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2017 USSSA Major World Series tournament preview!

 

 

 

2017 USSSA Major

 

World Series

 

September  20-23

 

Tournament Preview!

 


 

2017 USSSA Major World Series Bracket Link

 

The 2017 USSSA Men's Major World Series begins Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 AM with a "play in game" between #15 The Scene/HDLNS/BHR/Easton and the Military Champion KLUTCH/Bull Dawg Trucking/SEMPER.  The tournament is scheduled to be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports stadium in Kissimmee, Florida which is the home of the Atlanta Braves spring training games.  The tournament features 18 of the top teams in the nation, 16 of which were the top 16 teams in the Nationwide Conference USSSA point standings, then TDB/TMSports/MidwestWhiteTailAdv/Miken is the #17 seed after they qualified by winning the Last Chance Qualifier and KLUTCH the military champion is the final team.  The two "play in" games and most of the first round games are played on Wednesday and then the remainder of the winner's bracket games and the final 8 of the winner's bracket plays on Thursday.  Thursday night is the prestigious Major Home Run Derby.  Then on Friday the loser's bracket begins and the winner's bracket finals are on Friday night.  On Saturday the final 6 teams remaining will battle it out to crown the new champion.  If you cannot be there then tune in for all the action on USSSALive.com!  

Smash It/Scene who has only lost 7 games all season and won 9 tournaments will be heavily favored.  SIS/Thunder the #3 team has beaten Smash It/Scene a couple of times and won 3 tournaments this year and will be the most likely team to challenge them.  Resmondo/OA of course has the core of players from Smash It a year ago when they won the Major World Series and have the power and lineup depth to beat anyone in the tournament.  The 3 other Major teams in the tournament – Dan Smith, Newbreed, and Racks will all try to play the upset role along with 'AA' teams like Worth Astros, Nightmare, Precision, and Xtreme.

They are using what is being referred to as the "New" Stadium ball for this event which is the same ball used at the HOF Classic and the Conference Championships.  The field at Champions Stadium recently got hit by Hurricane Irma and a concert that was put on there so the turf was damaged and is currently being fixed.

The USSSA Major is an unlimited home run event.

Team stats and rosters below.

GAMES START AT 11 AM Eastern time on Wednesday, September 20th

USSSALive.com/worldseries

Also here at SoftballCenter.com we will have the chat room open to discuss the games, and will have daily game articles with pictures and video clips!

Don't forget to play the Major PICKEM game

Also play the Major home run derby pickem when that comes out later on Monday.

 


ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium Field Dimensions

335-375-400-375-316 (according to googleearth)

 


Field #5 which is behind the stadium and will be used for 3 games

327-362-390-360-325 dimensions

 


 

Link to all of the field numbers at Wide World of Sports!

 


 

Shea Nations picks!

This week the Major World Series has the top 18 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with all 6 major, 8 AA and 4 A teams playing with unlimited homeruns at the ESPN Wide World of Sports for possibly the last time.  The Conference USSSA point leader and #1 overall seed Smash It/Miken/Worth is the favorite to win.  The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Resmondo/O.A. Apparel/H.Auto/Special assembled to compete on the Stadium; Dan Smith/Menosse with the veteran pitching of LC Watson trying to keep the hitters off balance; Newbreed/GTS/Demarini with the good fielding and timely hitting and Rack's/Sonny's/Athlon with its mix of veterans and young talent.

Major World Series Predictions:  The final 4 undefeated should be 2 exciting matchups: SIS/Thunder versus Resmondo and Smash It/Scene versus Dan Smith.  I predict Resmondo to beat SIS/Thunder and Smash It/Scene to beat Dan Smith.  The undefeated game should be a rematch of last year's Resmondo versus Smash It/Scene where Resmondo won.  A year later same team names but 2 totally different teams which I predict, like so many years before last year, Resmondo to make it to the King Seat. In the loser's bracket I predict the 5th place games to be Newbreed versus Dan Smith and Racks versus SIS/Thunder.  If all holds true like predicted then SIS and Newbreed would play again this tournament for 4th place.

Shea Nation's Final Picks for the Major World Series:
1. Resmondo/O.A. Apparel/H.Auto/SPTank
2. Smash It/Scene/Miken/Worth
3. SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth
4. Newbreed/GTS/Demarini
5. Racks/Sonny's/Athlon
    Dan Smith/Menosse
7. Worth Astros
    Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
9. Precision/3rd Street/G Brand/Easton
    Baugh Ford/Adiktiv/Miken/Worth
    Bay Area Legends/Miken
    Nightmare/Miken
13. Steel Sports/Powerhousesportz/Miken
      Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth
      OA Apparel/Broughton/KBI/Easton
      TDB/TM Sports/MidwestWhiteTailAdv/Mizuno
17. The Scene/HDLNS/BHR/Easton
      Klutch/Bull Dawg Trucking/Semper

 


 

 

2016 Winner – Smash It Sports/ASP/H.Auto/Mr.Wiggles/Easton

2016 MWS tournament report link

 

2015 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2015 MWS tournament report link

2014 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2014 MWS tournament report link

2013 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2013 MWS tournament report link

2012 Winner – Laservision/Annihilation/Supreme/D2E/Easton

2012 MWS tournament report link

2011 MWS tournament report link

2010 MWS tournament report link

2009 MWS tournament report link

 


 

The 2017 Teams

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 



 



 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

#18 KLUTCH/Bull Dawg Trucking/SEMPER

KLUTCH/Bull Dawg Trucking/SEMPER
11 Michael Horton P
25 Tre Campbell C/EH/1B
21 Aaron Sammons C/EH/1B
12 Mike Jenkins INF
17 Jason Hopper INF
8 Kenny Turlington INF
10 Miak Quarles INF
2 Chris Markey INF
4 Trenton Simms OF
6 Christopher Idip OF
14 Travis Wollison OF
34 Thomas Breeden OF
21 Jeremy Moody COACH
7 Ike Rivers

 

 


 

 

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