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Added Awards —> 2016 USSSA ‘B’ World tournament report!

 

 

The 'B' World finals was moved to ESPN Wide World of Sports​

 

2016 USSSA

 

'B' World tournament

 

Kissimee, FL

 

September 23-25

GPO celebrates the final out of the championship game against Steel

 

GPO Softball out of Georgia went 7-0 to win the 3 day long double elimination USSSA 'B' World tournament which was played on the softball fields at Fortune Road, Osceola Park, and the finals were at the ESPN Wide World of Sports with a temporary fence set at 310 feet.  There were 72 teams in the tournament because the 'C' teams were permitted to play the 'B' after their world tournament finished up on Friday morning.  GPO knocked off Polekatz out of Illinois by 2 on Friday, Olmito Heat by 3 and Seminoles by 10 on Saturday morning, Universal Screen by 5 and SouthShore by 1 Saturday afternoon, and then knocked off Steel 21-19 in the winner's final.  On Sunday in the final 4 Premier out of Ohio who had run ruled TG Brand the night before held on to win over MyAutoJack from Arizona 23-19 with some great defense by their pitcher and shortstop.  MAJ thus finished 4th and featured Mike Nino at pitcher, Tim Martinez from the Long Haul tour, Josh Moore, and Caezar Camarillo.  Steel then hammered Premier with a big first inning in the loser's final and Premier finished 3rd.  Premier featured pitcher Brian Lakes and hitter Brock Morrison.  And then GPO who had to be beaten twice jumped all over Steel in the early innings and pushed some run rules until finally winning in the top of the 7th 23-11.  Steel of course was one of the top Conference 'B' teams and GPO had a number of players with Conference experience like right fielder Jason Gillfillan, 2B Matt McCraw, Larkin Grant and Carlton Griffin.

The final games of the 'B' streamed on the SoftballCenter.com facebook page

There was a lot of pre tournament discussion around Conference 'B' teams being better than non-Conference 'B' teams.  Well Conference 'B' teams went 18-20 in this 'B' world tournament.  Non-Conference 'B' teams went 56-28 in the 'B' World and won the tournament.

There were 10 Conference 'B' teams and 2 finished in the top 16.  (20%)

There were 15 Non Conference 'B' teams and 8 finished in the top 16.  (53%)

There were 47 Non Conference 'C' teams and 6 finished in the top 16.  (13%)

2016 USSSA 'B' World photo album

note I was only at the Sunday final 4

Link to the 2016 'B' World bracket

 


 

2016 USSSA 'B' World Awards and Final Standings

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Jason Gilfillan GPO Softball
Offensive Tournament MVP Cole Campbell Steel Ath/American Athletics/Miken
Defensive Tournament MVP Berk Cook GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Michael Milani myautojack.com/miken
All Tournament Team Daniel Camacho myautojack.com/miken
All Tournament Team Larkin Grant GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Carlton Griffin GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Brian Lakes Premier/Easton/Silvertowne/HDLNS
All Tournament Team Jonathan Rasberry GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Matt McCraw GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Ron Pearce GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Rodney Fail Steel Ath/American Athletics/Miken
All Tournament Team Allen Ponder GPO Softball
All Tournament Team Toby Letak Steel Ath/American Athletics/Miken
All Tournament Team Jordan Rosenbalm Premier/Easton/Silvertowne/HDLNS
All Tournament Team Bradlee Bruns Premier/Easton/Silvertowne/HDLNS
All Tournament Team Donte Lapoint Steel Ath/American Athletics/Miken
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 GA – Peachtree City GPO Softball USSSA-Mens-B 7 0 0 127 92 18.1 13.1 5 23 675
2 TXS – Corpus Christi steel ath/american athletics/miken USSSA-Mens-B 6 2 0 163 122 20.3 15.2 5.12 31 350
3 OH – Cincinnati premier/easton/silvertowne/hdlns frozen USSSA-Mens-B 7 2 0 178 137 19.7 15.2 4.55 31 325
4 AZ – Glendale myautojack.com/miken frozen berth USSSA-Mens-B 7 2 0 187 150 20.7 16.6 4.11 45 250
5 MI – Flint TG Brand frozen berth USSSA-Mens-B 4 2 0 124 108 20.6 18 2.66 27 200
5 MA – Dighton southshore/s&s landscape/atwl/miken frozen USSSA-Mens-B 4 2 0 104 69 17.3 11.5 5.83 21 200
7 NC – Kinston Cookies frozen USSSA-Mens-B 6 2 0 152 146 19 18.2 0.75 27 175
7 AZ – Gilbert Tunie Sports berth USSSA-Mens-B 4 2 0 100 83 16.6 13.8 2.83 29 150
9 NJ – Runnemede Deluxe Bakery frozen USSSA-Mens-B 5 2 0 118 91 16.8 13 3.85 25 135
9 WA – Enumclaw J&I/West Coast frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 111 110 18.5 18.3 0.16 25 135
9 MA – Everett universal screening studio frozen USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 98 80 16.3 13.3 3 28 135
9 CT – Enfield RDD/Easton frozen USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 109 72 21.8 14.4 7.4 29 135
13 CT – New Haven ChecKing frozen USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 134 120 22.3 20 2.33 30 95
13 OK – Tulsa Seminoles USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 102 82 17 13.6 3.33 31 95
13 NY – Rochester smash it sports/rac/easton frozen USSSA-Mens-B 4 2 0 123 100 20.5 16.6 3.83 27 70
13 KS – Wichita Midwest Hearing/SYNDICATE frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 92 86 15.3 14.3 1 23 70
17 NC – Raleigh B&B/Easton frozen USSSA-Mens-B 3 2 0 73 60 14.6 12 2.6 21 65
17 FLS – Bartow breaking bad/parkertaxteam.com/atwl frozen USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 95 79 19 15.8 3.2 25 65
17 IL – GRANITE CITY Swiing Kiingz frozen USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 98 69 19.6 13.8 5.8 35 65
17 OH – Neo Titans-Truckin-Collateral frozen USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 86 93 17.2 18.6 -1.4 24 65
17 AR – Arkansas mayhem/j&r logistics/miken frozen USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 58 67 14.5 16.7 -2.2 22 40
17 MI – Dearborn rebel sports/ hang rite / miken USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 68 56 17 14 3 34 40
17 WI – Janesville ASP/Venom USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 62 40 15.5 10 5.5 26 40
17 IN – South Bend Streetkids/MSC USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 76 78 19 19.5 -0.5 36 65
25 NJ – Red Bank TNT frozen USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 69 84 13.8 16.8 -3 28 20
25 MD – MECHANICSVILLE BURCH/BUD frozen USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 56 53 14 13.2 0.75 20 45
25 MI – Center Line SandBagger/Mush frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 51 66 12.7 16.5 -3.7 17 45
25 OH – Columbus Old Bag/HDLN's/Miken frozen USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 70 66 17.5 16.5 1 25 45
25 VA – Gainesville diamond and ice sports frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 70 63 17.5 15.7 1.75 21 45
25 MO – carthage mo Community 1st/ Nally's USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 59 70 14.7 17.5 -2.7 25 45
25 CO – Denver Phenom/LasDelicias frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 51 69 12.7 17.2 -4.5 18 45
25 SC – Charleston Pure Sports/Honey Badgers frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 84 67 21 16.7 4.25 32 45
33 FLS – Tampa hustle gang/scores/nfe/atwl/mw frozen USSSA-Mens-C 3 2 0 68 63 13.6 12.6 1 33 25
33 OK – OKC WPS/PLAY THE GAME SPORTS USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 64 74 16 18.5 -2.5 19 25
33 WI – Beloit comatose / themshirts / spiderz USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 63 51 15.7 12.7 3 27 25
33 FLS – Tampa AMS frozen USSSA-Mens-C 2 2 0 77 75 19.2 18.7 0.5 25 25
33 FLS – Haines City Wiley's Supreme frozen USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 44 53 14.6 17.6 -3 25 25
33 WI – Appleton elite/dockside/a+/demarini berth USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 49 47 16.3 15.6 0.66 30 0
33 RI – Cumberland valley motors/smash it sports frozen berth USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 34 48 11.3 16 -4.6 17 0
33 MN – Brooklyn Center sjk trucking/team stoop/ mn miken frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 36 39 12 13 -1 25 25
33 UT – Salt Lake City CSC/NFI/Salt Riot frozen USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 44 57 14.6 19 -4.3 17 25
33 IL – Joliet KBI (Ken's Beverage) frozen USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 39 57 13 19 -6 17 25
33 MI – Eaton Rapids CMT/Clutch/Local 333 frozen USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 47 52 15.6 17.3 -1.6 26 25
33 AZ – Bethel Park Pandemonium frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 42 52 14 17.3 -3.3 25 25
33 AZ – Phoenix SLM/ALPHA SOURCE USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 44 58 14.6 19.3 -4.6 25 25
33 KS – Gardner savvy softball/the egg & i frozen USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 45 67 15 22.3 -7.3 24 25
33 TXS – Olmito olmitoheat/diamondkingz/miken USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 56 60 18.6 20 -1.3 21 0
33 MD – Baltimore cgr/house money/jimmys seafood frozen USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 45 53 15 17.6 -2.6 25 25
49 OH – Troy tf&g/select arc/reliable tax USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 61 89 20.3 29.6 -9.3 29 25
49 PAW – Pittsburgh all in/psb/wiggles sports/elite USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 56 61 18.6 20.3 -1.6 25 0
49 NJ – Manalapan Flipping Keys frozen USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 35 37 11.6 12.3 -0.6 14 25
49 IN – Depauw Slayer/KB Construction USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 55 62 18.3 20.6 -2.3 22 0
49 CO – Denver stars/garretsons/dh global logistic USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 55 33 18.3 11 7.33 30 0
49 MI – Portage honey badgers/advanced auto and tru frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 29 45 14.5 22.5 -8 16 25
49 MA – Southbridge YETI Softball frozen USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 12 31 6 15.5 -9.5 10 25
49 CAN – San Jose L & S Glass frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 27 44 13.5 22 -8.5 21 0
49 CO – Denver big ten / infamous / miken frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 18 26 9 13 -4 12 25
49 IL – Oswego polekatz/luscher's red hots frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 28 35 14 17.5 -3.5 20 25
49 FLS – Coral Gables one payment/d/eagle recycling frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 0 14 0 7 -7 0 25
49 IL – Chicago ASP – Chicago frozen USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 28 43 14 21.5 -7.5 17 25
49 TXN – Fort Worth Jokers/FTP Empire/ESP frozen USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 20 39 10 19.5 -9.5 13 25
49 NH – Hampton CTC/USA MAVS/STARR POKER frozen USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 23 42 11.5 21 -9.5 14 25
49 OK – Edmond Attaboys USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 42 57 21 28.5 -7.5 24 25
49 IL – Carol Stream d&p construction asp nation frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 26 44 13 22 -9 18 25
65 UT – Orem five star building products, llc frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 40 49 13.3 16.3 -3 20 25
65 MN – Oakdale Maniax / BSA frozen USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 28 37 9.33 12.3 -3 16 25
65 OH – Cincinnati fred's boys / louisville slugger frozen USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 39 42 19.5 21 -1.5 20 25
65 IN – Indianapolis STL/Mizuno/Sportsmanshop USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 17 23 8.5 11.5 -3 10 0
65 OH – Barberton Nager Law/Pepco/Worth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 33 53 16.5 26.5 -10 25 25
65 FLP – Pace team adiktiv/energy system/worth USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 35 39 17.5 19.5 -2 26 0
65 OH – Cincinnati Cincysoftball.com / Hdlns frozen berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 10 32 5 16 -11 7 0
65 TXW – Odessa DB Elite/ EZ Trucking berth USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 9 60 4.5 30 -25. 7 0

1st place – GPO Softball (GA)

GPO Sunday Lineup:
Matt McCraw
Jason Gillfillan
Alan Ponder
Jonathan Rasberry
Carlton Griffin
Jackson Hamlin
Larkin Grant
Nick Sullivan
Ron Pearce
Matthew Brooks
Berk Cook

 

Others:
Adam Suhowolak

Sponsors:
Michael Olive
Wes Livingston
Scott Tidwell

 

2nd Place – Steel Athletics/American Athletics/Miken (TX)

Steel Sunday lineup:
Toby Letak
Mark Cridland
Reno Malay
Bobby Mitchell
Nick Shay
Cole Campbell
Travis Hulbert
Matt Vasquez
Donte Lapoint
Rodney Fail

Others
Peter Hernandez
Addison Rayford
Nate Brock
Brian Elliott
Mark Holsonback

3rd Place – Premier/Easton/Silvertowne/Headlines (OH)

Premier Sunday Lineup:
Clay Norton
Drew Smith
Brock Morrison
Ryan Uckotter
Chuck Lack
Brad Bruns
Josh Ashcraft
Pat Foster
Brian Lakes
Jordan Rosenbalm

Others
Billy Back
Dustin Hinken
Dan Feichtner
Kevin Forwith
Aaron Brewster
Tony Lack

4th Place – MyAutoJack.com/Miken

MyAutoJack.com Sunday Lineup:
Orlando Cano
Mike Nino
Frank Mesa
Timmy Martinez
Josh Moore
Preston Burrell
Daniel Camacho
Cezar Camarillo
Brent Johnson
Arturo Perea
Jake Martin
KC Kaser

Others:
Michael Milani

Premier takes on MyAutoJack first thing Sunday morning

 

GPO pitcher Berk Cook was defensive MVP.  1st Baseman Alan Ponder hit some huge homers in the final

Steel got off to a very slow start and couldn't catch up in the championship game

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