2011 Conference USSSA Championship Game – Resmondo Win!

Resmondo-Specialty Tank / Worth, the #1 ranked men’s slow-pitch team in the nation came out of the loser’s bracket and “double dipped” Team Combat/Laser Vision/D2E/Supreme, the #4 ranked team in the country for the Conference Championship title. The Championship’s were held in their traditional location, the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida the weekend of September 2-4, 2011. Resmondo had dropped to the loser’s bracket on Saturday after losing to Team Combat/Laser Vision by an astonishing score of 23-4 in the winner’s bracket championship game.

On Sunday they ran the table, winning 3 straight and picking up their 4th Conference Championship title in the 6 years the league has been in existence. Resmondo’s first win Sunday was a 26-23 win over Suncoast/Reebok after they trailed 15-4 in the second inning. Then they beat Combat/Laser Vision 22-7 and finally 23-22 on a walk off bases loaded single by Jeremy Isenhower to take the title. All of the games in the Major portion of the Championships were played on baseball fields with 330-390-410-390-330 dimensions. The largest fields used in softball today.

2nd Place Team Combat/Laser Vision finally broke through with that 23-4 win over Resmondo. That was the first time Resmondo had been held under 10 runs since April of 2009 when Long Haul beat them 20-5 at the Hall of Fame Classic. This was the first time Combat has beaten Resmondo all year long. 3rd Place went to Suncoast/Reebok who knocked off Sinister, Sonny’s, Team 454 and GTL to make it to the Sunday final 4. 4th place went to GTL Cartel/Demarini who has tailed off here at the end of the season but still managed to maintain their #2 ranking in the standings and Conference points.

 

About USSSA:
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!

2011 Conference USSSA Awards Dinner

2011 Conference Award Winner’s

 

John Glidewell Award – Rick Baker

Highest finishing ‘B’ Team – D2E

Highest finishing ‘A’ Team – 454 Emerald/Worth

Highest finishing Major Team – Resmondo

 

2011 USSSA Hall of Fame Inductees

Don Cooper

Dal Beggs

Larry Quartuccio

Frank Webb

 

‘B’ All Conference Team

 

Midwest Swing – Cody Gilbert, Michael Noonan, Rick Potter

Blitz/Watanabe – Dave Kessler, Jon Jamison, Brad Tabler

The Scene – Matt Arlett, Kathem Martin, Blake Williams

Gas It – Blaine Bolin, Jason Gilfillan, Brad Clark

Magic – Chris Carr, John Hickey, Jeff Lahair

Manager of the year – Drew Dubberly

 

2nd Team All Conference

 

R&M Metals – Kyle Yerkes

Pharmapar – Mike Dill, Michael Taylor,

D2E – Johnathan Scott

Wood Law – Dennis Shrum

Suncoast – Brian Justice

Darkside – Charlie Baumgartner

Team 454 – Mitch Mabe

D2E – Sean Greer

Darkside – John Robinson

Team 454 – Kevin Bazat

Wood Law – Chris Hansen

Shoppe – Chad McLamb

Taylormade – Kevin Rye

Suncoast – Adam Rockoff

R&M Metals – Brian Zirkle

Wood Law – Adam Elliot

Suncoast – Ryan Robbins

Team 454 – Tiny Taylor

 

1st Team All Conference

 

P Resmondo – Andy Purcell

P GTL – Geno Buck

C Combat – Brett Helmer

C GTL – Kevin Filby

UT GTL – Chris Larsen

UT Resmondo – Jeremy Isenhower

UT Team 454 – Kyle Moyer

UT Shoppe – Tim Cocco

UT Resmondo – Vince Bisbee

UT Resmondo – Bobby Hughes

1B Shoppe – Eric Thompson

2B Combat – Rusty Bumgardner

2B Resmondo – Greg Connell

2B Combat – Dal Beggs

3B Shoppe – Lee Powers

3B Combat – Dennis Rulli

SS Resmondo – Don Dedonatis Jr

SS GTL – Anthony Dress

MI Resmondo – Bryson Baker

MI GTL – Matt Pesso

OF Combat – Rick Baker

OF Combat – Brian Wegman

OF GTL – Donovan Pokraka

OF Team 454 – Bubba Mack

OF GTL – Tim Howard

OF Resmondo – Brian Rainwater

OF Resmondo – Scott Striebel

Manager of the year – John Rector

Batting Champion – Combat/Laser Vision – Brett Helmer .823 onbase

HR Champion – Resmondo – Greg Connell – 111 Homer’s

Co-Outstanding Offensive Player – Combat/Laser Vision – Brett Helmer .823 onbase, 106 HR’s, 286 RBI

Co-Outstanding Offensive Player – GTL – Chris Larsen .777, 73 HR’s, 194 RBI

Outstanding Defensive Player – Resmondo – Andy Purcell

Co-MVP of Conference – Resmondo – Greg Connell – .801, 111 HR, 300 RBI

Co-MVP of Conference – Resmondo – Bryson Baker – .800, 67 HR, 215 RBI

 

About USSSA:
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!

Learn More About The USSSA Conference Championship Series

Conference USSSA – 2011 Membership Information
Based on 32 Teams

  • Entry fees for 6 Conference NIT’s – all additional events are $350 each. If a team is notgoing to participate in 6 Conference NIT’s, they may use the entry fee towards any other USSSA tournament. If a team participates in more than 6 Conference NIT’s, the team’s total points will be based on the 6 highest point Conference NIT’s plus any points accumulated in the Conference Championships.
  • After the Conference Championships, all team point totals including points earned in the Conference Championships will be accumulated to determine the top 16 Men’s Major World Series teams and the top 8 Men’s B/C teams.
  •  After the completion of the “Worth Last Chance” Conference NIT the highest finishing A, B, & C Conference teams will be awarded 500 points towards their open class point total plus an additional $500 travel money for their respective World Tournament.
  •  100 participation points are awarded to all B and C Conference teams for each entry into a Conference NIT.
  •  One vote per team for Conference specific rules.
  • Player stats, standardized softballs, experienced umpiring
  •  HD coverage of select Conference events by USSSA Live
  •  All Conference Team, MVP, Offensive Player, Defensive Player of the Year Awards

USSSA Conference Championship

Format For Conference Championships To Be Determined:

  •  Participation in Conference Championships will validate World Series berth and give teams the opportunity to earn additional points toward seedings in World play.
  •  Participation in Conference Championships for a “B” or “C” team will waive the requirement to play in a separate National tournament.
  •  Each team will receive 10 rooms for 2 nights at a Host Hotel or its equivalent as determined by USSSA National Office
  • HD coverage of Conference Championship by USSSA Live
  • Awards Dinner and Ceremony

USSSA Men’s Major World Series

Top 16 Conference teams must compete in Conference Championships to validate World Series
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Top 16 Conference teams determined by points receive:

  •  Paid berth for Men’s Major World Series at ESPN Wide World of Sports
  •  Each team will receive 10 rooms for 4 nights at a Host Hotel or its equivalent as determined by USSSA National Office
  • $2,000 Travel Money at World Series

 

USSSA Men’s A World Tournament


All Conference teams receive paid berth for Men’s “A” World Tournament

USSSA Men’s B/C World Tournament

The top 8 Conference teams (regardless of class) determined by points receive:

  •  Each Men’s B & C teams will receive 10 rooms for 4 nights at a Host Hotel or its equivalent as determined by USSSA National Office
  • $2,000 Travel Money at World Tournament
  •  Paid berth for world tournament

 

About USSSA:
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!