The Gateway Grizzlies are proud to announce the return

of the Firecracker Classic Tournament in 2017!


In years past, eight talented select teams battled over the 4th of July weekend for the ultimate prize of being named the Firecracker Classic Champions.

GCS Credit Union Ballpark is excited to host the third annual classic in 2017. The tournament will be hosted over 4th of July weekend.  This year the tournament will feature 11u teams.  

Entry in the tournament includes the following features:

Cost: $500

Entry includes: 

  • 3 games guaranteed at GCS Credit Union Ballpark
  • 15 tickets to the July 2nd Gateway Grizzlies game which will featured a presentation for teams played in the tournament as well as a fireworks show.  
  • Discounted tickets for all parents and friends ($9) 
  • Team will be featured on social media and Gateway Grizzlies website as participants
Grizzlies staff will provide full PA announcement and scoreboard for every game played. Give your team a professional experience by being a part of the Firecracker Classic!

For more information and to register for the tournament Call James at the Grizzlies Box Office (618) 337-3000 Ext 15.



2017 results:

June 30th (Winner in Bold)

6:00pm: Southern Illinois Roughnecks 12 -St. Clair Stars 4 

HR: Roughnecks: Riggs (1), Helton (1)

8:00pm: GC Tribe 4 -Highland Outlaws 8

July 1st (Winner in Bold)

10:00am: St. Clair Stars 16 -Fenton Tigers 7

HR: Stars:Dima (2), Beer (1) 

       Tigers: Mueller (1)

12:00pm: Fenton Tigers 6- Highland Outlaws 5

2:00pm: GC Tribe 7 -Southern Illinois Roughnecks 9

HR: Roughnecks: Riggs (2)

Seeding for July 2nd

1. Southern Illinois Roughnecks

2. Highland Outlaws

3. St. Clair Stars

4. Fenton Tigers

5. GC Tribe

July 2nd (Winner in Bold)

8:00am GC Tribe 12 - Fenton Tigers 6

HR: Tribe: Feldman (1)

10:00am: St. Clair Stars 6 -Highland Outlaws 18

12:00pm: GC Tribe 4 -Southern Illinois Roughnecks 6

July 3rd (Championship Game)

Highland Outlaws 3 -Southern Illinois Roughnecks 11

2017 Firecracker Classic Champions Southern Illinois Roughnecks!