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How to qualify for the GSTC

Your team can earn a berth into the GSTC in one of three ways:

  1. Automatic Berth - Placing 1st or 2nd in a GSTC Qualifier
    • If 6 or more teams are participating two berths are awarded(bids do not fall past 4th place)
    • If less than 6 teams are participating only one berth is awarded(bids do not fall past 2nd place)
  2. At-Large Berth - Every GSTC Qualifier you participate in will earn you points based on placement. Once all automatic berths are registered, the remaining spots(out of 32 teams) will be invited based on the amount of points earned throughout the season.
  3. 3. The TOP team from each age/level/district (i.e. 11AAA West) in the Gopher State Baseball League will automatically earn a berth to the Gopher State Tournament of Champions (GSTC) on July 9-11, July 16-18 or July 23-25 (depending on the team’s age and level of play). This berth is only applicable if space is available in your specific age/level GSTC as of June 18.

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