Knoxville, TN - Our scouting staff will head to the University of Tennessee this week for our PW Southeast Invitational looking to invite players to our PW Underclass All-American Games Southeast at Auburn University on August 9-10.
It's our first event in Tennessee and will be our first event in Alabama as we continue to grow nationally every year.
Another tournament that we are covering is one of the best tournaments in Tennessee this summer, run by one of the best organizations in the southeast. TopTenn Baseball is hosting their 18U/16U TopTenn/Boro Classic at MTSU in Murfreesboro TN July 17-20. There are 51 teams in the tournament and a ton of great players that we will be looking to invite to our Underclass All-American Games Southeast at Auburn University.
TopTenn was founded by Erick Fruechtemeyer, Jason Anderegg and Lantz Wheeler. They've done an outstanding job with their Nashville Knights program and with identifying some of the best talent in Tennessee and the southeast. There site is www.toptenbaseball.com and their Twitter is @toptennbaseball.
Just few of the teams in the event are the Nashville Knights, Akadema Dodgers, Diamond Simcox, Knoxville Stars and the Lids Missouri Bulls.
We're very excited to have the priviledge to cover TopTenn's tournament as well as hosting our tournament at the University of Tennessee for the first time.
For those that don't know the history of our Underclass All-American Games, this is our 4th year running them. We always run one in Florida and on the West Coast. This year we've expanded to the true southeast, Auburn University. The events are invitation only and we look to invite only the best 2016 grads as well as a few 2017 grads. We also put together an unsigned seniors team of 2015 grads that usually has kids that have been overlooked for whatever reasons by colleges and just need more exposure.
The event consists of normally 6-8 teams made up of rosters of roughly 15 players per team. The format is what the college coaches want to see, some of the best underclass (recruitable) players going head to head on one field for two straight days.
There's been hundreds of players that have attended this event over the past 4 years that were first seen by the college they ended up signing with at our Underclass All-American Games. We've had hundreds of players move on to play college baseball from this event as well dozens of draft picks including several first rounders.
It's an event that typically draws anywhere from 30-50 college coaches.
Check our Twitter for updates throughout both tournaments and see who gets handed the PW green invitation envelopes to compete against some the best underclassmen in the southeast at Auburn University!