Matthew Krol Classic (Ancaster Minor Baseball Association)

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Matthew Krol 2024 Memorial Tournament

"AA" and Below

Fri June 21st – Sun June 23rd


 Tournament Full!!
Waitlist:[email protected]
Entry Fee $575
3 Game Guarantee

On August 4, 1994, while hosting the Big League Canadian Championships at the newly built Ancaster Community Centre, lightning struck the field and killed a young man by the name of Matthew Krol. Matthew had just turned 19, and playing for his hometown team in a national championship. The final strike of lightning coming as the skies had cleared and play was about to resume, teams were warming up getting ready for play, it is a moment and a day that has not been forgotten in this town and today we honour Matthew Krol’s life and legacy.  

Hotel Info:

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

116 King Street West

Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3

Andrew Clark
Sales Manager

P 905 317 4514 
[email protected]


  • Ancaster Community Center Diamonds (385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5)
  • ACC Parking Lot Location
  • James Smith Park (Braithwaite Ave, Ancaster, ON L9G 5A6)


  • Both parks have ample parking
  • Washrooms will be available at the Community Center Diamonds
  • Concessions will be available at the Community Center Diamonds
  • There is plenty of space for picnic lunches 
  • Playground is open for use at both diamonds
  • Many local restaurants are nearby 

Registration and Scoring 

  • Registration/scoring booth will be located in the concession stand at the center of the diamonds
  • Upon arrival please check-in at the registration desk

Tournament Format & Schedule 

  • This is an 8 team tournament …  3 games guaranteed.
  • Schedule: Coming Soon!


  • Play will be governed by Baseball Ontario rules including pitch counts and substitutions
  • The home team will keep score while the visiting team tracks pitch counts (score sheets must be returned to the score booth after each game, please record pitch counts on the score sheets)
  • Scoring, line-up cards and pitch count sheets will be available at the registration desk
  • No new inning after 2 hours 
  • Home and Away will be pre-determined using an online randomizer app. For the semi-finals and Finals the higher seed may choose home or away. During the semi-finals and final there will be no time limit
  • Mercy rules are as follows Baseball Ontario Rules
  • Tie Breakers—Per Baseball Ontario
  • Protests will be directed to the on-site tournament convenors
  • No pre-game infield warm-ups are permitted