Each year during the Pine Island Cheese Festival, which occurs on the first weekend in June, the Pine Island Baseball Association hosts a one-day baseball tournament with 5th grade (11U) and 6th grade (12U) divisions. Normally PIBA hosts a six-team tournament for each grade level. The tournament format is round robin three-team pool play followed by a one game playoff bracket with match ups of like finishers from the two pools playing each other. The tournament format may change based on the number of teams that register for the tournament. The tournament is scheduled for the Saturday of Cheese Festival with a rain out date of Sunday.
The classic tournament has been an annual event during Pine Island Cheese Festival since 2009.
2020 Pine Island Baseball Classic
Special 2020 Notice
Due to the COVID-19 shelter in place orders, the 2020 Pine Island Cheese Festival has been cancelled. At this time this year’s Pine Island Baseball Classic is postponed.
If youth baseball is able to resume games this summer, PIBA may look for an alternate date later in the summer to hold the tournament. Those that have contacted the tournament coordinator will be contacted about a potential reschedule date.
2020 Tournament Information
- Date: Postponed until further notice
- Tournament coordinator: Email Mike Jasperson or call 507-259-2783 (mobile)
- Printable 2020 12th Annual PI Baseball Classic Flyer
Brackets and Matchups
Brackets will be posted once the tournament field is set.