Wednesday September 20th, 2023

2018 USSSA Dudley/Budweiser tournament report!




2018 Nationwide Conference USSSA


36th Annual Dudley Budweiser


Brooklyn Center, MN 


June 29th – July 1st


Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon takes on TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken in the winner's finals of the Dudley!


SoftballCenter Dudley Major picture album link


2018 Dudley Major bracket link


2018 Dudley Major stats link


Xtreme had their ring ceremony and party celebrating their 2017 USSSA 'AA' World title!

The 36th Annual Dudley Budweiser Classic became a weekend of celebration for the Minnesota based Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon 'AA' team as they celebrated their 2017 USSSA 'AA' World championship with a ring ceremony, a party, and then went out and won their first ever Dudley tournament championship!  The tournament began on Friday in 90+ degree temperatures with 26 teams on the 310 foot fenced fields, 12 HR limit for most games, and using the Dudley Classic M ball.  In the "play in" games Clark Builders a 'D' team upset Infamous/Salt Riot a Conference 'B' team 13-7.  Scores were low in this tournament for the most part.  In the round of 16, 6 of the remaining Conference teams advanced as Nightmare (MO-AA), Chanticlear Pizza (MN-A), Xtreme (MN-AA), and TDB (NC-AA) all won by the run rule.  While Stars (CO-A) won on a walk off homer by Pat Farrell 22-21 over Eurotech, and Racks (IN-AA) struggled past Pepper Farms 29-23.  And two non conference teams slipped into the "final 8" as Comatose (WI-B) knocked off Conference team Nally's (MO-A) 14-10, and T's 13 (MN-A) team beat Clark Builders 28-5.

In the "round of 8", Nightmare crushed Comatose 27-7, Xtreme got past fellow Minnesota Conference team Chanticlear 21-17, TDB squeaked one out 29-28 over T's 13, and Stars had a walk off homer by Kyndrich Doggett to beat Racks 25-24.  In the semifinals late Saturday afternoon Xtreme scored 8 runs in the bottom of the 6th to take an 18-16 lead on Nightmare and held Nightmare scoreless in the top of the 7th to win.  And in the other semifinal, TDB broke a 16-16 tie with Stars by scoring 27 runs in the top of the 6th inning and won 44-26.  Jason Martel was 6-6 with 1 HR and 7 RBI in the win.

In the winner's bracket championship Xtreme scored 17 runs on 7 homers in the top of the 1st inning against TDB.  In the bottom of the first Xtreme got a couple of nice defensive plays by Brandon Newman to hold down TDB and Xtreme led 17-3 after 1 inning,  26-3 after 3.5 innings, and used some more good defense by Newman to hold TDB scoreless in the bottom of the 4th and won by the 20 run mercy rule.

In the loser's bracket the teams dropping down pretty much won their next game except for Racks/Worth Astros who beat Starkey/Syndicate, T's 13, Nightmare, and Stars to make it to the Sunday final 3.  On Sunday morning during the first game between Racks and TDB there was a lightning delay followed by a thunder storm that washed out the games.  So Xtreme won their first Dudley undefeated, TDB and Racks split the 2nd and 3rd place points, and of course Stars finished 4th, with Nightmare and Chanticlear tied for 5th.

1st Place – Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon (MN-AA)


Xtreme Winners Final Lineup:
C Cory Large
3B Shannon Smith
RF Pat Ellwanger
EH Curtis Stewart
CF Colin Baartman
2B Joe Skyles
SS Dylan Smith
LF Matt McGowan
1B Alex Bremer
MI Brandon Newman
P Dirk Updike

SS Toby Letak
Todd Newton also started at Catcher

Team Breakdown:
26 Teams Overall
8 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
4 'AA' Teams
4 'A' Teams
6 'B' Teams
9 'C' Teams
3 'D' Teams

2nd Place – TDB/FAI/Klutch Miken (NC-AA)

TDB Winners Final Lineup:
3B Tyler Wilson
OF Jason Matusik
1B Jason Martel
2B Kyle Pearson
C BJ Fulk
SS Orlando Castilo
CF Brian Zirkle
OF Tyler Marshburn
MI AJ Montano
P Brian Titus

4th Place – Stars/VSP/Miken/Thunder – (CO-A) – They won 3 games on walk offs

Chanticlears Kyle Decker hits against Stars Saturday night

Chanticlear Lineup:
Ryan Oconnell
Justin Barber
Cory Hines
Mike Thorbrogger
Jeremy Whaley
Eric Oconnell
Jordon Nuss
John Stibal
Craig Arndt
Travis Auld

Stars takes on TDB in the winner's semifinals

Stars Lineup Quarterfinals
Bryce Oliveira
Brian Therkildsen
Pat Farrell
Kyndrich Doggett
Cole Campbell
Micah Schnurstein
Nick Balentine
Hunter Ramirez
Nick Runstadler
Brian Bohanon
Weston Tallon

Xtreme takes on Nightmare in a close game in the semifinals

Nightmare semifinal lineup:
2B Nolan Fogle
MI Tommy Melton
C Billy Maggard
LF Colby Hughes
3B Charlie Hinojosa
C Mike Brown
1B Evan Gallmeier
SS Pat Burton
P Wes Newell
CF Brian Logan
RF Bryan Daniel


Racks Astros Lineup Quarterfinals
Cory Newman
Daniel Kirkwood
Steve Edwards
Chad Mullins
Michael Stephany
Brian Faria
Troy Krider
Jon Nelson
Chris Russell/Rob Roop
Ricardo Lizcano
Bill Pinkham/Carl Blank


Oldscout pollers had nice picks



 Dudley Major Final Standings and Awards

Awards have not been entered yet



Dudley Budweiser Women's Major

The Dudley women's Major was won by powerhouse Smash It/Derby Girls/Easton who went undefeated









2 responses to “2018 USSSA Dudley/Budweiser tournament report!”

  1. Dave says:

    Are there going to be any games from the Dudley uploaded? Thanks.

    • DW says:

      Archived videos from the 2018 Seattle Major on will be archived here:

      You have to scroll down to the recent videos section and select the tournament you want or conference usssa.

      Currently while the videos appear there I don’t know if they are all working properly.

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