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2021 USSSA Conference Championships tournament preview!

 

2021 Conference Championships!

 

Nationwide Conference USSSA!

 

September 17-19

 

Tournament Preview

 

 

Last year Precision upset Dan Smith in the finals of the Conference Championships in Columbus, GA

 

2021 Conference Championship Bracket and Team List Link

The 2021 Nationwide Conference USSSA Championships will take place this coming weekend, September 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio at Lou Berliner Park.  The men's features 31 of the top slowpitch teams in the nation including all 4 Major teams and all 6 'AA' teams and starts at 4 PM Friday afternoon and most all of the men's games are at the Field 14-17 quad with their high school baseball field dimensions.  The Dudley Pro-M ball will be used and the bats will be tested at 240 compression.  This year they will use 75 foot bases and the home team will be the higher seed until the "if" game where it will be a coin flip.  The top 16 teams are locked into the USSSA Major World Series and will be fighting for final points/seeding.  The other 15 teams will be trying to be the highest finishing non qualified team in order to get the 17th seed for the USSSA Major World Series.  The 1st and 2nd rounds will be played on Friday and the "Final 8" of the winner's bracket starts on Saturday at 2:30 PM.

It is always hard to predict this tournament since many teams do not start their normal pitcher for fear of injury before Worlds.

2021 Conference Points Scenarios

Nationwide Conference Championships video playlist from over the years

The women's Conference Championship has a stacked field of 21 of the top teams in the nation including all of the Major teams and most if not all of the 'A' teams in attendance.  They will play on the 305 foot fields.  All fields at the complex have turf infields and grass outfields.

USSSALive.com will carry the game except for field #8 which has no power

Chat room here at SoftballCenter.com 

 

This year the Conference Championships will be played in Columbus, Ohio for the 1st time

 

Team Breakdown:
31 Teams Overall
31 Conference USSSA Teams
4 Major Teams
6 'AA' Teams
15 'A' Teams
6 'B' Teams

 

 


 

340 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus, Ohio  43223

The 4 main fields at the Lou Berliner Park are baseball fields #14-17 and are of varying fence distances. 

These fields although they are baseball fields they play more like the Smoky main field at Sandy Springs Park in that they are high school sized baseball fields and not MLB sized baseball fields.

Approximate Field Dimensions
#14 303-330-352-352-298 
#15 308-358-358-360-315 
#16 300-338-358-360-300 
#17 310-358-358-352-312

 All other fields used are around 305 feet #1, 4, 5, 7, 8

 


 

Shea Nations Picks

This week the Conference Championships has 31 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with all 4 major teams, 6 AA, 15 A and 6 B teams.  The highest finishing teams not already qualified will receive the 17th seed at the Major World Series in the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL.  The Conference USSSA point leader and #1 overall seed SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3 is the favorite to win and must finish in the Top 3 to secure the #1 seed at the MWS.  The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Resmondo/Smash It/Menosse/Thunder must win and Smash It Sports finish lower than 3rd to secure the #1 seed at the MWS; Dan Smith/Proton must finish in the top 4 to prevent SNI from jumping them for the #3 seed; and MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics needs a win to improve their seeding at the MWS.

Conference Championships predictions:  I predict the top 8 seeds to win in their first 2 games making the Elite 8 Smash It Sports versus Seminoles, S&E versus SNI, MPT Rentals versus Dan Smith and Sports Reach versus Resmondo.  With 2 Major teams facing each other in the Elite 8 allows for an AA team to slip in The Final Four undefeated which should be: SIS versus SNI and MPT Rentals versus Resmondo. Setting the stage for the power hitting Resmondo and defensive minded Smash It Sports in the undefeated game.  Can the pitching of Andy Purcell limit the power hitters of Resmondo?  In the loser’s bracket, look for Nightmare to make a run since they will be fighting for the 17th seed.  Also, look for Dan Smith to make it back to the 4th place game preventing SNI from overtaking them in the standings.

Shea's Final Picks for the Conference Championships:
1. Resmondo/Smash It/Menosse/Thunder
2. MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics
3. SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3
4. Dan Smith/Proton
5. SNI/Thunder/Chosen/DeMarini
    NIGHTMARE/BENEFIT THE BADGE/MIKEN

 

Poll Results – Major teams usually win the conference championships but Precision won it last year.

I think S&E and SNI have a shot.  Fields play similar to Myrtle Beach.

 


 

Tournament Weather

 

 


 

Past Winners

 

2020 Conference Champions – Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg

2020 Conference Championships tournament report

2020 Major Conference Championships
1st – Smash It/Precision/3rd Street/Bulldawg (IL-AA)

2nd – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI (CA-M)
3rd – Resmondo/Smash It/Sonny's/JJ's/RDD (FL-M)
4th – Pure Sports/Infamous/EB (SC-M)

 


 

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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