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2021 USSSA 20th Texas Legends Major tournament preview!

 

 

 

20th Texas Legends Major

 

Conference USSSA!

 

April 30 – May 2

 

Tournament Preview

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2020 Texas Legends bracket link  (CENTRAL TIMES)

 

The 20th Texas Legends Major is this coming weekend at what used to be called Softball World and is now called Texas Star in Euless, Texas just outside of Dallas.  It features 32 teams from 14 different states with 19 of the teams from the Nationwide Conference USSSA.  There will be 3 Major teams, 3 'AA' teams, 9 'A' teams, 14 'B' teams, and 3 'C/D' teams.  

The park has recently put in artificial turf infields on all 4 fields with netting around the backstop instead of fencing.  This netting has no poles so the livestream cameras will go on microphone stands so we will have to see if that works successfully.  The field of teams is as good a field as the Texas Legends tournament has had in a long time.  With 6 of the top teams in the country led by the 3 Major teams and Sports Reach who won the 1st Hall of Fame Classic Dual and the Texas 'A' team Envy who won the Sooner Invitational two weeks ago.  The Dudley Pro-M ball will be used, the weather doesn't seem like it will be all that hot, and the fences there are 300 down the lines and go out to 310 in center field.  The Conference hasn't been to Euless, Texas since 2019 because the park was being renovated last year.  Also because the tournament is seeded on 2021 Conference points and not all the teams have played the same amount of tournaments, there is some strange seeding with the bracket.  Like Resmondo and Proton can meet in the final 8 of the winner's bracket.  This should make it possible for some surprise teams to make it to the final 4 like Classic Glass or Competitive Edge and will make a Major team or a top AA team like Sports Reach possibly have to make a run from deep in the loser's bracket.  It should be another weekend of upsets as there are a lot of non major teams in this event that are playing or can play on the smaller fields well like SNI, Sports Reach, Envy, Classic Glass, and Competitive Edge who has a number of players from Texas.  I am really looking forward to those early Saturday afternoon final 8 matchups.  And who will come out of the 2nd quad?  Competitive Edge, Classic Glass, or an upset minded Thunder/Chosen?  And the 3rd quad has no Major teams either so SNI should be the heavy favorite there.  And Friday look for a great matchup between MVP and Primetime as well as Baugh Ford vs J&R Logistics. 

The winning team in Euless, Texas will earn 150 + (19 x 4) = 223 points if my math is correct!  With 2nd place getting 183, 3rd-163, 4th-153, 5th-143 etc… 

The livestream will be up at USSSALive.com and the SoftballCenter.com Chat Room will be open from Friday through Sunday to discuss the tournament.

The women's Conference this week has 13 teams in Chattanooga, Tennessee this week including with 6 conference teams.  They play their entire tournament on Saturday and the ball usually fly's there due to the high altitude.

Softball World, now Texas Star Park, always has some of the best atmosphere of any conference event in the country.

 


 

Shea Nation's picks!

This weekend the Conference USSSA returns to the newly renovated Parks at Texas Star previously known as Softball World in Euless, Texas which has 19 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance and includes 3 major, 3 AA, 9 A, 4 B and 13 local teams.  SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3 is the #1 overall seed.  The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Sports Reach/Worth/CT/Grizzy; Proton/Sonny's; SNI/Thunder/Chosen/DeMarini and Resmondo/Smash It/Menosse/Thunder.

Euless Predictions:  Friday night all teams will play one game and watch out for Texas conference team Whut It Dew/PTS/B&R Trucking who will attempt to pull off the upset of Wyoming conference team GSP/Tri-State Services/VBW.  The Elite 8 is played on Saturday afternoon and I predict Proton/Sonny's versus Resmondo, Competitive Edge versus Classic Glass, Primetime versus SNI and Sportsreach versus SIS/Newbreed.  I predict the Final Four to be Sonny's versus Competitive Edge and SNI versus SIS/Newbreed.   SIS/Newbreed has enough power to make it to the championship game undefeated.  Look for Resmondo and Sportsreach to make a run in the loser's bracket after losing in the Elite 8.

Shea's Final Picks for the Euless Major:
1. SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3
2. Sports Reach/Worth/CT/Grizzy
3. Proton/Sonny's
4. SNI/Thunder/Chosen/DeMarini
5. Resmondo/Smash It/Menosse/Thunder
    CompetitiveEdge/OlmitoHeat/Adiktiv

Oldscout Pollers are still going with Resmondo who hasn't won a regular season Conference event on 300 foot fields when another Major team is in the tournament in 2 years.  But they are the defending world series champs so they are always a threat to win.  Smash It may be without Andy Purcell who is rumored to be on suspension and Tyler Marshburn is reportedly missing the 1st two games due to suspension which happened at the Hall of Fame Classic.

 


 

Texas Star Park

Field Dimensions 300-310-300

Softball World
1375 W Euless Blvd
Euless, Texas 76040

The way the park looked before the renovations.

 



 

Weather

Weekend Weather looks cooler than normal for Texas with a chance of rain late in the tournament.

 

 


 

Past Winner's!

1st NC-M TDB/Racks/Athlon

2019 Texas Legends tournament report link

2019 Results
1st NC-M TDB/Racks/Athlon
2nd NY-AA SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Anarchy/OA
3rd AR-A Play The Game
4th CO-B Infamous/Salt Riot

 


 

1st NY-M Smash It/Thunder/TDB/Backman/Miken

2018 Texas Legends tournament report link

2018 Results
1st NY-M Smash It/Thunder/TDB/Backman/Miken
2nd NC-AA TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken
3rd MN-AA Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
4th CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith

 


 

1st NY-M Smash It/Albicocco/Miken/Worth

2017 Texas Legends tournament report link

2017 Results

2nd NY-M Smash It/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville
3rd CA-AA Classic Glass/Easton
4th WA-M Newbreed/GTS/Demarini

 


 

1st WY-AA Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's

2016 Texas Legends tournament report link

2016 Results
1st WY-AA Team Racks/Miken/Sonny's
2nd FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
3rd IN-M Backman/Louisville Slugger
4th TX-B Steel Athletics/Miken/Powerhouse

 


 

2015 Texas Legends tournament report link

2015 Results
1st FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
2nd IL-B Compound Athletics
T-3rd IN-M Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
T-3rd AR-B Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth

 


 

2014 Texas Legends tournament report link

2014 Results
1st FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
2nd IN-M Backman/Shoppe/Louisville Slugger
3rd WA-M Team Combat/Softball.com
4th TX-B ASPNation/JOCO/Reset/Easton

 


 

1st FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth

2013 Texas Legends tournament report link

2013 Results
1st FL-M Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth
2nd IA-A GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton
3rd FL-A Demarini/Dirty/Xtreme Athletics
4th TX-B ASPNation.com/Easton

 


 

1st VA-A Team 454/Emerald/Worth

2012 Texas Legends tournament report link

2012 Results
1st VA-A Team 454/Emerald/Worth
2nd UT-M Nordkap/desert falls/easton
3rd CA-B SBS/CSC/Combat
4th TX-B Team all-out / dabomb / miken 

 


 

2011 Texas Legends tournament report link

2011 Results
1st FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank / worth
2nd WA-A GTL Cartel/DeMarini
3rd AR-B fence brokers/gametime supply/worth
4th TX-C team tps/sagnasty/prototype

 


 

2010 Texas Legends tournament report link

2010 Results
1st CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse
2nd FL-M resmondosport/specialty/phonemaster
3rd AR-B fence brokers/gametime supply/worth
4th TX-A Wood Law/Miken

 

Past tournament results

2009
1 FL-M Resmondo-specialty tank-worth
2 CA-M dan smith-menosse-benfield-combat
3 TX-A Wood Law/Combat
4 WA-A gtl cartel/stucco/worth/elite

2008
1 FL-M Resmondo/specialty tank/worth
2 CA-M dan smith/menosse/benfield/combat
3 ID-A c-town/americanfunding/easton/elite
4 FL-A Suncoast/RBK

2007
1 FL-M Resmondo Softball
2 AR-A Fence Brokers Inc/Worth
3 FL-M bellcorp/belcher/tai/backman
4 AR-B illustrated sportswear/mizuno

2006
1 FL-M Resmondo – KME Softball
2 FL-M bell corp/taylor/belcher/easton
3 TN-A jean shoppe/team mayhem/worth
4 CA-A kme/chaney’s/body glove/pb/easton

 

 

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