Sarasota Baseball Classic

The Sarasota Baseball Classic has been recognized by Baseball America as one of the premier prep tourneys in the country. This year’s Classic will be held March 12-15, 2012.

The event is hosted by Troy Larkin and the color commentator is Dean Burnside, owner of Macy’s Pest Control. and long time Sarasota High baseball supporter.  the two of them will keep entertained and informed as area high schools show off their talents.  Below is a list of particpants and schedule:

Pool A
Pool B
Lakewood Ranch
Sarasota High School
Montverde Academy
Buck O’Neill Complex
Miami Sunset
Barron Collier


Monday March 12, 2012
Manatee  vs. Flanagan
Lakewood  Ranch vs. Montverde Academy
SHS 4:00PM
Miami Sunset vs. Venice
Barron Collier vs. Sarasota
SHS 7:00PM
Tuesday March 13, 2012
Flanagan vs. Venice
Barron Collier vs. Lakewood  Ranch
Manatee vs. Miami Sunset
Sarasota vs. Montverde  Academy
Wednesday March 14, 2012
Flanagan vs. Miami Sunset
Barron Collier vs.  Montverde Academy
Venice vs. Manatee
Sarasota vs. Lakewood Ranch
Thursday March 15, 2012
Pool A 4th Place vs. Pool B 4th Place
Pool A 3rd Place vs. Pool B 3rd Place
Pool A 2nd Place vs. Pool B 2nd Place
Pool A 1st Place vs. Pool B 1st Place

Your Host – Troy has a background in television where he was a news and sports anchor and reporter in central Pennsylvania. He also appeared locally on Let’s Talk Sports. Troy is a graduate of Manatee High School and Millersville University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication and Theatre with an Emphasis in Broadcasting. He was an NCAA Division I athlete and is involved in local youth sports, serving as Raiders commissioner for six years in the Manatee County Police Athletic League, as well as a coach for football, basketball, baseball, and soccer in various youth leagues in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Troy also covered Manatee High School’s 2011 playoff run for WSRQ. He serves on
several local non-profit committees and has emceed events for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Susan G. Komen Lunch for the Cure.  Troy lives in Lakewood Ranch with his wife, Kristin and their two sons, Brooks and Bryce.
He’s also a grandfather to Tyson, courtesy of his daughter Brittany.