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2016 USSSA Nationwide Conference Qualifier tournament report!

 

 

 

2016 USSSA Conference Qualifier

 

 

Kissimmee, FL

 

September 2-4

 

Precision takes on Line Drive Sportz Friday night

Link to the picture album of the Qualifier

 

2016 Qualifier bracket link

 

Conference Qualifier tournament had 14 teams, 8 of whom were trying to become the highest finishing non-qualified team so they could get the berth to the Major and 6 of whom already had a berth to the Major but were playing to try to improve their seeding for the Major.  The tournament was played at the Fortune Road Athletic Complex with its 310-325-325-325-310 field dimensions.  This tournament was won by Precision an Illinios 'AA' team eventhough they were missing half of their starters.  They beat Line Drive Sportz by forfeit in the finals and Team Adiktiv/Energy System/Worth from Florida finished 3rd and won the berth to the Major with their spectacular play Friday night winning 3 straight games over a 4 hour period.  

 

The only game played Sunday was Line Drive hitting against Adiktiv

Team Breakdown:
14 Teams Overall
7 'AA' Teams
5 'A' Teams
2 'B' Teams

Line Drive hits against TM Sports

Mike Mallory from Semper had All Conference type numbers at .764

ASP/Venom hits against Vivid

TM Sports hits against ShirtDoctors

Thunder hits against Bad Draw

Adiktiv takes on 3rd Street in the semifinals

Nightmare vs Vivd was a high scoring affair

Bad Draw and TM Sports

 


 

Oldscout pollers 

 


 

Video Highlites:

 


 

Qualifier Awards and Final Standings

Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 IL – Chicago Precision USSSA-Mens-AA 3 0 0 73 46 24.3 15.3 9 27 300
2 MI – Warren Line Drive Sportz/Easton USSSA-Mens-AA 4 1 0 150 79 30 15.8 14.2 39 225
3 FLP – Pace team adiktiv/energy system/worth USSSA-Mens-B 3 2 0 105 112 21 22.4 -1.4 32 200
4 OH – West Chester 3rd street/louisville slugger USSSA-Mens-AA 2 1 0 65 66 21.6 22 -0.3 25 175
5 MN – Medina Xtreme/Miken USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 131 107 26.2 21.4 4.8 33 155
5 NC – Wilmington TM Sports/Mizuno USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 99 115 19.8 23 -3.2 28 155
7 NY – Wading River thunder/miken/blowoutpicks.com USSSA-Mens-A 3 3 0 134 138 22.3 23 -0.6 30 130
7 MO – Branson Nightmare/Miken USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 92 98 23 24.5 -1.5 45 130
  TXN – Frisco Vivid/Worth/Klutch USSSA-Mens-AA 1 3 0 66 115 16.5 28.7 -12. 29 110
  FLS – Port Saint Lucie shirt doctors/bomb squad/combat USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 66 72 22 24 -2 33 110
  DC – Washington semper/demarini/klutch/timbuktu USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 79 79 26.3 26.3 0 29 110
  MN – Minneapolis eurotech-elite media design-easton USSSA-Mens-AA 1 2 0 50 55 16.6 18.3 -1.6 26 110
  NC – Greenville Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth USSSA-Mens-A 1 3 0 68 62 17 15.5 1.5 22 70
  WI – Janesville ASP/Venom USSSA-Mens-B 0 3 0 42 76 14 25.3 -11. 16 70

 


 

Team by team notes brought to you by:

 

 

1st Place Precision

Conf 'AA'  from IL  3-0 Record

Precision won the tournament with a skeleton crew of players.  Missing a bunch of their starters including Brett McCollum.

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Yes that is Todd Ankney playing 2nd base for the Qualifier champs Precision.

 

 


 

2nd Place Line Drive Sportz/Easton

Conf 'AA' from MI  4-1 Record

 

Line Drive had a shot to win the tournament but decided on a forfeit to catch flights.  Many people say the Conference Championships "don't mean anything", yet Adiktiv qualified for the Major and Line Drive improved their seeding for the Major from #16 to #12.  I'd say the tournament meant a lot to some teams.

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Bridges uniform never arrived.

Kaminski and Oneal, still can't believe I didn't recognize Bob Oneal at the banquet, he was sitting at my table.

I am such a loser…

 


 

3rd Place Team Adiktiv/Energy Systems/Worth

Conf 'B' from FL  3-2 Record

 

Adiktiv won 3 straight games Friday night over Vivid 30-15, Semper 30-23, and 3rd Street 32-25 and that was enough to be the highest finishing non-qualified team and earn the #17 seed for the Major World Series!

What a great story.

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Mike Westfall takes Adiktiv to the Major.  A story to tell your kids about someday.

 

 


 

4th Place 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger

Conf 'AA' from OH  2-1 Record

 

3rd Street forfeited on Sunday and finished 4th.

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3rd Street wore the old school Houston Astros unis

 


 

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Link to all 2009 to 2016 Tournament Reports and Previews

Nationwide Conference USSSA Points Link

 


 

Some more pictures for you:

 

Umpires of the Conference Qualifier

The speedy John Brown from Nightmare quietly hit .672 for the season

Someone retired or left their shoes at Fortune Road

Semper went 1-2

 

Thunder went 3-3

Xtreme finished 3-2

Nightmare went 2-2

Vivid went 1-3

Shirt Doctors 1-2

TM Sports was 3-2

Eurotech just didn't have the magic this year

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