Saturday April 21st, 2018

2016 “Circle City Classic” Indy Major tournament preview!




3rd Annual "Circle City" Classic


Indianapolis, Indiana


Nationwide Conference USSSA!


April 23-24


Tournament Preview



2016 Circle City bracket link


2016 Circle City Team List


The "Circle City Classic" moves from the Midwest Sports Complex where it was for the past two seasons and will be played at the Indy Sports Complex in 2016.  For many years (1996-2001) the classic was an NSA flight tournament that was attended by a large amount of the top teams.  See the list of winners at the bottom of this article.  The past two years it was the last weekend in June but this year due to park availability was moved to the week after the Hall of Fame Classid April 23-24 and will start on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Eastern.  The tournament features the 2016 USSSA Major World Series champion Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth team who added the Indy Major to try and improve their points situation going into the Columbus, Ohio Major in two weeks.  I will be trying to drive over from Ohio and should be there in time to start putting up usssalive camera for livestreaming around 9 AM which is the start of the tourny so please be patient.

The classic will begin with a home run derby:  The Indy Major home run derby starts Friday at 7pm at Indy Sports Park. This will take place on the back fields 5&6. You can sign up early through me or at the park. 10 pitches with two takes. Hitting brand new stadium balls. It's $20 sign up and the winner gets a brand new Miken Freak 30! This is open to any player of any level. If you want to sign up early, text Zach Renner at 317-820-8384. Chat Room Link Livestream Link!  (will try to have 4 main fields)

Don't forget to play the Indy Major pickem game!

Indianapolis Sports Park INC Address:
 6701 S. Harding St 
 Indianapolis, Indiana 46226


Team Breakdown:
18 Teams Overall
9 Conference USSSA Teams
  1 'M' Team
  2 'AA' Teams
  1 'A' Teams
  6 'B' Teams
  5 'C' Teams
  3 'D' Teams



Precision has won the past two years with Red's Astros second.  This year they will have to contend with Resmondo.  Resmondo can lose but not twice and the other AA and A teams will have to avoid upset bids from a slew of B and C teams playing close to home.  It will be a long day of softball for the final 4 teams but I am glad they decided to start on Saturday instead of Friday.

DW's Picks:
1) Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
2) TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth
3) Precision
4) Impossible to pick the 4th place team, could be any of about 10 teams but we will go with Street Kids



Weekend Weather



2015 Indy Major winner Precision/Easton/DO

2015 Indy tournament report link!


2014 Indy Major winner Precision/Easton

2014 Indy tournament report link!



Past tournament results for the Circle City Classic, Indianapolis, IN (NSA 1996-2014)

1996    1st – Sunbelt/Easton, Centerville, GA
            2nd – Shen Valley/TPS, Bridgewater, VA
            Dave Steffen, Sunbelt (17-19, .895, 13 HRs, 20 RBIs)
            Dewayne Frizzell, Shen Valley (21-26, .808, 23 RBIs) – 15 HRs
            Scott Flood, Long Haul (12-13) – .923

1997    1st – Sunbelt/Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA    
            2nd – Martin/Mizuno/Bike/Demarini, Seymour, IN
            Todd Joerling, Sunbelt (11 HRs)
            Jeff Ross (16-16, 9 HRs) and Jack Ragon, Martin/Mizuno (17-17, 6 HRs) and
            John McCraw, Sunbelt (11-11, 6 HRs) – 1.000

1998    1st – Steele's/R&D/Reda, Brook Park, OH    
            2nd – Gasoline Heaven, Commack, NY
            Randy Kortokrax, Steele's (23-24, .958, 15 HRs)
            Jimmy Devine, Steele's (24-28, .857) – 18 HRs

1999    1st – Team TPS, Louisville, KY
            2nd – R&D/Nike, Lima, OH
            Todd Martin, Team TPS (29-36, .806, 14 HRs)
            Hank Garris, Team TPS (34-38, .895, 45 RBIs) and
            Dewayne Nevitt, Team TPS (30-35, 857, 43 RBIs) – 23 HRs

2000    1st – Team TPS, Louisville, KY        
            2nd – Sunbelt Plastics, Centerville, GA
            Dennis Mendoza, Sunbelt (45-57, .789, 32 HRs, 54 RBIs) and
            Hank Garris, Team TPS (.854, 23 HRs)
            Shane Dubose, R&D – .892 (33-37, 11 HRs, 26 RBIs)

2001    1st – Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN        
            2nd – Reece/Roosters, Canal Winchester, OH
            Andy Purcell, Long Haul/TPS (27-36, .750, 15 HRs, 27 RBIs)
            Hank Garris, Long Haul/TPS (36-41, .881, 42 RBIs) – 23 HRs

2002    Tournament disbanded

2014   1st – Precision/Easton – Illinois
          2nd – Red's Astros/Louisville Slugger – Indiana
          3rd – Cooper/Yuengling/Easton – Ohio
          4th – P&P 333/Suburban/Clutch/LT/Combat – Michigan
         MVP – Daniel Kirkwood – Precision (20-23, .870, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
         Offensive MVP – Brad Tabler – Red's Astros (20-23, .870, 7 HR, 21 RBI)
         Defensive MVP – Andy Vitcak – Precision and Andrew Collins – Red's Astros

2015   1st – Precision/Easton/DO – Illinois
           2nd – Red's Astros/Louisville Slugger – Indiana
           3rd – Pure Romance/Foulks Adjusting/Headlines/Easton – Ohio
           4th – TG Brand – Michigan
          MVP – Matt Rear – Precision (22-31, .710, 5 HR, 9 RBI)
          Offensive MVP – Cory Boothe – Red's Astros (27-32, .844, 8 HR, 24 RBI)
          Defensive MVP – Andrew Vitcak – Precision


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