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2013 Nationwide Conference USSSA Hall of Fame Classic tournament report

 

 

 

 

2013 Nationwide Conference USSSA

 

"Hall of Fame Classic"

 

Kissimmee, FL

 

April 17-21

 

Osceola County Stadium – Laservision's Kyle Moyer bats against Nordkap's Curtis Wilson

 

Link to the pictures for the Hall of Fame Classic #1 (added more pictures)

 

Link to the pictures for the Hall of Fame Classic #2

 

Link to the HOF #1 bracket

 

Link to the HOF #2 bracket

Resmondo awaits the winner of GTL/Doerflinger/R&M and Nordkap/Suncoast/Reebok

 

It didn't take Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth very long to establish themselves as the #1 team in the nation as they win both legs of the Nationwide Conference USSSA's 8th annual Hall of Fame Classic!  Resmondo went 12-0 over the grueling 4 day event and defeated Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 26-11 in the championship of the first tournament and GTL/Doerflinger/R&M/Easton 19-12 in the championship of the second.  The only other team to win both Dual tournaments was Dan Smith in 2009.

The Hall of Fame Classic (HOF) had an NCAA "feel" to it as the long anticipated bracket of the record 38 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams  came out last Monday.  Much like the NCAA basketball tournament selection shows the bracket was received with some teams being happy with their seeding and others wishing they could have avoided the top teams early on.

On Wednesday the players began arriving and some participated in a 100 player Home Run Derby with the proceeds going to Grace Landings Charity.  The winner was Laservision and Florida native Kevin Kennington who put on an impressive display of +400 foot BOMBS!  Kevin defeated Kevin Filby and Chris Larsen in the semi-finals and Brett Helmer in the Championship and earned and automatic berth in the Major World Series Home Run Derby in Sepember at ESPN's Wide World of Sports.

 

Now if we could only fill the stands with the amount of fans the Astros draw…

Maybe a big D/E regional on the same weekend could help fill the stands?

The first Dual tournament started on Thursday morning on 8 different fields with very few upsets but very well played games in near perfect weather.  As the tournament went along, the teams that adjusted to wind and field conditions the best usually won the game.  The cream did rise to the top as Remsondo battled Laservision in the winner's bracket finals with two of the top 'A' teams, Shoppe and Nordkap in the final 4.  There were also some of the best 'B' teams in the top 16 – Buzini, Reds, Baugh ford, Adiktiv, Precision, OC Swats, and DEI.

The second Dual tournament started on Saturday morning at 8 AM and had a few more upsets.  Laservision got knocked to the loser's bracket early on by H. Auto, a 'C' team with some experienced players out of Minnesota.  Team Combat lost to Precision out of Illinois in their opener.  'B' teams like Famous sent home Demarini/Dirty on Saturday night.  At the end of the winner's bracket though it was Resmondo beating GTL/Doerflinger/R&M 19-12 with GTL getting to the finals by knocking off Shoppe 20-7.

41% said Laservision would win.  I picked Resmondo in the first and Shoppe in the second.

Yes they did!  Hortenbach Auto/Easton/Hooters pulled the biggest upset with their 21-16 win over Laservision

 

Osceola Field #1 with its huge fence in Left and Left Center – Taylormade bats against B&B

 

Osceola Field #2 – BaughFord takes on Xtreme

Osceola Field #3 – ASPNations Mike Cervantes in a long battle with Adiktive 

Osceola Field #4 – Reds Astros takes on Linedrive in a tight battle

Osceola Field #6 – Trust pitcher Dan Evans takes on Precision

Good old Fortune Road fields with Trust's Thomas Luna taking on the veteran Nightmare pitcher Kirk Stafford

Step away from the screen, we don't need drool on it.  Dudley ZN Stadium balls.


 

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Hall of Fame Major video clips


 

 


 

The "Miken Masher" of the week is Kevin Kennington!

Kevin Kennington won the Derby and put on a real display of power and awe inspiring bombs!

 


 

Hall of Fame Major Final Standings & Awards

 

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament CO-MVP Jeremiah Isenhower Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
Tournament CO-MVP Ronald Mack III Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
Offensive Tournament MVP Chris Greinert Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
Defensive Tournament MVP Don DeDonatis III Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Dennis Rulli Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Matt Pesso Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Brian Zirkle Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Don DeDonatis III Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Kevin Filby LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas
All Tournament Team Brian Wegman LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas
All Tournament Team Greg Connell Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Kyle Cowart SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER
All Tournament Team Eric Thompson SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER
All Tournament Team Kyle Moyer LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas
All Tournament Team Jason Baxter Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Matt Crawford Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Jimmy Salas Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Billy Fulk Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Andrew Purcell Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Loses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 FL resmondo – specialty tank / worth SPMensMajor 6 0 0 166 52 27.6 8.66 19 34 300
2 MN Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok SPMensA 6 2 0 190 152 23.7 19 4.75 41 225
3 NYU laservision/desertfalls/boombah/eas SPMensMajor 4 2 0 147 143 24.5 23.8 0.66 46 200
4 TN shoppe / tyja / louisville slugger SPMensMajor 4 2 0 116 84 19.3 14 5.33 26 175
5 MS buzini/buffalowildwings/worth SPMensConfTBD 4 2 0 93 81 15.5 13.5 2 36 155
5 FL demarini/dirty/xtremeathletics SPMensA 4 2 0 105 87 17.5 14.5 3 28 155
7 IN red's astros/slugger/stucco/dirty SPMensConfTBD 4 2 0 114 102 19 17 2 24 130
7 IA gtl doerflinger r&m/easton SPMensA 3 2 0 101 83 20.2 16.6 3.6 30 130
9 AL baugh ford/mojo/louisville slugger SPMensConfTBD 4 2 0 110 120 18.3 20 -1.6 28 110
9 VA taylormade/tm sports/mizuno SPMensA 3 2 0 77 74 15.4 14.8 0.6 27 110
9 WY Sonny's SPMensA 3 2 0 70 74 14 14.8 -0.8 22 110
9 MI line drive sportz/sss/miken SPMensA 2 2 0 59 54 14.7 13.5 1.25 22 110
13 MA DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton SPMensConfTBD 3 2 0 103 79 20.6 15.8 4.8 25 70
13 IL precision/hang rite athletics SPMensConfTBD 3 2 0 71 57 14.2 11.4 2.8 24 70
13 CAS OC SWATS/EASTON SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 45 41 11.2 10.2 1 17 70
13 GA team adiktiv/dynasty/d2e/ls/ytja SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 74 71 18.5 17.7 0.75 25 70
17 TXN vivid / softballmix.com / tyja SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 38 57 9.5 14.2 -4.7 13 40
17 MO nightmare/louisville slugger SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 54 77 13.5 19.2 -5.7 29 40
17 OHO 3rd street/louisville slugger SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 79 74 19.7 18.5 1.25 28 40
17 AR fence brokers/hubs pub/gts/worth SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 32 47 10.6 15.6 -5 11 40
17 TXN ASPNation.com/Easton frozen SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 38 50 12.6 16.6 -4 16 40
17 GA primetime/easton/elite/broughton rx SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 36 56 12 18.6 -6.6 20 40
17 GA head hunters / oi livingston / mwa SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 42 58 14 19.3 -5.3 19 40
17 WA team combat/lbg/derby boys SPMensMajor 1 2 0 21 33 7 11 -4 13 40
25 MN XTREME/Miken SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 47 33 15.6 11 4.66 27 40
25 NYU albicocco/the scene/easton SPMensA 1 2 0 44 51 14.6 17 -2.3 22 40
25 CAS Famous/Premier/Easton SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 43 37 14.3 12.3 2 17 40
25 MI trust/ detroit elite/ easton/ mojo SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 52 63 17.3 21 -3.6 28 40
25 MI p&p333/suburban/larry/mojo/easton SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 51 66 17 22 -5 32 40
25 NC b&b/sears/bmw insulation/easton SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 22 31 7.33 10.3 -3 12 40
25 WA Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 11 37 5.5 18.5 -13 6 40
25 TXS South Texas Posse SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 13 43 6.5 21.5 -15 10 40
33 AZ 4 The Fallen/ Miken SPMensA 0 2 0 16 18 8 9 -1 10 40
33 OHO pure romance/chic's/insanity/easton SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 28 32 14 16 -2 21 40
33 MN h. auto/easton/hooters moa SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 10 38 5 19 -14 8 40
33 WI WSC/Cazzi/Miken SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 11 39 5.5 19.5 -14 6 40
33 MI TG Brand.MOJO.Easton SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 13 33 6.5 16.5 -10 8 40
33 OHO s&s pools/tpe/sportsco/easton SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 34 49 17 24.5 -7.5 27 40
 
Dual #2
Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Dennis Rulli Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
Offensive Tournament MVP Brandon Blake GTL Doerflinger R&M/EASTON
Defensive Tournament MVP JEREMY YATES Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Matt Pesso Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Brendt Newbill GTL Doerflinger R&M/EASTON
All Tournament Team Victor Cordova SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER
All Tournament Team JD Genter GTL Doerflinger R&M/EASTON
All Tournament Team Eric Thompson SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER
All Tournament Team Scott Zaciewski Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Jason Baxter Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
All Tournament Team Kyle Pearson GTL Doerflinger R&M/EASTON
All Tournament Team Jimmy Salas Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Jeremiah Isenhower Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Ronald Mack III Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Andrew Purcell Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Brandon Dillon GTL Doerflinger R&M/EASTON
All Tournament Team Nicloas Santana Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
All Tournament Team Loyd Watson Resmondo – Specialty Tank / Worth
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Loses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 FL resmondo – specialty tank / worth SPMensMajor 6 0 0 139 73 23.1 12.1 11 29 300
2 IA gtl doerflinger r&m/easton SPMensA 5 2 0 119 98 17 14 3 29 225
3 MN Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok SPMensA 5 2 0 139 100 19.8 14.2 5.57 42 200
4 TN shoppe / tyja / louisville slugger SPMensMajor 4 2 0 113 82 18.8 13.6 5.16 30 175
5 CAS Famous/Premier/Easton SPMensConfTBD 5 2 0 192 189 27.4 27 0.42 34 155
5 VA taylormade/tm sports/mizuno SPMensA 4 2 0 150 147 25 24.5 0.5 34 155
7 AR fence brokers/hubs pub/gts/worth SPMensConfTBD 4 2 0 129 119 21.5 19.8 1.66 31 130
7 FL demarini/dirty/xtremeathletics SPMensA 3 2 0 113 100 22.6 20 2.6 36 130
9 OHO pure romance/chic's/insanity/easton SPMensConfTBD 3 2 0 128 128 25.6 25.6 0 39 110
9 NYU laservision/desertfalls/boombah/eas SPMensMajor 3 2 0 132 107 26.4 21.4 5 36 110
9 MN h. auto/easton/hooters moa SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 70 69 17.5 17.2 0.25 23 110
9 IL precision/hang rite athletics SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 65 72 16.2 18 -1.7 27 110
13 NYU albicocco/the scene/easton SPMensA 2 2 0 88 80 22 20 2 25 70
13 WY Sonny's SPMensA 2 2 0 93 71 23.2 17.7 5.5 37 70
13 MI line drive sportz/sss/miken SPMensA 2 2 0 93 66 23.2 16.5 6.75 34 70
13 IN red's astros/slugger/stucco/dirty SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 79 74 19.7 18.5 1.25 28 70
17 GA team adiktiv/dynasty/d2e/ls/ytja SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 80 93 20 23.2 -3.2 30 40
17 GA head hunters / oi livingston / mwa SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 81 74 20.2 18.5 1.75 29 40
17 MO nightmare/louisville slugger SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 51 67 12.7 16.7 -4 21 40
17 MN XTREME/Miken SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 73 93 18.2 23.2 -5 30 40
17 WA Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 50 70 12.5 17.5 -5 19 40
17 MI TG Brand.MOJO.Easton SPMensConfTBD 2 2 0 72 76 18 19 -1 30 40
17 MI p&p333/suburban/larry/mojo/easton SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 49 49 16.3 16.3 0 20 40
17 TXN vivid / softballmix.com / tyja SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 26 42 8.66 14 -5.3 17 40
25 TXS South Texas Posse SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 44 55 14.6 18.3 -3.6 25 40
25 TXN ASPNation.com/EastonQualified SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 84 81 28 27 1 29 40
25 AZ 4 The Fallen/ Miken SPMensA 1 2 0 46 62 15.3 20.6 -5.3 26 40
25 MS buzini/buffalowildwings/worth SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 73 62 24.3 20.6 3.66 33 40
25 WI WSC/Cazzi/Miken SPMensConfTBD 1 2 0 59 69 19.6 23 -3.3 23 40
25 WA team combat/lbg/derby boys SPMensMajor 1 2 0 47 63 15.6 21 -5.3 28 40
25 MI trust/ detroit elite/ easton/ mojo SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 24 50 12 25 -13 22 40
25 OHO s&s pools/tpe/sportsco/easton SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 11 44 5.5 22 -16. 6 40
33 OHO 3rd street/louisville slugger SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 24 36 12 18 -6 14 40
33 NC b&b/sears/bmw insulation/easton SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 37 43 18.5 21.5 -3 21 40
33 AL baugh ford/mojo/louisville slugger SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 23 53 11.5 26.5 -15 16 40
33 GA primetime/easton/elite/broughton rx SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 26 48 13 24 -11 17 40
33 MA DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 31 43 15.5 21.5 -6 17 40
33 CAS OC SWATS/EASTON SPMensConfTBD 0 2 0 46 51 23 25.5 -2.5

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Resmondo-SpecialtyTank/Worth

Conf 'Major' from FL  12-0 Record

Resmondo dominated both tournaments by winning 9 of their 12 games by the run rule.  The pitching of Andy Purcell and the defense behind him were flawless as no team scored more than 19 runs, while Resmondos offense put up a low of 17 and was usually in the 20's or low 30's.  8 opponents were held to 11 runs or less. SS Don Dedonatis Jr who was defensive MVP and middle infielder Dennis Rulli were using their body to stop the hard shots, Jimmy Salas was making great diving catches, and the "dynamic duo of speed" center fielder Nick Santana and left fielder Jeremy Yates were closing the biggest gaps in softball.  Hats off to Resmondo who dominated every phase of the game and have pushed themselves to #1 in the nation.  A spot they may not relinquish for a very long time.

The offseason moves that Resmondo has made the last two years by bringing in Jimmy Salas, Bubba Mack, Nick Santana, and Jeremy Yates coupled with veterans like Jeremy Isenhower and Dennis Rulli who were coveted free agents have made this team strong and the youth movement is paying dividends.

Andy Purcell's pitching was MVP in my book, but I think Resmondo always gives MVP to the highest onbase percentage for the weekend

1st Place 12-0 Overall  (1st)   (1st)  Resmondo-specialtytank/worth   (FL-Major)
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 21 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 6
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 32 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Br 9
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 29 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 14
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 24 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 9
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 34 LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 3
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 26 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 11
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 22 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 18
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 17 Vivid / Softballmix.com / 2
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 29 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 11
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 26 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 11
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 26 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 19
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 19 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 12

Resmondo used Bubba Mack at first base basically going with the 5 shortstop and 3 center fielder strategy

We got this

Another one gone.  I'm betting Greg Connell hit the most homers.


 

Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok

Conf 'A' from MN  11-4 Record

 

Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok beat all of the top 'A' teams, run ruled Laservision, beat all of the hot 'B' teams (Famous, Precision, Buzini) and only lost to Major teams Resmondo and Laservision until the last game when they gave away an extra innings game against GTL/Doerflinger/R&M when they failed to score one run in the bottom of the 7th to end it.

Nordkap played an incredible 15 games and these guys had mini seasons within a 4 day period.  Hot streaks and cold streaks, injuries nursed to semi-health and gutted it out late into the night each day.  I have nothing but respect for what this team accomplished and they really are looking like a top 3 team who could do some damage at the end of the season (if they can still walk).  The team has the power of a Major-, the defense of a Major (led by Reyna and Pesso), and the offense of an A+ or Major- team.  And they can all run the bases pretty good.  When you look at the teams and scores below, it was an amazing 4 days for the KAP!

11-4 Overall  (2nd)   (3rd)  Nordkap/SuncoastReebok   (MN-A)
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 18 Famous/Premier/Easton 16
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 18 Sonny's 3
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 17 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 2
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 46 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 41
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 15 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 14
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 31 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 26
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 39 LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 19
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 26 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 11
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 19 4 The Fallen/ Miken 12
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 15 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 6
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 32 Precision/Hang Rite Athle 16
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 26 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 11
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 42 Famous/Premier/Easton 26
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 13 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 6
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 8 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 7

Nordkaps super utility man Matt Crawford made some nice strides at the plate

Zirkle hit many inside the park homers including 2 grand slams

 


 

Shoppe/TYJA/Louisville Slugger

Conf 'Major' from TN  8-4 Record

 

Shoppe won their first 3 games in each tournament with some good quality wins like the two they had over Demarini/Dirty, Reds, and Taylormade.  They struggles some against Resmondo, came up short against Nordkap twice, and was held down offensively by those teams and GTL/R&M.  The lack of offense against the big teams is interesting but the Shoppe team has great depth, a solid defense, and enough big hitters to at least be in the hunt for tournament championships on a weekly basis.

I heard Shoppe is now going to go to Columbus, Ohio making that a 4 point event with 3 major teams present.

8-4 Overall  (4th)   (4th)  shoppe/tyja/louisvilleslugger   (TN-Major)
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 14 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 6
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 19 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 6
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 23 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 7
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 24 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER 9
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 25 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 10
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 31 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER 26
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 21 South Texas Posse 3
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 25 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 9
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 24 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 14
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 20 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER 7
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 30 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 23
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 13 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILLE SLUGGER 6

Shoooooppppeeee! celabrates another homer!

Shoppe perseveres to a Sunday finish

Shoppes Timmy Cocco gets himself one

Robo's back!

Shoppe still having fun 6 games in

 


 

4th Place – GTL/Doerflinger/R&M/Easton

Conf 'A' from WA  8-4 Record

 

In true R&M fashion, the new GTL/Doerflinger/R&M team overcame pre-tournament adversity and in tournament injuries to win 8 games!  They lost to 3 major teams and beat Reds, Linedrive, Nordkap, and Taylormade.  Nice.  GTL/Doerflinger/R&M needed just one run to tie and two to win against LaserVision in the first tournament and went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 7th.  The bad luck turned to good in the second tournament as they beat Nordkap 8-7 in extra innings to go to the championship.

GTL is an interesting mix of veterans like Bumgardner, Bisbee, Genter, and McDonald and the young guns like Brandon Dillon, MI Kevin Bazat, and LF Kyle Pearson.  With a sponsorship group and managers who have won 3 of the last 4 'A' Worlds you have to wonder if this team will just get better and better?

If there is a big game to be played on ESPN then GTL/Doerflinger/R&M will be there.

8-4 Overall  (7th)   (2nd)  GTL/Doerflinger/R&M/Easton   (IA-A)
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 17 Precision/Hang Rite Athle 12
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 30 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 18
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 22 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton 21
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 22 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 15
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 16 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton 11
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 29 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 22
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 18 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 13
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 13 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 4
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 20 SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 7
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 26 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton 19
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 8 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 7
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 19 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton 12

GTL comes from behind to beat Adiktiv

A picture of Mooch for an upcoming magazine story

Sean is always a little pale but he dehydrated shortly after this game.  He is doing much better after a trip to the hospital.

 

 

 

Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton

Conf 'Major' from NY  7-4 Record

Laservision/Desert Falls won their first 4 games before being beaten by eventual champ Resmondo 34-3 in 3 innings.  Then they were run ruled by Nordkap a few minutes later 39-19.  In the span of a couple of hours they had lost two games by 51 runs in a total of 7 innings.  Up until then they were undefeated for 2013.  In the second tournament they were upset in true NCAA 15 seed to 1 seed fashion by H. Auto in a game they trailed most of the way 21-16.  In the loser's bracket they were starting to climb back towards a Sunday finish when Taylormade ended their run 31-23 after a big late inning comeback against Linedrive 36-34.

Laservision outfielder's Brian Rainwater and Brian Wegman played about half the time as they nurse injuries.  Their outfield defense and pitching continue to struggle.  Laservision had no answer for Purcell, TJ, and Curtiss Wilson among others this weekend.  Look for Laservision to be ready to go in Nashville in a month.

7-4 Overall  (3th)   (9th)  Laservision/desertfalls/boombah/eas   (NY-Major)
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 32 South Texas Posse 3
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 25 Head Hunters / OI Livings 5
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 22 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 21
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 46 Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 41
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 34 LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas 3
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 39 LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas 19
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 24 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Ea 6
H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 21 LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas 16
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 33 Head Hunters / OI Livings 15
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 36 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 34
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 31 LaserVision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Eas 23

Scott Kirby and Kevin Filby are the new 3-4 combo for Laservision/Desert Falls

 


 

Demarini/Dirty/Xtreme Athletics

Conf 'A' from FL  7-4 Record

Demarini was a little banged up and had some players like Joe Gordon coming off of offseason surgery.  They had a nice rotation at pitcher with Brandon Jonas and Shawn Jones.  At times they outpowered opponents with Adam Rockoff, Chris Larsen, Dale Brungardt, and Andrew Collins.  Shoppe had their number twice and they lost unexpectedly to Famous late on Saturday night.  Other than that they looked pretty good, with as much (or more) talent than 2012.


7-4 Overall  (5th)   (7th)  Demarini/Dirty/Xtremeathletics   (FL-A)
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 28 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 8
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 16 3rd Street/Louisville Slu 9
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 23 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthletics 7
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 16 Sonny's 15
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 24 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 17
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 15 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthletics 14
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 15 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 12
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 17 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 9
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 24 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthletics 14
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 36 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 21
Famous/Premier/Easton 34 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthletics 31 

 Demarini's Dale Brungardt hit a big 3 run homer against Sonny's in the 6th inning then came back in the 7th and hit a backside homer with two out to force extra innings.

 


 

The rest of the Hall of Fame Classic Nationwide Conference teams:

 

7-4 Overall  (9th)   (5th)  Taylormade/TMsports/Mizuno   (VA-A)
3rd Street/Louisville Slu 28 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno 27
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 13 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/ 12
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 12 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Br 7
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 10 OC SWATS/EASTON 5
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 22 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno 15
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 21 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/ 16
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 34 Famous/Premier/Easton 25
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 29 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno 11
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 31 LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 23
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 30 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 24
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 30 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno 23

I really like this Taylormade team.  They are the "Sonny's" of the East.  With a young and quick team with some hungry up and coming players.  Except for their opening 28-27 loss to 3rd Street, they only lost to teams that finished top 4 and even sent Laservision home 31-23!


6-4 Overall  (7th)   (13th)  Red's Astros/slugger/stucco/dirty   (IN-TBD)
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 19 Albicocco/The scene/Easto 12
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 30 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty 18
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 24 Vivid / Softballmix.com / 9
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 19 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 11
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 17 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 16
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 24 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty 17
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 16 Nightmare/Louisville Slug 9
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 25 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty 9
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 26 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 9
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 31 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty 28

Chad Mullins was hitting some monster homer's.  And when he was intentionally walked, Wally Maybrier would launch one.  Reds was their typical gritty selves as they won all of the games they were favored in except the last one against FBI late on Saturday night.


6-4 Overall  (25th)   (5th)  Famous/Premier/Easton   (CA-TBD)
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 18 Famous/Premier/Easton 16
Famous/Premier/Easton 17 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Ea 7
OC SWATS/EASTON 12 Famous/Premier/Easton 10
Famous/Premier/Easton 28 ASPNation.com/Easton 27
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 34 Famous/Premier/Easton 25
Famous/Premier/Easton 24 XTREME/Miken 8
Famous/Premier/Easton 27 Albicocco/The scene/Easto 25
Famous/Premier/Easton 28 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 22
Famous/Premier/Easton 34 Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 31
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 42 Famous/Premier/Easton 26

Famous made a sweet run late on Saturday knocking off Albicocco, H. Auto, and eliminating Demarini/Dirty 34-31 at midnight Saturday.  A fun team to watch.  Hopefully they are able to rest up enough to make a run in Phoenix this weekend.


5-4 Overall  (9th)   (13th)  Sonny's   (WY-A)
Sonny's 16 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 11
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 18 Sonny's 3
Sonny's 22 ASPNation.com/Easton 16
Sonny's 14 Precision/Hang Rite Athle 13
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 16 Sonny's 15
Sonny's 25 XTREME/Miken 10
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 17 Sonny's 9
Sonny's 22 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 5
Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 39 Sonny's 37

Sonny's had a roller coaster weekend just about winning every other game.  They had a tough 8 inning loss to Demarini in the first tournament and lacked for quality wins against their 'A' division peers.  Still a great linedrive hitting team that is as athletic as any team in the game.


5-4 Overall  (13th)   (9th)  Precision/hangriteathletics   (IL-TBD)
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 10 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 7
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 17 Precision/Hang Rite Athletics 12
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 24 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EAS 13
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 12 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 6
Sonny's 14 Precision/Hang Rite Athletics 13
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 27 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 11
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 17 Sonny's 9
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 32 Precision/Hang Rite Athletics 16
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 20 Precision/Hang Rite Athletics 5

Precision had three big wins (2) over Team Combat and 1 over Sonny's.  Precision has a few guys from the old EWS squads and showed some nice linedrive hitting and solid hustle.  The Precision team, like Adiktive and some others is better than expected.  They just need to improve each week and try to find some consistency with the sticks.  This team is better built for the 300 foot fences.


5-4 Overall  (17th)   (7th)  Fencebrokers/hubspub/gts/worth   (AR-TBD)
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 17 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GTS/Worth 10
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 11 Albicocco/The scene/Easto 10
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 20 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GTS/Worth 11
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 24 Head Hunters / OI Livings 22
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 17 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GTS/Worth 9
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 21 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 17
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 31 Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 28
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 20 Precision/Hang Rite Athle 5
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 30 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GTS/Worth 24

FBI won 4 games against 'B' teams and played a lot better this week than they did in Houston last week.  I would be interested to hear from coach Wilson as to what the difference was, as I did not have the opportunity to see many of their games.  This was a successful tournament for FBI though and a step in the right direction.


5-4 Overall  (5th)   (25th)  buzini/buffalowildwings/worth   (MS-TBD)
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 12 XTREME/Miken 10
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 17 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 2
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 17 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/Worth 2
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 36 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 16
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 16 GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 11
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 25 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/Worth 10
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 15 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/Worth 12
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 33 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Br 17
XTREME/Miken 30 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/Worth 28

Buzini showed a lot of heart playing a lot of good hard fought long games.  They were the only non-major team to beat GTL and they held Team Combat to 2 runs?  Overall mission accomplished.


4-4 Overall  (9th)   (13th)  Linedrivesportz/sss/miken   (MI-A)
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 7 4 The Fallen/ Miken 6
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 22 Nightmare/Louisville Slug 2
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 29 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken 14
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 17 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken 16
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 20 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 9
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 18 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken 13
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 26 Nightmare/Louisville Slug 3
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 36 Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Miken 34


4-4 Overall  (13th)   (17th)  Team Adiktiv/dynasty/d2e/tps/ytja   (GA-TBD)
Primetime/Easton/Elite/Br 20 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/TPS/YTJA 12
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 16 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 5
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 25 3rd Street/Louisville Slu 21
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 25 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/TPS/YTJA 21
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 29 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/TPS/YTJA 22
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 23 3rd Street/Louisville Slu 14
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 30 ASPNation.com/Easton 28
Sonny's 22 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/TPS/YTJA 5

Adiktiv is much better than I originally ranked them.  This team has good power and a lot of the pieces needed to compete in the Conference.  They beat 3 'B' teams, outlasted ASPNation in one of the better games of the tournament 30-28, and competed 7 innings in every game but the last.  Wiggs, Melton, Gilfillan among others.  Nice squad.


4-4 Overall  (17th)   (17th)  Nightmare/louisvilleslugger   (MO-TBD)
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 29 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EAS 28
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 17 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 10
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 22 Nightmare/Louisville Slugger 2
OC SWATS/EASTON 17 Nightmare/Louisville Slugger 6
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 18 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 17
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 16 Nightmare/Louisville Slugger 9
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 21 4 The Fallen/ Miken 8
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 26 Nightmare/Louisville Slugger 3

I had a good feeling this team could compete in the Nationwide Conference after seeing them play in Arkansas last summer.

Josh Kohrs playing 3rd Base for Nightmare/Louisville Slugger came from the Cincinnati combine


4-4 Overall  (9th)   (33rd)  Baughford/mojo/louisvilleslugger   (AL-TBD)
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 28 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 22
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 15 OC SWATS/EASTON 11
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 19 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisville Slugger 6
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 20 Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 11
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 25 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 21
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 36 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisville Slugger 16
XTREME/Miken 25 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisville Slugger 16
Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 28 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisville Slugger 7

This team needs a week off.  4 wins in the first tournament with Bob.  Only 1 win in the second tournament without him.  🙂


3-4 Overall  (17th)   (17th)  Headhunters/oilivingston/mwa   (GA-TBD)
Head Hunters / OI Livings 18 ASPNation.com/Easton 11
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 25 Head Hunters / OI Livingston / MWA 5
DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 22 Head Hunters / OI Livingston / MWA 19
Head Hunters / OI Livings 15 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Br 9
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 24 Head Hunters / OI Livingston / MWA 22
Head Hunters / OI Livings 21 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 8
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 33 Head Hunters / OI Livingston / MWA 15

I am still looking forward to seeing this team play.  Had the unfortunate luck of running into Laservision twice.


3-4 Overall  (17th)   (17th)  vivid/softballmix.com/tyja   (TX-TBD)
3rd Street/Louisville Slu 21 Vivid / Softballmix.com / Tyja 6
Vivid / Softballmix.com / 10 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 2
Vivid / Softballmix.com / 13 XTREME/Miken 10
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 24 Vivid / Softballmix.com / Tyja 9
Vivid / Softballmix.com / 17 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EAS 2
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 17 Vivid / Softballmix.com / Tyja 2
Albicocco/The scene/Easto 23 Vivid / Softballmix.com / Tyja 7

Vivid lacked quality wins but got a taste of what good competition is.  Can only make them better.

3-4 Overall  (25th)   (13th)  Albicocco/thescene/easton   (NY-A)
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 19 Albicocco/The scene/Easton 12
Albicocco/The scene/Easto 22 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 21
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 11 Albicocco/The scene/Easton 10
TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 30 Albicocco/The scene/Easton 20
Albicocco/The scene/Easto 20 South Texas Posse 16
Albicocco/The scene/Easto 23 Vivid / Softballmix.com / 7
Famous/Premier/Easton 27 Albicocco/The scene/Easton 25

Albicocco was banished to Fortune Road after an early loss to Reds.  I'll catch up with this team in Maryland this Saturday.


3-4 Overall  (33rd)   (9th)  Pureromance/chic's/insanity/easton   (OH-TBD)
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 10 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insanity/Easton 7
Albicocco/The scene/Easto 22 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insanity/Easton 21
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 22 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insanity/Easton 18
Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 33 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EAS 22
Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 17 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 11
Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 39 Sonny's 37
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 36 Pure Romance/Chic's/Insanity/Easton 21

Pure Romance had a chance against Resmondo late in the game only to come up 4 runs short.  Eventhough they lost their opener to Ressy, they still rattled off 3 straight wins including a late Saturday upset of Sonny's in a shootout 39-37 to finish 9th!


3-4 Overall  (25th)   (17th)  XTREME/Miken   (MN-TBD)
XTREME/Miken 27 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 8
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 12 XTREME/Miken 10
Vivid / Softballmix.com / 13 XTREME/Miken 10
XTREME/Miken 25 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 16
Sonny's 25 XTREME/Miken 10
XTREME/Miken 30 Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 28
Famous/Premier/Easton 24 XTREME/Miken 8

XTreme had an up and down weekend.  They beat some good 'B' teams like Baugh and Buzini but are best suited for the 300 foot fields.  Although Baugh Ford was tired of the inside the park homer's Xtreme put on them.


3-4 Overall  (13th)   (33rd)  DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton   (MA-TBD)
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 28 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 22
DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 25 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 5
DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 23 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 8
DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 22 Head Hunters / OI Livings 19
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 19 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 11
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 18 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 17
South Texas Posse 25 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 14

DEI has probably assembled their best team since they joined the Nationwide Conference.  After losing their opener in a very good game with Baugh Ford, they won 3 straight before running out of gas.  They never recovered and went 0-2 in the second tournament.  One of their players, center fielder Daren Hunter was pretty seriously injured when hit by a bat.  Softballcenter will try to keep updated on his condition.


2-4 Overall  (33rd)   (9th)  H.Auto/easton/hootersmoa   (MN-TBD)
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 28 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MOA 8
Vivid / Softballmix.com / 10 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MOA 2
H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 23 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 12
H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 21 LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 16
GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easto 13 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MOA 4
Famous/Premier/Easton 28 H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MOA 22

H Auto pulled off the upset of the year when they defeated Laservision solidly.  They got an early lead, added to it, and finished it off.  This team will have a memory to last a softball career.  Great job.


2-4 Overall  (17th)   (25th)  Team Combat/lbg/derbyboys   (WA-Major)
Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 13 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/ 4
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 17 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boys 2
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 12 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boys 6
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 27 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boys 11
Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 28 Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 7
Head Hunters / OI Livings 21 Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boys 8

Combat was beaten by Precision twice.  The second time they had all of their players.  Rough start.


2-4 Overall  (25th)   (17th)  Combat/Rockstar/Aflac   (WA-TBD)
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 21 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 6
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 16 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 5
Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 13 3rd Street/Louisville Slu 10
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 20 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 9
Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 19 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 14
Red's Astros/Slugger/Stuc 26 Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 9

Rockstar needs offense.  Should have picked up Cal Ford and Dan Dillingham.  🙂


2-4 Overall  (25th)   (17th)  p&p333/suburban/larry/mojo/easton   (MI-TBD)
P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 32 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Ea 27
Sonny's 16 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Mojo/Easton 11
DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 23 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Mojo/Easton 8
H. Auto/Easton/Hooters MO 23 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Mojo/Easton 12
P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 20 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Ea 5
Fence Brokers/Hubs Pub/GT 21 P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Mojo/Easton 17

I never did see P&P play because of their schedule and the fields they were at.  Looks like an up and down week with some bad losses.


2-4 Overall  (17th)   (25th)  ASPNation.com/Easton   (TX-TBD)
Head Hunters / OI Livings 18 ASPNation.com/Easton 11
ASPNation.com/Easton 11 South Texas Posse 10
Sonny's 22 ASPNation.com/Easton 16
ASPNation.com/Easton 29 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 23
Famous/Premier/Easton 28 ASPNation.com/Easton 27
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 30 ASPNation.com/Easton 28

ASPNation had some good battles and got real comfortable on the big fields late in the tournament.  They were one hit away from beating Adiktiv to keep their weekend going on Saturday night.


2-4 Overall  (13th)   (33rd)  OCSWATS/EASTON   (CA-TBD)
Baugh Ford/Mojo/Louisvill 15 OC SWATS/EASTON 11
OC SWATS/EASTON 12 Famous/Premier/Easton 10
OC SWATS/EASTON 17 Nightmare/Louisville Slug 6
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 10 OC SWATS/EASTON 5
TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 25 OC SWATS/EASTON 24
4 The Fallen/ Miken 26 OC SWATS/EASTON 21

Swats looked ok at times but lacked in quality wins.  The team should be fine in the Western events.


2-4 Overall  (17th)   (33rd)  3rdstreet/louisvilleslugger   (OH-TBD)
3rd Street/Louisville Slu 21 Vivid / Softballmix.com / 6
3rd Street/Louisville Slu 28 TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 27
Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthl 16 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger 9
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 25 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger 21
Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 13 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger 10
Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 23 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger 14

3rd Street started off with a bang with back to back wins on Thursday over Vivid and Taylormade.  Then the bottom fell out.


2-4 Overall  (33rd)   (17th)  TGBrand.MOJO.Easton   (MI-TBD)
XTREME/Miken 27 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 8
B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/ 6 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 5
TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 25 OC SWATS/EASTON 24
TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 30 Albicocco/The scene/Easto 20
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 15 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 6
Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 17 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 11

TG came alive in their first two games of the second tournament but couldn't find the 2012 HOF magic to pull off the big upset over Nordkap.


1-4 Overall  (17th)   (33rd)  Primetime/easton/elite/broughtonrx   (GA-TBD)
Primetime/Easton/Elite/Br 20 Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/ 12
Resmondo – Specialty Tank 32 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Broughton Rx 9
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 12 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Broughton Rx 7
Head Hunters / OI Livings 15 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Broughton Rx 9
Buzini/BuffaloWildWings/W 33 Primetime/Easton/Elite/Broughton Rx 17

Primetime beat Adiktive then dropped 4 straight.  In 3 of them they scored less than 10 runs.  Hopefully Primetime can get things going on the 300 foot fields and show they talent that they have.


1-4 Overall  (25th)   (25th)  Trust/detroitelite/easton/mojo   (MI-TBD)
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 29 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EASTON/ MOJO 28
TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EAS 11 4 The Fallen/ Miken 10
Precision/Hang Rite Athle 24 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EASTON/ MOJO 13
Vivid / Softballmix.com / 17 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EASTON/ MOJO 2
Pure Romance/Chic's/Insan 33 TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EASTON/ MOJO 22

Trust let their opener slip away to Nightmare late in the game then had a big win over "4 The Fallen" 11-10 before dropping 3 straight over the next couple of days.  A fun young team that can surprise some teams in the midwest.


1-4 Overall  (25th)   (25th)  SouthTexasPosse   (TX-TBD)
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 32 South Texas Posse 3
ASPNation.com/Easton 11 South Texas Posse 10
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 21 South Texas Posse 3
South Texas Posse 25 DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 14
Albicocco/The scene/Easto 20 South Texas Posse 16

South Texas Posse had some tough draws as a new Nationwide Conference team.  They did score a nice win over DEI and competed in their games that were not against Major teams.


1-4 Overall  (33rd)   (25th)  4TheFallen/Miken   (AZ-A)
Line Drive Sportz/sSs/Mik 7 4 The Fallen/ Miken 6
TRUST/ DETROIT ELITE/ EAS 11 4 The Fallen/ Miken 10
Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok 19 4 The Fallen/ Miken 12
4 The Fallen/ Miken 26 OC SWATS/EASTON 21
Nightmare/Louisville Slug 21 4 The Fallen/ Miken 8

4 The Fallen struggled again this past weekend but did beat arch rival OC Swats with help from Jermaine Flythes big 3 run homer!


1-4 Overall  (25th)   (33rd)  B&B/sears/bmwinsulation/easton   (NC-TBD)
Team Combat/LBG/Derby Boy 13 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/Easton 4
B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/ 6 TG Brand.MOJO.Easton 5
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 13 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/Easton 12
TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizu 21 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/Easton 16
WSC/Cazzi/Miken 22 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/Easton 21

B&B is good enough to make a mark in the Nationwide Conference.  Looks like Taylormade had their number and an ouchie loss to WSC. 


1-4 Overall  (33rd)   (25th)  WSC/Cazzi/Miken   (WI-TBD)
SHOPPE / TYJA / LOUISVILL 14 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 6
DEI/S&S/Scott's/Easton 25 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 5
ASPNation.com/Easton 29 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 23
WSC/Cazzi/Miken 22 B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/ 21
Combat/ Rockstar/ Aflac 19 WSC/Cazzi/Miken 14

This is WSC's best team in years.  They knocked off B&B Sears and scored some runs in their last 3 games.  One step forward for WSC who is looking for some players.  If anyone is interested email Paul at pbtank67@hotmail.com


0-4 Overall  (33rd)   (25th)  S&Spools/tpe/sportsco/easton   (OH-TBD)
P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 32 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Easton 27
Famous/Premier/Easton 17 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Easton 7
LaserVision/DesertFalls/B 24 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Easton 6
P&P333/Suburban/Larry/Moj 20 S&S Pools/TPE/Sportsco/Easton 5

S&S Pools wasn't at full strength as they had to make some pickups in order to make the trip.  By the looks of it, maybe picking up some offense would be the way to go.  🙂

Just kiding, hang in there, its a long season.

 

 


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Some of the archived games from the Hall of Fame Classic Major can be found here

 

Link to the pictures for the Hall of Fame Classic #1

Link to the pictures for the Hall of Fame Classic #2

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Link to the HOF #2 bracket

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Link to the 2013 Tournament Reports

Link to the 2012 Tournament Reports

 


 

Some more pictures for you:

Nationwide Conference Umpires

 

USSSA leaders Gerry Turnberg, Kevin Naegele, Bob Holland, Danny Brown, Don Dedonatis Sr, Greg Huchingson

My apologies if I spelled a name wrong.

 

Very few questions were asked after the managers meeting.  I asked if a bat that is intentionally broken should be replaced with another in the bucket.  Answer was no.  A question was asked about the military team that gets the 18 seed for the world series?  Answer was it will be an all star team.

The "West Side Mexican" getting it done at the hot corner!

USSSA play by play announcer Bernie works on another livestream feed with tech man Paul

That is a lot of green to cover on the biggest fields in softball

Lol, look at the bat handle

 

 

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