picture of DeMarini Invitational Showcase 2016

Completed, Jul 8 - 10, 2016
 

Hosted by two top club powers based in Illinois, the Beverly Bandits led by Bill Conroy and the Illinois Chill spearheaded by Gerry Quinn, this Chicago-based event draws top talent from coast-to-coast. In its seventh year, the Demarini Invitational Showcase will feature 40 top teams from 22 states using this tournament to prepare for their nationals runs at the end of the summer.

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    A Yearly Subscription to FloSoftball Just Got Better

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  2. Beverly Bandits Tyrrell Win 2016 DeMarini Invitational Showcase

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    Jul 12, 2016

    Beverly Bandits Tyrrell have played over 20 games in the last two weeks. They came up short in Boulder, but losing primed the Bandits to take the DeMarini Invitational Showcase. 

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    Inside the DeMarini Invite Bracket Play with Emmie Farnam

    Jul 10, 2016

    Heading into Elimination Play, we didn't know what to expect. The atmosphere itself was something that put us at a disadvantage. This was our first year at the tournament. Many of us were in...

  4. Behind the Beverly Bandits with Sydney Supple

    Behind the Beverly Bandits with Sydney Supple

    Jul 9, 2016

    The Sixth Annual Demarini Invitational features the best travel teams from 14s to 18s and is as my favorite tournament. This is my second year playing in it. The top teams in three age group...

  5. Inside the DeMarini Invite with Emmie Farnam

    Inside the DeMarini Invite with Emmie Farnam

    Jul 9, 2016

    Boulder IDT to DeMarini Invite

    With only a few days of rest, we knew matching the success of an 8-1 finish at the Boulder IDT tournament would not be simple because of the older comp...

  6. Demarini Invitational Showcase Preview

    Demarini Invitational Showcase Preview

    Jul 6, 2016

    Now in its seventh year, the Demarini Invitational Showcase will feature 40 top teams from 22 states using this tournament to prepare for their nationals runs at the end of the summer.

  7. Meet the Birmingham Thunderbolts 18U Premier

    Meet the Birmingham Thunderbolts 18U Premier

    Jul 6, 2016

    Rocky Thompson former coach at Alcorn University went from coaching slow pitch softball to developing the Birmingham Thunderbolts (4). Last year, the Bolts claimed the Demarini Showcase thro...

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    FloSoftball 2015-16 National Player & Coach of the Year

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    Jun 16, 2016

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