Fastpitch Recap

Great Lakes Labor Day Invitational Recap

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In 2016, the 1st annual Great Lakes Labor Day Invitational tournament saw top tier teams from across the great lakes region and over 20 college programs were represented and in attendance. In addition to the competitive game play between teams, players were ran through the Top Recruit NCAA certified combine, competed and learned from college coaches at the Future Prospects camp, and were given plenty of exposure opportunities to showcase themselves throughout the weekend.

One of the highlights from the weekend was the tournament All-Star games, as spectators had packed the park and didn’t leave a single seat open in anticipation for the games. The players selected for the Great Lakes Labor Day Invitational All-Star games were objectively chosen based on their combine results and earned the opportunity to play with and against the best talent from the tournament. With well over 400+ players that participated in the combine, only 24 players from each age division were selected to play in this elite event. Spectators were left in awe as they watched very competitive game play between the future elite college prospects from each age division. From moon shot homeruns, to diving grabs and lights out pitching, the All-Star games featured several exciting moments for all to stand on their feet and applaud.

In addition to the diversity in the participating teams and College Coaches, the addition of the Future Prospects Exposure Camp, Top Recruit player combine, and Top Recruit Great Lakes Labor Day Invitational All-Star Games truly made the Great Lakes Labor Day Invitational a uniquely competitive event for years to come.

Congratulations to the Great Lakes Labor Day Invitational champions and to the teams that earned berths to the 12u/14u Music City Futures Classic and/or the 16u/18uMusic City National Classic!

The Music City Futures & National Classic hosted by Top Recruit® is a mid-summer week long national event; a first of its kind for the Eastern half of the country. With so much attention being put towards the western region, the purpose of the Music City Classic is to provide a platform where teams have the option to compete in Power Pools, Open divisions, and take advantage of opportunities that teams deserve; without having to commute half way across the country.

The event will bring a lot of attention to the eastern part of the region by including guest speakers, demonstration seminars and featured spotlight games in addition to competitive game play and outside activities. From the Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, we are excited to welcoming teams to one of the great American cities for families and teams to travel to Nashville, TN and all of the fantastic participating municipalities.

The Music City Classic was created to provide the greatest national event platform and experience for teams, coaches and families in one of the nation’s greatest family-friendly cities.  With only 4 ballpark facilities being used, teams will not be subject to playing at multiple facilities across the greater Nashville area. From college coaches, players, and parents, we are focused on making the Music City Classic an all-around enjoyable experience for all.


Tournament Champs & Births

18u Champion > Central KY Edge

18u Births to Music City National Classic

  • Lockport Pride
  • Indy Impact
  • Louisville Select
  • Hoosier Heat
  • Indiana Shockwaves – Klienbub

16u Champion > Indiana Gators – Stafford

16u Births to Music City National Classic

  • Indy Dreams Bell
  • Ohio Thunder
  • Indy Crush Premier
  • Kentucky Softball Club
  • Wizards 419

14u Births to Music City Futures Classic

  • Future Prospects Impact
  • Cincy Slammers Gold
  • SoftballOne
  • Indiana Beasts
Starkville Invitational | Event Recap

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The first annual Starkville Invitational tournament in 2016 saw over 40 teams and over 20 college coaches in attendance recruiting. Although mother nature made her presence, teams were still able to participate in the Top Recruit NCAA certified combine, obtain great instruction from the Future Prospects exposure camp, compete in the Top Recruit Starkville Invitational All-Star Games and fulfill their 5 game guarantee.

In addition to the diversity in the participating teams and College Coaches, the addition of the Future Prospects Exposure Camp, Top Recruit player combine, and Top Recruit Starkville Invitational All-Star Games truly makes the Starkville Invitational a uniquely competitive event for years to come.


Tournament Participants

18u Teams

  • Team Mississippi
  • Nola Elite Keith
  • Gulf Coast Shockers
  • Dakine Softball
  • Louisiana Predators
  • Future Prospects – Impact
  • Alabama Thunder – Anderson
  • Crossfire ’99
  • Arkansas Athletics
  • Alabama Kraze – Tittle
  • MS Motion
  • Birmingham Mustangs
  • Nola Elite – Roy
  • Texas Arsenal – Gold

16u Teams

  • KY Elite Prospects
  • Birmingham Bandits
  • Alley Cats
  • Southhaven Illusions – Smock
  • Louisiana Rookies
  • Louisiana Bam
  • Triton Rays
  • LJC Heat
  • North Alabama Predators
  • Arkansas Rebels
  • MS Blast
  • Sharks – Caldwell
  • Impact Softball
  • Bama Extreme ’99
  • XLR8 Softball
  • MS Rampage
  • Easton Elite
  • Force ’00
  • Louisiana Bombers – Kraft
  • Nola Elite – Brady
  • MS Glory
  • Central MS Legends
  • Sharks Fastpitch – King
  • Alabama Thunder – Bryant

14u Teams

  • Storm Fastpitch
  • Future Prospects – Impact
  • Triton Rays
  • Louisiana Titans
  • Gulf Coast Shockers
  • 3n2 Kentucky
  • Motion ’01
  • Alabama Thunder
Event Recap – 1st Annual NW Arkansas Invitational June 23-26, 2017

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In 2016, the first annual NW Arkansas Invitational tournament saw over 40 teams and 20+ college coaches in attendance to recruit. In addition to the diversity in the participating teams and College Coaches, the addition of the Future Prospects Exposure Camp, Top Recruit player combine, and Top Recruit NW Arkansas All-Star Games truly makes the NW Arkansas Invitational a uniquely competitive event for years to come.


Tournament Champs

18u Champion > Thunder Elite

16u Champion > NWA Knockouts ’00

14u Champion > KC Dirt Devils ’01