“We played in two tournaments before this and no scouts were there,” said Mike Janeczek, watching as son Brighton Taylor from Timber Creek High in Orlando pitched in one of the games. “This is nice that he can get some exposure here.”

The players reveled in testing their skills against some of the best talent in their class from throughout the country.

“It’s a great tournament because you see all these great teams from all over and they’re well-coached and play well fundamentally,” said Trippe Moore, a center fielder and pitcher for the Gamers out of Georgia. “That’s how you get better. Plus, you get to show all these recruiters what you’ve got and you get to play at great facilities.”

East Cobb Astros centerfielder, shortstop and pitcher Dalton Strickland echoed those sentiments, noting the intensity of the tournament games.

“Some teams might not play again this summer, so this helps you end on a good note and gets you ready for fall ball,” Strickland said.”