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2013 Nationwide Conference USSSA Phoenix Major tournament report! (from afar)

 

 

 

 

2013 Nationwide Conference USSSA

 

"Power Coco Cactus Classic"

 

Phoenix, AZ

 

April 27-28

 

 

Field Dimensions
Google Earth shows all 4 fields at 300 feet


2013 Phoenix bracket link

Classic Glass/Easton/DSSBats out of California won the Phoenix Major by defeating surprise local 'B' team AZM 38-16 in the winner's bracket finals and OC Swats/Easton 21-20 in 9 innings in the Championship game.  The tournament was played in immense heat and Classic Glass was the most consistent of all of the teams and used timely hitting, great pitching, and turned some key double plays to win the tournament.  They consistently produced 2 out Home Runs to keep innings alive as well and was led by MVP Christopher Terry and defensive MVP pitcher John Wheeler.  Classic becomes just the second Conference 'C' team to win a Nationwide Conference event.  The first 'C' team to do so was ASPNation just two weeks ago in Houston.

The tournament was sponsored by Power Coco a new all natural sports drink marketed by former softball player Tyler Beuerlein.  Hopefully the teams were partaking and staying hydrated!

Bats were tested from the beginning and re-tested on Sunday morning.  There were no Conference umpires present but there were very few issues and the tournament had an experienced crew.

The 3:15 round of 8 is where everything got turned upside down and the games became interesting. Classic won 16-15 over OC Swats, West Coast beat Famous 26-25, and AZM beat 4 the Fallen 10-8 sending those 3 CUSSSA teams to the loser's bracket early.

West Coast Miken had some crazy games. They were down 28-13 in round 1 against MyAutoJack and won with 16 in the last inning 29-28. They came back to beat Famous 26-25. Then in the 7:00 pm Final 4 game against AZM they were down 42-20 with 2 outs in the 5th and ended up tying the game at 42-42 in the 6th, eventually losing 48-42.

The Final Loser's Bracket game Saturday night was an entertaining game. Sonny's jumped on OC Swats with an early lead and had a 5-10 run lead for the first couple of innings. OC Swats was the home team and kept chipping away and still had HR's to hit and finally took the lead after 6 innings. Then Sonny's Kevin Ballard hit a huge 7th inning pinch hit Grand Slam and Sonny's tied it at 29. OC Swats then won the game on a walk off single in the bottom of the 7th. Jason Kreider and AJ Montano paced OC Swats offensively all weekend. Sammy Christenson killed it on both sides for Sonny's.

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Christopher Terry Classic Glass/ Easton/DSSBATS
Offensive Tournament MVP Alexander AJ Montano OC SWATS/EASTON
Defensive Tournament MVP John Wheeler Classic Glass/ Easton/DSSBATS
All Tournament Team Tommy Formosa Classic Glass/ Easton/DSSBATS
All Tournament Team Jason Kreider OC SWATS/EASTON
All Tournament Team Dameon Smith Classic Glass/ Easton/DSSBATS
All Tournament Team Fred Scripture OC SWATS/EASTON
All Tournament Team Adam Alva Classic Glass/ Easton/DSSBATS
All Tournament Team Allen Samuel OC SWATS/EASTON
All Tournament Team Jake Conroy AZM
All Tournament Team Mike Souza Classic Glass/ Easton/DSSBATS
All Tournament Team Marcus Henninger AZM
All Tournament Team Samuel Christensen Sonny's
All Tournament Team Chris Arredondo OC SWATS/EASTON
Place State Team Team
Class
Wins Loses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg
Allow
Avg
Diff
Max
Runs
USSSA
Points
1 CAN classic glass/ easton/dssbats SPMensConfTBD 5 0 0 117 78 23.4 15.6 7.8 38 300
2 CAS OC SWATS/EASTON SPMensConfTBD 6 2 0 185 137 23.1 17.1 6 32 225
3 AZ AZM SPMensB 3 2 0 113 118 22.6 23.6 -1 48 200
4 WY Sonny's SPMensA 3 2 0 139 102 27.8 20.4 7.4 33 175
5 CAS Famous/Premier/Easton SPMensConfTBD 3 2 0 117 76 23.4 15.2 8.2 25 155
5 CAS west coast miken/rated athletics SPMensB 2 2 0 121 126 30.2 31.5 -1.2 42 155
7 AZ Weird – P SPMensC 3 2 0 82 83 16.4 16.6 -0.2 25 0
7 AZ 4 The Fallen/ Miken SPMensA 2 2 0 93 39 23.2 9.75 13.5 38 130
9 AZ Mad SkillsQualified SPMensC 2 2 0 46 34 11.5 8.5 3 20 110
9 TXW Nine 1 Five Sadistic SPMensD 2 2 0 42 49 10.5 12.2 -1.7 17 110
9 AZ Darksyde SPMensE 2 2 0 21 86 5.25 21.5 -16. 10 110
9 NV atg \ major apparel \ elite SPMensC 1 2 0 42 59 14 19.6 -5.6 21 110
13 AZ MyAutoJack.ComQualified SPMensD 1 2 0 52 38 17.3 12.6 4.66 28 70
13 AZ STOKED SPMensD 1 2 0 28 52 9.33 17.3 -8 22 70
13 AZ Cheba Hut/AG Painting SPMensD 0 2 0 20 37 10 18.5 -8.5 15 70
13 AZ SUMUZU / GATOR/ VERDERO SPMensD 0 2 0 12 42 6 21 -15 11 70
17 AZ halos-diablos SPMensE 0 2 0 16 18 8 9 -1 9 40
17 AZ Off Kilter SPMensE 0 2 0 7 39 3.5 19.5 -16 7 40
17 AZ Acme/Shop John LLC SPMensE 0 2 0 2 42 1 21 -20 2 0
17 AZ BYE 1 SPMensC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AZM's all tournament pitcher Marcus Henninger

Drink your PowerCoco – PowerCoco.com

D-Lo tries to keep up with the stats

AZM hits against OC Swats

Famous takes on 4 The Fallen

6% picked Classic Glass to win

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