Triple Crown Baseball’s summer schedule is muscling up once again after the pandemic, and there’s no sweeter sign of the return to normal than the Summer Nationals event, with various age groups in action from July 13-26 in the sporting and tourist mecca of Myrtle Beach, SC.
It’s the 18th edition of this signature TCS event, with 165 teams bracketed from ages 9u through high school upperclass. Top club programs and high-achieving teams have flocked to this tournament year after year, for both the competitive tests on the field and the numerous diversions and amusements that can be found away from the diamond.
The 9u through 12u divisions will launch the moment during Opening Ceremonies at the Grand Park Sports Complex (3 p.m., July 13) with team introductions and a skills challenge. The party for the 13u division is also at Grand Park, same format, set for July 17 at 3 p.m.
The TC Top Prospects Scouting Camp, powered by College Sports Evaluation, will be a talent-packed launch point for the older age groups. It will be held from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 at Spring Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University, and each player will receive a scouting report from one of 10 former MLB scouts in attendance, plus sensor data (Rapsodo, Blast & Footspeed) powered by the TCS partners at College Sports Evaluation. Players will be able to see how they stack up against other participants on the CSE leaderboard.
Always a desirable championship chase for teams on the Eastern third of the country, the TC Summer Nationals also pulls in numerous Midwest programs and even gets a touch of Western flavor, with squads from Colorado and California in the mix.
“From the Pacific West and all areas in between, teams are coming to Myrtle Beach to play in the 2021 Summer Nationals,” said event director John Casale. “After the year in which many individuals have endured some discomforts or tragedy, it is good to see people trying to get back to living and finding the enjoyment that sports offers them and their families. We look forward to watching some competitive baseball here at the beach.”
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Schedule & Results - Summer Nationals (tcsummernationals.com)