Lucky for our lawns, northern Colorado received plenty of spring showers this past weekend, however it wasn’t the ideal weather for a baseball tournament. Regardless, Triple Crown Baseball toughed it out to put on The May Melee in Longmont, Firestone, Johnstown and Greeley.
The event featured 70 local Colorado teams as well as a few Wyoming clubs across the 8u-14u age groups and D1, D2 and D3 divisions.
“We were really happy to get a majority of teams a full schedule for the weekend. Even though the weather wasn’t ideal, we’re lucky to have great facility partners that were up with me at 4:30 a.m. working on fields to get them playable,” said TC Colorado Baseball event director Mike Magaro. “Jim Netzel from Longmont and the rest of his staff deserve all the credit in the world and I can’t thank them enough for the work they did Sunday morning. I’m sure there’s a lot of facilities out there that see puddles on the field and want to cancel the day, but those guys worked their tails off to get games up and running by noon Sunday.”
It clearly took a lot of help and hard work to make this event happen so big thanks to the NoCo facilities staff and our Triple Crown staff. And congrats to the teams who suffered the chilly weather and rain delays and were rewarded with a championship trophy at the end of it all.
The May Melee 2018 Champions
10’s D1/D2 Combo: Slammers Stealth
11’s D1/D2 Combo: Fort Collins Tigers
11’s D3: WYCO 2025
12’s D1/D2 Combo: Slammers Bauer
13’s D1: NoCo Rush Blue
13’s D2: Denver Legends
13’s D3: CO Khaos – Naturals
14’s D1: NC Bombers
14’s D2: Slammers Seeley