All American Lighthouse Classic
Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Maine to Host Inaugural All-American Lighthouse Classic
Amateur Baseball Tournament


OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (June 20, 2018)TheinauguralAll-American Lighthouse Classic amateur baseball tournament, hosted by Firecracker Baseball of Rhode Island, gets under way this week, with 36 teams from across New England competing from June 21 through June 25 at venues throughout southern Maine.


“Every student-athlete dreams of playing in a stadium like The Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach, a professional stadium where many Major and Minor Leaguers got their start,” said Mark Cooke, founder of Firecracker Baseball. The organization plans to make the tournament an annual tradition in Maine.

“Working with the Maine Sports Commission to bring this tournament here has been an absolute treasure. We run events in other communities throughout the northeast, and we are so proud and excited to bring this event to Maine,” added Cooke, calling it a “a win-win for everyone involved.”


What: Inaugural All-American Lighthouse Classic Amateur Baseball Tournament


Who: 36 teams, including the local Southern Maine River Rats, Maine Sluggers, and Maine Lightning, and out-of-state teams including the Nor-Easters (MA), Providence Sports & Leadership (RI), Essex Post 91 (VT), NH Bobcats (NH) and West Hartford Post 96 (CT)




Where: University of Southern Maine, The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, St. Joseph’s College, Southern Maine Community College, Wainwright Complex in South Portland, and Thornton Academy

About Maine Sports Commission
The Maine Sports Commission markets Maine as a four-season sports destination to enhance the state’s economy by attracting new events and by growing existing sports-related events, including professional, collegiate, amateur, and youth sporting events.

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