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Softball Center 2020 Pre-Season Rankings!

 

Softball Center's 2020

 

Pre-Season Rankings!

Teams 19-20 listed below!  

Rankings are for the most part done by classification groups with a few exceptions.  I will try to count down to the #1 pre-season team in the nation by the start of the season in Las Vegas March 27th!  Only 20 or so teams have sent in their rosters so only those teams will be ranked.

Remember this is for fun and with over 500 roster moves in Conference per year, the rosters and teams change throughout the season.

Note: Teams receive their initial classification from the Conference Classification Committee which has not been determined yet.  The committee has new leadership and new members due to all of the unfortunate complaining from teams last year.

2020 Team Rosters link

Click here for a look back at the final 2019 Computer Rankings  

2020 Conference Make Up (20 teams that have sent me rosters):
4 Major Teams
3 'AA' Teams
11 'A' Teams
2 'B' Teams

Note: most of the pictures in this article are from the past years and schedules and rosters are subject to change.

 

'B' Teams

 

#19 Chick-fil-A / HB Sports / Shepherd's (VA-B)


Billy Bosley  #13 – (P)
Kyle Center  #42 – (INF / P)
Terrence Engles  #24 – (OF)
Travis Fields  #11 – (OF)
Mickie Holbert  #1 – (INF)
Chris Jones  #3 – (INF / OF)
Brian Mays  #14 – (OF / 1B)
Ricky Moyers  #19 – (1B / C)
John Natolly  #7 – (P / INF)
Greg Shepherd  #07 – (EH / OF)
Tyler Skidmore  #9 – (INF)
Zach Smith  #11 – (OF)
Aaron Stidham  #77 – (C / EH)
ET Turner  #21 – (OF / EH)
JT Turner  #2 – (INF)
Bubba Wilson  #35 – (INF / EH)

2020 Chick-fil-A Proposed Conference Event Schedule:
12 Proposed Conference Tournaments (10 weekends)
Las Vegas, NV (3/27 – 3/29)
Florida (Duals) (4/17 – 4/19)
Myrtle Beach, SC (5/8 – 5/10)
Atlanta, GA (5/22 – 5/24)
Glen Burnie, MD (6/5 – 6/7)
Seattle, WA (Duals) (6/25 – 6/28)
Smokys, TN (7/10 – 7/12)
Cincinnati, OH (7/17 – 7/19)
Lexington, SC (7/31 – 8/2)
Columbus, OH (8/7 – 8/9)

Chick-fil-a is a new Conference 'B' team out of Virginia put together by sponsor John Natolly.  I don't know much about the team but it looks like they brought back a core of players and then added some Conference experience in former Premier and Tru pitcher Kyle Center, former Sports Reach and Baugh Ford slugger Brian Mays, and former MPT player Zach Smith.  They have a very aggressive schedule and it will be interesting to see how a first year 'B' team holds up in the early season.  

This team finished 9th in USSSA 'C' Worlds, and was 13-10 vs 'C' last year, 5-3 vs 'B', and 1-1 vs 'A' last year.  They won 4 tournaments.

 

Brian Mays and Kyle Center

 


 

#20 Express Athletics/Countrywide Mortgage (B)

Express Athletics is a new Conference 'B' team out of Washington put together by Kyle Garrison.  They were 12-17 vs 'B' teams last year, 1-1 vs 'A' teams, and finished 2-2 at USSSA 'B' Worlds a year ago as Dirty Sports.  Two of the more known additions to their roster are Frankie Longello at pitcher who was the backup to Justin Mucciarelli at Pure Sports a year ago, and Daniel Mcclement who played with Monsta.  They will play all of the western Conference events.

 

Daniel Mcclement and Frankie Longello

 


 

Past Conference Team Totals by Year:

2019 Conference Make Up (37 teams):
4 Major Teams
9 'AA' Teams
18 'A' Teams
6 'B' Teams​

2018 Conference Make Up (40 teams):
3 Major Teams
8 'AA' Teams
17 'A' Teams
12 'B' Teams

2017 Conference Make Up (39 teams):
 6 Major Teams
12 'AA' Teams
12 'A' Teams
  9 'B' Teams

2016 Conference Make Up (40 teams):
 5 Major Teams
11 'AA' Teams
12 'A' Teams
12 'B' Teams

2015 Conference Make Up (46 teams):
 6 Major Teams
12 'A' Teams
20 'B' Teams
 8 'C' Teams

2014 Conference Make Up (53 teams):
 4 Major Teams
 9 'A' Teams
23 'B' Teams
17 'C' Teams

2013 Conference Make Up (47 teams):
 4 Major Teams
 8 'A' Teams
20 'B' Teams
15 'C' Teams

2012 Conference Make Up (41 teams):
 4 Major Teams
 9 'A' Teams
21 'B' Teams
 7 'C' Teams

2011 Conference Make Up (38 teams):
 4 Major Teams
10 'A' Teams
20 'B' Teams
 4 'C' Teams

2010 Conference Make Up (34 teams):
 2 Major Teams
11 'A' Teams
15 'B' Teams
 5 'C' Teams
 1 'D' Team

 

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