Panama City Beach, FL---The final pitches were thrown Saturday for Session III of Grand Slam's World Series of Baseball.
Youth teams have traveled from all over the country and also right here in the Panhandle for the last three weeks to compete for massive trophies and accomplish massive feats, all trying to win this summer classic.
With three down, there's still one to go... the fourth and final session.
108 teams are already confirmed and with the potential for more, Grand Slam's pulling out all the stops, and all the locations, for the last championship.
"We use South Walton High School, we use Rutherford High School, Arnold High School, Gulf Coast State College, and Frank Brown Park," says Owner and CEO of Grand Slam, Larry Thompson, Jr. "And we offer more age groups in that session than any of the rest. We offer 9U (9 years old and younger) all the way up through 18U, and some of your local 18U high school teams will be participating in that event. But it's probably as competitive, if not the most competitive session of all four that we have."
Session IV, which begins July 21, is set to arguably be the deepest, most talented tourney of the four World Series.
"You see a lot of quality baseball in Session IV," says Thompson. "That's the session in which the cream of the crop come to play in Panama City Beach. So yeah, that's exciting, and we have a lot of colleges that come scout that event, a lot of pro teams that come scout that event. So yeah, there's a little bit more excitement, especially as far as those older age groups are concerned."