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SoftballCenter’s 2019 Pre-Season Rankings! Team #32 revealed

 

Softball Center's 2019

 

Pre-Season Rankings!

Teams 32-37 listed below!

Rankings are for the most part done by classication groups with a few exceptions.  I will try to release 2 or 3 new teams per day as I count down to the #1 pre-season team in the nation by the start of the season in Las Vegas March 29th!  Many times a higher class team will be ranked ahead of a lower class team just because of their roster flexibility to add what they need. 

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 will receive their initial classification by the Conference Classification Committee before March 29th.

2019 Team Rosters

Click here for a look back at the final 2018 Computer Rankings  

2019 Conference Make Up (37 teams):
4 Major Teams
Approximately 9 'AA' Teams
Approximately 19 'A' Teams
Approximately 5 'B' Teams

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


 

 

Teams that Registered 'A'

 

#32 Competitive Edge/C&R Equipment/Zip’d Threads (FL-A)

Jason Arraiol
Adam Barberi
Marc Bergerstock
Ray Drayton
Bryan Houston
Cory Koger
Eric Kroll
Ryan McCrory
Sean Miller
Tristan Montgomery
Jeremy Moore
Mark Patterson
Chad Roberts
Wesley Thompson
Jon Weibel
Craig Rodriguez

Coach/Manager:  Mark Patterson
Mark Patterson/Ray Drayton – Competitive Edge
Chad Roberts – C&R Equipment
Russell Christoff – Zip’d Threads

2019 Schedule:
April 5-7 13th Space City Classic
April 11-14 Hall of Fame Classic Dual
April 26-28 41st Cajun Classic
May 10-12 Pure Sports Battle at the Beach
May 24-26 Kut4 Sports Atlanta Major
June 14-16 37th Dudley
July 12-14 Smoky Mountain Classic
August 9-11 Louisville Slugger/DeMarini Classic
August 30 – Sept 1 USSSA 'A' World
September 14-15 USSSA 'AA' World
September 18-22 USSSA Major World Series

Competitive Edge is a new Conference team from the panhandle of Florida run by Mark Patterson.  Mark has an interesting mix of his C players from past teams and a flavor of northeast players like Jason Arraiol, Cory Coger, and Johnathan Weibel from Beloli's, and a few Conference veterans like Ryan McCrory from Baugh Ford, Adam Barberi from Worsham, and Craig Rodriguez who played one year with Riot Sports.  They also have a few guys from the successful Kut4Sports 'B' team last year.

This team will struggle as they get used to the speed of Conference play and learn what it takes to win games there. 

   

Craig Rodriguez and Ryan McCrory are expected to provide a lot of the left handed hitting for CE

 


 

Teams that Registered 'B'

 

#33 Cheap Suits/ Republic Realty/ CDZ Apparel (CA-B)

Scotty Costa
Mateo Pacheco
Nick Larson
Devon Denholm
Wes Taylor
Craig Lovelady
Jacob Valdez
Justin Charles
Vince Gutierrez
Kenny Bergmann
Danny Fontaine
Floyd Seabron
Jack Richardson
Anthony Salsedo

Manager – Sonny Aguilera
Coach – Donald Ybarreche

Sponsors:
Sonny Aguilera Sales
Republic Realty
CDZ Apparel

2019 Schedule:
March 29-31 9th Sin City Major
April 11-14 Hall of Fame Classic Dual
May 17-19 19th Texas Legends Major
June 14-16 37th Dudley
June 27-30 Easton Seattle Dual
July 12-14 Smoky Mountain Classic
July 26-28 Rose City Major by Smash It Sports
August 30 – Sept 1 USSSA 'A' World
USSSA 'B' World

Cheap Suits returns with sponsor Sonny Aguilera for their 2nd Conference season.  Looks like they return a core of players from 2018 and their sophomore season in the Conference should be better.  Last year they ran into Major teams 4 times.

Cheap Suits was 12-16 in Conference and World play last year, they won the Cinco De Maya non conference event and went on a nice run at the Seattle Dual #2 unlimited home run tournament last year when they went 4-2 and finished 4th ahead of all of the 'AA' and 'A' teams.  They did go 0-2 last year at 'B' Worlds.

  

Cheap Suits playing in Columbus, Ohio last year

 


 

#34 L&S Glass/GTS/Worth (CA-B)

Xavier Trujillo
Juan Rodriguez
John Brown
Joshua Robinson
Hunter Ramirez
Ryan Ledeit
Tyler Espland
Mike Lopez
Anthony Acevedo III
Joey Smith
Jeremy Green
George Hamm
Rich Ledeit
Brian Fong

Sponsor – Rich Ledeit – L&S Glass
Sponsor – Game Time Sports GTS
Sponsor – Jason Kendrick – Worth

2019 Schedule:
March 29-31 9th Sin City Major
April 5-7 13th Space City Classic
May 17-19 19th Texas Legends Major
July 26-28 Rose City Major by Smash It Sports
USSSA 'B' World

L&S Glass and sponsor/player Rich Ledeit return for the 3rd year.  Looks like they are giving some younger players a shot to go with their new veteran pitcher John Brown from Bay Area Legends, free agent Hunter Ramirez from Stars, and they return veterans like Joey Smith, George Hamm, and shortstop Brian Fong who was one of the leagues leading hitters last year.  They also have Tyler Espland who has played with northern California Conference teams for many years roaming the outfield.  Remember a few of these guys played on the L&S Glass team that were upset winners at the USA Softball 'B' Nationals in 2017.

L&S Glass was 11-14 in Conference and World play last year but an impressive 4-4 vs the 'A' division.

 

Outfielder Tyler Espland and Infielder Brian Fong for L&S Glass

 


 

#35 Infamous/Salt Riot/Toxic Masculinity (CO-B)

P Corey Miller
IF Jon Labor
IF Justin Watkins
MI Oliver Henninger
IF Gage Owsley
IF Nathaniel Hutchins
IF Vince Gillies
IF Josh Chevalier
IF Jeff Rowe
IF/OF Connor Gardiner
OF Johnathon Sierra
OF Trevor Plautz
OF Chris Bernquist
3B Jaedon Fullerton
P Jerry Romero
P Bryan Pruitt

Manager – Bryan Pruitt
Book – Jazmyne Pruitt
Sponsor – Bryan Pruitt – Denver Build Company
Sponsor – David Bowser – Listings.com
Sponsor – SaltRiot.com Aparel

2019 Schedule:
March 29-31 9th Sin City Major
April 5-7 13th Space City Classic
May 3-5 Frank Webb Memorial
May 17-19 19th Texas Legends Major
May 24-26 Rocky Mountain Shootout
June 14-16 37th Dudley
August 30 – Sept 1 USSSA 'A' World
USSSA 'B' World

Infamous sponsor Bryan Pruitt returns for his 2nd year in the Conference.  Looks like they picked up some players from Regulators, L&S Glass, and Oliver Henninger from Arizona.  Johnathon Sierra was one of the 'A' and below league leaders last year in onbase percentage.

Infamous was 7-14 in Conference and World play last year but 4-6 vs the 'A' division.


 

 


 

#36 Smith Softball/CDZ Apparel (CA-B)

Demario Boyd
Brian Lipman
Michael Miller Jr.
Reid Ramirez
Jake Sisco
Brian Slaven
Dameon Smith
Dan Smith IV
Adam Smylie
Jordan Thompson
Mark Vega Jr.
Clif Williamson

2019 Schedule:
March 29-31 9th Sin City Major
April 26-28 41st Cajun Classic
May 24-26 Rocky Mountain Shootout
June 27-30 Seattle Dual
July 26-28 Rose City Major by Smash It Sports
USSSA 'B' World

A new Conference team from California.  They look young and are coming up from the C/D ranks.  Looks like they grabbed Bay Area infielder Dameon Smith, longtime Conference player Clif Williamson, and some veteran Conference power in Brian Lipman and Adam Smylie.

 

Brian Lipman and Adam Smylie will power a young Smith Softball/CDZ Apparel team

 


 

#37 Hdlns/Svc/Miken (OH-B)

Manager: Bill Gloyeske
Head Coach/Player: Greg Riddell

Kasey Bishop
Jacob Boggess
Tony Brown
Sam Burke
Nick Burrus
Joshua Greer
Ryan Johns
Michael Kelley
Robbie Lyday
Jason Molnar
Ryan Mullen
Clay Paul
Josh Payton
David Romero
Shaun Scheidler
Lee Spezia
Cody Timosko

2019 Schedule:
April 11-14 Hall of Fame Classic Dual
May 3-5 Frank Webb Memorial
May 31 – June 2 Windy City Classic
July 12-14 Smoky Mountain Classic
July 19-21 20th Cincy Major
August 2-4 7th Columbus B.A.T.S. Major
August 16-18 GSL 'A' World
GSL 'B' World
USSSA 'B' World

This team entered the Conference on March 19th and we don't know much about them so they get to be ranked last.  Sorry.  Clay Paul and Josh Greer played with TG Brand some over the years and Jacob Boggess is a player that deserves a Conference shot.  They return a core of players from the SVC 'C' team last year and picked up players from Titans and T&W.  

This team was 11-9 in 'C' last year and 1-2 at Worlds.  They did win 2 tournaments in Ohio.

 


 

Past Conference Team Totals by Year:

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