ProNine Sports partners with Firecracker Baseball!

ProNine Sports partners with Firecracker Baseball!

Media Contact:  Brad Emerman

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Mark Cooke



CLEVELAND - May 16, 2018 – ProNine Sports is proud to partner with Firecracker Baseball to provide baseballs on an exclusive basis to the top high school baseball showcase event company in the Northeast during the 2018 through the 2022 seasons.  

The four-year deal will allow Firecracker Baseball to purchase top quality, customized NFHS baseballs and start the transition of providing baseballs at their events, starting exclusively with the Firecracker Baseball World Series in August 2019.  ProNine Sports will also be producing commemorative baseballs to be used throughout these 4 years including Firecracker’s 10 year logo and other great ideas for Championships; the College Showcase Day events along with the World Series premier event. ProNine Sports will be providing a sales tent at the 4thof July Showcase Tournament, which will include a barbecue, fireworks, and tickets to a Triple A game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.    

“Partnering with Firecracker Baseball is a great way for ProNine Sports to introduce our balls and other products to the fast-growing baseball and softball markets in the Northeast,” said Brad Emerman, Owner for ProNine Sports.  “ProNine Sports is all about providing a great experience to help players reach their goals and get to the next level.”    

In 2018, Firecracker Baseball will hold 3 all wood bat tournaments that will attract more than 2,000 players on 200 teams from 20 states.  These showcase tournaments are held at college ballparks in summer destinations to provide great value for players and their families.  

“This is a win-win for us to partner with ProNine Sports,” said Mark Cooke, Owner/President of Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournaments.  “It’s a tremendous opportunity for two fast-growing companies, recognized in the baseball world, to grow both of our brands and spread our message to different parts of the country. We want to provide our customers with a better experience each year, as we transition to providing the baseballs for all our events by 2020, it made sense to start now this new and exciting relationship” 

ProNine Sports ( reaches more than 100,000 fans through email subscribers and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).  ProNine Sports plans to leverage that audience to cross promote Firecracker Baseball (, which currently reaches more than 15,000 fans through social media and email subscribers.  That number will go up, when Firecracker Baseball launches a new APP on May 15th, the first youth baseball tournament provider in America to have its own APP.  

About ProNine Sports

ProNine Sports promotes “A Better Way to Play”. Founded in 2001, we specialize in high-performance baseball gear and softball equipment. We offer a wide range of balls for games, tournaments, practice and training. Our other gear includes catcher’s & umpire equipment, team & player bags, training nets, sunglasses, bats & fungo’s, training balls, and many other equipment products designed to outperform your expectations on the field. We are committed to high quality, precision workmanship and consistency in each of our ProNine products!

About Firecracker Baseball

Firecracker Baseball calls itself, “Your home for college recruiting, showcase baseball and great value in summer destinations.” In 2018, they will host 3 summer tournaments and 1 Fall event on Labor Day weekend. They started in 2008 with 6 teams and have steadily grown to over 200+ teams this year. In 2019, their expansion efforts will take them to Saratoga, NY along with plans to expand in 2020 and beyond. Their tournaments are not just about baseball but also social events that provide life experiences through the game of baseball, including College Showcase Days, barbecue nights with Pawtucket Red Sox & Portland Seadogs; Beer/Wine Socials for the coaches attending along with partners such as Perfect Playcement and PBR New England that allow students and families to have the best opportunity for a successful college career. They also provide Positive Psychology through the game of baseball, mental training programs which make it exclusive in this industry and truly shows it’s not just about tournaments and showcases but the overall experience for everyone involved!