Triple Crown Fastpitch continues to rebuild momentum in the sport with its talent-packed championship event, the 10th annual TC Nationals, set for July 13-16, 2021 in southern California communities near Riverside and West Covina.
Drawing some of the most organized and powerful club programs in the western US, the TC Nationals features more than 150 teams this year – 61 in 18u, 50 in 16u and 40 in 14u. Championship Day is July 16, with the 18u and 16u title games set for 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively, at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park. Those games will be broadcast by FloSoftball.
The 14u championship game will be played at Big League Dreams-Riverside at 1 p.m. on July 16.
The 2020 TC Nationals tournament was separated in two sites because of COVID-19 restrictions, with games in Georgia and Texas. Previous events were held in New York City, Austin and Reno. In the last TC Nationals event before the pandemic, also held in Georgia, the champions were Team North Carolina Eaton (14u), East Cobb Bullets Biele/Heath (16u) and PA Chaos Gold (18u).
“We are pleased with the number of teams in this year’s field and are especially excited to be in SoCal for the first time, along with the overall quality of the competition. It’s going to be a demanding test for the teams that get to the end of Friday’s action,” said TC Nationals event director Krista Crawford. “Triple Crown did its best to stay in contact with programs as we all emerged from the pandemic, and those conversations were key to bouncing back quickly and loading the brackets with superior teams when restrictions were finally lifted.”
Tournament officials have also announced the 2022 TC Nationals event will be held again in southern California, and with more time to plan, out-of-state teams ranked in the national Top 50 are expected to make their return.
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