The Annual BRW Summer Blast Tournament features a very unique in-game challenge during the 18U Championship Game. Since 2018 the $5000 Home Run Challenge has been an exciting way for the 18U age division to remember the end of the tournament season. Any batter who is the first to hit a home run over the 200 foot fence in the course of the 4th inning, would receive a check for $5000 to defray the costs of college or continuing education. While we’ve seen home runs in the 18U championship game in the 3rd and 5th innings, we’ve never seen a player collect on this 4th inning challenge.
Click on the video to see what happened this year when Blast player, Jessica Cagney came to bat. That’s Blazers’ #22, Maritza Arias in Centerfield making an incredible play!
14U “B”; 16U, 18U “Open”
Location(s): Borse Community Park - 208 Midway Drive, Willowbrook, IL 60527
Walker Park – 7425 S. Wolf Rd. Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Gower Middle School – 9421 S. Madison St. Burr Ridge, IL 60527
$565.00 Entrance fee - 4 Game Guarantee: weather permitting 1st & 2nd Place Team & Individual Trophies for 1st & 2nd Place MVP Awards for all Pool games
Games will possibly start Thursday - 6PM. No refunds unless complete Tournament rain-out, in which case a $100 administrative fee will apply. BRW is not responsible for making up games cancelled by inclement weather. Tournament Director has the authority to change the Tournament format or Game schedule as needed.