Friday May 14th, 2021

2020 USSSA River City Classic tournament preview!



1st Annual 


"River City" Classic


Nationwide Conference USSSA!


June 19-21


Tournament Preview

Preview presented by 


2020 Cincinnati bracket and team list link


The "Windy City" Classic that was scheduled for this weekend in Chicago was cancelled due to Covid-19 and moved to Mid America Ballyard in Cincinnati, Ohio and renamed the "River City" Classic.  The games start on Friday at 5:00 PM eastern time with 26 teams total from 16 different states, and 20 of the teams are from the Nationwide Conference USSSA.  19 of the teams are classified 'A' and above and 10 of the top Major and 'AA' teams will be in attendance and each have a shot at a Sunday finish.  There is also a 10 team Women's Major going on at a nearby park which starts and ends on Saturday.  The livestream feed should be a little better than normal as Mid America Ballyard installed permanent IP cameras similar to the ones they use in Viera, Florida at Spacecoast Complex.  

Note:  When looking at the bracket remember that Dan Smith is sponsoring a Major team and an 'A' team.  Smash It Sports is sponsoring a Major team and a 'AA' team.  And MPT is sponsoring a 'AA' team and a 'B' team. Livestream Link

Link to Chat Room

Team Breakdown:
26 Teams Overall
20 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
5 Major Teams
 5 'AA' Teams
9 'A' Teams
4 'B' Teams
3 'C' Teams



Shea Nations Cincy picks!

20 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams will be in attendance at this weekend's CUSSSA Mid-America "River City" Classic in Harrison, OH.  There will be 5 Major teams, 5 AA, 9 A teams, 4 B teams and 3 C teams in attendance. The favorites will be one of the 5 major teams: BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer; Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI; Pure Sports/ Infamous/ EB; Resmondo/Smash IT/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD/; and Smash It/Thunder/Backman/Albicocco.

Mid-America River City Predictions:  The Final 4 should be all major teams: Bad Draw versus Dan Smith and Resmondo versus Smash It.  I predict Smash It and Dan Smith to meet for the undefeated game.  In the loser's bracket, I predict teams that drop down to win their next game. Look for the Indiana 'A' team WestPoint to make a run in the tournament like they did at the Dual.

Mid-America River City Classic final picks are:
1. Smash It/Thunder/Backman/Albicocco
2. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI
3. Resmondo/Smash IT/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD
4. BadDraw/TDB/RapidFire/T2/BAF/Pauer
5. Pure Sports/ Infamous/ EB

Oldscout pollsters are going with Resmondo 43% even though they have not won in Cincinnati in recent memory and rarely win on 300 foot fields.  Also they are most likely still without Steele Lewis and Steven Lloyd.



The two fields in the back used to be shorter but F3 is now 300 or more.

The two main fields are 300 feet all the way around.  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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