The 12th Annual Battle of the Border Middle School All Star Games will take the field on July 14 & 15 at Arthur Goodman Park, home of MARA Baseball in Matthews, NC. This tradition filled baseball event for top players in the Greater Charlotte region is always among the most fun events of the year for middle school baseball players. The Battle of the Border Showcase, now in its 12th year, has developed a reputation for being a fun and competitive event for middle school students. Each player will participate in two games, a defensive workout, Golden Arm and Road Runner Skill Competitions and spend time playing with and against friend from middle school and travel baseball.
Over the first 11 years of the event, over 200 former event alumni have advanced to play college baseball and nearly two dozen have had the opportunity to play professional baseball. More importantly, all players have enjoyed the opportunity to play with and against players that have formed relationships over the first few years of their baseball careers.
In addition to the games, defensive workout and fun inside and out of the dugouts, each player will receive a Battle of the Border Showcase jersey, access to Live Video Interviews and social media and newspaper recognition.
Rising 7th and 8th grade players will take the field on July 14 and rising ninth graders will follow on July 15 In most cases, we will keep players together from their school teams as well. In all 11 years of the event, we have experienced complete sell outs as spaces are limited. Please do not hesitate in enrolling your child for this exciting, tradition filled event.
We will follow all CDC recommended guidelines and state rules to be Socially Distant at the ball park. by holding the event in mid-July, we believe this will allow for a near identical experience as in the past.