EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include Tate Whittington as a player in the Showcase tournament.
Top Select baseball players from across Texas and its surrounding states will descend on the Anna Sports Complex, June 8-10, for a Five Tool Showcase tournament. These events, now in their fifth year, attract young baseball talent, ages 14-and-under through 17-and-under, who gather in hopes of catching the eye of college recruiters and pro scouts in attendance. Anna is one of four local venues selected for this event. Other locations include The Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Dallas’ John Paul II High School and Lewisville High School.
Anna's Rawley Hector and Melissa's Tate Whittington are believed to be the only local players participating in this tournament. Hector plays for the Dallas Tigers 14U Godwin team and Whittington is a member of the Dallas Tigers 17U Johnson club.
The 12 games scheduled for Anna are below:
Thursday, June 8
10 a.m. Dallas Mustangs 14U Haugen vs. Dallas Tigers 14U Godwin
12:30 p.m. AS Sundevils 14U Ingram vs. Dallas Tigers 14U Godwin
3 p.m. AS Sundevils 14U Ingram vs. Dallas Tigers 14U Polk
Friday, June 9
10 a.m. NTX Longhorns 15U Boddie vs. C3 Futures 16U Worley
12:30 p.m. Houston Athletics 16U Everett vs. NTX Longhorns 15U Boddie
3 p.m. Thrive Baseball 17U vs. Cajun Cayenne Baseball 17U
5:30 p.m. Dallas Tigers 16U Ahearne vs. Marucci Elite Texas 15U Carroll
Saturday, June 10
9 a.m. Dallas Tigers 14U Polk vs. AS Sundevils 14U Ingram
11:30 a.m. AS Sundevils 14U Ingram vs. Dallas Mustangs 14U Haugen
2 p.m. Dallas Mustangs 14U Haugen vs. DBAT Strike Elite 14U
4:30 p.m. Dallas Tigers 14U Godwin vs. DBAT Strike Elite 14U
7 p.m. Cajun Cayenne Baseball 17U vs. Dallas Tigers 17U Johnson