For more than 25 years, the Triple Crown Baseball World Series has welcomed teams to an ideal high-altitude, high energy tournament setting, and after the interruptions of 2020 the event is back on the radar, with action beginning this week in both Colorado Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley in the Colorado Rockies.
In Colorado Springs, 11u, 14u and 13u Division 2 teams will square off July 20-25; on the same dates in the RFV you’ll see ages 9D2, 11D2, 12D2 and 14D2 in action. Another trusted setting for the World Series is Park City, UT., and 9u, 12u and 12 Elite teams will go this week as well.
The circuit closes July 27-Aug. 1 with the 10u and 13uD1 event in the Vail Valley.
The mountain-town settings of each location make it a perfect retreat for families looking for a break from the hot weather elsewhere, but there’s plenty of competition and determination in the air with a five-game guarantee and a double-elimination championship bracket.
“The destinations and facilities are perfect for a highly competitive end of the year national baseball tournament. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said TC event director Matt Pilcher. “We’ve had a generation’s worth of teams make this mountain trek with Triple Crown – they are pumped to be back after missing out in 2020, and we are thrilled to welcome them back.”
There are 48 12u teams and six 9u teams from 10 states set to roll in the one-time Olympic locale of Park City. Colorado Springs will have 18 teams at 11u, 14 from 13uD2 and 16 teams at 14u from 10 states. In the Snowmass, Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Carbondale and Aspen event, 30 teams will take their swings.
“Last but not least, the gorgeous Vail Valley, Colorado will be the launch pad for the 10u and 13u D1 World Series,” said TC event director Roland Rivera. “Sixteen 10s and 32 13s from 13 different states will battle on all-turf fields at 8,150 feet to crown the World Series champions.”
“Snowmass Village is very excited to welcome the Triple Crown Baseball World Series to the Roaring Fork Valley,” said Margot Ellis, national sales manager with Snowmass Tourism. “With the collaboration of Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs this will be our first baseball valley-wide sporting event. Big thanks to Basalt’s Crown Mountain Park for being the tournament’s home base. We look forward to showcasing the beauty of our mountains while the kids get to enjoy the sport they love.”