Signature Event: CCL 30 Showcase Game Slated for July 12 at MLB Youth Academy

| June 25, 2023

By CCL Reporter Sean Brennan

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – For 30 years, the California Collegiate League has been a stepping stone for some of baseball’s most exciting prospects, allowing top collegiate players to hone their skills while preparing for professional baseball.

The CCL hosts an annual all-star game highlighting its brightest stars to coaches, scouts, and fans alike. This tradition remains today, as nearly 60 of the CCL’s most outstanding players will participate in the CCL 30 Showcase Game at the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. PST.

"The 2023 CCL Showcase game is a must-see event for the ardent baseball fan,” said CCL Commissioner Michael Simpson. “This is an opportunity to view top notch collegiate players demonstrate their prodigious talents. You may be witnessing a future major league player before they attain national fame."

In addition to a nine-inning North vs. South Division contest and USA Baseball’s Prospect Development Pipeline combine, the CCL 30 Showcase Game will feature an inaugural home run derby adding even more fireworks to an already action-packed mid-summer classic.

Texas Tech play-by-play broadcaster Chris Sylvester and San Diego Padres color commentator Bob Scanlan will have the call live on Bally Sports TV. The game will be re-aired regionally on NBC Sports West throughout July and August. Check your local listings for viewing instructions.

Fans can purchase tickets to the CCL’s premier event at the gate, watch live on Bally Sports TV, or follow the CCL on social media.

  • CCL 30 Showcase Game Event Information
    • Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
    • Time: 7 p.m. PST
    • Broadcast: Watch on Bally Sports TV
      • Bally Sports West
      • Bally Sports Arizona
      • Bally Sports Midwest
      • Bally Sports North
      • Bally Sports Wisconsin
      • Bally Sports Detroit
      • Bally Sports Sun
      • Bally Sports South
    • Tickets: Available at the gate
      • General admission: $10
      • Children under 12: Free
      • Program: $5
    • Location: MLB Youth Academy, 901 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221
      • Paid parking will be available
    • Player Combine: 2:45 p.m. PST - USA Baseball’s Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) for MLB Scouts & College Coaches
    • Home Run Derby presented by the Walter Bat Company: 5 p.m. PST
    • Follow CCL Social Media on Twitter and Instagram: Use #CCL30Years #CCLBaseball

By July 2, each of the CCL’s 11 teams will nominate players for consideration to the CCL 30 Showcase Game Selection Committee. Final North and South Division rosters and the managers of the game – which will be the head coach of each division’s winningest team through July 8 – will be announced by July 9.

As part of USA Baseball’s Prospect Development Pipeline, CCL 30 Showcase Game position players will take part in pre-game workouts at 3 p.m. in front of MLB scouts and college coaches. The PDP is a collaborative effort between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball that establishes an official identification and player development pathway for amateur baseball players in the United States.

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