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2019 Space City Classic – Houston Major tournament preview!

 
REMINDER CONFERENCE RULE:  Anyone taking a game ball can be removed from the park.
 
On behalf of the directors and USSSA, THANK YOU!!!!

 

 

13th Annual 

 

"Space City Classic"

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

Houston – Texas

 

April 5-7

 

Tournament Preview

 

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2019 Houston bracket and team list link

All game times on the bracket are CENTRAL time!

 

The 2019 Nationwide Conference USSSA season continues in Houston, Texas this weekend at the 13th Annual "Space City" Classic!  The 56 team field is still the biggest in the Conference and teams come from 12 different states.  There are a 14 teams coming from the Nationwide Conference and they will be the favorites led by Major team Smash It/Pure Sports/OA who finished 3rd as a 'AA' team last year and moved up to the Major division after winning 'AA' Worlds last September.  The games are played at the Big League Dreams park where the fields are softball sized replicas of major league stadiums and the infields are all artificial turf.  Bring some rain gear as there are thunderstorms in the forecast.   The tournament always gets off to a slow start with so many teams but the quality teams usually rise to the top even if its through the loser's bracket.  Last year there was a rain and hail storm that made a big chunk of the losers bracket go to a one pitch tournament where there were many upsets.  This tournament is known for late games, mid round upsets, unexpected final 4 teams, and can become a war of attrition with the number of games and the long day Saturday which turns into Sunday morning really quickly.  Last year Baugh Ford won the tournament as an 'A' team and there were many 'AA' teams and even a Major team – Dan Smith in the event.

Remember to enter the weekly pickem game!

Livestream:  USSSALive.com is streaming 6 fields all weekend (Link)

The chat room will be up on SoftballCenter.com as well.

 


 

56 Team Breakdown

 14 Conference
 1 Major
 3 'AA'
9 'A'
15 'B'
 28 'D/E' 

Bring the rain gear and some towels

 


 

 


 

Shea Nation makes his picks for Houston!

Houston we have problem!

This weekend the 2019 Nationwide Conference USSSA travels to Houston for the Space City Classic at Big League Dreams in League City, Texas.  With the champion of March Madness crowned on Monday, April upsets are looming large with 56 teams in attendance and 14 conference teams including 1 major, 6 AA, 4 A teams and 3 B teams.  The only major team Smash it/ Pure Sports/ OA is the favorite to win.  The other teams looking to upset the favorite are:  BayArea/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton; NIGHTMARE/MIKEN; Riot Sports/Hubs Pub/Klutch/Showtime.

Space City Predictions:  
We could see some lower conference teams get upset early in the tournament but the final 4 undefeated should be:  Baugh Ford versus Riot and Pure versus Bay Area.  I predict Smash It to beat Bay Area and Baugh Ford to make it to Sunday as the undefeated team.  In the loser's bracket we could see some upsets from local Texas teams: Wood Law/Olmito Heat/Club Chill; Old School/ MVP Sports; Playoff Performance/All-Out; and Steel Sports.  I predict the 5th place games to be Wood Law versus Bay Area and Nightmare versus Riot.  If all holds true like predicted then Nightmare and Bay Area would play for 4th place.

Shea's Final Picks for the Space City Classic:
1. Smash it/ Pure Sports/ OA
2. BayArea/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton
3. Baugh Ford/Kut4Sports/Worth/Miken
4. NIGHTMARE/MIKEN
5. Riot Sports/Hubs Pub/Klutch/showtim
    Wood Law / Olmito Heat / Club Chill

 


 

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Houston Space City Classic Highlight Videos from over the years

 


 

Houston BLD Field Dimensions
Fenway Park 274-303-303-291-256
Yankee Stadium 281-285-289-285-273
Wrigley Field 289-287-301-288-289
Ebbets Field 281-278-301-281-266
Crosley Field 273-286-298-275-268
Sportsman's Park 266-294-277-277-273

 


 

Past Winners

 

2018 Winner – Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid

2018 Houston Tournament Report

 

2017 Winner – Racks/Sonnys/Athlon/Easton/Cutter

2017 Houston Tournament Report

2016 Winner – The Scene/Adiktiv/Monsta/Klutch

2016 Houston Tournament Report

 

2015 Winner – VCH Worth

2015 Houston Tournament Report

 

2014 Winner – Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton

2014 Houston tournament report

 

2013 Winner – ASPNation.com/Easton

2013 Houston tournament report


2012 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth

2012 Houston tournament report link

2011 Houston tournament report link

2011 Houston tournament pictures link

2010 Houston tournament report link

2010 Houston tournament pictures link

 

Past tournament results

2018 Results
1 AL-A Baugh Ford/Pure Sports/Kincaid
2 TX-AA All Out/Steel Sports/ASP/Miken
3 SC-AA Pure Sports/Monsta
4 CO-A Stars/VSP/Miken/Thunder

2017 Results
1 WY-M Racks/Sonnys/Athlon/Easton/Cutter
2 MO-AA Nightmare/Miken
3 TX-A Steel Sports/Powerhouse Sportz/Miken
4 GA-A Baugh Ford/Adiktiv/Worth/Miken

2016 Results
1 NY-M The Scene/Adiktiv/Monsta/Klutch
2 TX-B Steel Athletics/Miken/Powerhouse
3 FL-B Wiley's Supreme
4 TX-B Olmito Heat/DiamondKingz/Miken

2015 Results
1 TX-B VCH Worth
2 MS-A CASport/Miken/Powerhouse/ScottsLawn
2 NY-A Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
4 MI-B TG Brand

2014 Results
1 MI-A Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton
2 NY-A Team Albicocco/Scene/Easton/Elite
3 MS-A Buzini/BWW/Miken
4 MO-B Nightmare/Louisville Slugger

2013 Results
1 TX-B ASPNation.com/Easton
2 AL-A Baugh ford/mojo/louisville slugger
3 MS-B Chaps/BWW/Worth/Buzini
4 MS-C Sportscenter/ms storm/worth

2012 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth
2 MI-B Buzini/BWW/Worth
3 TX-C Miken Mafia/ASPNation.com
4 GA-B Headhunters/Cancooker/SHSSports.com


2011 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank / worth
2 TX-B Gold's Gym
3 CT-A Darkside/TYJA/Easton
4 MS-B BWW/team baden/buzini sports

2010 Results
1 NY-A Albicocco's/the scene/worth
2 TX-A Wood Law/Miken
3 TX-B Front Row Sports
4 AR-B Fence brokers/gametime supply/worth

2009 Results
1 FL-A T&R Stucco/Worth
2 TX-A Wood Law/Combat
3 AR-B Fence brokers/illustrated sportswea
4 TX-C Fleetwood/Tap Out

2008 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/specialty tank/worth
2 TN-A Jean Shoppe/Easton
3 FL-A T&R Stucco
4 MS-C Street Stars

2007 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo Softball
2 AR-A Fence Brokers Inc/Worth
3 AR-A Wood law/quick roofing/worth
4 FL-A Suncoast/RBK

 

 

2018 Houston Space City Classic Sunday Games

 

 

2018 Houston Space City Classic Games

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