April 5-7) and the Texas State Championships (May 24-27).