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2021 USSSA Las Vegas Major tournament preview!

 

 

Remember the Game Ball Rule in CONFERENCE:  Anyone taking a game ball can be removed from the park.
 
 

 

10th Annual "Sin City Classic

 

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Conference USSSA!

 

March 26-28

 

Tournament Preview

 

 

2021 Las Vegas men's and women's bracket link

 

USSSALive.com for live streaming games!

 

SoftballCenter Chat Room!

 

The 10th "Sin City" Classic Major kicks off the 16th season of the Nationwide Conference USSSA league with 48 men's teams and 17 women's teams at the Big League Dreams park in Las Vegas, Nevada!  The tournament which begins Friday, March 26th at 9:00 AM Pacific time.  The tournament features 5 of the top 10 teams in this years Nationwide Conference USSSA on the men's side and 3 of the 5 Major teams on the women's side.  On the men's side a non-major team has never won the Las Vegas Major in its 9 previous years.  Last year the Las Vegas Major was canceled due to the nation wide Covid-19 shut down.

All games on all 6 fields will be streamed on USSSALive.com.  The chat room will also be up on SoftballCenter.com to keep fans informed.  Live streaming will continue through the championship game which is set for Sunday at 11:00 AM Pacific time with the "if" necessary game set for 1:00 PM.   The tournament is being held at the Big League Dreams park at 3151 East Washington Street.  The fields have artificial turf infields and each field is modeled after the look and feel of a major league baseball stadium.  Yankee Stadium is again being used as the "show" field.  The 2020 World Champion Resmondo team will be playing and they return with just a few minor roster changes as they picked up Bradley Jones and lost Daniel Cayton.  Meanwhile the rest of the Major division was overhauled as Dan Smith folded their team last fall and their players scattered to Smashit/Bad Draw and a new Major team Proton/Sonny's.  The leagues leading power hitter Ryan Harvey signed with MPT Rentals/Juno a 4th Major division team who finished 2nd at the 2020 Major World Series.

The weather looks to be very nice but cooler with sun and high's ranging from 67 degrees on Friday to 78 on Sunday.  The home run rule in the Conference is Major vs Major games hit 16 HR per team.  'AA' and 'A' vs any class is 12 home runs per team.  And 'B' and below vs 'B' or non conference vs non conference games hit 8 homers per team.  There are usually some pretty big upsets in this event but when Sunday rolls around there are usually at least 2 Major teams still standing.

I hope everyone has a great season and want to thank USSSA for their continued support of the Conference which is THE SHOWCASE of slowpitch softball.  I continue encourage all directors and umpires of these events to do what is right and fair with regards to competition, rules, seeding, and unsportsmanlike conduct.  Lets have a safe and competitive season and make great memories!

Levi Lynch is now the Conference USSSA Coordinator of officials and is looking to build and expand the current group of Conference Umpires!

Men's Major Team Breakdown:
48 Teams Overall
21 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
 3 Major Teams
 3 'AA' Teams
 10 'A' Teams
 16 'B' Teams
16 'C' Teams

 

Women's Major Team Breakdown:
17 Teams Overall
11? Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
 3 Major Teams
  9 'A' Teams
 3 'B' Teams
2 'C' Teams

 


 

Big League Dreams park at 3151 East Washington Street, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas BLD Field Dimensions
Yankee (main field) 285-308-290-286-286
Fenway 274-303-308-297-256
Angels 285-289-305-272-270
Wrigley 287-295-300-291-286
Dodger 275-305-321-304-274
Crosley 274-283-301-280-275

Anyone taking a game ball can be removed from the park.

 


 

Weekend Weather

 


 

Shea Nation's Weekly Picks

This week the Sin City Major by Miken makes it back to Las Vegas, NV and has 16 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams in attendance with 3 major, 3 AA, 10 A, 15 B, 16 C teams and 1 Military A team.  The #1 overall seed is the defending Major World Series Champion Resmondo/Menosse/Thunder/AA/SIS/RDD and is the favorite to win.  The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics; SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3 and SNI/Thunder/Chosen/DeMarini.

Sin City Major by Miken Predictions:  I predict Resmondo and Juno Athletics to cruise to the undefeated game to create a colossal early season matchup.  Final Four matchups to be Resmondo versus SNI and Juno Athletics versus Newbreed.  In the loser’s bracket we could see potentially some early season matchups that we will see at A Worlds.  So, the 5th Place games should be Primetime versus Newbreed and Bay Area Legends versus SNI.  If all holds true like predicted, then SNI and Newbreed would play for 4th place.

Final Picks for the Sin City Major by Miken:
1st Resmondo/Menosse/Thunder/AA/SIS/RDD2
2nd MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics
3rd SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T34
4th Bay Area Legends/Easton
5th SNI/Thunder/Chosen/DeMariniPrimeTime Easton/F.A.I/RIOT

 


 

The polls picked perennial favorites Resmondo and Derby Girls to win.

Note: Resmondo has not won a Conference tournament on a 300 foot or smaller park that had another Major team in the bracket since the St Louis "Frank Webb" rain shortened Major in May of 2019.  How is that for bulletin board material?

 

 

 


 

Past Winners

2019 Winner – TDB/Racks

2019 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2019 Results
1st NC-M TDB/Racks
2nd FL-M Resmondo/SIS/RDD/HAuto/Sprizzi/S&S
3rd SC-M Smashit/ Pure Sports/OA
4th CA-M Dan Smith/Steven Smith/Menosse/F.A.I.

 


 

2018 Winner – Resmondo/RDD/H Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton

2018 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2018 Results
1 FL-M Resmondo/RDD/H Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton
2 CA-M Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
3 NY-M Smash It Sports/Thunder/Backman/Miken/Worth/S&S
4 WA-AA Newbreed/Steel Sports/Demarini

 


 

2017 Winner – Smash It Sports/Albicocco/Miken/Worth/DirtySportsWear 

2017 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2017 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/Albicocco/Miken/Worth/DirtySportsWear
2 FL-M Resmondo/O.A.Apparel/H.Auto/Specialty Tank/Easton
3 IN-M Backman/S&S/Dr.Pepper/Louisville Slugger
4 WY-M Racks/Sonny's/Athlon/Easton/Cutter

 


2016 Winner – Smash It Sports/ASP/H Auto/MrWiggles/Easton 

2016 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2016 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/ASP/H Auto/MrWiggles/Easton
2 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
3 WA-AA Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/DirtySportsWear
4 WY-AA Team Racks/Miken/Sonnnys

 


2015 Winner – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/H Auto/Easton 

2015 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2015 Las Vegas Game Videos

2015 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/H Auto/Easton
2 WA-M Team Combat/BaughFord.com/Softball.com
3 WY-A Team Racks Easton
4 CA-B Classic Glass/Easton

 


2014 Winner – Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton 

2014 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2014 Las Vegas Game Videos

2014 Results
1 NY-M Laservision/H Auto/JJ's/Easton
2 AL-A Baugh Ford/Doerflinger/National Pawn/Klutch/Easton
3 WA-M Team Combat/Softball.com
4 CA-B Classic Glass/Easton

 


2013 Winner – Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton 

2013 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2013 Las Vegas Game Videos

2013 Results
1 NY-M Laservision/Desertfalls/Boombah/Easton
2 MN-A Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
3 MI-A Line Drive Sportz/SSS/Miken
4 CA-B OC SWATS/LCP

 


2012 Winner – Nordkap/Desert Falls/Easton

2012 Las Vegas tournament report link

2012 Las Vegas pictures link

2012 Results
1 UT-M Nordkap/desert falls/easton
2 WY-A Sonny's / louisville slugger
3 CA-A Famous / Premiere
4 GA-B Down2earthsports.com/sbc/worth

 


 

2011 Las Vegas tournament report link

2011 Results
1 WA-M GTL Cartel/DeMarini
2 WA-M Team Combat/laservision/d2e/supreme
3 IL-A ews/shirtsandlogos/drgraphx/easton
4 TX-A Wood Law/mizuno/famous/easton

 


 

 

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