Players, Coaches, and Families Battled Through Adversity to Play in 2020
During a crazy time when high school baseball season was cancelled, people were working from home, and toilet paper was sold out in every store — 2Dsports was able to host exciting, safe travel baseball tournaments for teams all across the South. Starting in mid-May and running through the first weekend of August, 2Dsports hosted 50+ youth & high school travel baseball tournaments that took place in 9 different states: LA, TN, MS, AL, AR, FL, GA, OH, & IL. It was a nice feeling to be at the ballpark again — it brought a sense of normalcy to everyone.
We saw high school teams all across the country compete in our tournaments this past summer. Multiple teams from the LA, TX, MS, TN, AR, AL, GA, & FL area showcased their talents week in and week out at our events. Also this year, we hosted every weekend in the Memphis, TN area which drew in talented teams from Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and even as far as Colorado and Oklahoma.
Talent was everywhere on the ball field, and we were able to showcase it all on our Twitter and Instagram platforms. Prime Events featured full social media coverage — player highlights, Prime Performers, top uncommitted players. Each field had a videographer filming every hit and top pitchers for each game. Those videos were then posted on 2Dsports State Twitter accounts for college coaches and scouts to see. Post-tournament social media coverage featured top players from the weekend and weekly bomb squad highlights.
💣 WEEK 3 BOMB SQUAD 💣
2 1/2 minutes of 💥DINGERS💥 from this past weekend’s tournaments❗️🔥 pic.twitter.com/F2HdCwcsPK
— 2Dsports Baseball (@2D_sports) June 16, 2020
2Dsports partnered with Crossroads Baseball to expand Scout Games Baseball events. These invite-only tournaments featured the top teams and players from across the nation to compete at top venues in the country. These events also included full social media coverage with Top Performers chosen as well as live in-game stats, all-tournament team selections, and scouts in attendance evaluating players.
— Scout Games Baseball (@ScoutGamesBSB) June 27, 2020
2Dsports hosted four showcases over the summer, two pre-event showcases in Memphis and two Louisiana showcases in Sterlington and Broussard. We had social media coverage at the 2 showcases in Memphis to spotlight the top talent and uncommitted players. Our two Louisiana showcases were professionally live streamed with 60+ colleges tuning in to watch (30+ D1 colleges). These showcases also included highlight videos and Showcase Leaderboards.
John Pearson (@John_Pearson_2) 2024 OF/IF/P is a very solid all-around player already catching eyes. See full highlight clip⬇
Exit Velo – 94mph (Wood Bat)
OF Velo – 83mph
FB – 85mph
— 2Dsports Baseball (@2D_sports) September 10, 2020
2Dsports Youth Baseball hosted 16 events at complexes all over the state of Louisiana: Broussard Sports Complex, Sterlington Sports Complex, Hammond America, Zachary Youth Park, and Live Oak Sports Complex. These events saw teams ranging from 8u-14u battling out all summer for championship rings.
The Youth’s big summer event, the 2Dsports Youth Baseball World Series, took place June 18-21 at Broussard Sports Complex. 119 teams from 8u-14u duked it out over four days for World Series rings and bragging rights. Despite the rain and late night games, 12 teams were crowned champions and 12 championship game MVPs were chosen. The World Series also featured full social media coverage on Twitter & Instagram and a post-tournament highlight video that caught all the excitement.
The 🌟2DYB World Series🌟 was a great experience!
Great programs, great players, exciting baseball 💯
— 2D Sports Youth Baseball ⚾️ (@2D_sportsYB) July 19, 2020
The inaugural 2Dsports Select Series featured seven top-tier 13u teams competing against each other throughout the summer. With some of the best youth talent across the state, these games were action-packed and showcased future high school stars. All Select Series games included social media coverage on Twitter and live in-game stats. Top players from each weekend were showcased in a highlight video, and player statistics were published online. Teams competed to be atop the leaderboard all Summer, and the Select Series Championship tournament saw Louisiana Knights New Orleans 13u (Gambill) come out victorious.
⭐️Select Series Week 2⭐️
Some Leaders after the second weekend.
Jude Weller (@AcademyPack)
– 14IP, 15K, 0R, 6H, 1BB
Mason Leblanc (Ascension Select)
– .545 (12-22), 2(2B), 2(3B), 2(HR), 6RBI.
— 2D Sports Youth Baseball ⚾️ (@2D_sportsYB) March 11, 2020
After a successful 2020 season, 2Dsports has big plans for the 2021 season. For high school, there will be 60+ events hosted across the south that will ALL full social media coverage, and we will continue to highlight top uncommitted players from the weekend. We also plan to continue our high school Game of the Week during the spring: providing social media coverage at the top high school baseball matchups across the south.
West Monroe HS | 2021 | LA#Uncommitted
— 2Dsports Baseball (@2D_sports) March 11, 2020
For the invite-only Scout Games, we plan to continue to host at top venues such as LA Tech, ULM, Nicholls St., Sam Houston St. McNeese St., and many more. We will continue to provide full social media coverage as well as live in-game stats on GameChanger, and scouts in attendance to evaluate players. Our 2021 high school season is gearing up to be a big one! Schedule will be released soon.
An exciting 2021 2Dsports Youth Baseball season is in store as well. We will be hosting 30+ tournaments at venues all across the state of Louisiana every weekend, including at new venues such as Ruston, Lakes Charles, LaSalle, Crowley, and more. Youth season will begin in the spring and continue throughout the summer – headlined by our World Series on June 16-20 at Broussard Sports Complex and National Championship on June 9-13 at PCB Sports Complex (FL) as well as our Select Series.
Our Select Series is expanding across the state for age groups 10u-14u. The Select Series will showcase top youth teams competing against each other every weekend. We will have social media coverage, league MVP & Pitcher/Hitter of the Year awards, & guaranteed turf fields. Request your invite today! Also, our invite-only Jr. Scout Games will feature top Youth teams in the south with full social media coverage.
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Thank you to all the teams, players, coaches, and parents for the successful 2020 season. We know things were different this year, but we appreciate you supporting us and your kids. We have enjoyed showcasing your son’s talent on all our social media platforms, and we cannot wait to see you again for the 2021 season. Stay tuned for a full schedule released coming soon. In the meantime, stay safe and keep working!