Welcome to the 2017 DeMarini Invitational Showcase

Tournament dates: July 5th through the 9th

Watch this year's showcase online.

The DeMarini Invitational Showcase turns 8

Club Coaches:
Welcome to the 2017 DeMarini Invitational Showcase! Our goal is to make this tournament an exceptional must-attend annual event for top club programs throughout the country. As the tournament dates draw nearer, we will be posting updated information here on the web site so make sure you check back often. As always, your feedback is always welcome and appreciated, so should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us through our information request form.

College Coaches:
This is the eighth year for the Demarini Invitational and each year we draw college coaches from throughout the country. Schools large and small come to our tournament because of the national caliber competition, the easy-to-get-around venue, and of course, some shade trees to shelter you while you watch exciting softball in mid-July. Every one of the over 160 games contested during the week is within easy walking distance and 3/4 of the games are in one four-field pod with a central viewing area that allows you to see all four fields. We extend an open invitation to all schools to come and enjoy some of the most exciting and competitive softball the country has to offer. Please go to our registration page and let us know you're coming.


The 2016 Champions and Runners-Up

You may now view and/or download the 2016 final tournament results from our downloads page.
2016 Champions: Beverly Bandits Premier - Tyrrell
2016 Champions: Beverly Bandits Premier - Tyrrell
2016 Runners-Up: AL Thunderbolts Premier 18U
2016 Runners-Up: AL Thunderbolts Premier 18U

2016 Participating Teams

Each year, our participating teams come from all across the country.
Come back later to see who's playing this year...

Participating Team Map

2017 Pool Assignments and Pool Play Schedules

Please check back closer to the tournament dates to see the assignment and schedule postings.

Where to stay...

Downers Grove Suites Downers Grove Suites
1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Contact: Julie Pacini at 630-442-6662
Rate: $129
All Suite hotel with full restaurant and bar on-site. Indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, and large fitness center. Rooms have microwaves and mini fridges. Fully renovated in 2015.

Marriott Oak Brook Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street, Oakbrook, IL 60523
Contact: Megan Noldan at 630-368-0462
Rate: $129
Full restaurant and bar on-site. Indoor pool, hot tub, large fitness center, and full service Starbucks.

TownePlace Suites Lombard TownePlace Suites Lombard
455 E 22nd Street, Lombard, IL 60148
Contact: Sandy Szymborski at 630-691-1500
Rate: $129
Full kitchens in every room, free internet, outdoor pool. Complimentary breakfast.

Courtyard Oak Brook Terrace Courtyard Oak Brook Terrace
6 Trans Am Plaza Drive, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Contact: Sandy Szymborski at 630-691-1500
Rate: $129
Indoor pool, fitness center, free internet, and Bistro that serves breakfast, dinner, and drinks.

Courtyard Naperville Courtyard Naperville
1155 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Contact: Jaclyn Donhal at 630-505-0550
Rate: $129
Indoor pool, fitness center, free internet, and Bistro that serves breakfast, dinner, and drinks.

Courtyard Bloomingdale Courtyard Bloomingdale
275 Knollwood Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Contact: Diana Dowdy at 630-529-9200
Rate: $129
Indoor pool, fitness center, free internet, and Bistro that serves breakfast, dinner, and drinks.

Marriott Naperville Marriott Naperville
1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL 60563
Contact: Amy Widner at 630-687-6462
Rate: $129
Indoor pool, fitness center, and hot tub. Full service hotel with on-site restaurant and lounge serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Residence Inn Lombard Residence Inn Lombard
2001 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148
Contact: Rachel Caruso at 630-629-7800
Rate: $129
Full kitchens in every room, free internet, outdoor pool, sports courts. Complimentary breakfast.

Courtyard Elmhurst Courtyard Elmhurst
370 N IL Route 83, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Contact: Melissa Helfert at 630-941-9444
Rate: $129
Indoor pool, fitness center, free internet, and Bistro that serves breakfast, dinner, and drinks.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Lombard Fairfield Inn and Suites Lombard
645 West North Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
Contact: Tammy Rodgers at 630-629-1500
Rate: $129
Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, newly opened lounge serving snacks, beer, wine, and premium liquor Mon-Thurs.

SpringHill Suites Elmhurst SpringHill Suites Elmhurst
410 West Lake Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Contact: Amanda Georges at 630-782-6300
Rate: $129
Complimentary breakfast included. All Suite hotel with Indoor pool, and fitness center.

Ackerman Park

800 E St. Charles Rd
Glen Ellyn , IL 60137

2017 Tournament Information

College coaches wishing to RSVP to the event, please go to our registration page.

2017 DEMARINI INVITATIONAL SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT RULES

  1. NFHS rules will be followed with the following exceptions:

    POOL PLAY: Free defensive substitution will be allowed. Teams must turn in a batting order and maintain it during the game. Teams may bat 10 players if they choose to. Courtesy runners for the pitcher and catcher are allowed, but must be someone not in the batting order. Pinch runners will be handled as a substitution. Players playing defense but not in the batting order are considered eligible substitutes for offensive purposes including courtesy running.

    BRACKET PLAY: NFHS book rules. Decisions by umpires on the field are final.
  2. Time Limit. No new inning will begin after one hour, 30 minutes from the completion of the pre-game conference at home plate. Game time will be kept by umpires on the field. A new inning starts with the third out of the previous inning.
  3. Run Rule. 10 runs after 3 innings, 6 runs after 5 innings for pool and bracket play.
  4. Home Team. Coin flip by umpires during pre-game conference to determine home team. Both teams will be responsible for keeping score on the score card provided and will turn the score card into the Field Director at conclusion of game. Failure to turn in your score card within 15 minutes of the conclusion of your game will result in a 7-0 forfeit. The home scorekeeper will be the official book. Team listed first on pool schedule and on top of single elimination bracket will occupy third base dugout, except when playing back-to-back.
  5. Proof of insurance must be given to the Tournament Director prior to your first game. If requested, managers must be able to prove the age of any team member.
  6. International Tie Breaker. In case of a tie game during the elimination tournament, the international tiebreaker rule will be used. Thus, if a game ends in a tie (after seven innings regulation or completion of a full inning after time expires), in every extra inning, each half inning will begin with a runner on second base. The runner will be the player who is scheduled to bat ninth in that half inning.
  7. Pool Games ending in a tie (after seven innings regulation or completion of a full inning after time expires) will not be played out. Teams will receive ½ win and ½ loss in the pool standings.
  8. Seeding. Pool play results determine seeding and position in the single elimination bracket. If pool play results in a tie, pool standing will be determined by: a) head-to-head results between tied teams (when more than two teams tie, head-to-head will be used only if one team has beaten all other tied teams or one team has lost to all other tied teams); b) fewest runs allowed in all pool games; c) fewest AVERAGE runs allowed in all pool games resulting in a tie or loss; and d) a coin flip. When more than two teams tie, after a team is selected during any step, the tiebreaker reverts back to step a) to select the next team.
  9. Tournament Format. The Director reserves the right to change the tournament format if circumstances require. In case of schedule changes, the official schedule will be on the board at the tournament site (Ackerman Park).
  10. A Game is Complete after 4 ½ innings (home team ahead) or 5 innings (visitors ahead).
  11. Forfeit Time. Game time is forfeit time, unless a team is held up by a late-running game. In order to stay on schedule teams should be prepared to begin play as early as 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game time.
  12. Line-up Cards. During the pre-game conference at home plate, teams must exchange lineups and also give a copy to the home plate umpire.
  13. Warm-ups. Pre game warm-up should be done in designated warm-up areas. No warm-ups on the infields inside the basepaths. No warm-up hitting into any fence! Do not warm up on fields when ballfield crews are working on the fields. There should be open areas that may be used for warm-up purposes, especially on Thursday and Friday. Please be considerate of other teams and share the available space.
  14. Poor Sportsmanship. Any coach, player, or fan displaying unsportsmanlike behavior will be subject to suspension from the game and/or forfeit for the game or tournament.
  15. Weather Line. A weather delay information phone number will be given out at the tournament. In addition, all teams must submit a text phone number at check-in.
  16. Player Roster Rules. A player may only compete for one team during the tournament. This includes both bracket and pool play.
We are very committed towards making this Demarini Invitational the best ever. Please come join us for a great week of competitive national level fastpitch softball.
 
Sincerely,
Tournament Co-Directors
Bill Conroy
Gerry Quinn

None of this would be possible without...

DeMarini Fastpitch Softball
http://www.demarini.com/en-us/fastpitch
Wilson Fastpitch Softball
http://www.wilson.com/en-us/fastpitch
Atec Sports
http://www.atecsports.com
Marriott Hotels
http://www.marriott.com/default.mi