BLUE WAVE UNDERCLASS – 16U

Blue Wave Underclass is for incoming advanced high school freshmen (2027 grad year), sophomores (2026 grad year), and juniors (2025 grad) that are still league-age 16U and want to play in top local tournaments and collegiate showcase events over Summer 2023.

Blue Wave Underclass team is coached by Chris Reiland, a longtime Orange County youth baseball coach and presently coaches at Aliso Niguel High School. His Underclass team will compete in the 16U division of the following tournaments and showcase events through June and July 2023, including:

  • MAY 26-29 CCYB MEMORIAL WEEKEND ADIDAS SPIKES. Start the summer at OC Great Park in Irvine with a guarantee of playing three nine-inning games! The top four teams play in a championship to win 12 pairs of new Adidas Spikes.

Cost is $149 per position player; “pitcher only” is free.

  • JUNE 2-4 FIVE TOOL SOCAL SUMMER KICKOFF 16U. Open to all high school players level players and has a 3-game guarantee with a round robin format. Full social media coverage provided with over 2,000 scouts and colleges following Five Tool channels online. Five Tool Baseball specializes in baseball showcases, tournaments, leagues, and media coverage of high school and collegiate ball players. Based in Keller, Texas, Five Tool hosts over 200 events each year and has helped over 10,000 baseball players compete at the college level. Five Tool can be found at fivetool.org, events.fivetool.org and the following social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Tik Tok.

Cost is $175 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • JUNE 21-30 USA PREMIER FIRECRACKER CLASSIC 16U. The largest summer tournament in SoCal with a 4-game guarantee on local fields including OC Great Park. Play top competition in each division. Pool winners advance to playoffs and championships. Top wood bat tournament.

Cost is $225 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • JULY 7-10 CALIFORNIA TRAVEL BALL 2023 UNDERCLASS SHOWCASE. For freshmen and sophomores is held at Cal State Fullerton and surrounding fields. Can expect college and recruiters with more than 135 attending last year the Varsity showcase, including: UCLA – UCSB – LBST – CSUN –  CSF –  USC –  UCI – SDST – ASU – GCU – APU – Hope – Concordia – St Mary – UC Davis – Bakersfield – Georgetown – TCU – Santa Clara – LMU – Cal State Bakersfield – Cal Poly – UC Riverside – Lewis & Clark – New Mexico St – Pepperdine – CBU – UCON – Pacific – Oregon – Oregon St – Washington St – University of Washington – Stanford – CSUSB – UCSD – Golden West – TCU – CSLA – Arizona – Arizona St – Cal – Hawaii – BYU – Cal Baptist – NY Yankees – Boston Red Sox – Phillies – Santa Clara – UNLV – Blue Jays – Chicago Cubs – Fresno St – ECUI – Westmont – Utah – CMS – UC Davis – Matinek  – Cal Baptist – Fresno St – Claremont Mudd Scripps – Pomona-Pitzer – Westmont – SDCC – FJC – and more.

More than 30 teams already signed up. Each team plays one 7 inning wood bat game each day.

Cost is $199 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • JULY 21-25 BASEBALL FACTORY 16U SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 16U. One of the top local events of the summer with 4 games guaranteed against top competition. Each game is scored by Baseball Factory scouts with games played at University of Laverne. Players may also participate in Baseball Factory skills challenge day (60 YD, arm strength, exit velo) with top performers posted on scouting blog. Complimentary personal player webpage to send off to college recruiters and pro scouts.

Cost is $199 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

  • AUG 2-6 FIVE TOOL WEST WORLD SERIES 16U. Top off your summer with a national title on the line in the Five Tool West World Series for 16U players. A four-game guarantee and played on Orange County fields. Full social media coverage provided with over 2,000 scouts and colleges following Five Tool channels online. Five Tool Baseball specializes in baseball showcases, tournaments, leagues, and media coverage of high school and collegiate ball players. Based in Keller, Texas, Five Tool hosts over 200 events each year and has helped over 10,000 baseball players compete at the college level. Five Tool can be found at fivetool.org, events.fivetool.org and the following social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Tik Tok.

Cost is $225 per position player, Pitcher Only is free.

ADDITIONAL SCRIMMAGE GAMES

Blue Wave Underclass will conduct several practice sessions prior to the start of the season and also play Scrimmage games prior to and during the season as scheduled and priced individually when posted.

ONLY PAY WHEN YOU PLAY

Players only pay for events they play in but the player fee must be paid to be placed on the roster. Rosters are capped and the first paid is first placed on the roster. New players need coach approval before paying any fees.

Request to play in any game or event by contacting Kruse at (949) 202-7748 or 

TRYOUTS

Tryouts for new players will be held from 7 to 8:30 PM Monday May 1 at OC Great Park Baseball Field 9. New Players must register online at www.bluewaveathletics.com/registration to participate. No cost to register.

OPTIONAL PRACTICE SESSIONS

Optional weekly practice sessions are offered for Blue Wave Underclass and Varsity team players to start the summer season and are held 7 to 8:30 PM each Monday, May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5, and June 12.

Cost is $25 per session or $100 for all five sessions.

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