After nearly three months without sports, baseball returns to the Front Range of Colorado with the first weekend of the newly-formed Triple Crown Youth Baseball League.
Following Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines that strongly discourage extensive travel, Triple Crown directors have pivoted from tournament play to league play. Each weekend will focus on local, drive-radius teams, and will feature shortened game times for extended breaks between games. This will allow for cleaning protocols and spacing out teams as they enter and exit facilities.
“We are excited to be playing ball again,” said Triple Crown Baseball event director Matt Reed. “Thank you to Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins for allowing us to get kids back on the diamond. Best of luck this weekend to all teams playing this weekend and we look forward to seeing your teams again.”
The league will begin Saturday, June 13, with the tournament formerly known as Summer Slam and will include fifty-five teams from around the Fort Collins area. Triple Crown directors have targeted 10 total weekends for the league, concluding on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7.
Each weekend, teams will play four guaranteed games across two days. In lieu of a champion crowned each week, Triple Crown will connect the league through a points system. Teams have the option of playing in one or as many weekends as they can.
“The sounds of the baseball game returning in Colorado will be just what America needs right now,” said Triple Crown CEO Keri King. “Sports has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. A special thank you to the Larimer County Health Department and the City of Fort Collins for this great opportunity to return to sports in a safe manner. Play Ball!”
Should the prohibition on sports tournaments in Colorado come to end, Triple Crown is prepared to convert back to tournaments.
The full schedule of the league is below:
June 13-14 - Formerly known as Summer Slam
June 27-28 - Formerly known as The Gapper
July 3-5 - Formerly known as 4th of July CO State Tune-up
July 10-12 - Formerly known as CO State Championships
August 1-2 - Formerly known as Mile High Clash
August 8-9 - Formerly known as Front Range Frenzy
August 15-16 - Formerly known as Xtra Innings Classic
August 22-23 - Formerly known as Dog Days Classic
August 29-30 - Formerly known as CO Fall Championships
September 5 -7 - Formerly known as Labor Day Slugfest