Introducing... The Lancer Invitational 90' Baseball Tournaments
Lewiston Baseball, in conjunction with Niagara University Purple Eagles, is proud to announce that we are creating a brand new tournament series for teams in the 13u, 14u and 15u Age groups.
- Teams will play on turf fields at Niagara University Bobo Field and Lewiston's Washuta Park exclusively. More turf = less chance of rain outs!
- Same format as the popular Lancer Classic, three seeding games with teams advancing to Sunday in tiers and equal opportunity to win their brackets based on teams seeding record.
- INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT! See each event for the criteria to be accepted into the tournament. Invitations will be based off of teams performance and participation in the Lancer Classic. Teams will fill out an application for entry. Teams accepted will be announced on December 1st.
- Automatic Invitations (Bids) for teams that finished in the top six of the 2019 12u Lancer Classic Tournament, and 2018 12u and 13u Lancer Classic in the "A" Tournaments for 13u, 14u and 15u.
- $795 Entry Fee
Criteria For "A" Lancer Invitational Tournaments: Top 6 in 2019 have automatic bid, must claim the bid by November 29. At least one Top 12 Finish since 2017. "A" Level Performance in comparable tournaments.
Criteria for "B - Silver" Lancer Invitational Tournaments. Participation in Silver or Bronze Levels in 2019 or 2018 Lancer Classic Tournaments. No Top 8 Finishes since 2017 unless approved. "B" Level Performance in comparable Tournaments. "Point" System for open bids based on number of years returning for the Lancer Classic.
13 & Under GOLD Lancer Invitation Aug 5 - 9
13 & Under SILVER Lancer Invitational July 23 - 26
14 & Under GOLD Lancer Invitational July 16 - 19
14 & Under SILVER Lancer Invitational July 29 - Aug 2
15 & Under OPEN Lancer Invitational July 9 - 12
Applications for BIDS are now available under "Register Online"!
A note about the WAITING LIST...
All teams registered to the Lancer Classic are listed under "2020 Teams Registered" tab under the "Pages" tab on the site. Once you register, we check each team for duplicate entries or mistakes and then add the team name to the list. They are not automatically added when you register. After each division listed, we list the number of teams from last year that were added to the tournament after initially being on the waiting list. This gives you an idea of the chance, historically, you have of being offered a spot. This is not a guarantee, but just an idea of where you stand.
The first deadline for payment for any team registered is February 15, 2020. If a team has not submitted payment by that date, we will begin offering those open spots to the first team on the waiting lists.
We also ask that if you are on the waiting list and choose to go to a different tournament in its place, that you please inform us and formally withdraw. This allows teams to see a more accurate description of their place on the waiting list. This list sometimes changes dramatically between now and February 15.
2020 Lancer Classic Tournament Information!
Registration for 2020 Lancer Classic begins on October 21, at 10AM!!
The Lancer Classic is back and better than ever in 2020! The 19th Consecutive Year! Play on the areas best fields, in a tournament that puts the experience of the players first in beautiful, historic Lewiston, New York, sitting on the Lower Niagara River and three minutes from Niagara Falls.
Announcing our 2020 Tournament
8 & Under (Machine Pitch) July 16-19 $500 (24 Teams Max)
9 & Under (60' LL Rules) July 23-26 $595 (20 Teams Max)
10 & Under (60' LL Rules) Aug 5 - Aug 9 $695 (24 Teams Max)
FOUR 10U SPOTS REMAINING (OCT 22)
11 & Under (70' PONY Rules) July 9 -12 $695 (24 Teams Max)
12 & Under (70' PONY Rules) July 29- Aug 2 $695 (24 Teams Max)
Our location puts us within a two hour drive of the entire Greater Toronto Area, Rochester / Monroe County, and Erie, Pennsylvania. We are also a short drive (less than four hours) from Cleveland, OH., , Pittsburgh, PA., Detroit, MI. and Syracuse, NY.
Please click on "Hotels / Dorm Information" to view great deals from sponsor hotels and, for the COMPLETE experience, choose to stay at the brand new on-campus apartments at Niagara University, which puts you five minutes from each Lancer Classic venue and gives your kids a college experience with hotel comfort.
As returning teams can attest, Lewiston and the Lancer Classic constantly upgrade and improve the fields that we own and play on. Please click on "Our Fields" to view the fields you will be playing on, or use Google Earth. Very few venues can match the quality and function of our fields.
Lancer Classic 2020 Bat Restrictions
New Bat Restrictions in place for the 2019 Lancer Classic
Division Primary Requirement Also Acceptable
8U Machine Pitch USA Baseball Stamp ANY Wood
9U Player Pitch USA Baseball Stamp ANY Wood
10U 60' USA Baseball Stamp ANY Wood
11U 70' USA Baseball Stamp ANY Wood
12U 70' USA Baseball Stamp Wood, BBCOR Approved
Welcome to Pletcher Road Park! Home of the Lancer Classic!
Lancer Classic Roster Form & Insurance
There are two requirements for all teams entered into the Lancer Classic that must be submitted before you can begin play.
1. Lancer Classic Roster Form complete with Parent Signatures
2. Insurance Policy with Lancer Classic, 1375 Ridge Road, Lewiston, NY listed as additionally insured.
You will be asked for these items at check in before your first game. If you do not have them, you will not be able to start.
We also ask that you bring extra copies of these forms, even if you submitted them by email, with you to the park.
Coaches should also have copies of Birth Certificates on them at all times. These are not checked unless a protest is made against a player. If you fail to produce a birth certificate, the player in question becomes ineligible. Passports or other government documents, as well as Babe Ruth or USSSA issued verification cards, are also accepted.