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2018 USSSA Louisville Slugger / Demarini Classic – NC tournament preview!

 

 

 

Louisville Slugger / Demarini

 

North Carolina Major

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

April 28-29

 

Tournament Preview

 

 

North Carolina Major tournament bracket link!

 

 

The 2nd annual Louisville Slugger / Demarini Classic will be played at Bradford Park in Huntersville, NC this coming Saturday and Sunday.  The weather looks real good for softball and there are only 10 teams led by a pair of good 'AA' teams TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken (NC) with their trio of power hitters (Hammonds, Matusik, and Martel), and Pure Sports/Monsta (SC) and their west coast contingent (Washington, Carlsen, and Lopez).  They will be challenged by a couple of 'A' teams in Terrys/Hollands/Louisville Slugger (NC-A) who upset a couple of 'AA' teams at the Smoky last year, Rapid Fire Athletics/Sports Lounge (VA-A) who knocked off Pure Sports last week in Florida, and Insane Sports/Basement/Ray's/M24's (OH-A) who is playing their first Nationwide Conference USSSA event.

Some interesting roster notes:  Insane Sports picked up Chris Greinert at least temporarily.  Terry's Holland's has Conference veterans Robert Blackburn, Brandon Jonas, Jackie Corn, Matt Tindell, Chuck Koone, and Randall Poplin listed on their roster.  And Rapid Fire has Forbes, Jacinto, Bynum, and Byars.

An interesting little tournament that will quickly get down to just a couple of teams and finish up on Sunday because of city rules.  The winning team will earn the minimum 180 points as long as they don't somehow split the points…ugh  🙂

In 2017 the first year of this tournament there were a ton of upsets as then 'C' team Briggs Collision finished 2nd, and B&B an 'A' team finished 1st.  The tournament had 19 teams last year.  Where are all the Conference Carolina Elite Series teams?  They should have used this tournament as their signature event.  There is also a 5 team women's major with TDB/Bounty Hunters and Lady Mojo as the 'A' teams entered.

Team Breakdown:
10 Teams Overall
4 Conference USSSA Teams
2 'AA' Teams
3 'A' Teams
1 'B' Teams
3 'C' Teams
1 'D' Team


 

Livestreaming and Chat Room!

The SoftballCenter.com chat room will be up and running all weekend.

USSSALive.com will livestream all fields as long as there is power and internet data accessible.

 


 

OldScout pollers going with TDB at 74%

 

 


 

Bradford Park
17005 Davidson-Concord Road
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

All softball fields are 300.  The baseball field is bigger.

 


 

 

Weekend Weather

 

 


 

Past Winners!

 

2017 Winner – Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth

2017 North Carolina tournament report

 

Past tournament results

2017 Results
1 NC-A Bad Draw/B&B/Broughton/BAF/Worth
2 NC-B Briggs Collision/Axalta/Miken
3 NC-B Worsham Athletics/BF Cattle/Athlon
4 MO-AA Nightmare/Miken

 

One response to “2018 USSSA Louisville Slugger / Demarini Classic – NC tournament preview!”

  1. Former player says:

    No more Chente for pure

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