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2020 USSSA Conference Championship tournament preview!

 

2020 Conference Championships!

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

September 18-20

 

Tournament Preview

 

2020 Conference Championship Bracket and Team List Link

The 2020 Nationwide Conference USSSA Championships will take place this coming weekend, September 18-20 in Columbus, Georgia at the South Commons.  All 8 fields are 300 feet and the Dudley Pro-M ball will be used.  The top 24 teams in the Conference will be playing.  The top 18 are locked into the USSSA Major World Series and will be fighting for final points/seeding.  The other 6 teams will be fighting for 2 berths to the Major which this week was expanded to 20 teams.  If there is a tie then Conference points will be used to break the tie.

The double elimination tournament starts on Friday at 5 PM eastern time and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rounds are all played on Friday with the loser's bracket starting early Saturday morning and the tournament finishing up on Sunday.  Expect long games depending on what batch of Pro-M ball shows up.

Nationwide Conference Championships video playlist from over the years

Dan Smith is the favorite to win as they are the best base hitting team in the country.  But many of the teams don't have much to gain and will be sitting their starting pitchers so they don't get hit or injured with the Major World Series coming up October 7-10.  So expect a lot of upsets and probably some surprise teams in the Final 4.  

On a side note the batting title comes down to Kyle Pearson of Resmondo at .810 vs Ryan Harvey .786 and Tyler Marshburn .780 both of Dan Smith.

The Conference Awards will be handed out the Tuesday night before the Major World Series this year.

There is a sports hall of fame at the complex and a Civil War Naval Museum around the corner as well as other museums in the area.

USSSALive.com

Chat room here at SoftballCenter.com 

Team Breakdown:
24 Teams Overall
24 Conference USSSA Teams
4 Major Teams
5 'AA' Teams
14 'A' Teams
1 'B' Team

 


 

All fields at South Commons are 300 feet

South Commons Softball Complex

400 4th St, Columbus, GA 31901

 


 

Shea Nations Picks

This week the Conference Championships has 24 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with all 4 major teams, 5 AA, 14 A and 1 B team.  The highest two finishing teams not already qualified will receive the 19th & 20th seeds at the Major World Series in the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL.  The Conference USSSA point leader and #1 overall seed Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI  is the favorite to win. The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Resmondo/Smash IT/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD/; Pure Sports/ Infamous/ EB and BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer.

Conference Championships predictions:  I predict the top 8 seeds to win in their first games.  So, the Elite 8 should be Pure versus Bad Draw, Precision versus Resmondo, Anarchy versus Bay Area and Westpoint versus Dan Smith.  With 2 Major teams facing each other in the Elite 8 it allows for an AA team to slip in The Final Four undefeated which should be: Pure versus Resmondo and Bay Area versus Dan Smith. Setting the stage for the 1st game between the power hitting Resmondo and defensive minded Dan Smith in the undefeated game.  In the loser's bracket, look for Seminoles and Baugh to make a run since they will be fighting for the 19th and 20th seeds.  Also, look for Xtreme to improve their seeding in the Major World Series by making a run through the loser's bracket.

Shea's Final Picks for the Conference Championships:
1. Resmondo/Smash IT/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD/
2. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
3. Xtreme/Miken/Worth/Athlon/ASP
4. WestPoint
5. Bay Area Legends/Easton
    Pure Sports/ Infamous/ EB

Poll Results – The big 2 have been picked to win but they don't have anything to gain so they may play disinterested.  We shall see.

 


 

Tournament Weather

Weekend Weather looks cool for the south this time of the year.  The hurricane will have moved through Georgia but the question is: did it leave flooding and power outages in its wake?

 


 

Past Winners

2019 Conference Champions – Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto (FL-M)

2019 Conference Championships tournament report

2019 Major Conference Championships
1st  FL-M Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto

2nd CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
3rd  NC-M TDB/Racks/Athlon
4th  SC-M Pure Sports

 


 

2018 Conference Champions – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton (FL-M)

2018 Conference Championships tournament report

2018 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
2 NY-M Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
3 NC-AA TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
4 FL-M Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg

 


 

2017 Conference Champions – SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville (NY-M)

2017 Conference Championships tournament report

2017 Major Conference Championships
1 NY-M SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville
2 NY-M Smash It/Scene/TDB/Miken/Worth
3 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse
4 FL-M Resmondo/O.A.Apparel/H.Auto/SPTank/Easton

 

2017 Conference Qualifier Champions – Precision/3rd Street/G Brand/Easton

2017 Conference Qualifier tournament report

2017 Conference Qualifier Champions
1 IL-AA Precision/3rd Street/G Brand/Easton
2 NC-AA TDB/TM Sports/Midwest Whitetail Adv/Miken
3 MN-AA RXtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
4 IL-AA OA Apparel/Broughton/KBI/Easton

 


 

2016 Conference Champions – Backman/Louisville Slugger

2016 Conference Championships tournament report

2016 Major Conference Championships
1 IN-M Backman/Louisville Slugger
2 NY-M SmashItSports/ASP/HAuto/MrWiggles/Easton
3 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
4 IN-AA TG/Reds Astros/Headlines/K&G/Worth

2016 Conference Qualifier Winner – Precision

2016 Conference Qualifier tournament report

2016 Conference Qualifier Champions
1 IN-AA Precision
2 MI-AA Line Drive Sportz Easton
3 FL-B Team Adiktiv/Energy Systems/Worth
4 OH-AA 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger

 


 

2015 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2015 Nationwide Conference Championship tournament report link

2015 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
2 IL-A Precision/Easton/DO
3 NY-M SmashItSports/Compound/HAuto/ASP/Easton
4 NY-A Albicocco/The Scene/Easton

1st Place 'A' Division – Xtreme/Miken

Also GSL 'A' Champions!

2015 Conference Qualifier Champions
1 MN-A Xtreme/Miken
2 NC-B Broughton Pharmacy/Bad Draw/Worth
3 IL-B Compound Athletics/Easton
4 AR-A Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth

 


2014 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2014 Nationwide Conference Championship tournament report link

2014 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
2 NY-M Laservision/H Auto/JJ's/Easton
3 NY-A Team Albicocco/The Scene/Easton
4 AL-A Baugh Ford Doerflinger National Pawn/Easton

2014 Open Conference Championships
1 WA-M Team Combat/Softball.com
2 IN-A Red's Astros/Louisville Slugger
3 IL-B Precision/Easton
4 CA-B Classic Glass/Easton

2014 Conference Qualifier Champions
1 NJ-B Above All Landscaping/GWS
2 MN-B Xtreme/Miken
3 CA-B OC Swats/Miken/Premier Athletics
4 TX-C ASPNation/JOCO/Reset/Easton

 


2013 Winner – Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2013 Nationwide Conference Championship tournament report link

2013 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
2 NY-M Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton
3 TN-M Shoppe/TYJA/Louisville Slugger
4 OH-B Pure Romance/Chic's/Insanity/Easton

2013 Open Conference Championships
1 FL-A Demarini/Dirty/Xtreme
2 IA-A GTL/Doerflinger/R&M Metals/Easton
3 MI-A Line Drive Sportz/SSS/Miken
4 IN-A Red's Astros/Slugger/Stucco/Dirty

2013 Conference Qualifier Champions
1 GA-B Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/D2E/LS/TYJA
2 OH-B 3rd Street/Louisville Slugger
3 NC-B B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/Easton
4 MN-B Xtreme/Miken

 


2012 Winner – TYJA/Suncoast Reebok

2012 Nationwide Conference Championship tournament report link

2012 Major Conference Championships
1 NY-A TYJA – Suncoast Reebok
2 IA-A R&M metals/troupe/pipac/s&r/easton
3 UT-M Nordkap/desert falls/easton
4 TN-A SHOPPE / TEAM TPS / ELITE

2012 Open Conference Championships
1 MI-B Line Drive Sportz/sss softball
2 IN-B Reds Astros/tps/sports den
3 CA-A West Coast Doerflinger – easton
4 GA-B Down2earthsports.com/sbc/worth

2012 'B' Conference Championships
1 MA-B Magic/S&S/TYJA/Easton
2 NC-B B&B/Sears/N&N Finishing
3 AL-B Baughford.com/advantagesports/worth
4 FL-B Westshore pizza/tps

 


 

2011 Nationwide Conference Championship tournament report link

2011 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank / worth
2 WA-M Team Combat/laservision/d2e/supreme
3 FL-A Suncoast Reebok
4 WA-M GTL Cartel/DeMarini 

2011 Open Conference Championships
1 IA-A R&M Metals/troupe/tcp/easton
2 VA-A Taylormade/tm sports/mizuno
3 WA-B Doerflinger/tsc/pro-coat/combat
4 MI-A Sinister/Pritchard/Miken

 


 

2010 Nationwide Conference Championship tournament report link

2010 Major Conference Championships (Best of 5)
1 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse
2 FL-M Resmondosport/specialty/phonemaster

2010 Open Conference Championships
1 IL-B EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS
2 FL-B AJS/easton/supreme/mike foulks/mojo
3 TX-A Wood Law/Miken
4 TN-A Jean Shoppe-easton-down2earthsports

2010 'B' Conference Championships
1 CT-B Darkside/TYJA
2 CA-B Elite sports u.s.a./combat
3 OH-B Blitz/watanabe/weller/minges/easton
4 FL-B Art Explosion/drash

 


 

Past tournament results

2009 Major Conference Championships
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

2009 Open Conference Championships
1 VA-A Taylormade/Titan/PAS/Mizuno
2 WA-A GTL Cartel/Stucco/Worth/Elite
3 CA-A Johnny Blaze/Combat/Elite
4 WA-A Combat USA/Elite

2009 'B' Conference Championships
1 FL-B AJS/Easton/3N2/DSSBats
2 CA-B WCS/LCV
3 AR-B Fence Brokers/Illustrated Sportswear
4 OH-B PRI/MFAB/Insanity

2008 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo/specialty tank/worth
2 CA-M Dan Smith/menosse/benfield/combat
3 WA-A GTL/Creative Stucco/Worth
4 IL-A Ropeclub/hennessys/onqclub/easton

2008 'B' Conference Championships
1 MI-B Team Bud Light/Easton
2 OH-B Blitz/Watanabe/Bull/Minges Drywall

2007 Major Conference Championships
1 FL-M Resmondo Softball
2 FL-M Bellcorp/belcher/tai/backman
3 WA-A GTL/COMBAT
4 CA-A KME/CHANEY'S/EASTON

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

 

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