2019 Summer Kickoff Klassic


9:00 AM VA Memorial Game 1: Circleville Post 134 (1) v Chillicothe 757 15s (8)
9:00 AM Hoffman Field Game 2: Portsmouth Post 23(2) v Ottawa Post 63 (7)
11:30 AM VA Memorial Game 3: Chillicothe 757 (4) v NC Stealth (5)
11:30 AM Hoffman Field Game 4: Circleville 134 15s (3) v Waverly Post 142 (6)
2:00 PM VA Memorial Winner G1 v Winner G3
2:00 PM Hoffman Field Winner G2 v Winner G4
4:30 PM VA Memorial Winner G5 v Winner G6

Final Seedings after Pool Play

1 Seed – Circleville Post 134

2 Seed – Portsmouth Post 23

3 Seed – Circleville Post 134 15s

4 Seed – Chillicothe 757

5 Seed – NC Stealth

6 Seed – Waverly Post 142

7 Seed – Ottawa Post 63

8 Seed – Chillicothe Post 757 15s

We are excited to host the 5th Annual Kickoff Klassic in Chillicothe Ohio May 31 – June 2, 2019. The Kickoff Klassic is an Invitational tournament that is open to both Junior American Legion and 16U travel baseball programs.

Please note for all games at VA Memorial Stadium:

  • No metal cleats, sunflower seeds or chewing gum is allowed on the field
  • No outside food or drink are permitted
  • Entry fee for fans of $5 or $3 for students

Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2019

Cost: $500 entry (covers baseballs, umpires & team award to top 3 teams)

Games: All teams will play a minimum of 4 games (weather permitting)

Fields: VA Memorial Stadium, Chillicothe 757 Hoffman Field, Chillicothe 62 Ross Park, Chillicothe HS & Adena HS fields will be available for the tournament.

Kickoff Klassic

  1. Chillicothe Post 757
  2. Chillicothe Post 757 15s
  3. Circleville Post 134
  4. Circleville Post 134 15s
  5. NC Stealth
  6. Ottawa Post 63
  7. Portsmouth Post 23
  8. Waverly Post 142
  • This is an invitational Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament and any rule not addressed specifically below will be covered by the most current version of the National American Legion Rule Book for Junior American Legion Baseball competition.
  • This is an early season tournament so re-entry/substitution rules will be permitted (following OHSAA)
  • Teams can utilize a DH and/or EH at the team’s discretion
  • Courtesy runner permitted (not required) for pitcher and catcher at any time; the inserted courtesy runner must be someone not in the game or the team’s last batted out
  • 16U travel teams are also welcome to participate in the tournament.
  • Either a drop -3 BBCOR-certified or wood bats may be used in the tournament.
  • A coin-flip is conducted to determine home team for all games in pool play; better seed will be home team after tournament seeding is complete.
  • Teams will play seven-inning games (weather permitting).
  • A two-hour time limit will be in effect for all games except the championship game; the official time will be noted by the home plate umpire and start from the 1st pitch of the game (NOTE: It is the responsibility of both coaches to determine start time with the umpire).  No new innings will start after 2 hours.  If a game is tied when the two hour time limit goes into affect the shootout rule applies: The visiting team puts the player that made the last out in the previous inning on second base.  All new batters start with 3 balls & 2 strikes.  Teams will begin the inning with 0 outs. After 2 extra innings are completed and the game remains tied, both teams will tie and be credited with 1/2 a point for seeding purposes. All teams should be at the field at least 30 minutes prior to their game time - the next game will start 15 minutes after the previous game.
  • No time limit will be used in the championship game on Sunday.
  • The Home team will be the official book for that particular game. Visiting coaches are encouraged to check with the home team coaches to make sure books are in sync.
  • In the event of a forfeit the winning team will be credited with a 1-0 victory for seeding purposes. If possible, the tournament committee will resolve forfeits by making scheduling changes. Forfeits will be used ONLY if schedule changes can not be made to accommodate teams.
  • The Chillicothe Post 757 Colts, as the host team in the tournament, shall have the right to use their dugout (third base dugout) at Joseph W. Hoffman Field. ·All coaches shall use best judgment related to pitching restrictions; 
  • The revised American Legion pitch count rules shall be in effect for the 2019 tournament: 105 maximum pitches/day, calendar days rest required as stated below: O Days Rest after 0-30 pitches 1 day rest after 31 to 45 pitches; 2 days rest after 46-60 pitches; 3 days rest after 61-80 pitches 4 days rest if a pitcher throws 81+ pitches
  • NOTE: the tournament will not monitor pitching but expects coaches to use best judgment and adhere to established tournament pitch count rules.
  • The 10-run mercy rule will be in effect after 5 innings of play or 4 1/2 innings if the home team has the last at bat.
  • All final game scores shall be texted to the tournament directors by both coaches within one hour of game being completed.    
  • VA Memorial Stadium
    • 17273 ST RT 104 Chillicothe, OH 45601 LAT: 39.3888543 LONG: -83.01837089999998 VA Memorial Stadium is located at the Chillicothe Veteran’s Hospital. There is a 20 mph speed limit at the facility that is strictly monitored.
  • Post 757 Hoffman Field
    • Douglas Avenue Chillicothe, OH 45601 LAT: 39.3281228 LONG: -82.950827899 Hoffman Field is the Post 757 American Legion field and it’s all the way down on the left after entering Mary Lou Patton Park.
  • Adena HS
    • 167 West High Street Frankfort, OH 45628 LAT: 39.4058508 LONG: -83.1864052 Please note the field is NOT located at the high school. This field may be used as an overflow field if needed in 2019
You are NOT required to stay in these hotels - we are simply providing options of hotels that we've worked with over the last several years for our baseball tournaments.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
    • 300 North Plaza Boulevard
    • Chillicothe OH 45601
  • Quality Inn Chillicothe
    • 20 North Plaza Boulevard
    • Chillicothe OH 45601
  • Best Western Adena Inn
    • 1250 N. Bridge Street
    • Chillicothe OH 45601
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chillicothe
    • 100 North Plaza Boulevard
    • Chillicothe OH 45601
  • 2019 Championship - Portsmouth Post 23 over Circleville Post 134, final 8 - 7
  • 2018 Championship - Miami Valley Prospects wins 10-8 over the Circleville Post 134 Panthers
  • 2017 Championship - Chillicothe Post 757 (7) knocks off Utica Post 92 (5)
  • 2016 Championship - Co-Champions Circleville Post 134 & Pickerington Post 283 (tie ball game, called after 1 inning of sudden death due to darkness, 0-0 game!)
  • 2015 Championship - Sissonville Post 94 (7) knocks off Beverly Post 750/389 (5)
The following teams have participated in the Summer Kickoff Klassic:
  1. Beverly Post 750/389
  2. Cambridge Post 84
  3. Chillicothe Post 62
  4. Chillicothe Post 757
  5. Cincinnati Hornets
  6. Circleville Post 134
  7. Columbus Sharks
  8. Dayton Classics
  9. Grove City Post 164
  10. Jackson Post 81
  11. Lancaster Post 11
  12. Marietta Post 64
  13. Miami Valley Prospects
  14. NC Stealth
  15. Ohio CustomX
  16. Ottawa Post 63
  17. Pickerington Post 283
  18. Portsmouth Post 23
  19. Sissonville WV Post 94
  20. Southern Ohio Athletics
  21. Tri-County Timberwolves
  22. Union Post 79
  23. Utica Post 92
  24. Washington CH Post 25
  25. Waverly Post 142
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