The USSSA Illinois State Championships - Global State is here in 2023 and will continue the "Flashin' The Leather Series" for 8-12u. The Flashin' The Leather Series is a tournament series by JP Sports hosted exclusively at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex (LSSC). For the "Flashin' The Leather Series" the tournament champions will receive a Wilson A2000 Baseball glove if the division qualifies for the gloves. For more information on the Flashin' The Leather Series click HERE.
This event is not only a USSSA State Qualifier, but a World Series qualifier as well. We expect this event to sell out quickly, as it will have the best awards package in youth baseball. The Slugger Early Bird Classic will play 2 pool play games, followed by bracket play. Don't miss your opportunity for a USSSA qualifier!
Louisville Slugger Sports Complex:
With a total of 12 turf diamonds: 10 full synthetic turf fields with lights outdoors and 2 full synthetic turf fields in the dome. 2 of the outdoor fields are stadium style, with the main stadium field featuring a jumbotron scrore/video board.
This tournament will be governed by USSSA Rules and Rostering, along with JP Sports.
You MUST Register through USSSA AND JP Sports .
We reserve the right to combine age groups if need be!
NO METAL SPIKES AT LSSC
Date: 06/23/2023 - 06/25/2023
Game Guarantee: 3 Games
Tournament Format: Each team will play 2 pool play games, followed by bracket play.
Expected Number of Teams: 50+
Expected Start Times: Games will start Friday at 9 AM.
Parking is FREE!
LSSC: 8400 Orange Prairie Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
The event is for the following ages:
8u Kid Pitch (Open/AA/A)- 40' mound, 60 foot bases
9u (Open/AA/A) - 46' mound, 65' bases
10u (Open/AA/A) - 46' mound, 65' bases
11u (Open/AA/A) - 50' mound, 70' bases
12u (Open/AA/A) - 50' mound, 70' bases