The Dirtbags are committed to taking every step possible to foster the development of its players. For players to fulfill their potential, elite instruction and preparation must be paired with competitive environments and exposure opportunities. The Dirtbags ability to take part in the best tournaments in the country is one of the many reasons why the organization is nationally-esteemed and recognized, viewed among the best of the best.
In line with its mission, for a second year in a row, the Dirtbags will participate in the Wilson Premier Championship East tournament for rising seniors. Both, the Dirtbags All Blacks and Dirtbags Platinum will be a part of the tournament’s field, beginning on June 23, with the championship game held on June 27.
After the Dirtbags took to the field in Sarasota, Fla., last year for Wilson Premier’s inaugural Championship East, the Dirtbags will return to the Sunshine State as this year’s tournament is set to take place on diamonds between Auburndale and Lakeland, Fla., utilizing the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex with the championship game taking place in Joker Marchant Stadium, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers,. Last week, Wilson Premier confirmed the Dirtbags spot in a field that is expected to be deep and competitive.
A division of Wilson Sporting Goods, Wilson Premier Baseball was established to provide travel baseball organizations with an unrivaled experience. By utilizing the same facilities that the professional use, and keeping tournaments small where quality is preferred over quantity, a Wilson Premier tournament keeps the focus on what is best for the player. Games will ensure the necessary competitive environment is provided for the top collegiate coaches and scouts to accurately evaluate players, on quality fields in family-friendly cities, with even a multimedia presence to ensure the players have fun.
As a DeMarini Platinum Squad, the Dirtbags are a Wilson Premier Baseball organization, ensuring access to Wilson Premier events while outfitting players with the best equipment in baseball.
Last year in Sarasota, the Dirtbags went 3-0 in pool play to earned the No. 3 seed entering bracket play out of 46 teams. The Dirtbags opened the playoffs with a resounding 8-1 victory over Scorpions North, before bowing out in the Quaterfinal round to cap a 4-1 weekend.