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2017 Pinto 8U National Championships

 Cusumano Sports Complex - Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Address: 11807 County Road 1160 North, Mount Vernon, IL 62864

When: July 20-22, 2017. July 19 will be the report date for all teams. July 23 (Sunday) will be used as a rain day.

Details: There will be a dinner for all players, coaches, parents, and fans on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM. We are planning on having teams from across the country to play in this tournament. We will take the first 16 teams and then will have a waiting list if needed. The cost of the tournament is a $100.00 gate fee for all PONY sanctioned tournament teams through their Zone. The size of the tournament may change depending on the number of teams that request to play.  The tournament rules may be found below, as well as on the PONY website North Zone, Publications, 2017 PONY Baseball 8U Coach Pitch National Championship Rules.

We will award 1st and 2nd place Banners for both the National Championship round as well as the consolation tournament.  All four teams' players will also receive an award.  

Contact: If you are interested in playing in this annual event please contact Steve Miller at or Randy Crompton at

Where is Mt. Vernon?: Mt. Vernon is in the southern part of the state of Illinois and is easy driving distance from St. Louis, Missouri and Evansville, Indiana. Chicago is approximately four hours north of Mt. Vernon. It has two major Interstates that intersect the city, I-57 and I-64. Interstate I-24 is only 50 miles south of Mt. Vernon on Interstate I-57. Mt. Vernon has 1227 hotel rooms, over 60 restaurants, and a water park near the ball fields.

Mt. Vernon is just minutes from some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, the Rend Lake Recreation area, that offers a fishing, boating, golfing, and hunting paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. 

Cultural offerings in Mt. Vernon include the magnificent Cedarhurst Center for the Arts complex that features the art museum, sculpture park, programs and events including the nationally acclaimed Cedarhurst Craft Fair held each fall on the weekend after Labor Day.  The Jefferson County Historical Village offers a look back into the history of the settlers of the area and their lifestyle with authentic log cabins and a museum interpretive center.

Other attractions include the Appellate Courthouse, where Abraham Lincoln represented clients, the C. E. Brehm Library with its impressive genealogy collection, plus acres of public parks, golf courses, raceway, winery, and much more.

Photos from the 2016 Inaugural 8U Pinto National Championships

2016 National Champions - Garner, NC
Garner 8U registered under the Garner Baseball Incorporated from Garner, NC

11 - Karter Bossman
9 - Hayden Buffaloe
7 - Austin Clark
6 - Jennings Dunlap
8 - Ethan Gilchrist
1 - Hunter Graham
3 - David Johnson
14 - Bryan Mcdaniel
12 - Jett Parsley
35 - Seth Pennica
10 - Joseph Speelman
24 - Brady Suber

Manager - Ray Dunlap
Coach - Jason Dunlap
Coach - Darrell Gilchrist
Bus. Mgr. - Justin Clark

2016 National Champion Runner-Up - Washington, PA
Washington registered under Washington Youth Baseball from Washington, PA

28 - Jackson Burt
25 - Wiliam Callan
29 - Dominick Canali
22 - Brock Carrigan
5 - Derek Falvo
35 - Jason Hartley
24 - Brandon Kelley
89 - Luke Poland
3 - Jacob Rieg
23 - Ryan Torboli
12 - Ryan Walther
15 - Jonah Williamson

Manager - Joshua Falvo
Coach - Mark Burt
Coach - John Rieg
Bus. Mgr. - Rich Knestrick

2016 Consolation Champions - Wilmington, NC
Supper Optimist 8U registered under the Supper Optimist from Wilmington, NC

10 - Maddoux Batts
11 - Rhett Britt
28 - Davis House
6 - Brayden Langan
12 - Brayden Mazzola
1 - Matthew Naylor
5 - Jackson Noon
23 - Beckett Peterson
4 - Connor Shaw
17 - Lucas Shields
34 - Jason Sproul
27 - Gibson Todd

Manager - Kevin Sproul
Coach - Ted Naylor
Coach - Brian Todd
Bus. Mgr. - Doug House


2016 Consolation Runner-Up - Mt. Vernon, IL
JCSA Pinto registered under the JCSA from Dix, IL

11 - Xander Ashby
51 - Bryton Bradford
9 - Truman Carnine
24 - Gianni Cheatham
25 - Tyler Curry
13 - (Joy), Merced (Joy)
16 - Ethan Morgan
8 - Jayden Morgan
3 - Abel Nelson
34 - Nikoli Ortiz
44 - Adrian Rhymer
17 - Hudson Welch

Manager - Eli Hiatt
Coach - Chris Curry
Coach - Chad Morgan
Bus. Mgr. - Matt Miller

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