2021 National Showcase Series - Victoria
The 2021 National Showcase Series – Victoria was held at Melbourne Ballpark from Tuesday, 5 January – Wednesday, 13 January 2021. This local event replaced the cancelled 2021 Australian Youth Championship and featured a showcase and underage tournament, giving athletes extensive high performance and development opportunities with exposure to college and professional scouts.
Similarly to the traditional AYC tournament, the Victorian event included the Under 16 and Under 18 age brackets with a combination of showcasing and a series of games.
“It was exciting to bring this new AYC format to Victoria in 2021 following an eventful year,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “While we had to make adjustments along with other states and territories, we created a challenging and memorable experience for Victorian baseballers who would typically be playing in the Australian Youth Championship.”
The National Showcase Series – Victoria will included:
1. Local Showcase
Tuesday 5 and Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Players participated in a showcase for data collection and scouting purposes. The showcase format and data collection was coordinated nationally with all players across Australia participating in the standardised event.
2. Local Underage Tournament
Two teams in both the Under 16 and Under 18 age brackets competed in a 7 game series from Thursday, 7 January – Wednesday, 13 January 2021.
3. National Underage Squad Selection and National Program
The Under 16 and 18 National Junior Squads will be selected from the players who participated in the National Showcase Series. Subject to government restrictions, the National Junior Squads will be invited to a camp in Canberra over Easter 2021. Following this camp and again subject to restrictions, the national teams will be invited to a Perfect Game event in Florida.
4. Baseball Victoria Aces Academy
The National Showcase Series – Victoria will be used as one component of player evaluation for potential invites to the 2021 Baseball Victoria Aces Academy.
|U18 Spitfire||U18 Hornet||U16 Mosquito||U16 Catalina|
|Darcy Longstaff||Angus Stals||Hunter Arnel||Liam Bald|
|Josh Tribe||James Lynch||Matthew Bell||Matthew Butler|
|Ryan Othen||Josh Ashen||Addison Bishop-Worn||Will Cavanagh|
|Finn Weichard||Cooper Rickard||Campbell Every||Charles Chislett|
|Kurtis Smith||Otto Mojo||Cooper Drummond||Zach Dunkley|
|Andrei Popa-Smith||Matthew West||Ashley Geary-Smith||Max Saggers|
|Genevieve Beacom||Alex James||Ben Howard||Harrison Fitzgerald|
|Felix Brunner||Keeley Ronalds-Greatbatch||Matthew Lavery||Matthew Johnston|
|Jordan Bauman||Nick Parton||Evan Maury||Shintaro Katon|
|Nick Bertucci||Adam Jirik||Chris Tsakoumakis||Ryan Langworthy|
|Angelo Reale-Rontos||Sam Skinner||Speedy Okuda||Logan O'Brien|
|Bronson Neave||Charlie Pierson||Jack Ratcliffe||Macks Powell|
|Travis Finney||Charlie Collins||Harper Rickard||Taran Rose|
|Tom Brookes||Phoenix Beck||Maxton Sherry||Mitchell Denny|
|Joel Prpic||Brody Stokoe||Lachie Smith||Noah Scott|
|Nathan Smith||Tahj Rousell||Tanner Stack||Declan Spiers|
|Ned Hargreaves||Mcleod Sell||Cooper Tipping||James Squire|
|Blake Holding||Kynan Jones||Ryan Williams||Darcy Stack|
|Marcus Graham||Jaycob Pascuzzi||Bailey Wilson||Noah Toplis|
|Charlie O'Connell||Marshall Hansen||Daniel Yanlee||Thomas Yuile|
|Marshall Skinner||Ben Laux||Scott Meager||Chris Rickard|
|Hayden Godbold||David Hargreaves||Phil Northfield||Simon Ratcliffe|
|Cooper Carrison||Andy Rose||Neil Southwell|