The 2018 schedule marks the beginning of when Pathway Baseball began to make a real difference in the lives of athletes, families and college baseball programs looking for the best recruiting fits, with high-value events taking root in Omaha, Atlanta and Albuquerque.
Next up is the Northern Colorado Fall Classic, slated for Aug. 24-26 at a dozen fields orbiting the Front Core cities of Fort Collins, Greely, Johnstown, Loveland and Windsor. In a successful nine-year partnership with the University of Northern Colorado, this event is a regional showcase highlight drawing high school programs in and around Colorado to play in front of dozens of college coaching staffs.
Word is spreading, as the number of showcase teams attending has spiked from 43 in 2017 to 60 this year.
“There’s a reason why multiple college programs and a growing number of high school showcase squads continue to invest time and energy toward the Northern Colorado Fall Classic,” said Gino Grasso, director of Pathway Baseball. “The four-game guarantee keeps the tempo and enthusiasm levels nice and high, and Pathway Baseball will go the extra mile to make sure the colleges have every opportunity to learn about players who have improved and become more relevant after the summer season.”
Coaches from UNC will be on hand at selected fields to provide an instructional tone to the event, offering occasional instruction and encouragement. Scores are not kept for the two-hour showcase games, and each half inning rolls over to the next after the eighth batter.
Pathway Baseball has one more impact event to deploy later this year, the inaugural Sept. 20-23 Fall Games Arizona set at the Peoria Sports Complex.