Added picture album —> Backman/Louisville Slugger holds off Scene/Albicocco at the 17th Annual Cincinnati Major!
My apologies to the Backman and Scene teams as I had to leave at 10:30 am Sunday morning to get home for my sons birthday party and wasn't there for the Championship games. I did listen on the livestream as I drove home and know they were great games. Congratulations to both teams.
1st Place – Backman/Louisville Slugger
Backman/Louisville Slugger the #1 team in the Nationwide Conference USSSA league standings may have locked up the Conference regular season title with a huge win at the 17th Annual Cincinnati Major held at Mid America Ballyard in Southern Ohio this past weekend. The tournament featured most of the top 20 teams in the nation, had 40 teams overall, and 28 teams from the Conference. Backman came from behind on Saturday night to beat #2 Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth 54-40 and then held off a hard charging Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta team in the "if" game of the championship 31-23 after The Scene had forced the final game with a 10 run bottom of the 7th win over Backman 33-32 in the first game of the championship. Scene which lost their 9:30 AM Saturday game to JBL/Tailgaters in the 2nd round played for what seemed like 24 straight hours and beat TM Sports, 3rd Street, Precision, Xtreme, and JBL/Tailgaters all on Saturday finishing at 2 AM in the morning. They came back Sunday morning at 8 AM and knocked off #4 Smash It Sports 41-15, and #2 Resmondo 37-36 with a walk off hit by Erik Kanaby, before forcing the "if" game of the championship against Backman with a walk off homer with two outs by pitcher Brian Titus 33-32.
Backman wins their 5th Conference NIT of the season and take what is most likely an insurmountable lead in the points.
A full tournament report, pictures, video clips, and archived livestream games coming soon!
2nd Place – Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta