Saturday August 24th, 2019
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2019 USSSA Columbus B.A.T.S. Major tournament preview!

 

7th Annual

 

Columbus B.A.T.S Major

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

August 2-4

 

Tournament Preview

 

 

2019 Columbus Major bracket and team list link

 


 

15 of the top 16 teams in the Nationwide Conference USSSA points standings will be in Columbus, Ohio for this weekends Major event and 20 of the top 25!  The tournament will begin on Friday night at 5:30 PM eastern time.  A few teams are still fighting to stay in the top 16 as you can see at this points scenarios link.  Headlines, Baugh Ford, and TPJS/Seminoles all will try to get into the top 16 and knock out Rebel Sports and Beckham Brothers.  The top 16 in the USSSA Nationwide Conference USSSA qualify for the USSSA Major World Series.  This tournament calculates the Conference points based on the number of Conference teams on the team list 14 days prior to the event.  They do this because so many teams drop the event leading up to it.  This years tournament is based on 23 Conference teams and includes Sports Reach and Classic Glass who dropped out within the 14 day period so the points are (23 x 4) + 150 = 242.

The tournament is played on high school baseball sized fields and artificial turf infields all of which favor #2 Resmondo but they have not done well here in recent years.  #1 TDB and #3 Dan Smith will also be threats to win on the big fields and look for Pure Sports, Bay Area Legends, or Xtreme to finish on Sunday.

This will be the first tournament to use the new Dudley Pro-M 44-375 ball with black print and stitches which is supposed to do less damage when it hits the body but still fly's as good or better than the Classic M in the mid day heat and humidity.

Columbus Major video clip playlist over the years

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

If the iphones arrive from Portland then USSSALive.com will livestream 4 fields F14, F15, F16, F17 all weekend starting at 5:30 PM eastern time on Friday.  Also hoping to put up the 5th phone on the womens major.

 

 

NOTE: the roster deadline for Conference teams to add players is Friday, August 9th

 

 

Here is the team breakdown:
 24 Total Teams
21 Are Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
4 Major teams
7 'AA' teams 
10 'A' teams
 3 'B' teams

 

Points Scenarios

 


 

 

Shea Nations Picks  

This weekend the Columbus major has 21 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with all 4 major, 7 AA, 9 A, 1 B and 3 local teams.  The Conference USSSA point leader and #1 overall seed TDB/Racks/Athlon is the favorite to win. The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI, and Pure Sports.

Columbus Predictions:  With the top 4 seeds all but secure for the Major World Series we could see some upsets from 5-20 seeds trying to maintain or improve their seeding.  I predict the Elite 8 games to be: Smash It versus Dan Smith, Pure versus Resmondo, Xtreme versus Bay Area and Nightmare versus TDB.  Pure versus Dan Smith and Xtreme versus TDB move onto the Final 4.   With the #1 seed clinched for the Conference Championship I predict TDB to get beat by Dan Smith in the undefeated game.  In the loser's bracket, I predict Pure to make it back to the championship game where they lose to Dan Smith again.

Shea's Final Picks for the Columbus Major:
1. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
2. Pure Sports
3. TDB/Racks/Athlon
4. Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
5. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
    BayArea/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton

47% went with Resmondo

 

 


 

Weekend Weather

 


 

340 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus, Ohio – Central 43223

The 4 main fields at the Lou Berliner Park are baseball fields #14-17 and are of varying fence distances.  These fields although they are baseball fields they play more like the Smoky main field at Sandy Springs Park in that they are high school sized baseball fields and not MLB sized baseball fields.

Approximate Field Dimensions
#14 305-330-350-353-296 
#15 307-359-359-356-312 
#16 295-334-355-359-297 
#17 314-358-359-357-313 


 

Past Winners

2018 Winner was Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith

2018 Columbus Major Tournament Report

 

2017 Winner was Smash It/Scene/TDB/DirtySportswear/Miken/Worth

2017 Columbus Major Tournament Report

 

2016 Winner was Backman/Louisville Slugger

2016 Columbus Major Tournament Report

 

2015 Winner was Laservision/H. Auto/JJ's/Easton

2015 Columbus Major Tournament Report


2014 Winner was Laservision/H. Auto/JJ's/Easton

2014 Columbus Major Tournament Report

Past tournament results

2018 Results
1 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
2 SC-AA Pure Sports/Monsta
3 NY-M Smashit/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken/Worth
4 FL-M Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All-In/Sprizzi/Easton

2017 Results
1 NY-M Smash It/Scene/TDB/Miken/Worth
2 NY-M SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville
3 FL-M Resmondo/O.A.Apparel/H.Auto/SPTank/Easton
4 MO-AA Nightmare/Miken

2016 Results
1 IN-M Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger 
2 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth 
3 NY-M Smash It Sports/ASP/H.Auto/MrWiggles/Easton 
4 TX-AA Vivid 

2015 Results
1 NY Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/H.Auto/easton
2 FL Resmondo-specialty tank worth
3 IN Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
4 WA Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com

2014 Results
1 NY Laservision/h.auto/jj's/easton
2 FL Resmondo-specialty tank worth
3 AL Baugh doerflinger nat-pawn/easton
4 IN Backman/Shoppe/Louisville slugger

2013 Results
1 NY-M Laservision/Desertfalls/Boombah/Easton
2 TN-M Shoppe / TYJA / Louisville Slugger
3 MI-A Line Drive Sportz/SSS/Miken
4 IA-A GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton

 

 

 

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