Saturday November 17th, 2018
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A look back at the 2017 USSSA ‘A’ World tournament report!

 

 

 

Steel pitcher Perry Hensley hits a single vs TG Brand in the championship game

 

2017 USSSA 'A' World Tournament

 

Kissimmee, Florida

 

August 18-20

 

Steel Sports celebrates their 'A' World title after the final out.

 

Link to SoftballCenter picture album of 'A' World 

 

2017 'A' World bracket and info link

 

There were 5 play-in games with Florida 'B' team One Payment who won the 2016 'C' Worlds run ruling GA-A team Primetime 35-20 back on field #3, and MN-A team Chanticlear Pizza run ruling UT-A team Tradesmen 22-7.  South Shore (MA-B) just barely knocked of MI-B Rebel Sports 10-9.  CTC NH-B beat FL-B team Beetech 14-13.  And Smash It Sports/RAC (NY-B) rolled through FL-B Wileys 15-5 and then started the 2nd round with a run rule win over #3 seeded Bad Draw (NC-A) 26-10.  Smash It Sports was looking good as many fans commented on their team speed and gap to gap and line to line hitting.  Allout (TX-A) behind the energy of new pitcher Donald Plaisance and manager Tim Barnes knocked off Seminoles 26-23.  Chanticlear, with the help of some unforced base running errors by #2 seeded Bay Area Legends (CA-A) beat them 16-14.  The Scene/Cornerstone (KY-A) put up some big innings and kept the offensive pressure on Pure Sports (SC-A) all game long in a 37-26 victory.  In the lower half of the bracket Premier (OH-B) team beat a very good One Payment team 22-13.  #4 seeded Steel Sports (TX-A) crushed South Shore 47-24 after South Shore had scored 9 runs to take an unexpected mid game lead.  Steel clearly showing their offense was playing the best of any team at the tournament.  TG Brand (MI-B) got an out with the bases loaded and the winning run on third base and the game tied at 23-23 in the bottom of the 7th against JBL/Tailgaters (OH-A).  Then TG Brand scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th and held JBL scoreless to advance to the final 8.  And in the final game of the night #1 seeded Baugh Ford (GA-A) spent the entire game coming from behind against CTC as they closed the lead to just 1 going into the bottom of the 7th as they held CTC to zero runs in both the top of the 6th and top of the 7th.  But in the bottom of the 7th Baugh Ford who still had a homer left, failed to score and CTC had the upset of the tournament 30-29!

On Saturday at high noon in some blistering heat and humidity the winner's bracket continued for the final 8 teams.  AllOut absolutely crushed SIS/RAC 24-3 in a game that seemed to last only about 35 minutes.  CTC the lowest seeded team in the tournament went up 13 runs on a stunned TG Brand team that kept putting up zeros.  CTC won the game easily 20-12.  The Scene/Cornerstone got off to a 9-6 lead on Chanticlear Pizza and added some late clutch runs with the homer's gone to send Chanticlear to the loser's bracket 26-22.  And in the final quarterfinal game Premier got off to a nice lead on Steel, but some great relief pitching from Defensive MVP Steels Perry Hensley and some clutch hitting and a 3 run homer from Steven Malay found Premier down with the hammer in the bottom of the 7th where they came up 3 runs short.

The semifinals began early Saturday evening as the heat began to dissipate.  Steel Sports batted around on Roderick Armour the CTC pitcher who had had so much success in the earlier rounds beating #1 Baugh Ford and #8 TG Brand.  Steel would never relent the offensive pressure and won easily by the run rule 25-9.  In the other semi Scene/Cornerstone batted around against AllOut in the 1st inning.  But AllOut came back to break a 16-16 tie in the 5th inning and went up 7 runs and held down Scene/Cornerstone who never gave up 25-22.

The winner's bracket championship started soon after the semifinals ended with Steel Sports jumping out to a 17-7 lead after 3 innings.  They were led by some big home runs by Perry Hensley and Steven Malay.  With both teams based out of Texas the managers knew each other well and AllOut never did give up but just didn't quite have the offensive consistency that Steel Sports had and Steel won 33-24.

In the loser's bracket Saturday Seminoles annihilated Primetime 22-6 in a game that didn't last long.  JBL/Tailgaters crushed a Tradesmen team 22-6 that was still waiting on players because of bad flights.  They played with 10.  Rebel Sports had one of their better games of the season as they flirted with the run rule against Bad Draw who played poorly and Rebel won 27-17.  Pure Sports never could fully catch up to Beetech in a 29-25 loss.  And South Shore quietly sent Wileys home 26-22.

In the second round of the loser's bracket Rebel was down 20 runs against Seminoles but came back to lose by only 3 with plenty of homers left.  Baugh Ford crushed JBL/Tailgaters 24-2 as they looked to run the loser's bracket.  South Shore walked off One Payment 22-21 and Bay Area Legends beat Beetech by 10 as they tried to start a run in the loser's bracket similar to their 5 wins at 'A' Worlds in 2016. 

The third round of the loser's bracket started at 3 PM in the heat and the 8 teams that played in this round were looking at having to win 4 straight games without leaving the field in order to make it to Sunday.  TG Brand grabbed a 22-4 lead on Seminoles and won by the run rule 32-14.  Bay Area Legends knocked off Premier 25-17.  Smash It Sports/RAC came from 7 runs down to set up power hitter Ryan Snyder with a walk off homer against Baugh Ford, sending the #1 seed home early.  And Chanticlear beat South Shore 24-23.

In the 4th round of the loser's bracket those tired teams squared off against each other.  Chanticlear Pizza outslugged SIS/RAC taking the lead mid-way and increasing the lead to 15 going into the bottom of the 7th and won 31-16.  And Bay Area Legends were up 1 in the top of the 7th vs TG and got a leadoff triple but somehow didn't score.  TG who had 4 home runs left set the table for a walk off homer by lefty Brady Hightchew and won 24-23.

In the nightcap to make it to Sunday, TG Brand was just a little better in the ball striking and defense against Chanticlear in a hard fought 27-21 win.  Chanticlear finishing an impressive 4th.

On Sunday morning at 9 AM TG Brand who had won 4 straight games on Saturday got off to a 13-6 start, using their homers much better than AllOut.  AllOut center fielder Brandon Hooks made and incredible leaping home run robbing catch to hold TG to a 10-6 lead at the end of one inning.  Allout came back to grab a 14-13 lead in the top of the 4th on a home run and TG grabbed the lead back on a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 4th.  TG Brand pitcher Tyler Kincaid then hit a 2 run inside the park homer when the outfield came way in and lost the ball in the sun and TG out hustled and won the home run management battle the entire game.  Ryan Morrow the TG Brand leadoff hitter hit a 2-run homer to left center to make it 19-14 TG at the end of 4 innings.  In the top of the 5th Allouts Tre Campbell hit a 3 run homer to close the gap to 4 and in the top of the 6th Hooks 2 run homer closed the gap to 4 again 23-19.  To end the top of the 6th AllOut pinch hitter Brian "Pocket" Bohanon hit a clutch 2 run homer to cut the deficit to 23-21.  But TG Brand would add 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th and shut down AllOut in the top of the 7th to win 27-21.

In the championship the much fresher Steel Sports went up 17-10 after 3 innings as their offense clicked on all cylinders.  The TG defense and offense was not quite as sharp as they had been but to their credit they somehow stayed in the game.  Steel put up a zero in the 4th but TG couldn't capitalize.  In the 5th Everett Williams homered for Steel to give them a 19-12 lead and Dustin Roberts hit his 3rd homer of the game and the momentum clearly shifted to Steel who went on to win 26-15 and take the 2017 USSSA 'A' World title.

The tournament was well played with lots of close games and the 9 'B' teams gave the 'A' teams everything they could handle.  There were quite a few of the newer conference umpires who did a great job and the Dudley ZN Stadium "bad batch" balls were perfect for the field sizes and heat although they flew almost too good at night.  If there was a downside to anything that happened it was that the fields were not drug very often (like only once per day), and some of the speed up rules where they call balls on the defense at the start of the game just didn't feel right for a world event.  I thought the stalling of some of the veteran pitchers was excessive and those should have been penalized.  There is no reason for a pitcher to leave the mound or ever walk to the outfield grass.  Maybe its time to draw a circle?  But overall another great World tournament is in the books and those issues are rather minor!  We are always thinking of ways to improve the product though.

On another note, this tournament had some of the worst catcher play of the season.  Catchers out of position on plays at the plate or especially missing throws or not catching them cleanly.  It can be the difference in the game.  And I am not talking about the Allout vs TG play at the plate, that was just a great slide.
 

Steel right fielder Matt Schrage climbs the fence

 

Team Breakdown:
 21 Teams Overall
15 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
12 'A' Teams
 9 'B' Teams

 

 

AllOut center fielder Brandon Hooks robs a home run in the loser's bracket finals vs TG Brand

AllOut LF Antonio Sepulveda makes a leaping catch

 

TG Brands Nathan King looks like he was truly safe on that incredible slide at the plate.  Good call!

TG Brand outfielder Ryan Morrow hits against Donald "Buckshot" Plaisance and his between the legs pitch

Steels Kevin Ballard doubles in the gap against AllOut in the winner's final Saturday night

TG Brands Justin Evans gets a big hit against Chanticlear pizza

TG Brand center fielder Brady Hightchew eliminates Bay Area Legends on a walk off homer

AllOuts Kyndrich Doggett hits against SIS/RAC in a blowout.

South Shore takes on Steel on Friday night

TG Brand and JBL/Tailgaters battle in extra innings Friday night

The USSSA 'A' World again used the "bad batch" stadium ball which seemed to be the perfect fit for the

310-325-325-325-310 fields

 


 

Oldscout pollers had Bad Draw who went 0-2.  The top 3 seeds all lost on Friday night.

Steel who won was the #4 seed.  TG Brand who finished 2nd was the #8 seed.

AllOut who finished 3rd was not a top 10 seed.

And Chanticlear who finished 5th was a non conference 'A' team.

Scene/Cornerstone who finished 5th was the #10 seed.

 


 

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Long Bombers of the Week

 

Steel's Kevin Ballard gets the longest left handed homer and Chris Wood of SIS/RAC had the longest right handed bomb on Friday night against Bad Draw.

Honorable mention to Josh Fryman of Scene/Cornerstone.

Also a shoutout to Joe Dorton who I am told hit one that one hopped the security fence down the left field line of Field #4 about 450+
 

 


 

 'A' Wolrd Awards and Final Standings

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Mathew Vasquez Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
Offensive Tournament MVP Tyler Kincaid TG Brand.Easton
Defensive Tournament MVP Perry Hensley Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team Ryan Morrow TG Brand.Easton
All Tournament Team Travis Hulbert Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team John Franklin TG Brand.Easton
All Tournament Team Ryan Oconnell CHANTICLEAR PIZZA/P5/MIKEN/WORTH
All Tournament Team Justin Geiner TG Brand.Easton
All Tournament Team Chris Bauer CHANTICLEAR PIZZA/P5/MIKEN/WORTH
All Tournament Team Dustin Roberts Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team Kevin Ballard Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team Nick Mitschke ALLOUT/A&A UTILITY CO/ASP/KLUTCH
All Tournament Team Nathan King TG Brand.Easton
All Tournament Team Matt Schrage Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team Jonathan Lenz ALLOUT/A&A UTILITY CO/ASP/KLUTCH
All Tournament Team Everett Williams Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team Steven Malay Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
All Tournament Team Donald Plaisance ALLOUT/A&A UTILITY CO/ASP/KLUTCH
All Tournament Manager Mark Holsonback Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike
Place State Team Team Class Wins Losses Ties Runs
Scored
Runs
Allow
Avg
Runs
Avg Runs
Allow
Avg Run
Diff
Max
Runs
Ranking
Points
1 TXS – corpus christi Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike  USSSA-Mens-A 5 0 0 157 95 31.4 19.0 12.4 47 650
2 MI – Flint TG Brand.Easton  USSSA-Mens-B 6 2 0 193 150 24.1 18.8 5.4 32 350
3 TXS – Houston ALLOUT/A&A UTILITY CO/ASP/KLUTCH  USSSA-Mens-A 3 2 0 120 108 24.0 21.6 2.4 26 300
4 MN – CHAMPLIN CHANTICLEAR PIZZA/P5/MIKEN/WORTH  USSSA-Mens-A 5 2 0 160 132 22.9 18.9 4.0 34 275
5 NH – Hampton CTC frozen USSSA-Mens-B 3 2 0 91 113 18.2 22.6 -4.4 30 225
5 KY – Richmond The Scene/Cornerstone/BuffaloWings  USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 97 100 24.3 25.0 -0.8 37 200
7 NY – Rochester Smash It Sports/RAC/Worth frozen USSSA-Mens-B 3 2 0 84 92 16.8 18.4 -1.6 26 175
7 CAN – Castro Valley Bay Area Legends/Miken  USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 90 75 22.5 18.8 3.8 28 150
9 MA – Dighton SOUTH SHORE  USSSA-Mens-B 3 2 0 105 123 21.0 24.6 -3.6 26 135
9 OK – Tulsa SEMINOLES/TPS/NACSF.INC/MIKEN  USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 87 89 21.8 22.3 -0.5 28 110
9 OH – Morrow Premier/Easton  USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 62 64 20.7 21.3 -0.7 23 110
9 GA – Peachtree City Baugh Ford/Adiktiv/Worth/Miken  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 75 56 25.0 18.7 6.3 29 110
13 OH – Kent JBL/Tailgaters/All In/B&E/Worth  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 47 58 15.7 19.3 -3.7 23 70
13 FLS – Miami BeeTech  USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 60 67 20.0 22.3 -2.3 29 95
13 FLS – Liberty City One Payment/Dynasty  USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 69 64 23.0 21.3 1.7 35 95
13 MI – Dearborn Rebel Sports/Game On/Dirty/hangrite  USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 61 55 20.3 18.3 2.0 27 70
17 FLS – Haines City Wileys Supreme/Miken/Worth  USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 27 41 13.5 20.5 -7.0 22 65
17 UT – Salt Lake Tradesmen Elite/Worth/Savon  USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 13 44 6.5 22.0 -15.5 7 40
17 GA – Macon Primetime/Easton  USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 26 57 13.0 28.5 -15.5 20 40
17 SC – Charleston Pure Sports/HB  USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 51 66 25.5 33.0 -7.5 26 40
17 NC – Greenville Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth USSSA-Mens-A 0 2 0 27 53 13.5 26.5 -13.0 17 40

Tournament MVP was Steel 3rd Baseman Matt Vasquez

Tournament Defensive MVP was Steel pitcher Perry Hensley

Tournament Offensive MVP was TG Brand pitcher Tyler Kincaid

 

Steel Sports Award Winner's

Steel Sports award winners pictured with Miken Sports Jason Kendrick and manager Mark Holsonback

 

Steel outfielder Matt Schrage and catcher Dustin Roberts

 

Shortstop Reno Malay and MI Everett Williams

CF Travis Hulbert

 


 

TG Brand Award Winners

TG Brand award winners with manager John Golich

 

Catcher Nathan King and 1st Baseman John Franklin

 

Outfielder Ryan Morrow and 3rd baseman Justin Geiner

 


 

AllOut Award Winner's

 

2nd baseman Johnathan Lenz and pitcher Donald Plaisance

SS Nick Mitschke


Chanticlear Award Winners

2nd Baseman Ryan O'Connell and SS Chris Bauer

 


 

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1st Place Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken

Conf 'A' from TX  5-0 Record

Steel Sports manager/sponsor Mark Holsonback has made some nice runs at world tournaments over the years and broke through to win the 'A' in fairly dominating fashion.  They were the #4 seed but definitely had the best offense and played solid defense as well to go undefeated.  The lineup was good, top to bottom, with the 8 hitter Matt Vasquez getting the MVP.  Pinch hitter Bobby Mitchell came through when called upon, and the offense set up Ballard and Roberts to hit some big homer's.

Congratulations!

 

Steel Lineup
2B Mark Cridland
RF Matt Schrage
1B Kevin Ballard
C Dustin Roberts
MI Everett Williams
SS Reno Malay
LF Kyle Bullock
3B Matt Vasquez
CF Travis Hulbert
P Perry Hensley
PH Bobby Mitchell
Backup pitcher Berk Cook
Justin Beal

 

2B Mark Cridland and OF/IF Kyle Bullock

 


 

2nd Place TG Brand.Easton

Conf 'B' from MI  6-2 Record

 

TG made quite a run that hinged on a couple of close games.  This experience should help them at GSL and USSSA 'B' Worlds come September.  There were a lot of "no names" on this team that thrust themselves onto the softball world this weekend.  And they did all of this without one of their better hitters DJ Hughes.  Morrow was the man at leadoff with his easy swing knocking balls all over the yard.  Veteran Justin Evans hit some clutch homer's.  Nobody swings harder than 4 hitter John Franklin or better than lefty Nathan King.  Payne and the infield came up with some big doubleplays and Hightchew and really the whole team played great defense.  The offensive MVP was given to pitcher Tyler Kincaid who probably could have been defensive MVP with that nasty slider he throws.

TG Lineup
RF Ryan Morrow
MI Justin Evans
C Nathan King
1B John Franklin
3B Justin Geiner
SS Tony Payne
LF Austin Pichiotino
CF Brady Hightchew
P Tyler Kincaid
2B Ryan Mullen
PH Jonathan Greer

Manager John Golich pulled the right strings all weekend long

 

SS Tony Payne and CF Brady Hightchew

 

MI Justin Evans and 2B Ryan Mullen

 

LF Austin Pichiotino

Jayson Scott

 


 

3rd Place AllOut/A&A Utility/ASP/Klutch

Conf 'A' from TX  3-2 Record

 

AllOut finished 3rd after their disaster at the Smoky Mountain Classic where the team basically disbanded.  The pieces were put back together by 2016 'A' World winning manager Tim Barnes who probably needed a few more tournaments to tweak the team.  Lenz came on strong offensively during the tournament and Brandon Hooks made some spectacular plays in CF and Kyndrich Doggett was one of the better hitters in the tournament.

AllOut Lineup
2B Johnathan Lenz
SS Nick Mitschke
C Kyndrich Doggett
1B Tre Campbell
3B Nate Brock
LF Antonio Sepulveda
RF Trent Simms
CF Brandon Hooks
MI Jeremy Guess
P Donald Plaisance

 

RF Trent Simms and catcher Kyndrich Doggett

 

MI Jeremy Guess and 1B Tre Campbell

 

Pinch hitter extraordinnaire's Brian "Pocket" Bohanon and Marlon August

 

 


 

4th Place Chanticlear Pizza/P5/Miken/Worth

'A' from MN  5-2 Record

 

Chanticlear played great team ball, let the leaders lead, and the role players roleplay.  Another great showing by a team that as a non-conference low budget team has a hard time finding competition to play during the regular season.  The top 4 of the lineup was a big part of their success (Oconnell, Decker, Brown, Bauer) and center fielder Ben Smith made some big plays especially in that Bay Area Legends extra innings game.

Chanticlear lineup
2B Ryan O'Connell
C Kyle Decker
EH Scott Brown
MI Chris Bauer
CF Ben Smith
OF Eric O'Connell
P Brian Higginbotham
Jake Gallery
1B Kyle Charboneau
Shawn Casey
Nate Gessell
Travis Auld

1B Kyle Charboneau who helps put the team together

Ryan O'Connell actually appears safe on that close call at first

The left side of the Chanticlear defense

 

Pitcher Brian Higginbotham, catcher Kyle Decker, and EH Scott Brown gave the team the veteran leadership.

 


 

Tied 5th Place CTC

'B' from NH  3-2 Record

This team was bumped to 'B' after their great run at the Atlanta Major back in May and they followed that up by beating Baugh Ford on Friday night at the 'A' World and then knocking off TG Brand on Saturday to go to the final 4!  A big part of their success is their pitcher Roderick Armour who's pitching, defense, and bat in the 4 hole were instrumental in all of their success.  Congratulations to Bryce who puts this team together and good luck at 'B' Worlds.

CTC Lineup
RF-Kevin Hoyer
MI-Jovan Alston
SS-Jeffery Richerson
P-Roderick Amour
2nd-Kyle Wilfong
LF-Jimmy Cobb
CF-Yuri Higgins
C-Russ Frost
DH-Tyler Mcaniff
3rd-Steve Siopo
1st- Lee Trawick

Coach-Bryce Johnson
Coach- Darrell Mitchell
Sponsor-Alex Bellance

 

Pitcher Roderick Armour and that low release

 


 

Tied 5th Place The Scene/Cornerstone/BuffaloWings

Conf 'A' from KY  2-2 Record

Cornerstone was missing a number of players including Wally Maybrier and Lonzo Fields but played with the 10 they had and won their first 2 games and gave AllOut everything they could handle in the semi finals.  Barnes at MI is a streaky good hitter at leadoff, Phil White and Ballard give the lineup some big sticks, and Chris Stamper did a nice job on the mound under the tutelage of Lou Mongelli!  But they needed a bench and a little more energy to beat AllOut.  Josh Fryman also could easily have been in the running for longest homer and the big guy was playing shortstop.

Scene lineup
MI Heath Barnes
2B Phillip White
C Shaun Ballard
P Chris Stamper
SS Josh Fryman
1B Matt Bunn
3B Clint Fox
Brian Bradler
OF Adam Shoopman
Kyle Bowers

 

Pitcher Chris Stamper and manager Lou Mongelli

 

Shaun Ballard and Phillip White the veteran leadership on Scene/Cornerstone

 

 


 

Other top finishing Conference teams

 


 

Tied 7th Place – Smash It Sports/RAC/Worth

'B' from NY  3-2 Record

RAC has the speed, power, and pitching to be a top contender at 'B' Worlds.  I think they were shocked they only put up 3 runs against Allout at noon on Saturday after their big wins on Friday night.  But they did recover to send home Baugh Ford on that walk off homer by Ryan Snyder.

Here is a link to the homer on John Kings Slowpitch page on facebook

 

3B Chris Wood and SS Branden Blake

 

Infielder Willie Allen and veteran pitcher Greg Neal (no helmet?)

 


 

Tied 7th Place – Bay Area Legends/Miken

Conf 'A' from CA  2-2 Record

 

Bay Area died of self inflicted gun shot wounds with their base running errors against Chanticlear Friday night, and their failure to score against TG Brand in the 7th inning on Saturday.  That was their two losses for the weekend and now they will have to be satisfied with trying to upset a few teams at the Conference Championships and Major World Series!

 

Renno and Gonzalez hit homers

Conference batting champ Bradley Carlsen doing what he does best, getting hits.  The Georg Brett of softball!

 


 

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Some more pictures for you:

Tied for 9th South Shore 3-2 – Quietly won 3 games 

Tied for 9th Seminoles/TPS/NACSF.INC/Miken 2-2

Tied for 9th Premier/Easton – had the bats in their hands at the end of a 3 run loss to Steel.

What could have been for the entire bracket had Steel lost this early.

Tied for 9th Baugh Ford/Adiktiv/Worth/Miken 1-2 – Baugh had their whole team but no magic for the #1 seed.

Tied 13th 1-2 JBL/Tailgaters/All In/B&E/Worth – Played without their main hitter Chris Hoffer who didn't make the trip.

 

Tied 13th 1-2 BeeTech – Knocked out Pure Sports in a marathon game

 

Tied 13th 1-2 One Payment/Dynasty – I didn't get to see this team play much.

 

  

Tied 13th 1-2 Rebel Sports/Game On/Dirty/Hangrite – big win over Bad Draw

 

Tied 17th 0-2 Wileys Supreme/Miken/Worth

 

Tied 17th 0-2 Tradesmen Elite/Worth/Savon – Trademen had flight problems and some guys never made it to the tournament in time.

 

Tied 17th 0-2 Primetime/Easton – Primetime will gear up for BSC Worlds

 

Tied 17th 0-2 Pure Sports/HB – A tough ending to the season

 

Tied 17th 0-2 Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth – Better luck at the Major!

TG was not happy when Austin couldn't come up with this ball.  But the sun affects every left fielder on F1 in the morning.

Berk Cook the backup pitcher for Steel won USSSA 'D' Worlds in 2015, 'B' Worlds with GPO in 2016, and now 'A' with Steel

Rick Robertson stopped by

Final game umpires

Purcell, Helmer, Wallace, and Coop take in the 'A' Worlds

USSSA directors Clay Dickey and Elliot Clark

Cheese wearing his Backman shirt

Super fans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 responses to “A look back at the 2017 USSSA ‘A’ World tournament report!”

  1. Bryce Johnson says:

    I’m the coach from CTC no one asked me for a lineup which I had I keep the book myself on Friday I tried to turn in a line but you didn’t have. Really nice write up and well ran event but that part in embarrass me.

    RF-Kevin Hoyer
    MI-Jovan Alston
    Ss-Jeffery Richerson
    P-Roderick Amour
    2nd-Kyle Wilfong
    LF-Jimmy Cobb
    CF-Yuri Higgins
    C-Russ Frost
    DH-Tyler Mcaniff
    3rd-Steve Siopo
    1st- Lee Trawick

    Coach-Bryce Johnson
    Coach- Darrell Mitchell
    Sponsor-Alex Bellance

    • DW says:

      Thanks. I will add the lineup to the report.

      I did come to get the lineup and they said you were stuck in traffic.

      Not a big deal.

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