Dear League President/Team Manager:
On behalf of the City of Hammond, I am excited to announce and invite your baseball team(s) to what has become one of the premier summer invitational tournaments in the region. From May 19th through the 21st, 2017, the Hammond Invitational Tournament (HIT) will take place throughout Hammond. Over the last several years, my administration has invested millions of dollars on upgrading the youth sports facilities around the city. We are excited to host this tournament and have you and your team(s) visit and compete at our sports complexes.
The tournament will be comprised of three divisions: 10U; 11U; and 12U. These teams will compete in pool play and then a single elimination finals bracket. The finals bracket will be determined by pool play.
Hammond is proud to be able to have first class facilities to host this tournament this year and in the years to come as we hope to grow from a regional to a Midwest tournament. The amenities in and around the ballparks will ensure that there are fun things to do both at the games as well as before and after for your players’ entire family.
Here are some of the details:
- When: Friday May 19th through Sunday May 21, 2017
- Pool Play games will begin Friday and conclude on Saturday morning
- Bracket Play Single Elimination starts Saturday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon
- Where: Hammond Hermits, Hammond Optimist Park, Hessville Little League (Caldwell Youth Sports Complex), Lakeshore Baseball (Forsythe Park).
- The championship games will be played at the brand new Dowling Park Complex on the turf field.
- Cost is $350 per team.
- Engraved HIT championship bat and trophy bats for each player on the championship team.
Below you will find a team registration form, preliminary roster form, tournament rules, maps to the facilities, and photographs of the facilities. Based on the feedback we have received we anticipate this tournament filling up very quickly and therefore look forward to hearing back from you in the near future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our HIT coordinator Sharon Daniels at (219) 853-6501. I look forward seeing you at HIT on opening day May 19th!
Very Truly Yours,
Thomas M. McDermott, Jr.