Thursday April 18th, 2019

2017 USSSA Major World Series Day #2 Recap!


Major World Series Day 2 Recap

2017 USSSA Major World Series Bracket Link

2017 Major World Series pictures link

Day 2 Video Clips which include some of the HR Derby

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 #6 Recap

Racks rookie of the year Jordan Spaulding

Game #6 – #7 Racks/Sonny's grabbed a 3-2 lead on a bases loaded error in the bottom of the 2nd against Xtreme who is the recent 'AA' World Champs.  In the bottom of the 3rd Argen Dodds for Racks became the first player in the tournament to clear the giant scoreboard at Champions Stadium with a 2 run homer to give them a 5-2 lead.  In the bottom of the 3rd Racks went off as Brett Rettenmeier got things started with a 3 run homer, followed by solos from Jordan Spaulding, Argen Dodds, Stuart Snell, and Keith Laski.  Then Rettenmeier homered again and Racks had a 16 run inning and a 21-3 lead and won easily 21-6.



Game #3 Recap

Ben Dunn and Nightmare took down Precision

Game #3 – Precision and Nightmare two of the top 'AA' teams in the country squared off.  Nightmare's Charlie Hinojosa and Precision's Kyle Cowart traded 2 run homer's in the early innings.  Then Nightmare broke out in the bottom of the 2nd with 9 runs on homer's by Steve Zemanek and Hinojosa, and a 2 run triple by Mike Williams.  Then Williams flashed some leather in left field with a full out diving catch and they followed that up with homer's by Billy Maggard and a third homer by Hinojosa to beat Precision 17-10.



Game #19 Recap

Bad Draw scored 27 runs on 1 homer

Game #19 – The quarterfinals kicked off in the early afternoon Thursday with two 'A' teams who had upset their Major opponents in the first round.  Bad Draw used some "small ball" to grab a 4-1 lead in the 2nd.  Then in the bottom of the 3rd played some great defense to hold Baugh Ford to 2 runs.  In the top of the 5th Bad Draw's CJ Jacinto hit an RBI triple and Tim Mickey a 2 RBI double as they scored 6 runs and led 11-4.  Bad Draw 2nd baseman Dylan Smith turned a nice double play in the 5th and Bad Draw won 21-8 as Jess Maloney hit a 2 run homer in the 6th, and they scored 7 insurance runs in the top of the 7th.



Game #18 Recap

Worth Astros Rob Roop hits against Dan Smith in the quarterfinals

Game #18 – 'AA' team Astros took a shot at Major team Dan Smith in a late afternoon quarterfinal game.  Astros got a 2 run single from Mike Ortiz and a diving stop by their 1st baseman Dal Beggs, but trailed 5-3 after a Chad Durick homer.  In the top of the 2nd Dan Smith shortstop Freddie Bynum made an incredible diving catch but a couple of errors gave Astros a 9-5 lead.  In the bottom of the 3rd Dan Smith outfielder Westy Guill tied the game at 9-9 on a triple, and Colby Hughes gave them a 13-9 lead on a 2 run double.  In the 4th Dan Smith turned a 5-4-3 doubleplay and then in the bottom of the 6th pinch hitter Chris Greinert hit a 400 foot line drive 3-run homer that hit the scoreboard and Dan Smith won 20-15.

Greinert hits a 400 foot seed



Game #20 Recap

Resmondo's Bryson Baker hits against Racks

Game #20 – Two Major teams met for the first time in the quarterfinals early Thursday evening.  Racks got off to a nice 6-0 lead with no outs but then grounded into a doubleplay to kill the rally.  In the bottom of the first the powerful Resmondo squad used homers by Kyle Pearson and Brett Helmer to go up 8-6.  In the bottom of the 3rd Resmondo's Kevin Bazat hit a 2 run triple and Pearson a 2 run double to go up 14-9.  Racks closed the gap to 2 runs in the top of the 4th on a moon shot homer by Dan Kirkwood and a Brett Rettenmeier 2 out 2 run single.  In the bottom of the 4th and 6th though Resmondo unleashed the guns as Pearson and Helmer homered again and the entire team homered (11 HR for the game) their way to a 36-25 win in a game where Racks scored every inning and never gave up.


Pregame meetings

Helmer goes Yatzee!




Game #20 Recap

Game #20 – In the nightcap before the HR Derby began Nightmare (A) took on Smash It/Scene the #1 team in the nation.  The game was filled with great defensive plays by both teams.  Nightmare was shut down the entire game by Smash It/Scene and scored just 2 runs in total but Nightmare got a nice catch on the fence by right fielder Kevin Bryant in the 2nd, a diving catch from left fielder Mike Williams in the 3rd, and Williams robbed Andy Purcell of a homer on the fence in the 4th to make the game go 6 innings.  For Smash It/Scene they got a base hit from Dennis Rulli in the 2nd inning which was the 300th hit of his illustrious world series career and he received a well earned ovation from the crowd of 3,000.  Smash It/Scene also had some defense of their own as shortstop Don Dedonatis Jr. had the best diving play of the tournament that was actually hit passed him towards the 3rd base side when he snared it.  And Luis Reyna made an incredible play on a hard grounder up the middle, and then with the stick Reyna hit a 3 run homer to end the game with a 17-2 run rule win.

SmashIt/Scene infielder Dennis Rulli just before he collected his 300th hit of his World Series career


Nightmare's Mike Williams robs a homer and SmashIt's Don Dedonatis with a great diving catch!



Resmondo's Kyle Pearson won the 35 man Home Run Derby on his last swint.

Major World Series Home Run Derby report here



Thursday Loser's Bracket Games





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