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Ages 8 - 18 | Raleigh, N.C.

NC DB TEAMS WIN RECORD
7 CHAMPIONSHIPS
​IN SINGLE WEEKEND!

Eight NCDB teams took the field to compete in tournaments the weekend of May 20-21. When the games were all completed early Sunday evening, seven NCDB teams were champions of their respective tournaments.

NCDB teams - 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 14U, and 16U - all finished at the top of their respective tournaments.  The 13U team went 2-2 in its event and the 15U had the weekend off.  The eight teams had a cumulative record of 28-5 for the weekend.  Four teams finished with a perfect record in their tournament.
NCDB 14U

NCDB 12U
NCDB 11U
NCDB 10U
NCDB 9U
NCDB 8U​​

NCDB 10's WIN SUMMER WORLD SERIES ON A WALKOFF

For the first time the entire tournament heading into their final at-bat, the NCDB 10s found themselves trailing the Carolina Rage 8-4 in the championship game of the Top Gun Summer World Series.
Luke Blackburn's Three-Run Homer Ends Game, Secures Title 
Blackburn
The 10s rallied to tie the score at 8-8.  With runners remaining at second & third and two out, Luke Blackburn stepped to the plate with the count one & one. He deposited the next pitch over the centerfield fence to win the game and the World Series title.  It was Luke's 99th career game with NCDB and first home run!
10U SWS Champions
Coach Jory Coughenour's club went a perfect 7-0 to take the title.  The 10s defeated the Clayton Fusion and Marvin Baseball Academy on Friday by scores of 10-0 and 11-1.  Saturday action brought wins over West Raleigh Blue and GBI All-Stars.  The wins continued on Sunday as the team beat Area Stars in the quarterfinals and FBI Fungo in the semifinals to make the championship.
​The victory marked the fifth championship for the 10U club this season and it was the 28th championship for NCDB teams during the 2016/17 age year season which concludes on July 31.   NCDB now has 105 all-time titles .

NC DB 15U SET FOR
​PG SUPER 25 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY

As a result of their success in qualifing events, the NCDB 15U club is headed to Ft. Myers, FL this week in preparation for the PG Super 25 National Championship tournament July 1-6. The games will be played at the Jet Blue Complex, which is the spring home of the Boston Red Sox.  The 15's first game is set for Saturday, July 1.  The team's complete pool play schedule can be found on the 15U results page . ​ 

 MILESTONES 
1,000 WINS
100 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Since the first victory on May 1, 2010 in the organization's inaugural game, NCDB teams have continued the winning tradition.

The organization reached two major milestones in the spring of 2017.  NCDB's 1,000th victory came on April 7 at the USSSA Beast of the East tournament in Gastonia when the 12U team downed the On Deck O's 10-2.

The second milestone of 100 tournament championships was reached on May 21 when the 12U team captured the Coaches vs. Cancer title in Wake Forest, NC

NC DB 2016/17 AGE YEAR

WINS:   342

CHAMPIONSHIPS:  28

RUNNER UP:  11

THE NCDB DIFFERENCE?
STAFF EXPERIENCE & RELATIONSHIPS 

NCDB was founded by individuals fortunate to have acheived careers in the Game as a way of giving back to the Game. NCDB was established as a non-profit due to the founder's concern over the rising cost of participation.  NCDB is one of the few, if only, development and/or recruiting assistance programs in the region that is not focused on maximizing revenue or profit.

NCDB helps players develop their physical skills and teaches the mental approach to the game. When age appropriate, the staff helps guide the players throughout the evaluation and recruiting process and uses its vast network of relationships throughout collegiate baseball to assist with placement in a college program.
"Players are fortunate to be part of NCDB because the people involved with the organization are experienced and the fact that they do things the right way.  I wish I had access to an organization like NCDB when I was playing high school & travel ball.” - Elliot Johnson
Total players that have secured college scholarships as a result of instructional & placement assistance provided by members of NCDB staff
115
122
Years of amateur baseball coaching experience
57​
Years of collegiate playing experience
58
Years of professional playing experience
31
Years of MLB executive experience
Years of working with muliple NCAA conferences & athletic programs
23
Years of working with MLB & USA Baseball on youth & amateur participation growth initiatives
8
"NCDB is a premier organization.  The NCDB staff is dedicated to your son, not only making him a better player but teaching life lessons along the way.  The extensive experience and knowledge the NCDB staff provides will prepare your son for the highest level of baseball." - Adam Libertore