Thursday August 16th, 2018

2018 USSSA Chattanooga Choo tournament preview!






4th Annual "Choo Choo Classic"


Nationwide Conference USSSA!


May 4-6


Tournament Preview


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The actual address to the park is 

8646 La Collina Way 
Ooltewah, TN 37363 

It's off of Apison Pike.

Field Dimensions
Fences are 300 feet


2018 Chattanooga men's/Women's bracket/teams link

Chattanooga, Tennessee is the host of the "Choo" Classic for the 4th year.  The park is one of the most scenic on the tour with 300 foot home run fences that play more like 270 and make for hard hitting-smash mouth games that are ordinarily decided by which team can manage homers better from the first pitch on.  It looks like there are some showers in the forecast for Saturday.  There are only 19 teams in the tournament this year where there were 31 a year ago.  The women's Major has 15 teams including 5 'AA'!

This is the 6th Nationwide Conference USSSA tournament of the year.  So far in 5 events we have had 4 different winners (Resmondo-2+tie, Dan Smith a tie, Baugh Ford, and Pure Sports).  

The men's tournament starts on Friday at 7 PM eastern and I hope to have the livestream up on the 4 main fields Friday and add Field 5 and Field 6 for the womens on Saturday (weather permitting).

Pickups and Injury Update: Steve Whaley is out for Dan Smith with a broken nose and they have picked up middle infielder Josh Moore and former Smash It Manager John Rector.  Bill Pinkham is also out for Racks Astros with a broken arm and they have picked up Curtis Cornett and Carl Blank.  Xtreme picked up Austin Green.  Rebel picked up Branden Blake.  Nightmare picked up Jeff Bloomer.  B&B/Worsham folded. livestream link!

I will have the chat room up.

Don't forget to fill out your 'pickem'


Here is the team breakdown:
 19 – Total Teams
 12 – Conference USSSA Teams which means 201 points to the winner!
 The teams are from 12 different states!
 2 – Major teams
 5 – 'AA' teams 
 4 – 'A' teams
 3 – 'B' teams
 5 – 'C/D' teams





Shea Nations Picks:

This weekend the Chattanooga "Choo Choo" Major only has 12 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with 2 major, 5 AA and 5 A teams playing.  The Conference USSSA pre-season #1 overall seed Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken is the favorite to win. The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith, TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken, and Space City Classic Major Champion Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid.

Predictions:  The final 4 undefeated should be: Baugh Ford versus TDB and Dan Smith versus Smash It.  I predict Dan Smith to beat Smash It in the undefeated game.  In the loser’s bracket I predict the 5th place games to be Smash It versus Xtreme and Baugh Ford versus Riot Sports.  If all holds true like predicted then Smash It and Baugh Ford would play for 4th place.

Shea's Final Picks for the Chattanooga:
1. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
2. Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
3. TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
4. Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/ Kincaid
5. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
    Riot Sports/Broughton/Beckham/Worth


Oldscout Pollers went with SIS and Dan Smith…



Past Winner's


2017 Winner – Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth (FL-M)

2017 Chattanooga Major Tournament Report


2016 Winner – Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth (FL-M)

2016 Chattanooga Major Tournament Report


2015 Winner – Albicocco/The Scene/Easton (NY-A)

2015 Chattanooga Major Tournament Report

Past Results

2017 Results
1 NY-M Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth
2 IN-AA Worth Astros/K&G/Klutch
3 IL-AA OA Apparel/Broughton/KBI/Easton
4 NC-A Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth

2016 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
2 OH-AA 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger
3 NY-M Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsts
4 IN-M Backman Shoppe Louisville Slugger

2015 Results
1 NY-A Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
2 IN-A Red's Astros/Louisville Slugger
3 GA-B OI Livingston/TNT Hauling/Brother's
4 NC-B Broughton Pharmacy/Bad Draw/Worth


One response to “2018 USSSA Chattanooga Choo tournament preview!”

  1. JEFF says:

    AUG 10-12 2018 WOMENS MAJORS
    Will it be played at this park? I’m trying to get reservations for this forthcoming trip
    My daughter plays for Derby Girls and I ‘m trying to follow her. Her trips are paid for but 2 week advance notice is given. This is not enough time to purchase discounted packages.
    Any help would be apppreciated
    Jeff Licuanan Tara Salcedo ( pitcher)

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