Today was the start of the 2012 Cecil Fielder Elite World Series that features 19 teams of boys between the ages of 16 to 18. These teams are based out of California, Arizona, Texas, and Mexico.
The five day tournament also features the Yuma Diablos. In addition to teams competing, individual players also have the opportunity to showcase their playing skills and interact with talent scouts. AWC baseball coach Drew Keehn credits this event as helpful to his team's recruiting.
The Elite World Series concludes on New Year's Eve with live broadcasts of the semi-finals and championship game on ESPN 3.