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2015 USSSA Cactus Classic – Phoenix Major tournament report!

 

 

 

 

2015 Nationwide Conference USSSA

 

"Cactus Classic"

 

Phoenix, AZ

 

May 2-3

 

The weekend started HOT and Sunny with 16 teams making up the Major bracket alongside the E NIT and Women's Major NIT.  In the first round Chalk held except for MAJ beating Magz Premier in a great first round battle 18-17 in a game that could have gone either way.  Top seeds Classic Glass and OC Swats both won by run rule.

In the second round Scores were lower as the heat picked up for the 1:30 pm game and the fences are all 325-330.  SDI CA GROWN upset tournament favorite Classic Glass 13-12 and Peak held on to score 4 in the bottom of the 7th to defeat Salsa 14-13.  MAJ beat its second straight Conference team by beating AZM 14-8.

In the final four Peak beat OC Swats 23-22 in a game that could have easily gone either way, Swats used new pitcher Ryan McClanahan along with Jay Hill to mix it up but Peak outlasted and moved to the winner finals.  In the bottom half of the bracket MAJ's run ended in a 25-17 loss to a SDI team that had timely hits and played great defense all day. 

Saturday evening Peak beat SDI 22-15 behind great hitting from Kevin Watkins, Joey Gordon and got some big swings and leadership from Dan Norquist.  New roster add Beau Polvorosa held down CF on the big fields all weekend and used his speed to stretch singles into doubles. 

OC SWATS started to run through the loser's bracket behind the bats of Eli Aguilar, Mike Brambrilla, and Dave Nowak by beating Classic Glass 22-6 and then Tunie Sports/ Top Choice 36-21.  Chente Granados and the rest of the infield made the plays that mattered and OC Swats advanced to Sunday. 

On Sunday OC Swats came out to win the event and SDI CA GROWN was out matched 36-1 before OC SWATS double dipped Peak 46-42 in a 2 hour slug fest then 27-10 in the "IF" game. 

All bats were in buckets all weekend and tested again on Sunday and all games used the CUSSSA ZN ball.

– Elliot Clark tournament director

 

2015 Cactus Classic info and bracket link

 

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Eli Aguilar OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
Offensive Tournament MVP Kevin Watkins peak / soco softball
Defensive Tournament MVP Ryan McClanahan OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
All Tournament Team Ed Vega OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
All Tournament Team Joe Gordon peak / soco softball
All Tournament Team Mike Reyes peak / soco softball
All Tournament Team jarrod purvis peak / soco softball
All Tournament Team Garrett Ahlwardt CA Grown/American Asphalt/Raza
All Tournament Team Pilar Amaya OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
All Tournament Team Beau Polvorosa  
All Tournament Team Dave Nowak OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
All Tournament Team Johnny Perchak CA Grown/American Asphalt/Raza
All Tournament Team Ryan Humphreys CA Grown/American Asphalt/Raza
All Tournament Team Chris Russell Tunie Sports / Top Choice
All Tournament Team Mike Brambilla OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
All Tournament Team Manuel Madrid Tunie Sports / Top Choice
All Tournament Team Chente Granados OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP
All Tournament Team Kyle Hartz CA Grown/American Asphalt/Raza
All Tournament Team John Robinson peak / soco softball
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 CAS – Yorba Linda oc swats doerflinger/miken/lcp USSSA-Mens-B 7 1 0 238 106 29.7 13.2 16.5 46 300
2 CO – Colorado Springs peak / soco softball USSSA-Mens-B 4 2 0 139 136 23.1 22.6 0.5 42 225
3 CAN – San Mateo ca grown/american asphalt/raza USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 80 105 16 21 -5 26 200
4 AZ – Gilbert Tunie Sports / Top Choice USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 119 115 19.8 19.1 0.66 28 175
5 CAN – San Jose Classic Glass/Easton USSSA-Mens-A 3 2 0 95 79 19 15.8 3.2 32 155
5 AZ – Tempe MyAutoJack.com Qualified USSSA-Mens-D 2 2 0 76 76 19 19 0 27 180
7 AZ – Gilbert AZM/Easton USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 85 56 21.2 14 7.25 31 130
7 AZ – Phoenix SALSA Qualified USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 72 61 18 15.2 2.75 32 130
9 CAS – Los Angeles Magz Premier USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 39 54 13 18 -5 17 110
9 AZ – Maricopa Remax USSSA-Mens-D 1 2 0 23 43 7.66 14.3 -6.6 12 110
9 AZ – Phoenix KC/sonrisaAZ.com/ MIKEN USSSA-Mens-D 1 2 0 41 72 13.6 24 -10. 18 110
9 IA – Des Moines HoodRich/NotLegit – P USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 33 71 11 23.6 -12. 19 0
13 NV – Las Vegas wounded warrior athletics/leatherne SPMnAFA 0 2 0 38 50 19 25 -6 21 70
13 NV – Las Vegas SNSPA/Notorious USSSA-Mens-D 0 2 0 16 33 8 16.5 -8.5 11 70
13 CAS – Orange toe2toe/a3/demarini/hang rite USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 28 38 14 19 -5 18 70
13 AZ – Tucson SBOB/Pro-Orthopedic USSSA-Mens-D 0 2 0 20 47 10 23.5 -13. 18 70

MVP Eliseo Aguilar

Defensive MVP Ryan Mclanahan

 

2nd Place – Peak/SOCO Softball

3rd Place – SDI/CA Grown/American Asphalt/Raza

4th Place – Tunie Sports/Top Choice

1st Place Women's Division – NTL/Worth/Hangrite

 

 

 

Oldscout pollsters picked the winner correct again!

 

2 responses to “2015 USSSA Cactus Classic – Phoenix Major tournament report!”

  1. So Cal says:

    Womens Results 5/1/15 AZ Womans Major NIT were:

    1. NTL/WORYH/HANGRITE
    2. Easton/qp02sports/HANGRITE
    3. Undrafted

  2. So Cal says:

    Great job to OC Swats as well …looks like a So Cal Sweep in Mens and Womans !!!!!!!!!!!

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