Proton/Legacy Glove Co one of the top ‘AA’ teams in the country lost the winner’s bracket finals game 27-22 to Classic Glass/Easton (CA-AA) in the 7th inning late Saturday night and then Sunday morning knocked off Lund Mortgate/4theFallen 28-17 in the loser’s final before “double dipping” Classic Glass 17-11 and 20-15 at the Cactus Classic. The tournament was played on the beautiful turf baseball fields at the Legacy Sports USA park in Mesa, Arizona just outside of Phoenix. Cheap Suits/Dirty/Republic RE (CA-A) finished 4th after losing on a walk off single by Lund Mortgage’s Dustin Wager Saturday night. The tournament was played April 22-24.
2022 Cactus Classic Major Picture Album Link (I will be adding to this throughout the week)
A full report, picture album, condensed games, highlight videos, and rankings will be out this week!
The view from the USSSAlive.com stream on the show field!
Men’s Cactus Classic Major Results
1st Place – Proton/Legacy Glove Co. (AZ-AA)
2nd Place – Classic Glass/Easton (CA-AA)
3rd Place – LundMortgage/4theFallen (AZ-A)
4th Place – Cheap Suits/Dirty/Republic RE (CA-A)
Women’s Cactus Classic Major!
Winner’s bracket finals – SIS/Derby Girls hitting against the upset minded SD Lighting!
Smash It/Derby Girls/LaClear/Easton won their 4th tournament in a row to start the 2022 season going undefeated and beating upset minded SD Lighting a local ‘C’ team 18-10 in the winner’s bracket finals and again 19-3 in the championship game Saturday evening. SD Lighting was the real story of the tournament as they upset Classic Glass (WA-AA) 20-5, Smashit/SFK (CA-AA) 12-4, and NTL (CA-AA) 10-6 to get to the winner’s final. Then in the loser’s final they beat NTL again 9-7. The women played on the all turf softball fields with fences at 325 to 330 feet. Look for the women’s rankings, stats, advanced stats, league leaders, and the condensed game of the winner’s final later in the week.
Women’s Cactus Classic Major Results!
1st Place – Smash It/Derby Girls/LaClear/Easton (WA-Major)
2nd Place – SD Lighting (AZ-C)
3rd Place – NTL/GS Sports/Worth/Miken (CA-AA)
4th Place – Smash It Sports/SFK/Easton/Miken (CA-AA)