Testimonials of Coaches, Parents and Players

"I have been coaching for the past 20 years, and I have entered my teams in a ton of tournaments. Every year, I take my Flemington Post 159 team to the 4th of July tournament. It is by far the best tournament that we enter, and it is by far the best run tournament. It permits my players a nice 3-4 hour trip plus playing on great college fields with the ability to actually play games and not be forced off fields with ridiculous time limits. More importantly, the exposure my kids get from the colleges in attendance during the showcase and the games is second to none. This trip has been successful for us on many levels but none more so than having great colleges look at my players. If there is any team out there looking for a well organized tournament with great competition, Firecracker is a no brainer."

-Steve Farisou; Head Coach and General Manager of Flemington (NJ) Post 159 American Legion Program (2016 New Jersey State Champion)

"Have taken my 19u team to this tournament many times. Great value and we always get great competition on the best fields in the area. The 4th of July tournament is an automatic for us to play in every year. Mark and his group run a great tournament and really have this down to a science 
Keep up the great work and see you in July!!"

-Dan Proto; Head Coach of Team Cape Cod Sr. Babe Ruth; 2017 World Series Finalists for Senior Babe Ruth (13-time New England Champions)

"Samurai Baseball plays a lot of tournaments every year and this is one of our favorite stops
Great competition playing on beautiful fields at a perfect time of year for a great price.
Had great baseball times meeting great baseball people. Nice Job!"

-Ken Lalli; General Manager of Samurai Baseball Academy; Taunton, Massachusetts

"The Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournament provides a team with the full baseball experience. It provides excellent competition, quality facilities, and college exposure. There is a social aspect through the Pawtucket Red Sox event. All in all, this is by far one of the most well thought out and organized tournaments in the Northeast."

-Dave Schiappa; General Manager of Gershkoff Auburn Baseball Club; Cranston, Rhode Island

"Firecracker Baseball is right up there with the big tournaments run in New England. The caliber of teams that come to the tournaments is amazing. The facilities they use are the best available in MA and RI. Most appealing is the partnerships they have created with companies like PBR, Power Showcase and Perfect Playcement! I can’t wait for the 2018 Tournaments"
-Matt Manders; Head Coach of Blue Hills Regional High School, Boston, Massachusetts
"Firecracker Baseball staff put on another top notch tourney this past July 4th weekend - Great venues - Great competition-Top notch Website and communication! Great job Mark Cooke and Staff"
-Don Connors; Owner of New England Dirt Dawgs; Canton; Masschusetts