Thursday October 18th, 2018

2018 USSSA Cincinnati Major tournament preview!



19th Annual 


Cincinnati Major


Nationwide Conference USSSA!


July 20-22


Tournament Preview

Preview presented by 


2018 Cincinnati bracket link

The Cincinnati Major is this Friday through Sunday at the scenic Mid America Ballyard in Cincinnati, Ohio located on the Miami river.  The games start on Friday at 5:00 PM eastern time with 28 teams total, and 22 from the Nationwide Conference USSSA.  20 of the teams are classed 'A' and above.  This is a stacked field of teams that rivals that of last weekends Smoky Mountain Classic!   There should be some great softball played if the rains hold off.  There are great 'A' vs 'A' and 'AA' vs 'A' matchups from the start and on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM through the end of the tournament it should be one great game after another until the end of the event on all 4 fields. 

The Livestreaming should be better this year because of a solution provided by our friend Andy Larkins of Livestream Link

Link to Chat Room

Team Breakdown:
28 Teams Overall
22 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
3 Major Teams
 7 'AA' Teams
  11 'A' Teams
7 'B' Teams



Shea Nations Cincy picks!

This weekend at the Cincinnati Major in Cincinnati, OH and will have the top 8 teams in the Nationwide Conference Standings.  The teams attending include all three major teams and 7 AA teams, 10 A, 2 B and 6 local teams.  The tournament will begin on Friday evening at 5 pm with the first round games in which the top #4 seeds will all have byes.  The second round will start at 8 pm which will include only the top #4 seeds on Friday night.  Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/ is the favorite after it's 50th annual "Smoky Mountain" championship and is the #1 overall seed based on Conference points.  The other teams looking to get the win: Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith and Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken.

The Cincinnati Major Predictions:  The "Elite 8" starts at 2 pm on Saturday and could feature some of the same match ups that we will see at the "Conference" championship with Smash It versus Riot, TDB versus Pure Sports, Dan Smith versus Precision and Resmondo versus Xtreme.  The winners advance to the "Final Four" where will see who can manage their home runs more efficiently between Dan Smith versus Smash It and TDB versus Resmondo.  Immediately following the "Final Four" should be a rematch of the "Smoky Mountain" championship between Resmondo and Smash It.  Can Smash It get revenge from the late dominance by Resmondo or will Resmondo go undefeated a 3rd tournament in a row?

Can local teams like T&W/MIKEN or FISH HEAD/TOP SHELF/ E SHORE SPORTS  pull off an upset in the loser's bracket?

Shea's Final Picks for the Cincinnati Major:
1. Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/
2. Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
3. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith


Oldscout pollsters are going with Resmondo 60%

Note, Resmondo has only won 1 tournament on 300 foot fields this year (Vegas)


The two fields in the back are 280-290 feet on the fences so homerun management is key.  Although I heard they put a new fence on fields #3 and #4. 

The two main fields are 300 feet all the way around.  It is 422 feet to the top of the hill on the main field out behind the homerun fence just for reference.

6960 Blue Rock Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45247



Weekend Weather



Past Winners


2017 Winner – Smash It Sports/Scene/TDB/Miken/Worth

2017 Cincinnati tournament report link


2016 Winner – Backman Louisville Slugger

2016 Cincinnati tournament report link


2015 Winner – Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger

2015 Cincinnati tournament report link


2014 Winner – Resmondo

2014 Cincinnati tournament report link


2013 Winner – Resmondo

2013 Cincinnati tournament report link


2012 Winner – Resmondo

2012 Cincinnati tournament report link

2011 Cincinnati tournament report link

2010 Cincinnati tournament report link

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Random video clips from the 2012 Cincinnati Major


Past tournament results

2017 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/Scene/TDB/Miken/Worth
2 IL-AA Precision/3rd Street/GBrand/Easton

3 FL-M Resmondo/O.A. Apparel/H.Auto/SpTank/Easton
4 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse

2016 Results
1 IN-M Backman Louisville Slugger
2 NY-M The Scene/Albicocco/Worth/Miken/Monsta

3 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
4 NY-M Smash It Sports/ASP/HAuto/MrWiggles/Easton

2015 Results
1 IN-M Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
2 NY-M
Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth
3 IL-A Precision/Easton/DO
4 NY-M Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/H Auto/Easton

2014 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth
2 NY-M Laservision/H.Auto/JJ's/Easton
3 NY-A Team Albicocco/Scene/Easton/Elite
4 AL-A Baugh Doerflinger Nat-Pawn/Easton

2013 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth
2 NY-M Laservision/DesertFalls/Boombah/Easton
3 NY-A Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
4 FL-A Demarini/Dirty/XtremeAthletics

2012 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank worth
2 NY-M Laservision/anni/supr/d2/easton
3 NY-A TYJA – Suncoast Reebok
4 VA-A Team 454/Emerald/Worth 

2011 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank / worth
2 WA-M GTL Cartel/DeMarini
3 WA-M Team combat/laservision/d2e/supreme
4 TN-A Shoppe / team tps / d2e / elite 

2010 Results
2 NY-A albicocco's/the scene/worth
3 MI-A Sinister/line drive/sss/worth/mojo
4 IA-B Pipac/TCP/Easton

2009 Results
1 TN-A Jeanshoppe/chaneys/easton/sports55
2 MI-A Bud light/tps/linedrive/sports55
3 OH-B PRI/MFAB/Insanity
4 OH-B EAP/Easton

2008 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/specialty tank/worth
2 TN-A Jean Shoppe/Easton
3 OH-B Blitz/watanabe/bull/minges drywall
4 WA-A GTL/Creative Stucco/Worth

2007 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo Softball
2 FL-M Bellcorp/belcher/tai/backman
3 NY-A The Scene
4 WA-M Team combat/benfield/dalsanders

2006 Results
1 VA-M Benfield/reece/shade/am las vegas
2 FL-M Bell corp/taylor/belcher/easton
3 OH-A Watanabe/katt/ttp/b&a/sup/tps
4 MI-A Northwest pipe/bud light/3n2/easton


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