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43rd Annual Smoky Mountain Classic Preview

Mens Major Slow Pitch Softball


The "43rd Annual" Smoky Mountain Classic


30 Teams — Double Elimination


July 8-10


Smoky Mountain Bracket Link

Current Rankings Link

This years Smoky Mountain Classic features 22 Conference USSSA teams and 30 teams overall.   There were only 17 Conference teams in 2010 that attended the Smoky.   This year there are 4 'Major',  8 'A', 12 'B',  4 'C',  2 'D'.   The tournament, as it is every year, will be played at 6 fields spread over 4 different parks in and around the city of Maryville, Tennessee.

This year there should be some quality first round matchups early on Friday night.   The first two rounds of the Smoky winner's bracket are always played on Friday beginning at 4 PM and teams that win their first two games will find themselves playing on the Show Field Saturday in the Final 8 of the winner's bracket.

The Smoky Mountain Classic also features unlimited homeruns and non-standard 80 foot base lengths.  

The best way to watch this years Smoky Mountain Classic is to go to the Maryville College baseball field at 6:30 PM Friday night to see Down2EarthSports take on Taylormade.   Following that game is Suncoast and Primetime with the winner's playing at 9:30 PM.   From there, head over to Sandy Springs main field to see what should be Gold's Gym and Team Combat/Laservision for the night cap.

On Saturday, park your chair in the shade at the show field and watch the top 8 teams in the country battle it out all day long…


Sandy Springs Park (Fields 3 & 4) (Main Complex)
702 Best Street
Maryville, TN 37803

Everett Park (Fields 1 and 2) (around 300 ft fences)
702 Burchfield Street
Maryville, TN 37804

Maryville College (Field 5) (College Baseball field)
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804

Springbrook Park (Field 6) (Check with director to make sure #6 is correct information)
1537 Dalton Street
Alcoa, TN 37701

Smoky tournament weather:

Friday, July 8th – Couple of showers, t-storms 87° Lo 69°
Saturday, July 9th – A couple of thunderstorms 91° Lo 71°
Sunday, July 10th – Partly sunny and hot 94° Lo 71°

        


#1 Ranked Team    Resmondo-specialty tank / worth should wow the crowd late on Friday night with some bombs against The Scene.  Then on Saturday they should roll through Combat/Pharmapar and Team 454 before the much anticipated no home run limit clash with the #2 ranked GTL.  Resmondo is 41-6 on the year and has won 5 tournaments.  They turn it up a notch in the big ones.

Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
47
201-248
181
74
237
11
0.810
2
44
187-229
165
44
152
22
0.817
3
26
77-102
68
31
95
9
0.755
4
44
145-194
122
42
148
12
0.747
5
31
113-145
93
31
104
27
0.779
6
45
156-211
140
49
165
10
0.739
7
35
123-165
106
40
115
17
0.745
8
47
188-253
166
4
50
36
0.743
9
44
158-207
132
27
88
44
0.763
10
44
142-188
112
27
87
36
0.755
11
45
162-229
136
38
142
15
0.707
12
32
110-158
97
35
107
17
0.696
13
37
83-139
73
28
97
12
0.597


#2 Ranked Team   GTL Cartel/DeMarini is 38-9 on the season and has won 4 tournaments.   GTL should be Blitz on Friday soundly and has made short work of EWS this season, but this is a good matchup at 10:30 am on Saturday morning.  GTL's third opponent should be Team Combat/Laser Vision who doesn't seem like they are able to compete so far this year with the top 2 teams.  Should be interesting.

Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
40
145-183
116
52
153
17
0.792
2
43
164-213
144
48
148
18
0.770
3
41
143-189
113
42
126
10
0.757
4
42
129-176
93
31
105
14
0.733
5
15
39-54
29
6
23
4
0.722
6
39
137-187
116
34
111
28
0.733
7
41
148-205
122
32
109
25
0.722
8
41
119-172
97
25
94
5
0.692
9
35
105-150
87
25
72
9
0.700
10
43
148-202
132
49
143
34
0.733
11
43
127-187
102
34
111
20
0.679
12
45
121-184
103
10
71
9
0.658
13
43
138-197
104
23
90
40
0.701
14
10
16-27
10
2
8
4
0.593


#4 Ranked Team   team combat/laservision/d2e/supreme

Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
33
126-155
99
48
126
22
0.813
2
11
14-18
12
9
22
2
0.778
3
19
56-76
48
16
51
3
0.737
4
9
28-38
20
9
27
4
0.737
5
36
112-154
94
37
103
12
0.727
6
31
107-146
99
23
74
15
0.733
7
37
123-167
100
27
78
23
0.737
8
36
114-162
104
39
107
5
0.704
9
38
127-174
111
50
115
24
0.730
10
38
118-166
91
15
62
17
0.711
11
33
96-136
76
8
43
17
0.706
12
33
80-114
68
23
75
16
0.702
13
23
45-66
38
6
31
6
0.682
14
4
14-19
11
4
9
5
0.737
15
27
42-64
29
12
46
3
0.656
16
31
86-129
71
27
78
13
0.667
17
27
34-66
27
2
19
2
0.515


#5 Ranked Team   Team 454 Emerald/Worth


Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
2
3-3
3
0
2
0
1.000
2
41
140-186
118
37
113
13
0.753
3
35
134-186
108
40
136
11
0.720
4
24
74-102
60
18
53
20
0.725
5
42
132-192
118
30
104
19
0.688
6
42
115-173
85
10
63
11
0.665
7
36
99-158
79
29
99
0
0.627
8
42
119-182
89
30
101
15
0.654
9
42
116-179
89
6
56
14
0.648
10
26
75-112
56
15
63
16
0.670
11
8
23-35
20
3
13
5
0.657
12
26
64-106
50
10
46
10
0.604
13
21
30-51
21
4
19
3
0.588
14
29
70-119
52
11
48
12
0.588
15
41
78-140
48
1
55
8
0.557
16
8
21-32
10
0
6
9
0.656
17
4
7-16
4
0
6
0
0.438
18
18
16-39
13
3
16
2
0.410


#6 Ranked Team   shoppe / team tps / d2e / elite


Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
20
16-20
8
1
12
2
0.800
2
27
98-124
75
8
55
19
0.790
3
27
85-118
75
49
142
5
0.720
4
16
37-53
24
5
22
1
0.698
5
27
83-115
58
13
56
16
0.722
6
17
50-70
42
16
49
9
0.714
7
22
77-106
64
3
21
18
0.726
8
27
82-121
69
15
51
10
0.678
9
25
58-90
44
13
44
8
0.644
10
24
70-106
52
20
60
15
0.660
11
26
71-112
47
16
54
9
0.634
12
27
81-128
61
13
54
16
0.633
13
20
21-39
17
3
22
4
0.538
14
25
46-89
34
7
28
6
0.517
15
7
7-19
7
2
6
0
0.368


#7 Ranked Team   down2earthsports.com/worth


Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
22
73-98
50
15
51
3
0.745
2
16
55-78
39
7
32
2
0.705
3
11
29-41
19
6
23
4
0.707
4
12
33-50
26
9
31
2
0.660
5
22
62-94
50
9
42
6
0.660
6
22
68-103
50
21
52
7
0.660
7
22
63-98
50
16
60
2
0.643
8
22
59-92
46
21
51
4
0.641
9
16
40-64
33
6
24
3
0.625
10
10
26-41
19
4
20
3
0.634
11
6
19-32
15
4
24
0
0.594
12
22
56-90
36
7
41
8
0.622
13
21
54-84
40
6
27
17
0.643
14
2
2-3
1
0
0
1
0.667


#10 Ranked Team   Suncoast Reebok


Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
16
59-75
46
14
37
6
0.787
2
28
89-123
64
26
76
6
0.724
3
28
77-110
52
18
65
8
0.700
4
20
58-85
33
16
46
12
0.682
5
27
81-125
48
6
50
8
0.648
6
23
59-92
40
11
46
6
0.641
7
14
38-57
18
2
21
8
0.667
8
26
74-115
49
12
46
11
0.643
9
18
41-66
22
7
36
4
0.621
10
28
68-111
42
15
59
5
0.613
11
21
57-92
31
6
30
8
0.620
12
16
38-64
19
4
34
9
0.594
13
24
58-99
34
6
34
15
0.586
14
6
5-10
2
2
4
1
0.500
15
6
3-12
0
0
9
0
0.250


#11 Ranked Team   ews/shirtsandlogos/drgraphx/easton


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#12 Ranked Team   taylormade/tm sports/mizuno

Rank
Name
G
OB-PA
R
HR
RBI
BB
OBA
1
7
23-28
16
6
30
3
0.821
2
17
65-85
54
12
40
9
0.765
3
18
59-79
52
14
48
5
0.747
4
11
38-51
32
19
54
7
0.745
5
18
58-78
41
4
48
14
0.744
6
18
62-89
55
12
46
7
0.697
7
12
26-39
19
8
26
2
0.667
8
18
57-81
51
12
46
17
0.704
9
11
24-35
22
2
11
7
0.686
10
16
44-69
33
8
30
7
0.638
11
17
44-70
35
10
46
6
0.629
12
18
40-63
28
4
24
9
0.635
13
17
43-70
33
2
23
9
0.614
14
2
2-3
1
0
0
1
0.667
15
11
20-42
18
4
18
3
0.476



Here are DW's Picks: (just for fun)

Top quarter of bracket:
GTL over Blitz then over EWS.  EWS beating Midwest Swing if Swing gets by Major League?

2nd quarter of bracket:
Turano folded so they won't be there.  Shoppe over R&M eventhough R&M is due to break out in one of these tournaments.  LaserVision over Gold's.

And lets go with Shoppe over Laser Vision.

3rd quarter of bracket:
Team 454 over the "new" Famous?  Taylormade over Down2Earth.  Taylormade over Suncoast in the best game of the second round and Taylormade in the upset over Team 454.

4th quarter of bracket:
Pharmapar over Sinister and Resmondo over Pharmapar.  

Final 6 Teams
1) GTL, I wrote Resmondo, then I erased it…fudge…lets go with GTL.  Resmondo might be a little banged up?
2) Resmondo (a toss up)
3) Team 454
4) Team Combat/Laser Vision
Tied 5th) Taylormade
Tied 5th) Shoppe

MVP: Geno Buck
Offensive MVP: Greg Connell
Defensive MVP: Anthony Dress

Broadcast:  I am bringing all of my broadcast equipment.  If I can get an internet connection we should have something to show on SoftballCenter.com for the Saturday winner's games and Sunday games on the homepage.  If not, I'll have the chat room up and maybe an internet radio feed on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 




 


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