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2017 USSSA “Texas Legends” Major tournament report!

 

 

 

2017 Nationwide Conference USSSA

 

17th Annual "Texas Legends"

 

Euless, Texas

 

May 19-21

 

SIS/Albicocco takes on SIS/Thunder in the Texas Legends Championship game Sunday

 

SoftballCenter picture album of the Texas Legends Major 

 

2017 Texas Legends bracket/Info link

 

The Texas Legends Major started amid thunderstorm and tornado warnings but those never materialized and the entire tournament played without any delays or rain.  All of the 31 teams played on Friday night including the 17 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams featuring 5 of the Major teams and the "all new" SIS/Thunder Major group with its 7 players from the folded Backman roster.  Conference teams L&S Glass (CA-B), Classic Glass (CA-AA), Killbombers (TX-AA), Nightmare (MO-AA), Xtreme (MN-AA), Bay Area Legends (CA-A), Dan Smith (CA-M), Newbreed (WA-M), SIS/Thunder (NY-M), AllOut (TX-A), and Racks (WY-M) all won by the run rule in their first game of the first round.  Meanwhile Jokers a Texas 'B' team beat Fence Brokers an Arkansas 'B' team 24-19, MyAutoJack.com a non-conference Arizona 'B' team beat Seminoles (OK-A) 33-32, and Levels a Colorado 'B' team who had success at the Las Vegas Major knocked off Texas 'A' team Money Miken 26-25 for what could all be called minor upsets.

In the second-round SIS/Albicocco who had a bye because they were the #1 seed run ruled L&S Glass 41-8 in the last game on Friday night and the remainder of the second round (final 16) was played on Saturday.  Killbombers scored 18 runs in the top of the 5th to come from behind and beat fellow 'AA' team Classic Glass in a game between two teams that desperately needed a quality win.  Nightmare struggled some but knocked off the upstart Jokers team 19-11.  Xtreme who was trailing 28-20 going into the top of the 7th against MyAutoJack.com used a two out clutch grand slam homer from big Shannon Smith to take a 31-28 lead and scored 11 runs in the inning – half of them coming with 2 outs and they escaped with an amazing 39-31 win!  The bottom half of the bracket was loaded with 4 Major teams because of the way the Conference points worked out here early in the season and those games started with a big upset as AllOut a Texas 'A' team went up 10 runs on the Major team Racks 28-18 going into the top of the 7th.  But Racks came back to cut the lead on a couple of homers and a big shot by Ryan Mcclanahan to cut the lead to 29-28 when AllOut pitcher Tyler Green got a strikeout looking to end the game.  Of course AllOut still had the hammer but got their biggest win of the season.  SIS/Thunder in an early battle of Major teams knocked off Newbreed impressively 36-23 when the Newbreed offense sputtered.  Dan Smith run ruled Levels 32-13, and Bay Area Legends in a battle between top 'A' teams with Steel Sports scored 13 runs in the first inning and won in a marathon game 44-28 to advance to the final 8.

In the "final 8" SIS Albicocco got their only test of the tournament as they held just a 1 run lead on Killbombers (6-5) going into the bottom of the 5th inning.  Then SIS Albicocco started free swinging and hitting home runs (each team had 12 to hit) and scored 9 to go up 15-5.  But Killbombers wasn't done yet and Tommie Melton hit a 3 run homer in the top of the 7th to cut the lead to 16-13 but that would end up being the final score.  Xtreme/Miken taking full advantage of a soft spot in the bracket and their come from behind win over MAJ got off to a 15-5 lead on Nightmare after 3 1/2 innings and won fairly easily 28-19.  Meanwhile Dan Smith 20 run mercy ruled Bay Area Legends who many thought might give the Major team a tough game.  And SIS Thunder who was tied at 16-16 in the 4th inning against upset minded AllOut ended up beating AllOut 42-32.

Saturday night the "final 4" was set with Dan Smith going up 23-22 after 4 complete innings vs SIS/Thunder.  Later Dan Smiths Kyle Pearson hit a key 2 run homer that tied the game at 32-32 in the top of the 6th.  And in the top of the 7th Steven Lloyd hit Dan Smiths last homer with 2 outs to give them a 34-33 lead and Dan Smith led by 2 (35-33) going to the bottom of the 7th with SIS Thunder out of homers (16).  SIS Thunder's Chris Costantino led things off with a single to left field followed by a key double by Kyle Olsen to the right center field gap.  Then Dan Smith intentionally walked Brian McBryde and Adam Ussery hit a walk off homer to win the game 39-37!  In the other semifinal SIS Albicocco trailing Xtreme 9-8 in the bottom of the 4th scored 11 runs to take an 18-9 lead.  And later SIS Albicocco outfielder Andrew Collins hit a walk off run rule homer in the bottom of the 6th to give them another mercy rule win 30-15.

The winner's final then started Saturday night after 9 PM Central time with SIS Albicocco having some long innings offensively early in the game as they grabbed a huge 30-7 lead after just 3 at bats.  SIS Thunder really never recovered and couldn't put anything together offensively and lost 56-29.

In the loser's bracket Racks and Newbreed ran into each other early on with Newbreed having just come off the highest score of the season 67-26 over Money/Miken.  Newbreed grabbed a 16-12 lead on Racks in the top of the 3rd and then the offense kicked into high gear again and they won 47-32.  Newbreed then hammered Killbombers 41-15, Steel Sports 38-8, and Dan Smith 49-33 in a game that Dan Smith held double digit leads in and the game ended after 1 AM in the morning.  Incidentally Steel who was one of Newbreeds wins won themselves over Southern Barrel on a bases loaded walk off walk 36-35 and they also beat Nightmare in the bottom of the 8th on a game winning single by Kevin Ballard.  In the lower half of the loser's bracket Classic Glass made a big run as they run ruled Chill Sports, L&S Glass, AllOut, and Xtreme.  Then Sunday morning Classic Glass and Newbreed went at it in the 4th place game at 8 AM.  Both team's shortstops Steve Whaley (Newbreed) and AJ Montano (Classic Glass) traded nice diving plays for outs.  Newbreed had the lead 16-13 after 4 innings but their full assault offense that we witnessed on Saturday never materialized on Sunday and Classic Glass grabbed a lead on a 3 run homer by Mike Brambilla in the top of the 5th which led to a 14 run inning and a 27-16 lead.  Classic Glass ended up winning 30-20.

In the loser's bracket finals, a fresh SIS Thunder team had a 23 run 1st inning against Classic Glass and had 31-19 and 36-24 leads going to the 6th inning.  But Classic Glass who had players leaving for flights ran out of gas and hit into too many double plays and SIS Thunder advanced to the championship 39-24.

The championship game started very slow as SIS Albicoccos Cory Briggs 3 run homer in the top of the 3rd tied the game at 4-4 and Nic Santana added a 3 run shot to give SIS Albicocco an 8-5 lead in the top of the 4th.  SIS Thunder used a nice 5-10-2 double play in the second inning and a Ryan Stovall diving catch on a sinking line drive in center field in the 4th to keep the Albicocco offense in check.  But after the 4th inning it was all SIS Albicocco as they went on a 19-5 run and won by the run rule 27-10.  Again as the night before Andy Purcell's pitching and his incredible defense behind him dominated SIS/Thunder and SIS Albicocco won their 4th tournament of the year and 3rd tournament in a row.

A full complement of top conference umpires were in attendance.  The Classic M ball was as hard as a rock in the cooler weather in the morning and evenings and led to some of the highest scores of the year depending on which field the wind was blowing out on.  And the tournament featured some long homers and some outstanding plays in the infield by a lot of great defensive players.  Conference USSSA heads to Atlanta next weekend.

SIS/Albicocco finishes off SIS/Thunder by the run rule in the Championship game

 

SIS/Thunder pitcher Andy Vitcak stabs a hot shot off

 

Team Breakdown:
31 Teams Overall
17 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
5 Major Teams
4 'AA' Teams
6 'A' Teams
8 'B' Teams
7 'C' Teams
 1 'D' Teams

 

Yates singles up the middle in the championship game

Mooch does a nice behind the back pitch against Classic Glass

 

3rd place game Newbreed vs Classic Glass Sunday morning

Newbreed and Racks met way early in the tournament.

How about Mooch vs Laski lol

 

Scores were very high.  Smash It Albicocco put up 56 on SIS Thunder (left)

and Newbreed put up 67 on Money (right)

 

The atmosphere and crowds is always good in Euless

 

Classic M ZN ball was used and full bucket bat testing

 


 

Oldscout pollers went with SIS/Albicocco and were correct

 


 

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Long Bombers of the Week

 

Ryan Harvey and Trey Gilliland get the Long Bomber of the week.  They got the biggest oohs and awes ouf of the crowd.

As for distance you can't really tell how far some of those balls went but they went over houses and deep into parking lots.  Kevin Kennington hit one Sunday morning that I could measure at 438 on google earth.  And Patrick Rubio from Allout hit the building back on the Blue field.  Its 400 to the building.  One person said he went over the building which is 538 feet and one person said halfway on the building which would be 430+.  Lots of other players hit bombs that I can remember – Brambilla, Haglund, Collins, and Ellwanger had multiple bombs.  But Harvey and Gillilland I saw the most.  At one point Harvey hit about 3 or 4 crowd pleasers in a row.

Yes the free taco sign was pelted a few times

 


 

Texas Legends Major Awards and Final Standings

Parfitt, Whaley, and Brungardt were also all tournament for Newbreed

Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Andy Purcell Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
Offensive Tournament MVP Brian McBryde SIS/THUNDER/MIKEN/WORTH/LOUISVILLE
Defensive Tournament MVP Cory Briggs Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
All Tournament Team Don Dedonatis Iii Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
All Tournament Team Jeremy Yates SIS/THUNDER/MIKEN/WORTH/LOUISVILLE
All Tournament Team Chris Larsen Classic Glass / Easton
All Tournament Team Andrew Collins Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
All Tournament Team Adam Ussery SIS/THUNDER/MIKEN/WORTH/LOUISVILLE
All Tournament Team Luis Reyna Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
All Tournament Team Mike Brambilla Classic Glass / Easton
All Tournament Team Brandon Dillon Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
All Tournament Team Nicolas Santana Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
All Tournament Team thomas Gilliland Classic Glass / Easton
All Tournament Team Chris Costantino SIS/THUNDER/MIKEN/WORTH/LOUISVILLE
All Tournament Team Brandon Traylor Classic Glass / Easton
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 NY – Rochester Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth  USSSA-SPMensMajor 5 0 0 170 75 34.0 15.0 19.0 56 300
2 NY – Wading River SIS/THUNDER/MIKEN/WORTH/LOUISVILLE  USSSA-SPMensMajor 5 2 0 228 205 32.6 29.3 3.3 42 225
3 CAN – San Jose Classic Glass / Easton  USSSA-Mens-AA 7 2 0 315 228 35.0 25.3 9.7 47 200
4 WA – Tukwila NEWBREED/GTS/DEMARINI  USSSA-SPMensMajor 6 2 0 325 189 40.6 23.6 17.0 67 175
5 CAN – San Jose Dan Smith/Menosse  USSSA-SPMensMajor 3 2 0 180 125 36.0 25.0 11.0 39 155
5 MN – Medina Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon  USSSA-Mens-AA 3 2 0 145 140 29.0 28.0 1.0 39 155
7 TXS – corpus christi Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Mike  USSSA-Mens-A 4 2 0 137 159 22.8 26.5 -3.7 38 130
7 AZ – Glendale Myautojack.com  USSSA-Mens-B 4 2 0 161 170 26.8 28.3 -1.5 34 0
9 TXS – Houston ALLOUT/KLUTCH/WORTH  USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 96 100 24.0 25.0 -1.0 32 110
9 MO – Branson Nightmare/Miken  USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 102 88 25.5 22.0 3.5 37 110
9 CAN – Castro Valley Bay Area Legends/Miken  USSSA-Mens-A 2 2 0 125 117 31.3 29.3 2.0 44 110
9 TXN – Frisco Killbombers / Demarini / GS Sports  USSSA-Mens-AA 2 2 0 97 89 24.3 22.3 2.0 35 110
13 WY – Casper Racks/Sonny's/Athlon/Easton/Cutter  USSSA-SPMensMajor 2 2 0 128 102 32.0 25.5 6.5 36 70
13 CAN – San Jose L & S Glass  USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 83 118 20.8 29.5 -8.8 31 170
13 TXN – Fort Worth Jokers/ESP Family/FTP Empire  USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 72 71 18.0 17.8 0.3 24 70
13 CO – denver Levels  USSSA-Mens-B 2 2 0 71 103 17.8 25.8 -8.0 27 95
17 TXS – Pearland SouthernBarrelApparel/SteelSports  USSSA-Mens-B 1 2 0 61 70 20.3 23.3 -3.0 35 40
17 OK – Tulsa SEMINOLES/TPS/NACSF.INC/MIKEN  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 78 52 26.0 17.3 8.7 32 40
17 TXN – Grapevine Chill Sports Bar & Grill  USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 59 85 19.7 28.3 -8.7 32 40
17 TXS – Conroe MONEY/MIKEN/ASP/A&A/51210SPORTS  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 77 95 25.7 31.7 -6.0 26 40
17 TXS – Houston AMPM/GVMS/24-7 Softball/TI Sports  USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 52 66 17.3 22.0 -4.7 23 40
17 TXN – Arlington The B Team  USSSA-Mens-C 1 2 0 60 86 20.0 28.7 -8.7 28 40
17 CO – Colorado Springs SoCo Softball Club  USSSA-Mens-A 1 2 0 43 67 14.3 22.3 -8.0 20 0
17 OK – Coweta Insidious  USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 21 45 10.5 22.5 -12.0 16 140
25 OK – Ardmore ILLMATIC/twiSted sports  USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 13 54 6.5 27.0 -20.5 7 40
25 TXN – Fort Worth HVAC/SOLDADOS  USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 16 64 8.0 32.0 -24.0 13 40
25 TXN – Mesquite C&R Express/Miken  USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 14 50 7.0 25.0 -18.0 9 40
25 TXN – Mesquite NTX Most Hated/Hitmen Sports  USSSA-Mens-C 0 2 0 7 65 3.5 32.5 -29.0 5 40
25 AR – Bryant Fence Brokers Inc/Worth  USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 45 56 22.5 28.0 -5.5 26 140
25 TXW – El Paso Nine 1 Five/ASPNation/SportsLine  USSSA-Mens-B 0 2 0 35 68 17.5 34.0 -16.5 26 65
25 CAN – Morgan Hill Talamo Foods/RJR Products  USSSA-Mens-D 0 2 0 0 14 0.0 7.0 -7.0 0 40

SIS/Albicocco pitcher Andy Purcell was the clear MVP…again.  Dominating the game on both sides.

SIS/Albicocco third baseman Cory Briggs was Defensive MVP

SIS Thunder's Brian McBryde was Offensive MVP

 


 

Team by team notes brought to you by:

 

1st Place Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth/DirtySports

Conf Major from FL  5-0 Record

SIS Albicocco dominated and only really struggled against Killbombers for some unknown reason.  But they were home team most of those games and always felt in control.  Collins and Harvey seemed to supply a lot of the power.  Purcell was getting on base and making hitters look really bad.  The defense was sound, the offense took over against Thunder and the team continues to roll with a 16-1 record on the softball sized fields.

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SIS/Albicocco Sunday lineup:
C Jason Branch
P Andy Purcell
LF Brandon Dillon
2B Dennis Rulli
RF Andrew Collins
1B Erik Kanaby
MI Luis Reyna
EH Ryan Harvey
CF Nic Santana
SS Don Dedonatis
3B Cory Briggs

 

1B Branch and P Purcell

 

LF Dillon and 2B Rulli

RF Collins

 

CF Santana and MI Reyna

 

C Harvey and 1B Kanaby

 

SS Dedonatis and OF Payne

 

"The Architect" – Jason Kendrick

 


 

2nd Place SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville

Conf Major from NY  5-2 Record

 

The "new" SIS Thunder team played well in every game except their two games against SIS Albicocco and had wins over Newbreed, Classic Glass, and Dan Smith.  Logan and Stovall both played center field.  Olsen played early on then Gordon seemed to take his place.  McBryde was on it, hence the offensive mvp.  The Backman guys were in the top of the lineup except for leadoff hitter Driskell and the Thunder guys in the bottom with Vitcak trying to role the top.  Zurawel pitched on Friday night.

A nice solid showing for their first time out but they have the same big step most top teams need to figure out when it comes to beating SIS/Albicocco.

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SIS Thunder lineup Sunday:
3B Tyler Driskell
LF Jeremy Yates
1B Kevin Kennington
CF Ryan Stovall
C Chris Costantino
RF Joe Gordon
MI Brian McBryde
SS Adam Ussery
2B Cooper Vittitow
P Andrew Vitcak

Logan also played a lot of CF

  

Tyler Driskell and Jeremy Yates

 

Kevin Kennington and Neil Haglund

 

Matt Stovall and Chris Costantino

Joe Gordon

 

Adam Ussery, Brian McBryde, and Olsen

  

Cooper Vittitow and Andrew Vitcak

Brian Logan

 

 


 

3rd Place Classic Glass/Easton

Conf 'AA' from CA  7-2 Record

 

Classic Glass won 5 games by the run rule after losing to Killbombers in the 2nd round.  They had some big wins late Saturday vs Xtreme and Sunday morning vs Newbreed that shows what this team is capable of.  Pilar Amaya was picked up from the disbanded OC Swats and made a nice impact.  Jonas had to leave early Sunday so Nate Newman got the start at pitcher and the big win over Newbreed.  I noted that Chris Larsen was running the bases well which means he is healthy and ready for a big year.  I see a missing spot in the team picture, I guess that is for Goodman? who didn't get his flight changed Sunday.

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Random lineup:
RF Hollingsworth
C Larsen
2B Lipman
1B Brambilla
SS Montano
3B Fox
CF/RF Gilliland
LF Traylor
SS Chris Smith
P Jonas/Newman

Amaya was MI until he got hurt

Newly acquired Pilar Amaya hita a walkoff run rule homer vs Xtreme

 

3B Matt Fox and MI Chris Smith

Nate Newman pitched on Sunday.  Newman, Montano, and Traylor

 


 

4th Place Newbreed/GTS/Demarini

Conf Major from WA  6-2 Record

 

Newbreed scored 325 run in 8 games a 40.63 average which makes one wonder what their per inning average was.  They absolutely smashed the ball in the loser's bracket Saturday and scored 67 runs in one game against Money.  Adding Powers and Parfitt to an already stout lineup really lengthened their depth.  Somehow I did not get a picture of Powers.  Apparently Mike Brown has left the team (or wasn't in Texas) so they have no backup pitcher.  At one point Mooch was drilled by a linedrive by Argen Dodds in their game against Racks and he recovered to get the ball and try to make a play.  But Cordova was late covering first and Mooch threw the ball late to 2nd.  Meanwhile Cordova who continued on to 1st collided with Dodds running down the line.  Both players did not see the collision coming.  It was amazing Mooch, Cordova, and Dodds were not seriously hurt.  But Mooch after that play started batting left handed and got a number of hits.  Depth in the roster is needed for Major teams who play a lot of games every weekend so it will be interesting to see which players accept that role on this team.

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Random Newbreed Lineup:
CF Jon Gastineau
RF Davis Bilardello
3B Dale Brungardt
C Adam Rockoff
MI Jeff Flood
C Lee Powers
SS Steve Whaley
2B Chente Granados
LF Ryan Parfitt
P Justin Mucciarelli
1B Victor Cordova

Terry, Rodriguez, and Utley were also used.
Utley I think was 10-10 at one point.

 

Dale Brungardt and Vic Cordova

Jon Gastineau vs Killbombers

 

SS Steve Whaley had the best diving stop of the day on Sunday and throw out at first base.

I will try to pull that one out of the archives.  Pitcher Justin Mucciarelli gets a hit batting opposite hand.

LF Ryan Parfitt makes a leaping catch

 


 

Tied 5th Place Dan Smith/Menosse

Conf Major from CA  3-2 Record

Dan Smith went 0-2 vs their peers in the Major division so they will not be happy with this 5th place finish.  They showed some heart forcing a bottom of the 7th against SIS Thunder and held a double digit lead against Newbreed before losing by the run rule.  Lloyd led off and had one of the more impressive diving stops on a hard grounder against Newbreed late Saturday night.  They played without Joey Formosa and Tom Bloom saw some action at pitcher.  This team needs to get back to some big fields.

Trending Even/Down

 

 

Chris Greinert homers.  Jason Matusik goes backside

The newly acquired Steven Lloyd batted leadoff for Dan Smith

 


 

Tied 5th Place Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon

Conf 'AA' from MN  3-2 Record

Xtreme battled SIS Albicocco pretty well for awhile just didn't quite make the tough plays they needed to make and beat Nightmare.  Xtreme has done well in their early games in tournaments and beating the teams they are supposed to beat.

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Random lineup:
Baartman
Smith
Ellwanger
Hines
Skyles
Palm
Bremer
McGowan
Letak
Cornett
Updike

Newman was in there somewhere as well.

 


 

Other top finishing Conference teams

 


 

Tied 7th Place – Steel Sports/PowerhouseSportz/Miken

Conf 'A' from TX  4-2 Record

Newly acquired Dustin Roberts and outfielder Everett Williams

Another nice Texas weekend for Steel after their tough loss to fellow 'A' team Bay Area Legends.  They played without shortstop Reno Malay which moved Nick Shay over to third base where he made one of the better leaping stabs of the tournament.  But Malay was missed.

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Steel gets the game winning hit by Kevin Ballard in the bottom of the 8th to send Nightmare home.

Kevin Ballard at 1B, Mark Cridland at 2B, and Nate Brock at MI for Steel

 


 

Tied 7th Place – MyAutoJack.com

'B' from AZ  4-2 Record

MAJ had a great run which made their trip worth it.  They have Martinez who hit on the long haul tour with Monsta, Rasso who played outfield for 4 The Fallen, center fielder Nick Robertson who played with Sonny's and R&M Metals, and pitcher Miken Nino who almost played conference this year with Steel.  They also have middle infielder Josh Moore who played conference with Desert Falls.  MAJ is one of the very top 'B' teams in the nation.  Look for more good things from them after their 4th place at 'B' worlds a year ago.

 

 

Tim Martinez and Mike "Iowa" Rasso

Mike Nino is an up and coming pitcher

 


 

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Some more pictures for you:

 

Bay Legends middle man makes a leaping catch and manager Gary Perez pitching

 

Bay Legends pitcher John Brown


 

Allout leadoff man Jeff Roxby and shortstop Grant Grimmett

The guy who may have been hitting the hardest missiles was Kyndrich Doggett from Allout

Allout went 2-2 tied for 9th and had that big upset over Racks


 

Ben Dunn and Nightmare tied for 9th at 2-2


 

Melton at SS, Reggie Schulte in LF, and John Sullivan at MI turning two

 

This was not a catch.  Killbombers went 2-2 and tied for 9th

For the oldscout haters Vivid #13 was onbase 3-3 on Friday night.


 

Newly acquired Brett Rettenmeier and Argen Dodds from Texas.

Racks went 2-2 and finsihed tied for 13th as they ran into a hot Newbreed team deep in the loser's bracket.


 

Seminoles tied for 17th 1-2


L&S Glass tied for 13th at 2-2

Wood Law called Chill Sports Bar & Grill is always a tough local team

  

Fence Brokers were 2 and Q

 

Southern Barrel a non conference 'B' team has played 3 Conference events this year.

They went 1-2.

Jokers went 2-2, beat FBI, and gave Nightmare and MAJ a game

Insidious 0-2

Money Miken went 1-2 and tied for 17th.  Big Dave Millier playing for Money in his first tournament of the season.

He has been coaching high school baseball where almost his entire starting team has division 1 scholarships!

No warning tracks

 

I had to get Steele Lewis in the report for my Canadian fans.

One team was joking that Steele is actually Bodie from the movie Point Break…

The topic of sponsor hitters came up this week on Oldscout.

Bay Area Legends sponsor Joel Gonzalez had a .735 onbase percentage coming into Texas.

The storms somehow missed the tournament all weekend.  A miracle.

 


 

LIVESTREAMING

The livestream worked pretty good.  Believe it or not with different fences and warped fencing the best thing to use is cardboard and wire ties to get the view you see below on the livestream.

This picture was taken from my iphone of the livestream.

Bernie from USSSA posted the livestream on facebook.  If you go to USSSA Slowpitch you can still see the games archived there.

As of Sunday the post had reached 431,000 people and had 76,651 people click on the video and 1,355 was the most that simultaneously watched on Sunday.

 

 


 

RoverPlusNine.com is one of our advertisers here at SoftballCenter.com!

The Xtreme scorekeeper was also keeping the stats on the MyBallClub app.  See the phone on his scorebook!

I wonder if Don Sr knows that most teams are not using the app?

Eventually when everyone uses the app and the kinks are worked out, not only will there be leaderboards and live stats each weekend but they will be able to put the live stats and batters name on the livestream as the game is streaming to the masses!

The son (Mike Cirillo) and dad (Tom Crump) picture came out blurry 🙁

Conference umpires!

Park director Chris Thames.  "Rain?  What Rain?"

It's tough to tell where the socks end?

 

 

 

 

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