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Added Shea’s Picks —> 2018 Hoosier Classic tournament preview!

 

 

 

 

"Hoosier Classic"

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

May 12-13

 

Tournament Preview

 

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2018 Hoosier Classic bracket link

 

The Hoosier Classic returns to Columbus, Indiana's Lincoln Park.  The tournament features 17 teams including 10 from Nationwide Conference USSSA with Resmondo as the lone Major team and heavy favorite.  They will be challenged most likely by the 'AA' teams Racks Astros and Precision.  'A' teams Premier and TG Brand also played well in this event a year ago.  The tournament begins on Saturday morning at 8 AM eastern time.

Lincoln Park has 4 beautiful and and symmetrical 300 foot fields they use as the main diamonds.  The livestream should be up just prior to or during the 8 AM games as I drive in early Saturday morning from Cleveland to set up.  Remember these fields have those tall "green screens" on each backstop on the inside of the fence so I have to put the cameras in a small wind hole cutout on the upper right on each field –  Pictured below.

The tournament winner will earn 195 points.  2nd place 155.  3rd place 135.  4th place 125.

USSSALive.com livestream link! 

I will have the chat room up and running for questions.

Don't forget to make your pickem picks

Here is the team breakdown:
17 Total Teams
10 Are Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
 1 Major teams
2 'AA' teams 
5 'A' team
6 'B' teams   3 'C' teams

 


 

Weather looks to be warmer with a chance of Sunday showers

 


 

Shea Nations Picks:

This weekend the Hoosier Classic major only has 10 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with 1 major, 2 AA, 5 A, and 2 B teams and 9 local teams looking to win.  Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton is the favorite to win.  The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Rack's/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe looking to follow up its 4th place finish in Chattanooga and TG Brand after it's 2nd place finish in Chattanooga.

Predictions:  The final 4 undefeated should be 2 exciting matchups: Resmondo versus Stars and TG Brand versus Rack's.  Resmondo is the favorite to beat Stars and the winner of TG Brand/Rack's. 

Shea Nation's Final Picks are:
1. Resmondo/RDD/H. Auto/All In/Sprizzi
2. Rack's/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe
3. TG Brand
4. Stars/VSP/Miken
5. Premier/Easton/HDLN
    Precision/3rd Street

Oldscout Pollers are going with the safe bet Resmondo.

I am not sure it will be that easy for Resmondo but they are the HEAVY favorite.

 


 

2501 Lincoln Park Dr, Columbus, IN 47201

Fences are all 300 feet

 


 

Past Winner's

 

2017 winner – Resmondo/OA Apparel/H.Auto/Specialty Tank/Easton

2017 Columbus, Indiana Report

 

2012 winner – Demarini/Dirty/3n2/ATWLdesigns

2012 Columbus, Indiana Report

 

 

2011 – 4 teams tied after rainout

2011 Indiana Major Report

 

2010 Winner – Pipac/TCP/Easton 6-0

2010 Indiana Major Report

2009 Columbus, Indiana Report

 

Past Results

2017 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/OA Apparel/H.Auto/Specialty Tank/Easton
2 OH-AA TG/HDLNS/BHR/Easton
3 IL-AA Precision/3rd Street/GBrand/Easton
4 MI-B TG Brand/Easton

2012 Results
1 FL-B Demarini/Dirty/3n2/ATWLdesigns 6-1
2 TN-A Shoppe/Team TPS/Elite 9-2
3 OH-A Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/K&G/Easton 4-2
4 NY-M Laservision/Anni/Supr/D2E/Easton 3-2

2011 Results
4 way tie for first as rain cancelled tournament
 – Resmondo, Linedrive, Suncoast, Shoppe

2010 Results
1 IA-B Pipac/TCP/Easton 6-0
2 IL-B EWS/Shirts and Logos 5-2
3 MO-B Hub's Pub 5-2
4 WA-A Team Combat/Laser vision 4-2

2009 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank-Worth 5-0
2 MN-M Long Haul/Miken/Phonemasters 5-2
3 OH-B Blitz/Watanabe/Weller/Minges/Easton 5-2
4 MI-B Linedrive/TripleSSS/Pipe/Easton 5-2

 

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