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The 2014 Hard 9 National Classic is April 14-17 and is held at Cal State Fullerton's Goodwin Field, Esperanza High School, and El Dorado High School.

This marks the 25th year of the National Classic Baseball Tournament and promises to be another fantastic tournament. We have put together an amazing field of teams which boast numerous USA National team members, Area Code game participants, and past State, Regional, and CiF Champions.

April 12th all 16 teams will be at El Dorado High School for the annual Marucci Home Run Derby and Bar-B-Que. 2 participants from each team will put on a show the crowd goes wild for. 400+ foot home runs are the norm at the friendly confines of El Dorado's fantastic Baseball Field. Monday April 17th at 10:00 am the games begin and the crowning of a National Classic Champion will be presented after the final game on Thursday night at Cal State Fullerton's Goodwin Field.

This year's field will feature:

Co-Host El Dorado High School from Placentia, California
Co-Host  Esperanza High School from Anaheim, California

Rocklin High School from Rocklin, Ca

Valley Christian High School from San Jose, Ca

Santa Margarita Catholic High School from Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca

Spanish Fork High School from Spanish Fork, Ut

Sunrise Mountain High School from Peoria, Az

Gahr High School from Cerritos, Ca

Huntington Beach High School from Huntington Beach, Ca

Greenway High School from Phoenix, Az

Bingham High School from South Jordan, Ut

IMG Academy from Bradenton, Fl

Fountain Valley High School from Huntington Beach, Ca

Bishop Alemany from Mission Hills, Ca

JW North High School from Riverside, Ca

Elsinore High School from Wildomar, Ca


Co-Hosts of the 23rd National Classic
El Dorado Baseball
http://www.eldoradobaseball.com/

El Dorado has a long tradition of great players and teams. Numerous big leaguers and two United States Olympians hail from the El Dorado Baseball program. Led by Head Coach Matt Lucas, El Dorado is one of the most successful programs in Orange County.
CIF Champions 1976,1989,1999, and 2001



Esperanza Baseball
http://www.ehsbaseball.com




Esperanza is a program steeped in tradition and led by Hall of Fame Coach Mike Curran. With the mythical National Championship, 3 CIF championships, and 7 CIF Finals appearances Esperanza is one of the best baseball programs in Orange County
1986 National Champs
CIF Champions 1986,1993, and 1997





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