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2016 USSSA Hall of Fame Classic tournament report!


 

 

Note: I added action photos to the bottom of each duals picture albums

 

2016 Nationwide Conference USSSA

 

Hall of Fame Classic

 

Kissimmee, FL

 

April 14-17

 

Smash It Sports in the blue takes on Backman Shoppe in the grey in the first dual championship game

Championship Sunday dual #2 – TM Sports vs Backman

 

 

Link to Softballcenter.com picture album – HOF #1

 

Link to Softballcenter.com picture album – HOF #2

 

2016 HOF #1 men's bracket link

 

2016 HOF #2 men's bracket link

 

HOF #1 Tournament Info/Stats

 

HOF #2 Tournament Info/Stats

 

 

The 2016 Hall of Fame Dual tournament is considered by many to be the true season opener in the Nationwide Conference USSSA as 33 of the top teams in the country battled it out on 9 different fields at either the Osceola County Stadium and surrounding baseball fields or the nearby Fortune Road Athletic Complex.  The first tournament began Wednesday evening with a charity home run derby which had just begun when rains came and washed out all but the first round.  Kyle Pearson of Smash It Sports and Miken was credited with the win as he hit 5 home runs in less than favorable wind conditions when most hitters were hitting 1 or none.  Then on Thursday morning bright and early at 8 AM eastern time the first Duals double elimination tournament began.  The upsets hit early and often as Texas 'A' team Bear Hollow knocked off NC-AA team Bad Draw 29-26 over at Fortune Road.  OH-A 3rd Street beat MN-AA Xtreme 28-7.  OH-A JBL/Tailgaters who had a play in game won 3 straight games to open the tournament including a 19-18 win over WY-AA Team Racks.  And CA-TBD Bay Area Legends started to make a mark on the HOF with wins over TX-AA Vivid 25-21 and IL-AA Precision 13-11.  The rest of the favorites "survived and advanced".  In the 2nd round besides Bay Area Legends there were no upsets and in the 3rd round some huge 'AA' matchups developed.  CA-AA OC Swats came from an 11-3 deficit against MI-AA Line Drive to force extra innings and win in dramatic fashion on an Isaac Gonzalez walk off homer.  JBL/Tailgaters held off OH-AA TG/Red's Astros 11-10 back on Field #1.  Meanwhile #1 NY-Major Smash it Sports and #2 IN-Major Backman were on a collision course to the finals as they each rolled through their first 4 games and met in the Winner's bracket championship.

In the winner's final Backman got a 3 for 4 with 3 home runs and a walk performance out of right fielder Neil Haglund which led to a solid 19-12 victory.  Smash It Sports then dropped to the loser's final and fought through a "pillow fight" vs TG/Red's and held them off 8-6 getting a doubleplay to end the game.  In the championship game Friday evening it was all Backman as they fought against the wind blowing in.  Backman scored 11 runs in the first inning on 10 hits.  Ryan Harvey hit 2 home runs in the game and MVP Brian Logan was 3 for 3.  Backman won easily 20-4.  There was also some terrific defense as Smash It Sports SS Mike Umschied made a great diver and roll over throw.  Wegman in left field brought back a foul ball on the left side and second baseman Brad Reckart made a diving stop.  Backman left fielder Jeremy Yates caught one against the wall and defensive sub Jeff Lahair at third base made a great diving stop.

After an early evening on Friday in the first Dual the teams prepared for the "longest day in softball" the start of the second dual on Saturday morning at 8 AM.  The second dual is often dominated by "fresh" teams that didn't do well in the first dual and often becomes a war of attrition late into Saturday night and Sunday morning.  Again the upsets were early and often and some of them were shocking.  In the first round KY-A Buffalo Wings and Rings upset Team Racks 36-34.  NY-A Thunder/Blowoutpicks.com upset Precision 32-18.  NJ-A Above All Landscaping knocked off Newbreed 11-7 as the winds blew in hard all day on the Osceola Stadium, F1, F4, and F5 baseball fields keeping the scores at very low levels.  And the shocker of the year CA-TBD Bay Area Legends taking on #1 seeded Smash It Sports in the first round forced extra innings after being down 11-5 and had a shot to win in the bottom of the 7th.  Then they scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to send the game to the 9th where they needed 2 to tie and 3 to win and they got a walk off sacrifice fly and beat Smash It 18-17!  This banished Smash It back to field #5 where they won a couple of games before OC Swats sent them home with a 13th place finish.  A devastating blow to the points championship for Smash It Sports who had won the Las Vegas Major earlier in the year.

In the second round of dual #2 the only 'A' team to win was Above All Landscaping who knocked off Bad Draw 44-37 over at Fortune Road on a rare field that had the wind blowing out.  In the final 4 Backman held off The Scene 19-18 in a game that was close most of the way.  Steven Lloyd hit a 3 run homer for Backman in the bottom of the 5th to put them up 12-8.  The Scenes Jason Branch who had 2 homers and 2 triples in the game gave them a 13-12 lead in the top of the 6th.  Backmans defense and power in the wind was the difference again though. TM Sports advanced to the winner's championship with a big 17-15 win over Combat in an entertaining game we will have up on the video archives soon.  And in that winner's final Backman got a Ryan Harvey BOMB in the top of the 5th to go up 10-5 and scored 5 runs in the 5th and 5 in the 6th to win 20-8 over TM Sports.

Late Saturday night OC Swats forfeited to Combat in the loser's bracket and The Scene was out of gas and forfeited Sunday morning to Combat.  So it was Combat and TM Sports in the loser's bracket championship at 9:30 AM.  In that game TM Sports Robert Blackburn and Wally Maybrier helped their team out to a 11-0 lead and the game was fairly close with TM Sports leading until the 6th when Combat closed the gap.  With the wind blowing in strong TM Sports put up an impressive 8 run top of the 7th inning only to lose on a dramatic comeback by Team Combat and a 3 run walk off homer by their second baseman Kyle Pearson.

In the championship the wind played havoc with the score and Combat center fielder Brian Zirkle and left fielder Filip Washington made sliding catches to keep Backman to a 4-3 lead and it was 5-5 after 4 complete innings.  In the top of the 7th Backmans Jeremy Yates tripled and scored and Combat went down 1-2-3 and Backman won their second tournament in 4 days!  They score an incredible 564 Nationwide Conference USSSA points!

 


 

Here is a bunch of notes of things I saw at the tournament that I didn't have time to write into the report:

Nightmares Zane Trammell ran down OC Swats fly toward left field line and made a leaping catch as he hit the fence. Great catch.

Thunder took advantage of Precision errors late for the upset.

Mark Harvanko of Eurotech walked off BHR with a homer.

Eurotechs Patrick Ellwanger hit a homer into stadium from F1

Slayer had a walk off hit to beat All Out

Reds needed a run to avoid run rule vs Swats but came all the way back and won 38-30.

Above All led the whole way vs Newbreed Saturday morning.

Racks was down a bunch of players.

Combat was 6-3 winner on F1 over 3rd Street with wind coming straight in.

Ian Sidebottom CF for TM Sports made a full running diver vs Above ALl in winners quarterfinal.  Same inning Blackburn in RF makes diver.

All In was up on Classic 22-20 before winning 37-21.

Vivid walked off All In with a Jason Bridges grand slam on F3 he claims is his first homer on a baseball field.

Smash Its Kyle Pearson caught a popup that went straight up from Brambilla on the shortstop side of second base.  Pearson is the SIS 1st baseman!  lol.  Shows you what the wind was doing.

The 'A' teams made better showing than I thought.  And how about that Bay Area Legends.  WOW what a game against Smash It and they also won two games against 'AA' teams.


I have to say the tournament ran smooth and ahead of schedule except for that one field on Saturday which had wind blowing out and was waiting on teams from fortune on a field with wind blowing out.

There were very few complaints about the ball or umpiring.  Most teams had their ups and downs and 32 of the teams across all divisions were competitive with each other.  Even Backman squeaked by 3 times.

 

Combat middle man Zach Messer turns two in the final game of Dual #2

Combats John Willimas bats against TM Sports pitcher Dan Bean in loser's final of dual #2

 

Team Breakdown:
33 Teams Overall
33 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
5 Major Teams
11 'AA' Teams
12 'A' Teams
6 'B' Teams

Combat hitting against TM Sports semifinals

 

Playing in the rain

Newbreed batting against Backman

Mooch pitches to Newbreed on F1

Scene takes on Backman in the semifinals

All In taking on the Scene on F1

 

OC Swats Isaac Gonzalez hits a walk off homer to beat Line Drive

Classic Glass bats against Xtreme on F5

Mike Williams for Bad Draw takes on BHR

Semper pitches to OC Swats at Fortune Road

 

Bat testing and cutting open bats.  Results later this week.

The stadium balls tested at just 425 compression making them equal to the 52/300 

Bases were 70 feet.  Normally on baseball fields they are 75 feet.

 


 

Oldscout pollers had Smash It Sports winning both tournaments.

 


 

Video Highlites brought to you by:

Link to Bats being cut open

 


 

Long Bombers of the Week

Smash It Sports Kyle Pearson won the home run derby.  I felt Ryan Harvey hit the longest bomb on Saturday night vs Combat.  Also heard Nightmares Argen Dodd and Xtremes Lyf Nimmo hit some creatures.  Adam Rockoff hit one of the longest over on F1 where it is hard to get it out to left center with the 35 foot high wall.

 


 

 Dual #1 Major Awards and Final Standings

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Brian Logan Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
Offensive Tournament MVP Kevin Filby Smash it Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggl
Defensive Tournament MVP Andrew Vitcak Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Brad Reckart Smash it Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggl
All Tournament Team Victor Cordova Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/DirtyS
All Tournament Team Bryson Baker Smash it Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggl
All Tournament Team Jeremy Yates Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Travis Clark Smash it Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggl
All Tournament Team Brandon Jonas TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth
All Tournament Team Cory Boothe TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth
All Tournament Team Steven Lopez Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's
All Tournament Team Ryan Disbennett TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth
All Tournament Team Mike Powers Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/DirtyS
All Tournament Team orlando castillo Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Kyle Pearson Smash it Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggl
All Tournament Team Robert Roop TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth
All Tournament Team Ryan Harvey Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Neil Haglund Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Jeffrey LaHair Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 IN – Aurora backman shoppe louisville slugger USSSA-SPMensMajor 6 0 0 119 53 19.8 8.83 11 24 300
2 NY – Cicero smash it sports/asp/h.auto/mr.wiggl USSSA-SPMensMajor 5 2 0 125 85 17.8 12.1 5.71 28 225
3 OH – Cincinnati OH & /Indianapolis IN tg/red's astros/headlines/k&g/worth USSSA-Mens-AA 6 2 0 148 98 18.5 12.2 6.25 28 200
4 WA – Bothell newbreed/gts/beus excavation/dirtys USSSA-Mens-AA 5 2 0 167 161 23.8 23 0.85 44 175
5 OH – Kent JBL/Tailgaters/B&E/Worth USSSA-Mens-A 4 2 0 124 100 20.6 16.6 4 41 155
5 CAS – Yorba Linda oc swats doerflinger / miken USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 100 84 20 16.8 3.2 29 155
7 TXN – Gladewater bhr/coppermine lodge/asp/worth USSSA-Mens-A 4 2 0 125 115 20.8 19.1 1.66 35 130
7 MI – Warren Line Drive Sportz/Easton USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 105 87 21 17.4 3.6 28 130
9 WA – Kent TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM USSSA-SPMensMajor 3 2 0 102 81 20.4 16.2 4.2 28 110
9 NY – Commack the scene/adiktiv/monsta/klutch USSSA-SPMensMajor 3 2 0 125 97 25 19.4 5.6 39 110
9 IL – Chicago Precision USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 89 77 17.8 15.4 2.4 24 110
9 CAN – Hayward Bay Area Legends USSSA-SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 54 73 13.5 18.2 -4.7 25 110
13 TXN – Frisco Vivid USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 89 92 22.2 23 -0.7 24 70
13 KY – London Buffalo wings and rings USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 79 97 19.7 24.2 -4.5 27 70
13 NC – Wilmington TM Sports/Mizuno USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 75 102 18.7 25.5 -6.7 32 70
13 OH – West Chester 3rd street/louisville slugger USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 127 101 31.7 25.2 6.5 39 70
17 NY – Wading River thunder/blowoutpicks.com/empire USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 52 63 17.3 21 -3.6 30 140
17 WY – Casper Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's USSSA-Mens-AA 1 2 0 74 56 24.6 18.6 6 34 40
17 NC – Greenville Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth USSSA-Mens-AA 1 2 0 66 59 22 19.6 2.33 26 40
17 MN – Minneapolis eurotech-elite media design-easton USSSA-Mens-AA 1 2 0 60 75 20 25 -5 27 40
17 CAC – San Jose Classic Glass/Easton USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 62 64 20.6 21.3 -0.6 25 40
17 PAW – Pittsburgh all in/psb/wiggles sports/elite USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 70 87 23.3 29 -5.6 28 140
17 TXS – Houston allout/a&a utility co/powerhouse USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 71 76 23.6 25.3 -1.6 25 40
17 GA – Macon Primetime/Easton/Storm USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 11 47 5.5 23.5 -18 6 40
25 DC – Washington semper/demarini/klutch/timbuktu USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 51 78 17 26 -9 24 40
25 FLP – Pace team adiktiv/energy system/worth USSSA-SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 55 57 18.3 19 -0.6 21 40
25 MN – Medina Xtreme/Miken USSSA-Mens-AA 0 2 0 35 60 17.5 30 -12. 28 40
25 WI – Janesville ASP/Venom USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 10 41 5 20.5 -15. 7 140
25 FLS – Port Saint Lucie shirt doctors/bomb squad/combat USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 31 40 15.5 20 -4.5 23 40
25 MO – Branson Nightmare/Miken USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 27 51 13.5 25.5 -12 22 40
25 NJ – Jackson above all landscaping/evo9x/miken USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 39 55 19.5 27.5 -8 26 40
25 IN – Depauw Slayer USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 22 52 11 26 -15 12 40
33 MI – Dearborn rebel sports/ hang rite / miken USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 20 45 10 22.5 -12. 15 140
33 FLS – Kissimmee BYE USSSA-SPMensConfTBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Backmans Brian Logan was MVP of Dual #1

 


 

 Dual #2 Major Awards and Final Standings

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Steven Lloyd Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
Offensive Tournament MVP Dennis Rulli TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM
Defensive Tournament MVP Andrew Vitcak Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team IAN SIDEBOTTOM TM Sports/Mizuno
All Tournament Team Brian Zirkle TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM
All Tournament Team Jeff McGavin TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM
All Tournament Team TERRY BAGGS Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Jeremy Yates Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Jason Wilkins TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM
All Tournament Team Brad Lunda TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM
All Tournament Team Brian Logan Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Scott Langford TM Sports/Mizuno
All Tournament Team Ryan Harvey Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Clif Williamson TM Sports/Mizuno
All Tournament Team Lee Powers Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Neil Haglund Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger
All Tournament Team Steele Lewis TM Sports/Mizuno
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 IN – Aurora backman shoppe louisville slugger USSSA-SPMensMajor 6 0 0 104 42 17.3 7 10.3 23 300
2 WA – Kent TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM USSSA-SPMensMajor 4 2 0 91 65 15.1 10.8 4.33 24 225
3 NC – Wilmington TM Sports/Mizuno USSSA-Mens-AA 4 2 0 112 94 18.6 15.6 3 29 200
4 NY – Commack the scene/adiktiv/monsta/klutch USSSA-SPMensMajor 4 1 0 113 81 22.6 16.2 6.4 29 175
5 CAS – Yorba Linda oc swats doerflinger / miken USSSA-Mens-AA 5 1 0 162 104 27 17.3 9.66 39 155
5 MN – Medina Xtreme/Miken USSSA-Mens-AA 5 2 0 135 100 19.2 14.2 5 35 155
7 NJ – Jackson above all landscaping/evo9x/miken USSSA-Mens-A 3 2 0 108 122 21.6 24.4 -2.8 44 130
7 MN – Minneapolis eurotech-elite media design-easton USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 101 112 20.2 22.4 -2.2 32 130
9 NC – Greenville Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 130 102 26 20.4 5.6 37 110
9 KY – London Buffalo wings and rings USSSA-Mens-A 3 2 0 151 140 30.2 28 2.2 38 110
9 MI – Warren Line Drive Sportz/Easton USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 68 50 17 12.5 4.5 23 110
9 OH – Cincinnati OH & /Indianapolis IN tg/red's astros/headlines/k&g/worth USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 86 67 21.5 16.7 4.75 38 110
13 FLP – Pace team adiktiv/energy system/worth USSSA-SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 71 81 17.7 20.2 -2.5 33 70
13 TXN – Frisco Vivid USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 70 70 17.5 17.5 0 29 70
13 NY – Wading River thunder/blowoutpicks.com/empire USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 63 67 15.7 16.7 -1 32 170
13 NY – Cicero smash it sports/asp/h.auto/mr.wiggl USSSA-SPMensMajor 2 2 0 80 52 20 13 7 27 70
17 MO – Branson Nightmare/Miken USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 112 125 28 31.2 -3.2 47 40
17 FLS – Port Saint Lucie shirt doctors/bomb squad/combat USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 64 70 16 17.5 -1.5 28 40
17 PAW – Pittsburgh all in/psb/wiggles sports/elite USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 64 72 21.3 24 -2.6 37 140
17 CAN – Hayward Bay Area Legends USSSA-SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 51 57 17 19 -2 18 40
17 OH – Kent JBL/Tailgaters/B&E/Worth USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 49 72 16.3 24 -7.6 31 40
17 TXS – Houston allout/a&a utility co/powerhouse USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 41 59 13.6 19.6 -6 26 40
17 OH – West Chester 3rd street/louisville slugger USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 61 72 20.3 24 -3.6 46 40
17 WY – Casper Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's USSSA-Mens-AA 1 2 0 70 83 23.3 27.6 -4.3 34 40
25 GA – Macon Primetime/Easton/Storm USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 57 79 28.5 39.5 -11 39 40
25 CAC – San Jose Classic Glass/Easton USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 25 57 12.5 28.5 -16 21 40
25 IN – Depauw Slayer USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 38 55 19 27.5 -8.5 24 40
25 TXN – Gladewater bhr/coppermine lodge/asp/worth USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 42 47 21 23.5 -2.5 23 40
25 WA – Bothell newbreed/gts/beus excavation/dirtys USSSA-Mens-AA 0 2 0 18 42 9 21 -12 11 40
25 IL – Chicago Precision USSSA-Mens-AA 0 2 0 61 79 30.5 39.5 -9 43 40
25 WI – Janesville ASP/Venom USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 22 43 11 21.5 -10. 14 140
25 DC – Washington semper/demarini/klutch/timbuktu USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 16 46 8 23 -15 14 40
33 MI – Dearborn rebel sports/ hang rite / miken USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 27 56 13.5 28 -14. 20 140
33 FLS – Kissimmee BYE USSSA-SPMensConfTBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Team by team notes brought to you by:

Teams listed in order of average finish over the two tournaments

 


 

1st Place Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger (IN-Major)


Overall Record 12-0
Average Finish 1.0
HOF #1 1st  6-0
HOF #2 1st  6-0
'AA' and Above Wins: Newbreed, OC Swats, SmashIt, SmashIt, Vivid, Eurotech, Scene, TM Sports, Combat
'A' and Below Losses: None

It was all Backman for 4 days straight.  They felt confident in the close games and used power even in the wind, speed, defense, and pitching to sweep both duals and take a commanding points lead into Columbus, Ohio in a couple of weeks.  Backman is built for the stadiums and bigger fields and will be a handful for all opponents in 2016.  Very impressive power with the Bomber tour types Kennington, Harvey, Powers, and Haglund.  The speed and energy is contagious, and the defense at times can stifle teams.  

Trending WAY up!

 

One Stadium Lineup
3B Lee Powers
1B Kevin Kennington
RF Neil Haglund
EH Ryan Harvey
LF Jeremy Yates
C Terry Baggs
MI Orlando Castillo
2B Steven Lloyd
SS Jeff Lahair and Ryan Stovall
P Andy Vitcak
CF Brian Logan

Vitcak is pitching well.

Conference infielders use big gloves.  This isn't baseball.

Backman wore their Webb tribute jerseys

 


 


2nd Place OC Swats Doerflinger / Miken (CA-AA)


Overall Record 8-4
Average Finish 5.0
HOF #1 5th  3-2
HOF #2 5th  5-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Line Drive, Smash It, Line Drive, Eurotech
'A' and Below Losses: None

Trending up!

Stadium Lineup:
3B Charlie Hinojosa
C Dustin Roberts
1B Mike Brambilla
2B Pilar Amaya
RF Eli Aguilar
EH Ed Vega
SS Nick Mitschke
P Paul Winner
CF Everett Williams
LF Chris Stamper
MI Ryan Mcclanahan

 



3rd Place TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM (WA-Major)


Overall Record 7-4
Average Finish 5.5
HOF #1 9th  3-2
HOF #2 2nd  4-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Bad Draw, TM Sports, TG/Reds, OC Swats, The Scene,
'A' and Below Losses: None

Trending up!

One Stadium Lineup
3B Dennis Rulli
LF Filip Washington
C Chris Greinert
1B Casey Rogowski
EH John Williams
2B Kyle Pearson
SS Jeff McGavin
RF Brad Lunda
MI Zach Messer
P Jason Wilkins or Tommie Baugh
CF Brian Zirkle

Kyle "the original Pearson" Pearsons walk off homer vs TM Sports to send them to the Dual 2 Championship

 



4th Place Smash it Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggles (NY-Major)


Overall Record 7-4
Average Finish 5.5
HOF #1 2nd  5-2
HOF #2 13th 2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Eurotech, TG/Reds
'A' and Below Losses: Bay Legends

Trending Down

Stadium Lineup:
RF Bryson Baker
LF Brian Wegman
1B Kyle Pearson
C Kevin Filby
EH Scott Kirby
P Travis Clark
SS Mike Umscheid
3B Dale Brungardt
CF Ryan Parfitt
2B Brad Reckart
MI Kevin Bazat

 

Ever wonder what these guys would look like in a Resmondo uni…

Webb tribute jerseys

Scott Kirby is only playing the big tournaments for Smash It Sports

 



5th Place TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth (OH-AA)


Overall Record 8-4
Average Finish 6.0
HOF #1 3rd  6-2
HOF #2 9th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Scene, Combat, OC Swats, Newbreed, OC Swats
'A' and Below Losses: JBL/Tailgaters

Trending up!  Thought they were an 'A' team…lol

Stadium Lineup:
2B Steve Edwards
RF Jimmy Carter
C Chad Mullins
EH Jon Jamison
LF Travis Dale
1B Rob Roop
MI Rocky Staton
3B Ryan Noe
CF Ryan Curl
P Brandon Jonas
SS Brandon Bellamy

 



6th Place The Scene/Adiktiv/Monsta/Klutch (NY-Major)


Overall Record 7-2
Average Finish 6.5
HOF #1 9th  3-2
HOF #2 4th  4-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Vivid, Xtreme, Line Drive, Xtreme
'A' and Below Losses: None

Trending up!  Could have finished 2nd in that 2nd dual…

Stadium Lineup:
1B Jason Branch
MI Chente Granados
RF Davis Bilardello
LF Brandon Dillon
SS Keith Laski
2B Mike Cervantes
CF Corey Newman
C Kyler Kirkland
3B Chris Costantino
P Bill Pinkham/Brian Titus

 



7th Place TM Sports/Mizuno (VA-AA)


Overall Record 6-4
Average Finish 8.0
HOF #1 13th  2-2
HOF #2  3rd  4-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Xtreme, Team Combat
'A' and Below Losses: None

Trending up!  Great opening weekend for a pieced together free agent team that figured it out quickly.

One Stadium Lineup
C Robert Blackburn
2B Scotty Langford
LF Steele Lewis
RF Wally Maybrier
P Dan Bean
MI Clif Williamson
1B Jason Martel
3B Seth Hines
SS John Sullivan or Mike Ragans
CF Ian Sidebottom

 



8th Place Line Drive Sportz/Easton (MI-AA)


Overall Record 5-4
Average Finish 10.0
HOF #1 7th  3-2
HOF #2 9th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Team Combat, The Scene,
'A' and Below Losses: None

Trending Even

Stadium Lineup:
1B/LF Cory Large
EH/P Alex Henry
CF Colby Hughes
LF Adam Tennyson
MI Brian McBryde
3B Adam Kaminski
C Sid Stephany
2B Adam Ussery
RF Mike Ortiz
SS Pat Burton
P Faron Miller

 



9th Place JBL/Tailgaters/B&E/Worth (OH-A)


Overall Record 5-4
Average Finish 11.0
HOF #1  5th  5-4
HOF #2 17th  1-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Team Racks, TG/Reds, Newbreed
'A' and Below Losses: None

Trending up!

Stadium Lineup:
LF Mike Noffsinger
MI Jesse Young
RF Darren Graham
3B Ryan Roppel
1B Charles Cunningham
SS Jamie Simpson
EH Kenny Balderson
2B Michael Dzanaj
P Matt Miller
CF Mike Fiorilli

 



10th Place Buffalo Wings and Rings (KY-A)

Buffalo was always playing at night so I didn't get a lot of pictures


Overall Record 5-4
Average Finish 11.0
HOF #1 13th  2-2
HOF #2  9th  3-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Eurotech, Racks, Vivid
'A' and Below Losses: Above All

Trending up!  Great start for a young and new team led by some great veterans.

 



11th Eurotech-Elite Media Design-Easton (MN-AA)


Overall Record 4-4
Average Finish 12.0
HOF #1 17th  1-2
HOF #2  7th  3-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Bad Draw
'A' and Below Losses: Buffalo Rings

Trending up!  Competed vs AA with no bench through 3 grueling days.

Stadium Lineup:
RF Patrick Ellwanger
EH Cory Hines
1B Curtis Stewart
LF Collin Baartman
CF Mark Harvanko
2B Denis Fisher
C Mike Dill
3B Joe Ehnstrom
SS Ryan Hassler
MI Brandon Newman
P Allen Ouellette

 



12th Place Precision (IL-AA)


Overall Record 3-4
Average Finish 12.0
HOF #1  9th  3-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Racks
'A' and Below Losses: Bay Legends, Thunder, Nightmare

Trending Even, will be some growing pains here.

Evo9x.com for quick and professional uniform turn around

 



13th Place Bay Area Legends (CA-TBD)


Overall Record 3-4
Average Finish 13.0
HOF #1  9th  2-2
HOF #2 17th  1-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Vivid, Precision, Smash It
'A' and Below Losses: BHR, Adiktiv

Trending up OFF THE CHARTS!

Great heart, in one of the biggest upsets in Conference history.

Stadium Lineup:
LF Rick Cornu
MI Dameon Smith
EH Cal Ford
1B Luis Gonzalez
2B Tommy Harville
RF Kyle Hartz
3B Jack Chapman
C Joey Gonzalez
CF Jeff Renno
P John Brown
SS Brandon Newton

 

Bay Legends became national softball legends with this walk off sac fly in the bottom of the 9th

Cal may have been out.  Check the video clips

 



14th Place Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth (NC-AA)


Overall Record 4-4
Average Finish 13.0
HOF #1 17th  1-1
HOF #2  9th  3-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: BHR, Above All

Trending Even, not really the start they wanted.

 



15th Place Vivid (TX-AA)


Overall Record 4-4
Average Finish 13.0
HOF #1 13th  2-2
HOF #2 13th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses:  Bay Legends, Buffalo Rings

Trending Even, still haven't seen the best softball out of this team

Stadium Lineup:
RF Tim Howard
C Zach Keene
3B Dennis Shrum
C Chris Larsen
SS Matt Fox
MI Chris Smith
CF Kenny Hare
LF Justin Stewart
EH Addison Rayford
P Steven Cooper/Jason Bridges
2B Tom Crump

 



16th Place Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/Dirtysportswear (WA-AA)


Overall Record 5-4
Average Finish 14.5
HOF #1  4th  5-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: TM Sports, Precision, Line Drive
'A' and Below Losses: Above All, JBL/Tailgaters

Trending up!

Stadium Lineup:
LF DJ Hollingsworth
CF Jon Gastineau
MI Jeff Flood
EH Adam Rockoff
RF Nick Mangannaro
C Donovan Pokraka
1B Victor Cordova
3B Mike Powers
SS Nick Utley
2B Ryan Goodman
P Cole Patterson / Danny Connell

 



17th Place Thunder/Blowoutpicks.com/Empire (NY-B)


Overall Record 3-4
Average Finish 15.0
HOF #1 17th  1-2
HOF #2 13th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Precision, Racks
'A' and Below Losses: BHR

 

Stadium Lineup
MI Danny Done
1B Joe Gordon
2B Micah Schnurstein
LF Kyle Olsen
EH Chris Goyett
3B Chris Perez
RF Nick Runstadler
CF Artie Barcelo
C Charlie Baumgartner
SS Jake Kessler
P Matt Zurawel/Josh Haglund

 



18th Place 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger (OH-A)


Overall Record 3-4
Average Finish 15.0
HOF #1 13th  2-2
HOF #2 17th  1-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Xtreme
'A' and Below Losses: BHR

2016 USSSA Hall of Famer Doug Reed

 



19th Place Xtreme/Miken (MN-AA)


Overall Record 5-4
Average Finish 15.0
HOF #1 25th  0-2
HOF #2  5th  5-2
'AA' and Above Wins: TG/Reds
'A' and Below Losses: 3rd Street

Lossen White may have a broken foot

Xtreme played Above All and the Scene until 2:30 AM Sunday morning

 



20th Place Above All Landscaping/Evo9x/Miken (NJ-A)


Overall Record 3-4
Average Finish 16.0
HOF #1 25th  0-2
HOF #2 7th   3-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Newbreed, Bad Draw
'A' and Below Losses: Buffalo Wings

Trending up after MI Robert Hendren got there for 2nd dual!

Stadium Lineup:
LF Chris Wilson
C Tom Paturzo
DH Jason Hoynowski
1B Sean Ulmer
CF Mike Cirillo
SS Jesse Campanelli
2B Grant Grimmett
RF Billy Aker
P Tony Elrod
MI Robert Hendren
2B Zach Ross

 



21st Place BHR/Coppermine Lodge/ASP/Worth (TX-A)


Overall Record 4-4
Average Finish 16.0
HOF #1 7th   4-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Bad Draw
'A' and Below Losses: None

 

Stadium Lineup:
RF Ethan Stuckly
3B Jason Ferguson
2B Mike Brown
EH Tim Bowser
MI Chris Potts
SS Marcus Thornton
C Sean Boldt
1B Matt Vern
LF Matt Schrage
CF Jason White
P Brian Bohanon/Danny Evans

 



22nd Place Allout/A&A Utility Co/PowerHouse (TX-A)


Overall Record 2-4
Average Finish 17.0
HOF #1 17th  1-2
HOF #2 17th  1-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: None

 

Stadium Lineup:
SS Ethan Maresh
3B Taylor Lobb
LF Eric Kanaby
RF Ethan Dillon
MI Tyler Green
1B David Prahm
C Patrick Rubio
EH Kip Todhunter
P Larry Juarez Jr.
2B Daniel Delhierro
CF Josh Bergeron

 



23rd Place All In/PSB/Wiggles Sports/Elite (PA-B)


Overall Record 2-4
Average Finish 17.0
HOF #1 17th  1-2
HOF #2 17th  1-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: JBL/Tailgaters, 3rd Street

 



24th Place Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's (WY-AA)


Overall Record 2-4
Average Finish 17.0
HOF #1 17th  1-2
HOF #2 17th  1-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: JBL/Tailgaters, Buffalo Rings, Thunder

 



25th Place Adiktiv/Energy System/Worth (FL-TBD)


Overall Record 3-4
Average Finish 19.0
HOF #1 25th  1-2
HOF #2 13th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: Classic Glass, All In

 



26th Place Nightmare/Miken (MO-A)


Overall Record 2-4
Average Finish 21.0
HOF #1 25th  0-2
HOF #2 17th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: Precision
'A' and Below Losses: Buffalo Wings, Thunder

 

Stadium Lineup:
2B Nolan Fogle
CF Justin Beal
RF Tre Gothard
EH Argen Dodd
1B Joseph Talley
LF Zane Trammell
C Clay Smitherman
SS Reb Smith
3B TD Thrash
MI Jason Trammell
P Wes Newell

 



27th Place Shirt Doctors/Bomb Squad/Combat (FL-A)


Overall Record 2-4
Average Finish 21.0
HOF #1 25th  0-2
HOF #2 17th  2-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: None

 



28th Place Classic Glass/Easton (CA-A)


Overall Record 1-4
Average Finish 21.0
HOF #1 17th  1-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: All In

As a reporter I like the first names on the jerseys!

 



29th Place Primetime/Easton/Storm (GA-A)


Overall Record 0-4
Average Finish 21.0
HOF #1 17th  0-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: JBL/Tailgaters, Adiktiv

 



30th Place Semper/Demarini/Klutch/Timbuktu (USA-A)


Overall Record 1-4
Average Finish 25.0
HOF #1 25th  1-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: None

 



31st Place ASP/Venom (WI-B)


Overall Record 0-4
Average Finish 25.0
HOF #1 25th  0-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: Shirt Doctors

 

Stadium Lineup:
LF Dan Hall
3B Anthony Harper
MI Alex Burkel
EH Zak Mueller
1B Michael Jacobson
CF Jordan Scherr
2B Jeremy MaGinn
EH Ross Huebner
SS Tino Nieves
P Justin Wicinski
RF Daniel Gonzalez

 



32nd Place Slayer (IN-A)


Overall Record 0-4
Average Finish 25.0
HOF #1 25th  0-2
HOF #2 25th  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: AllOut

 

Stadium Lineup:
LF John Zorich
MI Clayton Shaw
EH Alonzo Fields
1B Billy Dennis/Brandon Sisson
CF Trey Gilliland
3B Tony Boyd
C Louis Melton
2B Walter Welsh
SS Aaron Sandoval
P Joe Sutherland
RF Tyler Scott

 



33rd Rebel Sports/ Hang Rite / Miken (MI-B)


Overall Record 0-4
Average Finish 33.0
HOF #1 33rd  0-2
HOF #2 33rd  0-2
'AA' and Above Wins: None
'A' and Below Losses: Adiktiv, Semper, Shirt Doctors, Nightmare

 


 

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Did he catch it?

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Eurotechs Curtis Stewart with an early slide…

TG's Cory Boothe gives it the "Steve Edwards" I want a walk lean…   🙂

Media day for the teams


Best Uniforms!

Reds had the best uniforms with the red camo

Newbreeds DirtySportswear.com unis were sweet

OC Swats with some great unis


Thunder shortstop was beggin for softball guy photo of the week with this getup

Pete Campbell scores better with Pearson construction gloves


Nebraska remember Frank Webb


 

Conference umpires tribute to the best of them all Duane Posavetz.

The softball community misses and prays for Duane who is battling health issues.

 


View from home plate

Cheeze is a player

 

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