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Added Picture Album Link —> Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith undefeated at the Columbus Major!

 

 

1st Place – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith (CA-Major) 5-0

2018 Columbus Picture Album Link!

Dan Smith rolled through a deep field of teams at the Lou Berliner Park in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend August 3-5, 2018 in the 6th Annual Columbus B.A.T.S. Major!  They knocked off Pure Sports 34-16 in the winner's bracket finals Saturday night led by power hitter Argen Dodds who went 5-5 with a walk, 4 home runs, and 6 runs scored.  Meanwhile #1 ranked Resmondo and #2 Smash It Sports were both upset by Ohio 'A' teams Pauer Sports and Premier in their first game Friday night and each of these Major teams fought back through the loser's bracket all day Saturday to make it to the Sunday final 4.  On Sunday morning Smash It Sports broke a 30-30 tie after 5 innings and pulled away from Resmondo to a 46-36 win.  Then in the loser's bracket finals Pure Sports used some great pitching by Justin Mucciarelli and some timely defense by Chente Granados and the Pure Sports infield to get out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 7th to win 28-21 over Smash It Sports and advanced to the championship.  In the final game Pure Sports blanked Dan Smith in the top of the 5th and scored 9 runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 16-15 lead.  But Dan Smith came up with the biggest offensive outburst of the tournament in the top of the 6th, scoring 22 runs and won the game and the tournament 36-18.  Argen Dodds again was 5-6 with 3 home runs on the big baseball fields with the Dudley Classic M ball in the heat and high humidity.  Ben Dunn was the Defensive MVP and Mike Nino the overall MVP of the tournament.

Premier and Pauer Sports played their way to a USSSA Major World Series berth by finishing in the top 16 of the Nationwide Conference USSSA Points Standings and they knocked Bay Area Legends out of the top 16.

A full report, picture album, video clips, computer rankings, points scenarios and more coming soon on SoftballCenter.com!

Remember all pictures you see on SoftballCenter or the picture album you should be able to "right click" with your mouse and "save as" the picture.  Or on a smart phone hold down your thumb and "save picture".

Columbus Major bracket and final standings once updated

2018 USSSA Columbus Major Archived Videos Link

USSSA-slowpitch facebook page archive games of show field

Bradley Scott and Pure Sports/Monsta hits against Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith in the Championship

 

All Tournament Team!

2nd Place – Pure Sports/Monsta (SC-AA) 5-2

3rd Place Smash It Sports/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken (NY-Major)

pictured with the Smash It Women's team who won the Columbus Women's Major!

4th Place – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi (FL-Major) 5-2

Tied for 5th Place – Premier/Easton/HDLNS (OH-A) 3-2

Tied for 5th Place – Pauer Sports/JBL/Tailgaters/B&E (OH-A) 3-2

Smash It Sports and Miken's Kyle Pearson won the batting title:

This is my raw calculation of the batting title race for 2018 and what each top hitter did in Columbus.

This would be unofficial until its entered into the website and officially calculated: 

Kyle Pearson 31-41 255-316 = .807 
Bradley Carlsen 2-3 207-261 = .793 
Tommy Melton 19-23 160-202 = .792 
Travis Clark 21-28 208-263 = .791 
Greg Connell 23-33 216-276 = .783 
Davis Bilardello 15-29 279-357 = .782

 


 

Unofficial Point Standings after Columbus

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