Summer to Bring Baseball Action to Erie | Sports Destination Management

Summer to Bring Baseball Action to Erie

May 23, 2014
Four Pastime Tournaments Scheduled Starting This Month

The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce that Pastime Tournaments will hold four select travel baseball tournaments at Mercyhurst University and surrounding venues this summer.

Pastime Tournaments is recognized as one of the nation’s largest self-sanctioned tournament hosts and holds elite baseball events across the country for players between the ages of 14-18. In 2013, Pastime Tournaments hosted events in more than 15 states that attracted over 2,500 teams from 20-plus states and Canada.

Complete Erie event information and team registration is available by visiting the Tournaments page at

Pastime Tournaments 2014 Erie events include:

  • May 30-June 1: Great Lakes Invitational, 17/18U
  • June 12-June 15: Great Lakes Elite, 14U & 16/17U
  • July 10-July 13: Best of Great Lakes, 15/16U
  • July 24-July 27: Great Lakes Super Select, 14U & 17/18U

“Erie is a natural fit as we continue to expand our footprint and grow our organization,” said Pastime Tournaments President Thomas Davidson. “We are looking forward to attracting teams from throughout the tri-state area and Canada and are confident that working with the Erie Sports Commission will help us reach our goals and set the stage for continued success.”

“Pastime Tournaments has a proven track record of executing elite-level baseball events that will complement the summer sports scene in the Erie area,” said ESC Executive Director Ron Sertz. “The ESC is excited to work with the organizers of Pastime Tournaments as it grows in size and scope on an annual basis.”

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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