Tuesday June 18th, 2019

2017 USSSA Major World Series Day #1 Recap!



2017 Major World Series Day 1 Recap

2017 USSSA Major World Series Bracket Link

2017 Major World Series pictures link

Gamy by game recap.  Games were not played in number order!

Some teams with new players that weren't on the roster had to use a bench player for stats purposes until things can be fixed.



Game #2 Recap

Scene/HDLNS in white batting against Klutch the Military Champs in the Series opener

Game #2 – #18 seeded Klutch, the USSSA Military Champions, scored 3 in the top of the 1st inning on 2 errors and a bloop single.  In the bottom of the 2nd #15 Scene/HDLNS (OH-AA) took a 4-2 lead on a Jackie Corn homer, the first home run of the tournament.  In the bottom of the 3rd Scene/HDLNS grabbed the lead again 5-4 on a Joey Formosa 2 run triple, then to 9-4 on Cory Newmans 2 run homer, and they scored 9 runs total in the inning to lead 11-4.  In the bottom of the 4th Scene/HDLNS Ryan Noe hit a 2 run homer and HDLNS led 16-4 after 4 innings.  In the top of the 5th Klutch leadoff man Chris Idip hit a 2 run homer and Klutch batted around the lineup scoring 7 runs and closed the gap to 11-16.  But Scene/HDLNS answered with 7 of their own in the bottom of the 5th and Corey Boothe hit a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 6th to force a 26-11 run rule.

Scene/HDLNS infielder Brandon Bellamy

Klutch 1st baseman Tre Campbell – I want to give the Military players a thank you! for what they do for us.



Game #1 Recap

TDB in black vs Steel Athletics in white

Game #1 – #16 Steel Athletics (TX-A) got on the board first on a 3 run homer by lefty Kevin Ballard.  #17 TDB/TMSports (NC-AA) then grabbed a 4-3 lead in the top of the 2nd on a 2-run homer by Jeff Bloomer.  In the 3rd TDB added 4 runs and Steel answered with 6 and Steel led 10-8.  In the 7th Terry Baggs for TDB closed the game to 14-10 on a 2 run homer but Steel who scored in every inning held on to win 14-11.

Steel shortstop Pat Burton



Game #8 Recap


Tommie Baugh the pitcher and sponsor for Baugh Ford and power hitter Allen Ponder

Ryan McCrory makes a great play late in the game

Game #8 – #11 Baugh Ford (GA-A) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st on a Gilfillan 2 run homer and would of had more except for a Jon Gastineau diving catch in left field.  In the top of the 2nd Baugh went down 1-2-3 and #6 Newbreed (WA-M) got 6 runs to take a 7-2 lead.    John Zorich hit a 2-run homer for Baugh in the 3rd and Newbreeds Chente Granados hit a 2 runner in the bottom of the 3rd and Newbreed led 10-6.  In the top of the 5th Baugh's Chad Folsom hit a 2-run homer, and Tommie Baugh hit a 2 out bases loaded ground rule double deep to center for a 7-run inning and a 14-12 lead.  Tommie who is the pitcher and the sponsor of the team then tipped a hard grounder to the shortstop who turned a double play to keep a 1 run lead.  In the 6th Newbreed went down in order again and in the 7th Baugh's Matt McCraw hit a key 2 run double to go up 18-13 and Baugh led by 6 going to the bottom of the 7th.  Newbreed down to their last out got a clutch 3 run homer from Victor Cordova and loaded the bases but lost 19-17.

Rolando Rodriguez hits for Newbreed

Tommie Baugh with a 2 run ground rule double for Baugh Ford




Game #5 Recap

OA Apparel's Brad Lunda was just short on this game tying homer vs Astros

Game #5 – #5 Worth Astros (IN-AA) grabbed a nice 6-1 lead in the 1st inning and extended it to 10-1 on a Steve Edwards 2 run homer in the bottom of the 2nd.  In the top of the 3rd #12 OA Apparel (IL-AA) started a comeback on a 3 run homer by Canadian Steele Lewis, a 2-run homer by lefty Brad Lunda, and a 2 run double by middle infielder John Sullivan to tie the game at 10-10.  In the top of the 4th OA Apparel hit 4 straight solo homers to grab a 14-11 lead.  In the top of the 5th Worth Astros right fielder Sid Stephany robbed Nick Mangannaro of a home run and in the bottom of the inning Dal Beggs hit a 2 run single to give Astros a 15-14 lead.  In the bottom of the 6th Sid Stephany hit a crowd pleasing 3 run homer to give Astros a 20-17 lead and in the top of the 7th Astros won the game when Stephany robbed Brad Lunda of what would have been a game tying 3 run homer in right field.


Astros right fielder Sid Stephany had not 1 but two game saving home run robs!


Astros with some interesting celebrations




Game #4 Recap

Dan Smith 3rd Baseman John Williams

Game #4 – In the top of the 1st #4 Dan Smith (CA-M) got some great defense by shortstop Freddie Bynum and 3rd baseman John Williams to hold down #13 Bay Area Legends (CA-A).  Then in the bottom of the 2nd Dan Smith's Donnie Hammonds hit a 3 run homer to extend their lead to 9-1.  In the top of the 3rd Bay Area's Dameon Smith hit a 2 run double and Jeff Renno a 2 run triple to close the lead to 5-9.  In the bottom of the 5th Dan Smith pitcher LC Watson hit a 3 run double and Dan Smith went on to an easy 16-12 lead although Bay Area never gave up in this one.

Bay Area Legends Joel Gonzalez getting an at bat at the Major!




Game #10 Recap

Joey Formosa of Scene/HDLNS takes on Resmondo

Game #10 – Scene/HDLNS (OH-AA) the #15 seed got things started with an inside the park 2 run homer by big Joey Formosa.  In the bottom of the 1st #2 Resmondo's (FL-M) Kyle Pearson hit one off the scoreboard for a solo, and they followed that up with solo's by Greg Connell, Brian Wegman, Travis Clark, and a 3 run homer by Scott Kirby.  Wegman added a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 2nd and Resmondo went up 10-2.  Scene/HDLNS got 4 runs in the top of the 3rd but Resmondo's Connell and Clark homered again in the bottom of the 3rd and Resmondo went on to win 21-9.

Resmondo's Brett Helmer hits one over the "Helmer wall"


Resmondo's Brian Wegman and Travis Clark




Game #9 Recap

Smash It Scene – 3B Cory Briggs, SS Don Dedonatis, MI Luis Reyna, Pitcher Andy Purcell

Game #9 – Steel playing their second game of the day went down 6-0 against SmashIt/Scene when Andrew Collins and Brandon Dillon hit 2 run homer's.  Then Collins gunned down Steel runner Pat Burton trying to stretch a single into a double in the 3rd inning.  SmashIt/Scene's Andy Purcell hit a 2 run homer in the 4th and Lee Payne a 3 runner in the 4th to go up 14-4.  Steel responded when Matt Vasquez the recent 'A' World MVP hit a 2 run homer, but Ryan Harvey hit one 460 feet for SmashIt/Scene in the bottom of the 6th, followed by a Nic Santana homer, and a Lee Payne inside the park grand slamd to go up 22-9 and Ryan Harvey ended the game by the run rule with another 2 run homer.

Steel center fielder Hulbert almost robbed Lee Payne

Payne ended up with an inside the park grand slam




Game #7 Recap

Bad Draw in black takes on SIS/Thunder

Game #7 – Bad Draw (NC-A) the #13 seed took on SIS/Thunder in the nightcap Wednesday.  Bad Draw's CJ Jacinto and big William Maloney homered in the top of the 1st to go up 2-0.  SIS/Thunder's Kevin Kennington and Josh Riley each hit 2 run homers in the bottom of the inning to g up 4-2.  In the 2nd Bad Draw who scored in every inning in the game scored 4 and SIS/Thunder could only manage a 2 run homer by Josh Riley and were down 8-6.  In the 3rd Bad Draw got 4 more playng "small ball" and SIS/Thunder got a Jeremy Yates 3 run homer.  In the bottom of the 5th Neil Haglunds 2 run homer over the "Helmer Wall" in right center gave SIS/Thunder a 17-14 lead.  But the upset minded Bad Draw team got a 2 run single from Jacinto and held Thunder scoreless in the bottom of the 6th.  In the 7th Josh Brown got a clutch 2 run single to go up 19-18 and somehow Bad Draw held Thunder scoreless in the bottom of the 7th even after a lead off double by Brian McBryde and Bad Draw had the upset of the tournament!

SIS/Thunder's Neil Haglund hits the longest homer of Wednesday


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