|The Battle at the Border Tournament has become a fixture on
the demanding Team NY schedule. Coaches come to recruit,
and local fans come to enjoy quality amateur baseball. The
tournament has grown in prestige since its inception in 2007,
and we anticipate it will soon become a must attend for
collegiate coaches to recruit, and high end summer teams to
President, New York Nine
|"Battle at the border is a great event we attend to recruit the
best talent in the northeast to come south to play in the ACC.
Port Chester Youth Baseball does an outstanding job putting it
together and it is as organized as any event I've seen."
Recruiting coordinator University of Maryland
|Congratulations to the Grand Slam Bluerocks for winning the 2012
Battle at the Border
|2013 Tournament Dates: June 7th, 8th, & 9th
|2012 Tournament Recap
The 2012 Battle at the Border had a much different feel to it compared to years past. The perennial playoff
teams were nowhere to be found come Sunday morning. Although the World Yacht Clippers, New York Nine,
Connecticut Bombers, Long Island Titans and the Next Level Storm all performed well during bracket play, they
all missed the playoff round. Instead the quarter finals had first time Battle participants like the Warriors, New
Jersey Marlins, Ct. Xplosion Nationals and the Grand Slam Blue Rocks join Long Island Ducks, North East
Baseball, Providence Sports and Leadership, and the New York Gothams who are all teams that have played
previously in the Battle but had never been in the playoffs. Providence Sports knocked off the Xplosion National
and then beat the Long Island Ducks in a 1-0 thriller to advance to the championship game. The Grand Slam
Bluerocks continued their solid defensive play shutting out the Warriors and then beating the Marlins 3-1.
In the final, the Bluerocks pitching proved as it did all weekend long to be the difference. The Bluerocks staff
had allowed only 5 runs in the previous 5 games of the tournament. In the finals they did more of the same as
they shut down Providence Sports to win the championship by a score of 3-0.
The 2012 Battle at the Border attracted a record number of recruiters and scouts while raising money to
provide local youth baseball players with an opportunity to participate in programs that they otherwise could not