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2011 Conference USSSA Phoenix Recap (sort of)

 

 2011 Conference USSSA

"Cactus Classic"

 Phoenix, Arizona

April 29 – May 1

I was in Kansas City this past weekend so this information is from a few people I talked to about the Phoenix tournament

Team classification breakdown: 3- Major, 5 'B', 5 'C', 6 'D, 4 'E' with 7 of them being from Conference USSSA.

Bat testing was used with full garbage can testing for the last 6 games.  The weather was in the 70's, cool in the morning and evenings and the ball was FLYING!

GTL Cartel/DeMarini ran through the "Cactus Classic" in Phoenix, Arizona with a 5-0 record as they run ruled each opponent.  GTL did so without their 2-time tournament MVP pitcher Geno Buck.  GTL wins their 3rd Conference Tournament of the season.

2nd place was Sonny's/Beacon/Cowboys/Sidelines a 'B' team based out of Wyoming that won 5 straight in the loser's bracket after losing to Team Combat/Laser Vision and scoring a big loser's championship win over Combat/Pharmapar 41-34.

3rd – Combat/Pharmapar finished 3rd and displayed the most power and scored 50 in one game as they played most of their games with the wind blowing out.  Apparently a number of players were hitting balls onto the nearby freeway.

4th – Madd Skills/Watchyurlips a 'C' team beat Laser Vision 29-25. 

5th Team Demarini I was told looked real good.  They won their first 3 games then got knocked in a good game with Sonny's 28-24.  Demarini has changed their roster a lot since Las Vegas.

5th Team Combat/LaserVision/D2E/Supreme played without a bunch of their regulars for various reasons and I heard Brett Helmer was playing LF, Seth Stephens was playing CF and Kathem Martin was playing RF.  McGavin, Baker, and McCraw were all missing among others.  Laser Vision survived a 36-35 win over Sonny's or they would have finished outside of the top 5.

7th AZM / CARTEL won 3 in the loser's bracket and knocked out fellow Conference 'B' team Texas Miken 22-20

13th Texas Miken Softball Club finished 1-2 on the weekend with no upper level wins.  Tough start to the season for them.


Link to the Phoenix bracket and Stats

Player Tournament Awards
Players Name
Plays For
Tournament MVP
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
Offensive Tournament CO-MVP
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
Offensive Tournament CO-MVP
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
All Tournament Team
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
All Tournament Team
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
All Tournament Team
Madd Skills/Watchyurlips
All Tournament Team
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
All Tournament Team
Sonny's/Beacon/Cowboys/Sidelines
All Tournament Team
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
All Tournament Team
Combat/Pharmapar/Transat Holiday
All Tournament Team
Combat/Pharmapar/Transat Holiday
All Tournament Team
GTL Cartel/DeMarini
All Tournament Team
Sonny's/Beacon/Cowboys/Sidelines
All Tournament Team
Combat/Pharmapar/Transat Holiday
 
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Loses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 WA GTL Cartel/DeMarini SPMensMajor 5 0 0 189 69 37.8 13.8 24 44 150
2 WY sonny's/beacon/cowboys/sidelines SPMensB 6 2 0 249 186 31.1 23.2 7.87 41 210
3 WA combat/pharmapar/transat holiday SPMensMajor 3 2 0 170 111 34 22.2 11.8 50 90
4 AZ Madd Skills/Watchyurlips SPMensC 6 2 0 178 156 22.2 19.5 2.75 33 160
5 CAS Team Demarini SPMensB 3 2 0 125 99 25 19.8 5.2 33 170
5 WA team combat/laservision/d2e/supreme SPMensMajor 2 2 0 111 103 27.7 25.7 2 36 70
7 AZ AZM / CARTEL SPMensB 3 2 0 128 104 25.6 20.8 4.8 31 160
7 AZ POA/Adkins Bee Removal SPMensD 3 2 0 91 127 18.2 25.4 -7.2 29 120
9 CAN CLASSIC GLASS/EASTON/DSS SPMensC 2 2 0 84 56 21 14 7 33 100
9 AZ slayin guts/ lit up clothing SPMensE 2 2 0 71 96 17.7 24 -6.2 26 100
9 CAS VFW SPMensC 1 2 0 39 68 13 22.6 -9.6 20 100
9 AZ SouthCoast SPMensB 1 2 0 62 52 20.6 17.3 3.33 33 100
13 AZ SUMUZU / JAK'D Qualified SPMensE 2 2 0 56 113 14 28.2 -14. 24 80
13 AZ cheba hut "toasted" subs (p) SPMensC 2 2 0 83 74 20.7 18.5 2.25 27 80
13 TXS Texas Miken Softball Club SPMensB 1 2 0 60 60 20 20 0 26 140
13 AZ Kovach Inc SPMensD 1 2 0 64 63 21.3 21 0.33 23 80
17 TXW teresoz SPMensC 1 2 0 38 65 12.6 21.6 -9 20 40
17 AZ Tucson Payasos SPMensE 0 2 0 11 50 5.5 25 -19. 7 40
17 AZ Sports55 – Desert Dawgz SPMensD 0 2 0 21 59 10.5 29.5 -19 20 40
17 AZ AZ MOST HATED SPMensD 0 2 0 27 41 13.5 20.5 -7 18 40
17 AZ SBH Bulldogs SPMensE 0 2 0 22 60 11 30 -19 12 40
17 AZ gil's arizona heat softball club SPMensD 0 2 0 28 51 14 25.5 -11. 19 40
17 AZ Buffalo Soldiers SPMensD 0 2 0 19 63 9.5 31.5 -22 12 40

Sonny's in the field

GTL cruising


Combat Pharmapar batting

Bat Tester

 


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