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2016 Nationwide Conference USSSA
48th Annual Smoky Mountain Classic
Backman hits against a stingy Resmondo defense in the championship game Sunday
Backman tries to rally against Resmondo in the winner's final Saturday night
The 48th Annual Smoky Mountain Classic featured unlimited home runs and 80-foot base lengths. The 34 teams did not disappoint in the home run department as the 66 games produced 1,575 home runs even though most of the loser's bracket was played as 5 inning games. That comes out to 23.8 per game or 11.9 HR per team. The tournament began on Friday morning with 4 of the local teams playing the two "play in" games where Solway and Jeff Gordon Bonding each won by the run rule. Then the 34 Conference teams took to the field until a rain storm with some hail postponed the tournament on Friday night around 7 PM. In that first round all 16 higher seeded Conference teams won their games with the only close games being a comeback win by 3rd Street (OH-AA) over Primetime (GA-A) 30-28, TG/Red's Astros (IN/OH-AA) beating Steel (TX-B) 19-18 after being down 11-0 early with the wind blowing in hard from left field on Sandy Springs #4, and Smash It Sports (NY-Major) squeaking out a victory over All In (PA-B) 47-44 on the show field when All In scored 10 in the 7th.
The second round started Friday night under the lights for most teams after the rain delay and all the games did get finished with the last one finishing up at 1:30 AM. This time most of the higher seeds advanced except BHR/CopperMine (TX-A) upset Team Racks (WY-AA) 41-37, and Newbreed (WA-AA) knocked off 3rd Street 42-36 in a wild game over at Everett Park field #1. Also OC Swats had #1 Backman on the ropes as Swats catcher Dustin Roberts hit 6 homers but Swats bats went cold in the 6th and 7th innings as Backman pulled out a 47-39 win. So 8 teams punched their ticket to the show field (Sandy Springs #3) on Saturday – #6 seeded TG/Red's (IN/OH-AA) vs #3 Scene/Albicocco (NY-Major), #2 Resmondo (FL-Major) vs #10 BHR/Coppermine (TX-A), #9 Newbreed (WA-AA) vs #1 Backman (IN-Major, and #5 Team Combat (WA-Major) vs #4 Smash It Sports (NY-Major). Smash It Sports having scored 99 runs combined in their first two games. In the first game at 9:30 AM TG/Red's Astros jumped out to a 13-6 lead on The Scene in the first inning and held a narrow 24-23 lead after 4 complete innings. Both teams put up zeros back to back in the bottom of the 4th and top of the 5th, but it was all TG/Red's the rest of the way as they outscored Scene just 6-4 for the upset win. In the 10:30 AM game Resmondo trailed BHR 6-4 after one inning as BHR shortstop Marcus Thornton made a diving play and their second baseman Cooper Vittitow made a nice running grab on a blooper in shallow right field to hold Resmondo in check. In the top of the 5th inning BHR's Jason Ferguson hit a 3 run homer to bring them within 3 runs 25-28 but Resmondo had a huge offensive inning and run ruled BHR 40-25 to advance to the final 4. In the noon game Backman held a 31-25 lead on a fired up Newbreed team after 5 innings. But Newbreed plated 13 runs in the top of the 6th and left fielder Donald Hollingsworth made a great catch on the fence in the bottom of the 6th but it wasn't enough as Backmans Neil Haglund hit a 3 run homer to give them a 40-38 lead and they never looked back topping Newbreed 50-41. In the 1:30 PM game Smash It Sports scored 14 runs in the top of the 1st on Combat. Combat would score 7 in the bottom of the 1st inning – 4 on a Billy Maggard grand slam. Smash It also had an 11 run lead going to the bottom of the 6th, led 39-30 after 6 complete, and held Combat down in the 7th winning 46-35.
The final 4 of the winner's bracket started with Resmondo and TG/Red's. Red's came out on fire with a 17-3 lead after one and a half innings of play. But Resmondo scored a tournament high (for one inning) 26 runs in the bottom of the second and a shell shocked a Red's team never recovered in a 40-25 loss. In the other semifinal it was the best game of the tournament as Smash It Sports the visiting team led 15-3 after one and a half innings even though Backman right fielder Neil Haglund made a terrific diving catch in the gap. Backman then scored 22 runs in a very long 3rd inning to take a 25-23 lead. Smash It would come back to grab leads of 35-31 in the 4th and 41-32 in the 5th and led by 11 runs going into the bottom of the 7th. Early in the bottom of the 7th Smash It Sports center fielder Westy Guill made a spectacular full speed diving catch in the right center field gap that garnered some cheers from the home run watching crowd and it appeared Smash It would finish Backman off. But home runs by Ryan Harvey, Orlando Castillo pulled Backman within striking distance and Steven Lloyd singled with two outs to put the winning run on base. Then Ryan Stovall hit a ball into right field that Smash It didn't handle cleanly and Lloyd advanced to third and Stovall took second. The throw went to second base and nearly got Stovall but was dropped and Lloyd who has great speed stole home for the winning run. Backman had scored 12 runs to the dismay of a shocked Smash It team and beat them 49-48.
The winner's bracket final then started with Resmondo and Backman. The two heavyweights ready to slug it out in front of a small crowd by Smoky standards. Resmondo got off to a nice 12 run top of the 1st inning although the general feeling was the home team would probably be victorious. The game was relatively close with some great crowd pleasing BOMBS but Resmondo grabbed control in the top of the 5th inning with a 21 run outburst and Backman failed to answer and lost by the run rule 41-26.
Meanwhile in the loser's bracket the games were changed to 5 inning or 1 hour and 15 minute time limit because overnight rain wiped out Field #5 at the Denso Manufacturing plant and they had to play without that field. JBL/Tailgaters won 3 big games in the loser's bracket before losing to The Scene. 3rd Street also won 3 in the loser's bracket before The Scene beat them as well giving 3rd Street a nice tied for 7th place finish. Team Combat knocked off Newbreed 19-12 with the wind blowing in on F4 to finish tied for 5th. And The Scene 20 run ruled a dazed Smash It team late Saturday night to advance to Sunday and play TG/Reds who beat Combat 32-21.
On Sunday morning in the loser's semifinal Scene led just 4-0 after 2 innings as both team's sleep walked through the early part of the 8 am game. Then Red's grabbed a lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning scoring 7 runs. In the top of the 4th Scene infielder Steve Whaley homered to give them an 8-7 lead and Brandon Dillons 3 run homer pushed the lead to 14-7. The Scene wasn't done as they scored 17 in the inning and led 21-7. TG/Red's answered with their third zero of the game in the bottom of the 4th and Scene answered with homers by Dillon, Laski, and Brungardt to start the top of the 5th, and a Bill Pinkham grand slam made it 28-7 and they won the game 33-11 getting some revenge on Red's for knocking them into the loser's bracket the previous day.
The Scene then took on Backman to see who would play Resmondo in the championship. It was 3-3 after one inning and 10-4 Backman after 2.5 innings as Scenes Erik Kanaby at second base, Davis Bilardello in right field with a nice sliding catch, and shortstop Keith Laski all made great plays to keep it close. Then Scene got a 3 run homer from their vocal leader Jason Branch in a 9 run bottom of the 3rd to take a 13-10 lead. In the 4th Backmans Jeremy Yates who led the tournament in home runs (24) hit a two out 3 run homer to give Backman a 14-13 lead and they scored 7 runs on 2 outs to take a 17-13 advantage. In the bottom of the 4th Scene got a Dillon 2 run homer, a Laski solo, a Brungardt solo, and a Chris Costantino homer for an 18-17 lead. Backmans Andy Vitcak threw a strikeout to end the inning and had a couple of Scene hitters off balance throughout the game. In the top of the 6th Backmans Lee Powers hit a 2 run homer and Jeremy Yates hit his 5th homer of the game to give them a 27-23 lead going into the bottom of the inning. Scene was not done however as pinch hitter Kyler Kirkland hit a 2 run homer, and Kanaby, Bilardello, and Brungardt all hit solos to give Scene a 30-27 lead. In the top of the 7th Backman who had come back in just about every game they played (except games against Resmondo) tied the game at 30-30 on a Steven Lloyd homer to right center field, took a 3 run lead on an Andy Vitcak 3 run homer, and the flood gates opened up when Scene made 3 crucial infield errors. With the extra outs given to Backman, Lee Powers, Kevin Kennington, Yates (6th of the game), Ryan Harvey, and Terry Baggs all homered and Backman scored 12 in the inning to take a 39-30 lead. Scene would not give up and scored 3 runs but Brian Logan in center for Backman made a nice diving catch in the gap and Backman preserved a 39-33 win to advance to the championship.
The championship wasn't much to see, it was a bit anticlimactic as Resmondo grabbed a 7-3 lead and superior pitching and defense held Backman to zero runs with the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd. An interesting note in a tournament where home team meant so much all weekend, Backman apparently agreed to be the visitors in this championship game… Resmondo would score steadily the rest of the game as MVP pitcher Andy Purcell pushed his home run total to 23 and left fielder Andrew Collins pushed his to 20 for the tournament and Resmondo had a 26-9 lead going into the bottom of the 4th and won the game 26-10 as Backman mustered just 1 run in the top of the 5th and lost by the 15 run rule.
The tournament win gave Resmondo their 11th Smoky Mountain Classic title and pulled the team to within 130 points out of first place in the Nationwide Conference USSSA standings. The tournament was officiated by a large contingent of Conference umpires and the Stadium ZN ball was used on the show field which is a high school baseball field but the Classic M ball was used on the other 5 fields which were softball sized fields in and around the city of Maryville and Alcoa Tennessee.
34 Teams Overall
30 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
5 Major Teams
12 'AA' Teams
8 'A' Teams
5 'B' Teams
2 'C' Teams
2 'D' Teams
Backmans Steven Lloyd ties the game at 30-30 in the top of the 7th vs Scene
Lloyd scores the game winning run against Smash It Sports in the winner's semi final
Field 4 late Saturday night Scene putting a hurtin on Smash It
A "pano" of Everett Fields #2 (left) and #1 (right)
The tall right field fence on F4 Sandy Springs Park. It is only 270 down the line though.
Crowds were the smallest in Smoky history in my opinion
The crowds were the smalles I have seen at the Smoky
Oldscout pollers and DW went with Backman (oops)
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Long Bombers of the Week
Backman left fielder Jeremy Yates hit a tournament high 24 home runs
Backmans Neil Haglund hit one that eye witnesses claim went over the second tennis court fence at the net.
That would be a minimum of 462 feet. Of course its easier to guesstimate left hand shots at the Smoky's main field.
Major Awards and Final Standings
|Player Tournament Awards||Players Name||Plays For|
|Tournament MVP||Andy Purcell||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|Offensive Tournament MVP||Jeremy Yates||Backman Louisville Slugger|
|Defensive Tournament MVP||Don DeDonatis III||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Daniel Sanchez||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Jason Branch||Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta|
|All Tournament Team||Greg Connell||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||TERRY BAGGS||Backman Louisville Slugger|
|All Tournament Team||Jon Jamison||TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Steve Edwards||TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Andrew Collins||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Dale Brungardt||Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta|
|All Tournament Team||Luis Reyna||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Ryan Harvey||Backman Louisville Slugger|
|All Tournament Team||Erik Kanaby||Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta|
|All Tournament Team||Nicolas Santana||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Ronald Mack III||Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth|
|All Tournament Team||Ryan Stovall||Backman Louisville Slugger|
|All Tournament Team||Neil Haglund||Backman Louisville Slugger|
|1||FLS – Winter Haven||resmondo specialty tank worth||USSSA-SPMensMajor||6||0||0||235||99||39.1||16.5||22.6||47||300|
|2||IN – Aurora||backman louisville slugger||USSSA-SPMensMajor||5||2||0||269||240||38.4||34.2||4.14||50||225|
|3||NY – Commack||scene/albicocco/worth/miken/monsta||USSSA-SPMensMajor||6||2||0||242||133||30.2||16.6||13.6||38||200|
|4||OH – Cincinnati OH & /Indianapolis IN||tg/red's astros/headlines/k&g/worth||USSSA-Mens-AA||4||2||0||142||162||23.6||27||-3.3||32||175|
|5||WA – Kent||TEAM COMBAT/BAUGHFORD.COM||USSSA-SPMensMajor||4||2||0||170||151||28.3||25.1||3.16||43||155|
|5||NY – Cicero||smash it sports/asp/h.auto/mr.wiggl||USSSA-SPMensMajor||3||2||0||202||187||40.4||37.4||3||52||155|
|7||OH – West Chester||3rd street/louisville slugger||USSSA-Mens-AA||4||2||0||153||132||25.5||22||3.5||36||130|
|7||WA – Bothell||newbreed/gts/beus excavation/dirtys||USSSA-Mens-AA||3||2||0||151||127||30.2||25.4||4.8||42||130|
|9||IL – Chicago||Precision||USSSA-Mens-AA||3||2||0||128||94||25.6||18.8||6.8||42||110|
|9||OH – Kent||JBL/Tailgaters/B&E/Worth||USSSA-Mens-A||3||2||0||94||83||18.8||16.6||2.2||29||110|
|9||WY – Casper||Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's||USSSA-Mens-AA||3||2||0||133||125||26.6||25||1.6||48||110|
|9||TXN – Gladewater||bhr/coppermine lodge/asp/worth||USSSA-Mens-A||2||2||0||104||111||26||27.7||-1.7||41||110|
|13||MO – Branson||Nightmare/Miken||USSSA-Mens-A||3||2||0||114||91||22.8||18.2||4.6||43||70|
|13||CAS – Yorba Linda||oc swats doerflinger / miken||USSSA-Mens-AA||2||2||0||110||113||27.5||28.2||-0.7||39||70|
|13||MN – Medina||Xtreme/Miken||USSSA-Mens-AA||2||2||0||106||95||26.5||23.7||2.75||38||70|
|13||NC – Wilmington||TM Sports/Mizuno||USSSA-Mens-AA||2||2||0||70||67||17.5||16.7||0.75||25||70|
|17||TXS – Houston||allout/powerhousesportz/izzysports||USSSA-Mens-A||2||2||0||80||61||20||15.2||4.75||43||40|
|17||TXS – Corpus Christi||steel athletics/miken/powerhouse||USSSA-Mens-B||1||2||0||90||68||30||22.6||7.33||41||140|
|17||TXN – Frisco||Vivid/Worth/Klutch||USSSA-Mens-AA||1||2||0||76||101||25.3||33.6||-8.3||29||40|
|17||FLP – Pace||team adiktiv/energy system/worth||USSSA-Mens-B||1||2||0||41||69||13.6||23||-9.3||22||140|
|17||FLS – Port Saint Lucie||shirt doctors/bomb squad/combat||USSSA-Mens-A||1||2||0||51||89||17||29.6||-12.||20||40|
|17||MN – Minneapolis||eurotech-elite media design-easton||USSSA-Mens-AA||1||2||0||47||64||15.6||21.3||-5.6||23||40|
|17||NC – Greenville||Bad Draw/Broughton/Worth||USSSA-Mens-AA||1||2||0||56||53||18.6||17.6||1||23||40|
|17||MI – Warren||Line Drive Sportz/Easton||USSSA-Mens-AA||1||2||0||49||60||16.3||20||-3.6||25||40|
|25||TNE – CLEVELAND||Jeff Gordon Bonding||USSSA-Mens-C||1||2||0||37||71||12.3||23.6||-11.||24||0|
|25||TNE – Knoxville||Solway||USSSA-Mens-C||1||2||0||42||70||14||23.3||-9.3||28||0|
|25||IN – Indianapolis||STL/Mizuno/Sportsmanshop||USSSA-Mens-B||0||2||0||19||55||9.5||27.5||-18||18||140|
|25||MI – Dearborn||rebel sports/ hang rite / miken||USSSA-Mens-B||0||2||0||17||44||8.5||22||-13.||15||140|
|25||GA – Macon||Primetime/Easton/Storm||USSSA-Mens-A||0||2||0||32||58||16||29||-13||28||40|
|25||KY – London||Buffalo wings and rings||USSSA-Mens-A||0||2||0||34||51||17||25.5||-8.5||22||40|
|25||DC – Washington||semper/demarini/klutch/timbuktu||USSSA-Mens-A||0||2||0||28||73||14||36.5||-22.||27||40|
|25||PAW – Pittsburgh||all in/psb/wiggles sports/elite||USSSA-Mens-B||0||2||0||52||70||26||35||-9||44||140|
|33||TNE – Maryville||Garner's Gun Shop||USSSA-Mens-D||0||2||0||3||71||1.5||35.5||-34||2||0|
|33||TNE – Maryville||JG Mullins/Dead End BBQ||USSSA-Mens-D||0||2||0||28||67||14||33.5||-19.||21||0|
Resmondos Andy Purcell shown with tournament directors Chris Clark and Joe Huff won the MVP.
He shut down the opposition with his pitching and also managed a .909 onbase average with 23 home runs.
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1st Place Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
Conf 'M' from Florida 6-0 Record
Resmondo dominated an otherwise competitive tournament. They played the best defense, had the best pitching, and most likely when the stats are in they probably hit the most home runs per inning played. Travis Resmondo the main sponsor has now won 11 Smoky's. They run ruled all 6 of their opponents, pitcher Andy Purcell was hitting missiles for homers, they were putting up 20 run innings it felt like once per game, and they simply played well just about every inning of every game. Resmondo may be back on track to winning yet another Major World Series. Dan Sanchez (11 HR) and Jeremy Isenhower appeared to earn extra playing time at the Smoky and Jim Salas apparently has a broken hand as he was unable to swing a bat. Bubba Mack played third base. Sanchez played most of the games at 1st. Connell, Collins, and Purcell were all over .900 in on base percentage!
Resmondos Greg Connell working on another triple crown season (.819, 99 HR, 240 RBI)
Thats why his new bat is called the Triple Crown
Andy Purcell and Bubba Mack
Andrew Collins and BJ Fulk
Nic Santana and Luis Reyna
Don Dedonatis Jr.
Dan Sanchez and Jeremy Isenhower
2nd Place Backman/Louisville Slugger
Conf 'M' from Indiana 5-2 Record
Backman came from behind against OC Swats on Friday, and Newbreed and Smash It Sports on Saturday. A real clutch 12 run comeback in the bottom of the 7th against Smash It. And they came back against The Scene big in the top of the 7th taking advantage of some errors to finish 2nd which is where they need to keep finishing to maintain their #1 seed for the Major World Series. Backman seemed to struggle against Purcells pitching in the two losses, and at times were carried by the top half of their lineup.
Ryan Harvey probably hit the longest balls consistently of anyone. Kennington also had some bombs.
Andy Vitcak kept some of the Scene players off balance with great pitching.
Steven Lloyd makes a sliding backhand and throw from the knees.
3rd Place Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta
Conf 'M' from New York 6-2 Record
The Scene was tripped up by Red's in the final 8 on Saturday but fought through some good teams with 4 straight run rule victories in the loser's bracket and had Backman all but beat before those 3 infield errors in the top of the 7th did them in. Scene's additon of Brungardt seems like a natural fit as he hit like 19 homer's, and Kanaby, Dillon, Branch, Bilardello, and Laski continue to swing hot bats. Pinkham has been doing the lions share of the pitching. The Scene is close to being able to complete some big upset wins over the top teams that have eluded Albicocco sponsored teams in recent years.
Scene contemplating pandas apparently
Branch, Dillon, and Kanaby are all top 10 in hitting in the conference
Scene left side Brungardt, Laski, and Whaley
Scenes latest addition is Dale Brungardt who hit 18 HR at the Smoky
4th Place TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth
Conf 'AA' from Indiana 4-2 Record
With Smash It Sports playing poorly it seemed that one AA team would make the final 4 at the Smoky. That team turned out to be TG/Red's Astros who won their first 3 games over Steel, Precision, and a big win over The Scene 30-27 to make the final 4 undefeated. TG then took a rough beating from Resmondo in the semifinals but "validated" their Smoky run with a late Saturday win over Team Combat 32-21. On Sunday morning they never got the offense going against The Scene and finished 4th. Travis Dale and Troy Krider played center field. Cory Boothe played some RF. Jon Jamison continues to move up the lineup and the teams great chemistry and light hearted attitude seems to be serving them very well.
Jon Jamison has a .730 onbase in the Conference coming into the Smoky
Tied 5th Place Team Combat/Baughford.com
Conf 'M' from Washington 4-2 Record
Combat left side John Williams, Zach Messer, Dennis Rulli
Team Combat added LC Watson to the roster and he did most of the pitching at the Smoky. They run ruled Shirt Doctors and beat Xtreme over at Denso field to make it to the final 8 where Smash It Sports left the door open with Combat being the home team but Combat didn't take advantage of the opportunity and came up 11 runs short in the last two innings. In the loser's bracket they beat Precision with the wind blowing in 12-11 after being down 12-8 for much of the game and they sent Newbreed home 19-12 to finish 5th. Washington, Rulli, Pearson, Maggard, and Williams are all over .700 onbase for the year. Watson seemed to have a positive affect at pitcher, and the team continues to wait for big Chris Greinert to return to his normal self. They released Brad Lunda to Xtreme.
Trending about even
Filip Washington had a .772 onbase percentage coming into the Smoky
Combat catcher Chris Greinert tags out Precisions Brett McCollum at the plate.
Watson did most of the pitching
Tied 5th Place Smash It Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggles/Easton
Conf 'M' from New York 3-2 Record
Smash It fought of a pesky All In team in their opener 47-44 then put 52 runs on Vivid to make the final 4. They outlasted Combat 46-35 then had Backman down 11 but had a chance in the top of the 7th to make that lead even more but failed. Then Westy Guill made that spectacular diving catch in CF to start the bottom of the 7th and it looked like Smash It would take on Resmondo in the winner's final. But it wasn't meant to be as Backman scored 12 runs to win in the bottom of the 7th and a heart broken Smash It team never recovered.
Wegman is out with recent knee surgery. Bazat was playing SS. Baker was at MI. And Kirby at 2B with Reckart at 3B. Umschied was moved to LF. Smash It has had a lot of changes and whether or not they will beat the new "big two" Backman and Resmondo consistently is probably not going to happen but they did show they can still compete with them.
Trending down some when you consider they won the Smoky in 2015
Helmer had a nice weekend with the power numbers. Note Wegman in street clothes recovering from knee surgery.
Scott Kirby known for the quick hands
Smash It Sports left side Brad Reckart, Kevin Bazat, and Bryson Baker
Other top finishing Conference teams
Tied 7th Place – 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger
Conf 'AA' from Ohio 4-2 Record
3rd Street came from behind to beat Primetime then had an epic battle with Newbreed but lost. In the loser's bracket they beat Bad Draw, OC Swats, and BHR impressively before Scene sent them home. Matusik was blowing out the homer's Friday night like he was playing on a little league field. Will be interesting to see his final numbers and I feel 3rd Street locked up their Major World Series berth.
Brad Tabler and Dave Kessler of 3rd Street against Newbreed
Tied 7th Place – Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/Dirtysports
Conf 'AA' from Washington 3-2 Record
Newbreed had some solid AA wins over 3rd Street and Team Racks and gave Backman quite a handful on the show field in the final 8. Newbreed for all the talent they have its their team attitude, chemistry, hustle, and fire that makes them a success.
Rockoff pounds a homer against Backman
Nick Manganaro hits a big homer against 3rd Street
Newbreed OF Antonio Sepulvada climbs the 10 foot high fence
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BHR's Tyler Driskell and Tim Bowser are leading the team to a possible Major World Series berth.
BHR won their first 2 games and made the final 8 on the show field but finished tied for 9th.
Vivids Chris Larsen was one of the few players hitting homers into the wind in left field on F4
Cory Boothe possibly praying they don't hit the ball his way… 🙂
Rocky Staton and the boys playing the Chicken dance
Nightmare tied for 13th at 3-2, just enough to keep them in the Major running in 19th in the points
All In fell to Smash It Sports 47-44 in one of Fridays most interesting games
Sempers Clayton Shaw and big Mike Mallory kept things close against Precisio until the end of the game
TM Sports went 2-2 and tied for 13th keeping their major world series hopes alive.
Xtreme was 13th 2-2, made short work of All Out in this game.
Resmondo takes on Eurotech over on F4 Friday night after rain delayed the tournament
OC Swats finished 13th 2-2 and gave Backman a run for their money on Friday night.
Davis Bilardello of Scene hits against Line Drive
Shirt Doctors and Line Drive Sportz over at Everett Park #2
Bad Draw was 17th 1-2. They need another late season run.
Louisville Slugger/Demarin had a tent
HangriteAthletics.com made the trip
Mark Holsonback and Steel finished 1-2 in 17th
Precision lost a low scoring tight game against Combat 12-11 which put them 9th.
All Out went 2-2 and finished tied for 17th a week after their win at the Arkansas Major
Hall of Famer Ken Franzen crossed the Smoky off his bucket list! And was recruited as a ball boy.
The kids used the newly flattened 3rd base area as a whiffle ball field.
Stadium ZN was used on the main field
Conference Umpires on Sunday at the Smoky
My view with the computer chat room and the ipod camera Sunday
Allen Hunter took some great photos. Check him out on Facebook.