Wednesday July 18th, 2018
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2018 USSSA “Circle City” Major tournament report!

 

 

 

2018 Conference USSSA

 

"Circle City"

 

Indianapolis, IN

 

June 16-17

1st Place – Precision/3rd Street/Bull Dawg Trucking (IL-AA)

Precision Sunday Lineup:
2B Jeff Flood
LF David Kessler/Brad Tabler
CF Travis Houseman/Jason Hoynowski
1B Dan Bean
EH Brett McCollum/Chad Durick
RF Brad Lunda
MI Jeff Keske
3B Matt Rear
SS Kyle Kannenberg
P Roger Drake
C Jason Magnum

 

2018 Circle City Major bracket and results link

 

2018 Circle City Major stats link

Precision/3rd Street/Bull Dawg a 'AA' team based out of Illinois fought through the loser's bracket late Saturday and all day Sunday to win the 19 team "Circle City" Major Conference event in Indianapolis, Indiana this past weekend.  The tournament began on Saturday morning at 8 AM eastern time and temperatures reached into the upper 90's.  After 3 "play in" games by 6 local teams, the round of 16 began with all of the favorites advancing and the only minor upset being Bertie's 'C' team knocking off Floors Unlimited a 'B' team 24-15.  In the "round of 8" in the winner's bracket, again all of the favorites advanced including Ohio 'A' team T&W/Miken who beat Insane Sports (OH-A) 26-10.  In the semifinals Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E (OH-A) run ruled Sports Reach (KY-B) in a battle of Conference teams 31-16.  And in the top part of the bracket, the best game of the tournament, T&W/Miken scored 14 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to take a 19-5 lead on the heavy tournament favorite Precision.  But Precision answered in the bottom of the 3rd inning with 11 runs of their own.  Both teams put up 4 or 5 runs over the next inning and a half but Precision put up a zero in the bottom of the 5th and trailed T&W 28-21 going into the 6th.  In the 6th T&W returned the favor and put up a zero and Precision scored 8 to take a 29-28 lead.  In the 7th T&W grabbed a one run lead but Precision, with homers left, were unable to do anything but tie the game at 30-30.  In extra innings T&W put up 6 runs on 2 homers and Precision could muster just 5 runs on 3 homers and T&W advanced to the winner's bracket finals 36-35!

In the loser's bracket Floors Unlimited won 4 straight games only to lose to Sports Reach 34-33, and Headlines Sportswear a good Cincinnati 'B' team beat KBI and Bertie's before Precision dropped down and sent them home 24-8.  On Sunday morning Precision walked through Sports Reach 34-11 as Brett McCollum was 4-5 with 7 RBI.  Then in the loser's bracket finals they exacted revenge on T&W as they beat them 36-15 in 4 innings and scored at least 8 runs in every inning.  McCollum was 4-4 in that one with a grand slam and 6 RBI.  And in the finals they "double dipped" Pauer Sports 28-6 and 37-8 to win their 2nd Conference event of the year!  Brad Lunda was 4-4 with 3 HR and 7 RBI in the first championship game, and  Jeff Flood was 5-6 with 5 RBI in the "if" game.  Precision should move up to 4th in the Conference Points Standings when they come out Monday.  Pauer Sports John Radich was the tournaments Offensive MVP and the rest of the awards should come out today.  Conference USSSA has a short week as the Seattle Dual Major starts on Thursday at 11 AM Pacific time!

Team Breakdown:
19 Teams Overall
 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
1 'AA' Team
3 'A' Teams
 5 'B' Teams
 3 'C' Teams
 7 'D' Teams

 


 

Oldscout pollers were correct! 

 


 

 Circle City Major Final Standings and Awards

 

 

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