Tuesday May 11th, 2021

2020 USSSA Lexington, SC Major tournament preview!


Lexington Major


Lexington, SC


7/31 – 8/1


Tournament Preview

2020 Lexington, SC Major tournament bracket and team list link

The Nationwide Conference USSSA returns to South Carolina for the first time since 2012 with the Lexington, SC Major played at the Pine Grove softball facility.  There are only 12 teams and 7 are from the Conference so the winner will get 165 + (3 x 7) = 186 points.  Bad Draw/TDB/Rapid Fire/T2/BAF/Pauer is the only Major classed team in the tournament and the heavy favorite.  But they will have to beat quality 'A' teams like TurnKey/CCP/Dan Smith/Worshams who was the highest finishing 'A' team in Maryland last weekend, and good teams like Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy from Kentucky, PrimeTime/Easton/FAI/Riot/Klutch form Georgia, SVC/Nager Law/Atrium/Grizzy/Easton from Ohio, and WorkSteer/Briggs from North Carolina.  The local teams in these southeastern tournaments also pull off some upsets.  The tournament starts on Friday night at 7 PM eastern and ends Saturday evening.  There is some rain in the forecast for Friday but I hope to have the new livestream cameras up on all 4 fields for all of the games.

Chat Room link

USSSA Live Stream link

2020 Computer Rankings link

2020 Nationwide Conference Points Standings Link

2020 Lexington Pickem Game link

Team List Breakdown:
12 Teams Overall
7 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
1 Major Teams
6 'A' Teams
4 'B' Teams
1 'D' Teams



Shea Nation's Picks

This weekend at the Lexington Major NIT in Lexington, SC will have 12 teams and 7 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance including 1 major, 0 AA, 6 A, 4 B and 1 D teams.  BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer is the #1 overall seed and the favorite.  The other teams looking to upset the #1 seed or favorite are: Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy; WorkSteer/Briggs; and PrimeTime Easton/F.A.I/RIOT/KLUTCH.

South Carolina Predictions:  I predict the final 4 undefeated to be: Bad Draw versus Chick-fil-a and Primetime versus Sports Reach.  Bad Draw and Sports Reach should make it to the championship.  In the loser’s bracket, I predict WorkSteer/Briggs to make it back to the 3rd place game after losing to Bad Draw in the 2nd round.

Shea's Final Picks for the South Carolina Major:
1. BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer
2. Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy
3. WorkSteer/Briggs
4. Chick-fil-A / HB Sports / Shepherds
5. PrimeTime Easton/F.A.I/RIOT/KLUTCH
    TurnKey/CCP/Dan Smith/Worshams

Oldscout poll results for Lexington



The Weather



Past Winners

2012 Carolina Shootout winner Demarini/Dirty/3n2/Atwldesigns – FL

2012 Carolina Shootout tournament report

2012 Tournament Results
1st Demarini/Dirty/3n2/Atwldesigns – FL
2nd Shoppe/Team TPS/Elite – KY
3rd Westshore Pizza/TPS – FL
4th Taylormade – VA



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