Triple Crown Fastpitch has added an innovative sequence to the 2019 TC/USA Nationals event in Atlanta, one that meets the needs of teams while also preserving the competitive nature and flavor of the event.
The Wild Card Division offers teams a chance to earn a spot at TC/USA Nationals; it’s a three-game pool-play challenge held on Monday, July 15 in Forsyth County. Winners of each 16u and 14u pool, and the top two finishers at 18u, will be placed into the brackets of TC/USA Nationals when bracket play begins there on Tuesday, July 16.
Not only that, Wild Card Division bracket winners also earn a berth into the 2020 TC/USA Nationals event, as do any other bracket winners in the 14u/16u/18u mix. Games are a full seven innings; there are no gate fees, and BallerTV will be on hand streaming all games.
"We had an overwhelming number of teams apply for an at-large spot at TC/USA Nationals, so we are excited to add the Wild Card Division and give those teams a chance to earn their spot in the TC/USA Nationals brackets," said event director Krista Crawford. "It’s a good test for those teams who believe they are ready to compete at the highest level. The facilities we are adding for the Wild Card Division are also in a great location for those teams to get college exposure. The talent at TC/USA Nationals is going to be off the charts this year."
Teams that don’t win their Wild Card Division pools are STILL playing, however, in a double-elimination format starting July 16. To continue feeding TC/USA Nationals with the most impressive skill sets, the Wild Card Division is capped by age group – 16 teams for 14u and 18u, and 24 teams for 16u.
There are limited spots available in all age groups for the Wild Card Division at TC/USA Nationals; for more information click HERE or contact Krista Crawford at (970) 672-0522 or firstname.lastname@example.org