FALL BRAWL LIGHTS UP DIAMOND NATION COMPLEX
By Bob Behre
Sixty teams descend upon the Diamond Nation Baseball Complex in Flemington, N.J. this weekend to compete for championships at five age levels.
The three-day Fall Brawl tournament begins with play at the 15U and 17/18U levels on Friday evening and the tournament runs through Sunday evening when championship games will be contested. The 10U, 11U and 13U tournaments begin play on Saturday.
The 17/18U Fall Brawl boasts a deep 24-team field that features such quality programs as All-Out Pack, Prospect Baseball Academy, Complete Game Colonials, North Jersey Cardinals and the Diamond Jacks Super 17 2019 and 2022 teams.
The 17/18U field opens play with four games at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, including an intriguing one pitting the Staten Island Orioles and Complete Performance Baseball Academy.
The 17/18U playoffs begins with first round games at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, followed by the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. and the championship game at 8:30 p.m. on Field 1.
The 15U Fall Brawl field is a loaded one with familiar faces and highly competitive entities such as the Hit and Run Outlaws 2022, MSI 2022, Lumberkings Extreme, NJ Giants, Wladyka National and Locked In Expos.
The 15U Fall Brawl opens play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday when Baseball U. North Jersey collides with the Diamond Jacks Super 15U squad.
The 15U playoffs begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday when the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds meet. The winner from the 2 vs. 3 seed game faces the top seed in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. on Field 4.
The 13U Fall Brawl features a small but potent field. Canes Baseball, Jersey Boyz Baseball, Frazier’s Downtown Academy and Rising Stars Baseball are some of those legit programs.
The 13U Fall Brawl opens play at 8 a.m. on Saturday when Pro Skills Baseball encounters the Diamond Jacks Super 13U. The 13U Fall Brawl championship game is set for Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on Field 3.
The 11U Fall Brawl entrees represent a group of familiar faces who are all highly successful programs. The Richmond County Nationals of Staten Island, the Bucks County Generals of nearby eastern Pennsylvania, the talented MVP Blue Jackets and the Diamond Jacks Gold 11U are all capable of doing damage in this tournament.
The 11U Fall Brawl opener is 2:15 p.m. on Saturday and pits the Berkeley Revolution against the Diamond Jacks Super 11U. The 11U playoffs begin 12:15 p.m. with first round games. The semifinals are set for 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. before the championship game is contested at 8:30 p.m. on Field 2.
The 10U Fall Brawl opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday when the Diamond Jacks 10U faces the Aldie Senators. That tournament's playoffs get underway on Sunday morning with first round games at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The semifinals will be played at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. before the championship game settles things at 2:15 p.m. on Field 6.
The Bell Ringers, South Jersey Elite and Max Impact will all vie for a championship as well.