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2020 USSSA – 21st Annual Cincinnati Major tournament preview!



21st Annual 


Cincinnati Major


Nationwide Conference USSSA!


July 17-19


Tournament Preview

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2020 Cincinnati bracket and team list 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 4:00 PM eastern time with 38 teams total from 18 different states, and 25 of the teams are part of the Nationwide Conference USSSA league.  24 of the teams are classed 'A' and above.  There is also a 13 team Women's Major going on at a nearby park with the finals on Sunday at Mid America.  That tournament includes all 3 Women's Major teams and 6 'A' teams.  Both tournaments are among the strongest field of teams that we will see this year!  On the men's side the winner will get 150 + (25 x 4) = 250 Conference Points!

The weather looks to be in the low 90's and there is rain in the forecast so expect long games and long days and we will crown a well deserved champion!  With the cancellation of the Seattle Dual and the Palm Springs Major due to Coronavirus the teams have been off for awhile and it will be interesting to see who (if anyone) can knock off Dan Smith and Resmondo who were in the finals of the River City Major at the same park a month ago when Dan Smith double dipped Resmondo in the finals by 1 run in each game.  An interesting note, Helmer's teams have never won the Cincy Major since the Conference began in 2006 and they are still missing Steele Lewis and last time they played Wegman, Yates, and Ellwanger were banged up.

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Team Breakdown:
38 Teams Overall
25 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
5 Major Teams
 6 'AA' Teams
13 'A' Teams
5 'B' Teams
9 'C' Teams



Shea Nations Cincy picks!

This weekend at the Cincinnati Major in Cincinnati, OH they will have 5 major teams and 6 AA teams, 13 A, 5 B and 9 C teams.  The tournament will begin on Friday evening at 4 pm with the first round games in which all conference teams will have byes.  The second round will start at 5:15 pm and all conference teams will play one game on Friday night.  Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI is the #1 overall seed based on Conference points.  The other teams looking to upset the #1 seed are: BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer; Pure Sports/ Infamous/ EB; Resmondo/Smash IT/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD/; and Smash It/Thunder/Backman/Albicocco.

Shea's Cincinnati Major Predictions:  The "Elite 8" starts at 8:00 am on Saturday and could feature some of the same match ups that we will see at the "Conference" championship with Smash It versus Precision, Bad Draw versus Resmondo, Bay Area versus Xtreme and Dan Smith versus Pure Sports.  The winners advance to the "Final Four" which should be Smash It versus Resmondo and Bay Area versus Dan Smith.  Immediately following the "Final Four" is the undefeated game between Resmondo and Dan Smith.  In the loser's bracket, I predict the teams to win their next game after dropping down.

Shea's Final Picks for the Cincinnati Major:
1. Resmondo/Smash IT/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD/
2. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
3. Smash It/Thunder/Backman/Albicocco
4. BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer
5. Bay Area Legends/Easton




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Home run management will be the key to victory.  All 4 fields now are around 300 feet. 

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



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Past Winners

2019 Winner – TDB/Racks/Athlon

2019 Cincinnati tournament report link

2019 Results
1st NC-M TDB/Racks/Athlon
2nd CA-AA Bay Area/Rapid Fire/Bad Draw/Easton

3rd FL-M Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto
4th CA-M Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon





2018 Winner – Tie between Dan Smith, Smash It Sports, Racks/Astros, and Pure Sports due to rain

2018 Cincinnati tournament report link

2018 Results
Tie for 1st between Dan Smith, Smash It Sports, Racks/Astros, and Pure Sports



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

2017 Cincinnati tournament report link

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 Winner – Backman Louisville Slugger

2016 Cincinnati tournament report link

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 Winner – Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger

2015 Cincinnati tournament report link

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 Winner – Resmondo

2014 Cincinnati tournament report link

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 Winner – Resmondo

2013 Cincinnati tournament report link

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 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

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 



2006 to 2011 Results

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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