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2017 USSSA “Circle City” tournament preview!

 

 

 

4th Annual "Circle City" Classic

 

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

April 29-30

 

Tournament Preview

 

 

2017 Circle City bracket link

 

2017 Circle City Team List

 

The "Circle City Classic" returns to the Indianapolis Sports park in 2017.  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 tournament will start on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Eastern.  The tournament features 15 teams with 8 of them being from the Nationwide Conference USSSA.  The tournament is expecting rain both days so hopefully everyone remember that even if a tournament like this began at 3 PM on Saturday it still has 24 hours to get the tournament in…be creative!   🙂

I (DW) will be driving up Saturday morning so that I can watch my twins play high school softball Friday night.  So I hope to arrive around 8 AM to set up the livestream but be patient.

 

SoftballCenter.com Chat Room Link

USSSALive.com 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:
15 Teams Overall
8 Conference USSSA Teams
  3 'AA' Teams
  8 'B' Teams
  2 'C' Teams
  1 'E' Teams

 


 

Resmondo won this tournament in 2016 when they had to add it to grab points following the passing of their coach Frank Webb and the fact they missed the Hall of Fame Classic last year.  This year the 3 'AA' teams will battle for the top 3 spots and you can pretty much just randomly choose them in any order of finish.  I will go with Precision who has finished 1st or 2nd here the last 3 years, and Worth Astros to finish 2nd as it is Herbs home territory.

DW's Picks:
1) Precision/3rd Str./GBrand/Easton
2) Worth Astros / K&G /Klutch
3) OA Apparel/Broughton/KBI/Easton
4) Premier

 


 

Weekend Weather

 


 

Past Winners

2016 Indy Major winner was Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth

2016 Indy Major Report Link

 

2015 Indy Major winner Precision/Easton/DO

2015 Indy tournament report link!

 

2014 Indy Major winner Precision/Easton

2014 Indy tournament report link!

 

USSSA Conference Event started in 2014

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

2016   1st – Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth – Florida Major
           2nd – Precision – Illinois AA
           3rd – TG/Red's Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth – IN/OH AA
           4th – Street Kids/MSC – IN-B
          MVP – Andy Purcell and Lee Payne – Resmondo
          Offensive MVP – Brett McCollum – Precision
          Defensive MVP – Don Dedonatis Jr – Resmondo

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

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