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2020 USSSA 52nd Annual Smoky Mountain Classic tournament preview

 

52nd Annual 

 

Smoky Mountain Classic

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

August 14-16

 

Tournament Preview

 

 

2020 Smoky bracket and team list link

 

The 52nd annual Smoky Mountain Classic features 22 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams and 30 teams overall from 15 different states.  The tournament will be played at 4 fields spread over 3 different parks in and around the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, Tennessee.  The first two rounds of the Smoky winner's bracket are always played on Friday, this year beginning at 11:30 AM, and teams that win their first two games on Friday will find themselves playing on the show field Saturday in the prestigious "Final 8" of the winner's bracket.  Pictures of the fields, history of the tournament, and live stream and chat room links are all listed in this preview page.  There is no home run derby this year due to covid-19 restrictions.

USSSALive.com will stream the tournament.  My goal is to stream every minute of every game.  Remember if the umpires forget to give the scores then the catchers should give them so your fans at home know what the score is.  Thanks!

The Chat room here at softballcenter will be up all weekend  


The Smoky Mountain Classic features unlimited home runs and non-standard 80 foot base lengths.  On Friday, the biggest crowds are at diamond #3 at Sandy Springs Park which is the "show" field as the local fans watch their local teams take on the big boys. 

On Saturday, park your chair in the shade at the show field and watch the top 8 teams in the country battle it out all day long in the winner’s bracket!  The Smoky is unlimited homers but home runs are not free and players and teams often have a problem managing the 80 foot bases and seeing their opponent hit homers and think that everyone can just blast them out.  When teams get out of their game and play their opponents game it often leads to run rules and one team having a low score.  This year all fields will use the Dudley Pro-M ball which is not as temperature sensitive and the mornings and evenings could be cooler than normal.  

With 22 conference teams in the mix there is a decent points payout 150 + (4 x 22) = 238 to be earned and you can bet that the top teams will be there at the end of this one.  Looking at the Smoky winners historically it does not look like any team ranked outside of the top 3 seeds has ever won the Smoky Mountain Classic!  

2020 SoftballCenter Computer Rankings

Video Clip Playlist of the Smoky from 2009-2019

 


 

Team Breakdown: 
30 Teams Overall
22 Conference USSSA Teams
4 Major Teams
5 'AA' Teams
12 'A' Teams
4 'B' Teams
5 'C, D, E' Local Teams

 


 

Smoky Weekend Weather

 


 

 


 

 


 

The Fields

Sandy Springs Park (Fields 4 to the left & 3 to the right) (Main Complex)
702 Best Street
Maryville, TN 37803

Fences (310-310-270) and main field (305-331-355-334-313)

 


Show field, Sandy Springs #3 with distances marked 

 


Everett Park (Fields 1 and 2)
702 Burchfield Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Fences (310-297-290) and (284-291-296)


 

FIELD #5 DENSO MANUFACTURING FIELD!

Denso Manufacturing (Field 5) 
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive 
Maryville, TN 37801
Fences (310-310-310)

 


Springbrook Park 
1537 Dalton Street
Alcoa, TN 3770
Fences (274-303-300)


 


 

Past Winners

1st Place – Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto/Easton

2019 Smoky tournament report link

 

1st Place – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton

2018 Smoky tournament report link

 

2017 Smoky tournament report link

 

2016 Smoky tournament report link

 

2015 Smoky tournament report link

2014 Smoky tournament report link

2013 Smoky tournament report link

2012 Smoky tournament report link

2011 Smoky tournament report link

 


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Here is the Championship game 1 from 2012

 

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Here is the Championship game 2 from 2012

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2012 video highlites


 

Historic Smoky Mountain Classic Winning Teams List:

2019 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto/Easton
2 NC-M TDB/Racks/Athlon
3 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
4 SC-M Pure Sports

2018 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
2 NY-M Smashit/Thunder/Backman/Miken/Worth
3 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
4 VA-A Rapid Fire Athletics/Sports Lounge

2017 Results
1 NY-M Smash It/TDB/Miken/Worth
2 FL-M Resmondo/OA/H Auto/Specialty Tank/Easton
3 NY-M SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville
4 MO-AA Nightmare/Miken

2016 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
2 IN-M Backman Louisville Slugger
3 NY-M Scene/Albicocco/Miken/Worth/Monsta
4 IN/OH-AA TG/Red's Astros/HDLNS/K&G/Worth

2015 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/Compound/H Auto/Easton
2 IL-A Precision/Easton/DO
3 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
4 IN-M Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger

2014 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
2 NY-M Laservision/H Auto/JJs/Easton
3 NY-A Team Albicocco/Scene/Elite/Easton
4 AL-A Baugh Ford/Doerflinger/National Pawn/Easton

2013 Results

1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth
2 NY-M Laservision/desertfalls/boombah/easton
3 TN-M Shoppe / TYJA / Louisville Slugger
4 MI-A Line Drive Sportz/SSS/Miken

2012 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank worth
2 NY-M Laservision/anni/supr/d2/easton
3 VA-A Team 454/Emerald/Worth
4 FL-A Demarini/dirty/3n2/atwldesigns

2011 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank / worth
2 WA-M GTL Cartel/DeMarini
3 TX-A Wood law/mizuno/famous/easton
4 VA-A Team 454 Emerald/Worth

2010 Results
1 FL-M Resmondosport/specialty/phonemaster
2 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse
3 NY-A Albicocco's/the scene/worth
4 WA-A Team Combat / laser vision

2009 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank-worth
2 MN-M Long haul/miken/phonemasters
3 CA-M Dan smith-menosse-benfield-combat
4 FL-A T&R Stucco/Worth

2008 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/specialty tank/worth
2 CA-M Dan Smith/menosse/benfield/combat
3 MN-M Long haul/phonemasters/miken
4 AR-A Fence brokers inc/laservision/worth

2007 Results
1 FL-M Bellcorp/belcher/tai/backman
2 FL-M Resmondo Softball
3 CA-A KME/CHANEY'S/EASTON
4 MD-A ABS/EASTON

2006 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo – KME Softball
2 VA-M Benfield/reece/shade/am las vegas
3 OH-M Specialtytank/ stucco/k&g /worth
4 FL-M Bell corp/taylor/belcher/easton

2005 Bell Corp/Backman/Taylor/Easton – Tampa, Florida
2004 Resmondo/Hague/Taylor/Sunbelt
2003 Hague / Resmondo / Taylor Brothers
2002 Dan Smith / Backman / Menosse / Easton
2001 Long Haul / Taylor Bros. / Shen Corp. / TPS
2000 Team TPS/Louisville, KY
1999 Team TPS, Louisville, Kentucky
1998 Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV
1997 Ritch's/Superior/Tri Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
1996 Sunbelt/Easton, Centerville, GA
1995 Ritch's/Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
1994 Ritch's/Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
1993 Ritch's/Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
1992 Bell Corp, Tampa, FL.
1991 Bell Corp, Tampa, FL.
1990 Steeles Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH
1989 Superior-Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
1988 Starpath Systems, Monticello, KY
1987 Steeles Sports, Grafton, OH
1986 Steeles Sports, Grafton, OH
1985 Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
1984 Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
1983 Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
1982 York/Ken Sanders, York, PA
1981 Howards Western Steer, Denver, NC
1980 Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL.
1979 Campbell's Carpet, Concord, CA
1978 Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills-Ford, NC
1977 Howards Furniture, Denver, NC
1976 Howards Furniture, Denver, NC
1975 Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
1974 Howards Furniture, Denver, NC

 


 

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