Welcome to Midwest Team Tournaments!

WHO WE ARE

From left to right:  Doug Woods, Jay Woods, Tony Cassano, Rick Cassano

9 years of travel baseball… From left to right: Doug Woods, Jay Woods, Tony Cassano, Rick Cassano

Midwest Team Tournaments is a Southwest Ohio-based organization devoted to putting on high quality baseball tournaments at some of the best facilities in the Midwest.

The organization was created in 2009 by Rick Cassano and Doug Woods, two former travel ball coaches who hosted large tournaments for nearly a decade with their select team, the Butler County Diamondbacks.

Together we have built a reputation for directing extremely well-run, competitive tournaments at high quality facilities for a great value.  All of our tournaments are 5-game guarantees at a cost that many other tournament organizations charge for 4 games.

Feel free to contact us with questions or comments:

Doug Woods, 513-720-0842, doug@midwestteamtournaments.com

Rick Cassano, 513-315-0973, rick@midwestteamtournaments.com

2015 TOURNAMENTS

FLORENCE FREEDOM RULES MIDWEST CLASSIC, EDGES FLAMES FOR TITLE

Congratulations to the Florence (Ky.) Freedom 18U for winning the Midwest Classic championship, which was held at seven sites June 25-28.

The Freedom went 5-0 and earned three one-run wins on Championship Sunday, defeating Cincinnati Reds RBI Elite 18U 2-1, the Monroe Swarm 18U 3-2 and the Cincy Flames 18U 3-2 at the University of Dayton’s Time Warner Stadium.

The final was the third meeting between the Freedom and the Flames in tournaments this summer, with John Chafin’s Florence squad winning two of the three.

Another weekend of heavy rain affected pool play, but seven 2-0 teams advanced to the championship round. The Flames, coached by Ricky Pate, were seeded first at the end of pool play. Games were played at UD, Athletes in Action in Xenia, Carleton-Davidson Stadium in Springfield, Foundation Field in Hamilton, Miamisburg High School, Carlisle High School and Franklin Community Park.

The Classic included 33 teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri.

All pool and bracket results are listed at www.tourneymachine.com under “Midwest Classic June 25-28 2015.” The direct link is http://www.tourneymachine.com/R11464.

RAINY WEEKEND ENDS WITH OHIO HEAT AS MIDWEST SHOWDOWN CHAMPIONS

Heat_ReleaseCongratulations to the West Chester-based Ohio Heat for winning the 16U Midwest Showdown championship June 18-21.

The Heat went 4-0-1 and won the title by defeating Release Baseball of Cleveland 10-3 in the championship game.

Isaac Harlow provided two huge hits in the Heat victory, a three-run homer and a three-run double. The Heat, coached by Steve Schlager, Mike Green and John Matthews, broke open a 4-1 affair with six runs in the top of the seventh.

Heavy rain was a major factor in the weekend schedule. Games were scheduled to be played at Athletes in Action in Xenia, Carleton-Davidson Stadium in Springfield and Ross High School in Ross. The weather wiped out all games at Ross, and only two were able to be played in Springfield. The FieldTurf facility at AIA allowed us to complete the tournament, even after an eight-hour delay Saturday.

Release Baseball, coached by former Miami University pitcher Matt Rosinski, was the top seed at the end of pool play with a 2-0-1 record. The Heat were also 2-0-1 and seeded second. Those teams tied 8-8 in eight innings in a pool game, but Release got the No. 1 seed based on total runs allowed. The Cincinnati Fury also advanced to the championship round.

The Showdown included nine teams from Ohio and Indiana.

All pool and bracket results are listed at www.tourneymachine.com under “Midwest Showdown June 18-21 2015.” The direct link is http://www.tourneymachine.com/R11125.

2014 TOURNAMENTS

INDIANA EAGLES 18U PERFECT IN SURGE TO MIDWEST CLASSIC TITLE

Congratulations to the Indiana Eagles 18U for winning all seven games and the Midwest Classic championship on the weekend of June 26-29.

The Eagles, who hail from the Indianapolis area, were seeded second in the eight-team championship round, then defeated the Cincinnati Riverbats 18U 7-3, the Windsor Selects 18U 8-2 and the Grove City Titans 18U 8-1 in the title game at Miami University’s McKie Field at Hayden Park.

The Cincy Flames 18U won the consolation championship with a 14-2, four-inning victory over the Kentucky Buccaneers 18U.

The Classic included 39 teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Utah and Canada.

All pool and bracket results are listed at www.tourneymachine.com under “Midwest Classic June 26-29 2014.” The direct link is http://www.tourneymachine.com/R5610.

BULLS, BULLETS CAPTURE MIDWEST SHOWDOWN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to the 15U Louisville (Ky.) Bulls and 16U Bullets Baseball for going undefeated and capturing Midwest Showdown titles at Carleton-Davidson Stadium in Springfield on June 22.

Rain wiped out the majority of the first two days of the Showdown, but all teams eventually played at least three games in pool play. Some played four.

The Bulls completed a 4-0 run in the 15U division by defeating the Ohio Heat 8-3 in the championship game. The Bullets, hailing primarily from the Tipp City, Vandalia and Clayton areas of north Dayton, went 5-0 and defeated the Sidney Sluggers 8-7 in the title game, scoring on a passed ball in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Showdown included 22 teams, 15 in the 16U division and seven (after a last-minute dropout) in the 15U division, from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

All pool and bracket results are listed at www.tourneymachine.com under “Midwest Showdown June 19-22 2014.” The direct link is http://www.tourneymachine.com/R5433.

2013 TOURNAMENTS

FLAMES MAKE UNBEATEN RUN TO MIDWEST CLASSIC CROWN

Congratulations to the 18U Cincy Flames for going 7-0 and capturing the Midwest Classic championship at Time Warner Cable Stadium in Dayton on June 30.

The Flames outscored their seven opponents 67-13 and won three games in Sunday’s championship round, beating Raptors Elite 9-4, Ann Arbor American Legion Post 46 2-0 and then the DuPage (Ill.) Dragons 12-2 in five innings in the title game.

The Windsor Selects won the consolation championship with a 3-1, nine-inning triumph over the Louisville Elite 18U.

The Classic included 42 teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and Canada.

All pool and bracket results are listed at www.tourneymachine.com under “Midwest Classic June 27-30 2013.” The direct link is http://www.tourneymachine.com/R2387.

FLAMES, ASTROS EARN MIDWEST SHOWDOWN TITLES

Congratulations to the 15U Cincy Flames and 16U Cincinnati Astros for earning Midwest Showdown championships at Carleton-Davidson Stadium in Springfield on June 23.

The Flames were 4-0 in pool play, outscoring their opponents 24-0, then defeated the Ohio Force 7-3 in the semifinals and the Cincinnati Hornets 8-4 in the 15U title game.

The Astros, Cincinnati Fury and Dayton Dodgers were all 3-1 in their division in 16U pool play, with the Fury taking first place in the tiebreaker and the Astros placing second. The Fury blanked the Astros 5-0 on the first day of the tournament. In the championship round, the Astros rallied to top the unbeaten Mid State Titans from Pennsylvania 6-4, then won the title with a 10-3 triumph over the Fury.

The 15U division included 18 teams from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and New York. The 16U division included 10 teams from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

All pool and bracket results are listed at www.tourneymachine.com under “Midwest Showdown June 20-23 2013.” The direct link is http://www.tourneymachine.com/R2342.