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2017 USSSA Demarini Classic – North Carolina Major tournament report!

 

 

 

2017 Nationwide Conference USSSA

 

Demarini Classic

 

Gastonia, NC

 

July 29-30

 

 

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2017 NC Major bracket info link

 

Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth based out of North Carolina went undefeated to win the 1st Annual Demarini Classic in Gastonia this past Saturday and Sunday.  They run ruled their way through the early rounds and then on Saturday evening won a slugfest over TDB/TMSports 50-44 in a game that may well have decided which of the two teams were to qualify for the 2017 USSSA Major World Series.  In the winner's bracket championship late Saturday night and the finals on Sunday, Bad Draw beat a non-Conference 'C' team Briggs Collision 46-31 and 27-23 to win the tournament.  Runner up Briggs knocked off Conference teams Pure Sports, Seminoles, Nightmare, and Worsham.  And Worsham won 6 straight in the loser's bracket to finish 3rd as they beat Pure Sports, TDB/TMSports, and Nightmare.  

The Nationwide Conference USSSA league wraps up their regular season in Columbus, Ohio August 4-6 with still a few spots left to be decided in the top 16.

Thank you to Elliot Clark and Cliff for the pictures and video clips and Rob and Mike for attempting to put up the livestream which did not work.

1st Place – Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth

 

Team Breakdown:
 19 Teams Overall
8 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
2 'AA' Teams
5 'A' Teams
2 'B' Teams
 10 'C/D' Teams
 

Video Clip 1 from Cliff

Video Clip 2 from Cliff

Video Clip 3 from Cliff

2nd Place (above and below) – Briggs Collision/Axalta/Miken

 

3rd Place – Worsham Athletics/BF Cattle/Athlon/Miken

 

4th Place – Nightmare/Miken

Championship between Briggs in Red and Bad Draw/B&B in white

Worsham and Briggs

Nightmare vs Briggs

 


 

Oldscout pollers had Bad Draw at only 16%

 


 

Scenic George Poston Park

 


 

Demarini Classic Major Awards and Final Standings

Awards have not been entered at this time

Place State Team Team Class Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg Runs
Allow
Avg Run
Diff
Max
Runs
Ranking
Points
1 NC – Greenville Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth  USSSA-Mens-A 5 0 0 156 109 31.2 21.8 9.4 50 300
2 NC – Charlotte Briggs Collison/Axalta/MIken  USSSA-Mens-C 4 2 0 166 153 27.7 25.5 2.2 35 225
3 NC – Hendersonville Worsham Athletics/BF Cattle/Athon/M  USSSA-Mens-B 6 2 0 202 110 25.3 13.8 11.5 34 300
4 MO – Branson Nightmare/Miken  USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 134 126 26.8 25.2 1.6 53 175
5 KY – Richmond The Scene/Cornerstone/BuffaloWings  USSSA-Mens-A 3 2 0 173 159 34.6 31.8 2.8 47 155
5 NC – Charlotte TDB/TMSports/MidWestWhiteTailAdv/Mi  USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 109 102 27.3 25.5 1.8 44 155
7 SC – Charleston Pure Sports/HB  USSSA-Mens-A 3 2 0 123 118 24.6 23.6 1.0 35 130
7 NC – La Grange Cookies/Terry's/Worth/Miken  USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 99 91 24.8 22.8 2.0 41 130
9 NC – Durham SmashMouth/Dirty Earl&The Boys  USSSA-Mens-D 2 2 0 65 88 16.3 22.0 -5.8 22 110
9 VA – Virginia Beach Rock Solid/ BAF Sports/ Worth  USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 102 112 25.5 28.0 -2.5 33 110
9 OK – Tulsa SEMINOLES/TPS/NACSF.INC/MIKEN  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 55 84 18.3 28.0 -9.7 35 110
9 KS – Overland Park Community 1st / The Egg & I  USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 46 65 15.3 21.7 -6.3 23 135
13 NC – Raleigh BT's Sexy Bunch/TM Sports/Mizuno  USSSA-Mens-D 1 2 0 52 51 17.3 17.0 0.3 23 95
13 GA – Macon Primetime/Easton  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 71 76 23.7 25.3 -1.7 28 70
13 VA – Gainesville Rapid Fire Athletics/DNI Sports  USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 76 69 25.3 23.0 2.3 34 70
13 NC – Morganton Killman's  USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 42 66 14.0 22.0 -8.0 24 70
17 SC – Spartanburg CrunchTime  USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 24 54 12.0 27.0 -15.0 15 40
17 NC – Greenville Halfway House  USSSA-Mens-D 0 2 0 26 51 13.0 25.5 -12.5 18 40
17 NC – ? Merchants – Barry West  USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 32 51 16.0 25.5 -9.5 21 0
17 NC – Gastonia Street Cycle Kustomz  USSSA-Mens-D 0 2 0 23 41 11.5 20.5 -9.0 23 0

 

 


 

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5 responses to “2017 USSSA Demarini Classic – North Carolina Major tournament report!”

  1. Softball Man says:

    Why is Nightmare holding a 3rd place banner? I thought Worsham’s finished 3rd.

  2. Donna Hildebran says:

    Briggs is not a conference team. So B and B got championship ring banner . Worsham was a finalist . So Nightmare got to have the 3 rd place Banner since Briggs was not a conference team . That was the way it was explained to me .

  3. Steve#77 says:

    From what I was told only Conference teams got a banner, ours said Finalists on it. Hope that helps

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