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2018 Pinto 8U Travel Select Coach Pitch Baseball Classic

Welcome to the information site for the 2018 Pinto 8U Travel Select Coach Pitch Baseball Classic. We hope you will take a few minutes to look around the site and come and enjoy a few days of great PONY Baseball with us.

The tournament will be held in Mt. Vernon, Illinois July 19-21 at Cusumano Sports Complex (11807, County Rd 1160 N, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864). July 18 will be the report date for all teams. July 22 (Sunday) will be used as a rain day. There will be a picnic for all players, coaches, parents, and fans on Wednesday July 18 at 5:00 PM. We are planning on having teams from around the world play in this tournament. We will take the first 16 teams and then will have a waiting list, if needed. To view the game schedule, click here.

The cost of the tournament is $200.00 for all teams. The size of the tournament may change depending on the number of teams that request to play. The tournament rules can be found here or on the PONY North Zone website --> Publications --> 2018 Pinto 8U Travel Select Coach Pitch Baseball Classic Championship Rules.

We will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place banners for both the Championship round, as well as the Consolation tournament.

If you are interested in playing in this annual event please contact Steve Miller at [email protected] or Randy Crompton at [email protected] To access the tournament registration form, click here.

Things to do:

Mt. Vernon is in the southern part of the state of Illinois and is easy driving distance from St. Louis, Missouri and Evansville, Indiana. Chicago, IL is approximately four hours north of Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon, IL has two major Interstates that intersect the city, I 57 and I 64. Interstate I 24 is only 50 miles south of Mt. Vernon on Interstate I 57. Mt. Vernon has 1227 hotel rooms, over 60 restaurants, and a Water Park near the ball fields.

Mt. Vernon is just minutes from some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, the Rend Lake Recreation area, that offers a fishing, boating, golfing, and hunting paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.

Cultural offerings in Mt. Vernon include the magnificent Cedarhurst Center for the Arts complex that features the art museum, sculpture park, programs and events including the nationally acclaimed Cedarhurst Craft Fair held each fall on the weekend after Labor Day. The Jefferson County Historical Village offers a look back into the history of the settlers of the area and their lifestyle with authentic log cabins and a museum interpretive center.

Other attractions include the Appellate Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln represented clients, the C. E. Brehm Library with its impressive genealogy collection, plus acres of public parks, golf courses, raceway, winery, and much more.

Marion, Illinois is approximately 40 mile south of Mt. Vernon on Interstate I 57. The city of Marion has many things to offer as well. There are many hotels located in Marion. Marion is also home to the Southern Illinois Miners Baseball Team. The team is part of the Frontier League, and plays at Rent One Park, at the intersection of Interstate I-57 and Route 13.

St. Louis offers many exciting attractions as well. Come see the St. Louis Arch, the Gateway to the West, Six Flags theme park, Ballpark Village, the St. Louis Zoo, Grant's Farm, and many other attractions. Nashville, Tennessee is approximately 3 hours away, Memphis, Tennessee is approximately 3.5 hours away, and Louisville, Kentucky, home to the Louisville bat factory is approximately 3.5 hours away. All of these can be great vacation spots.


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