Monsta’s Marc Wik puts a final nail in the Smash It coffin in extra innings at the 2022 USSSA Smoky Mountain Classic!
In one of the closest contested Smoky’s in history Monsta/Albicocco/Racks/Nitro Circus (CA-Major) beat SmashIt/Thunder/Chose/Pure/RF/BD/TDB (NY-Major) in extra innings in the championship thus avoiding an “if” game to win the 54th annual in Maryville, Tennessee. Monsta went undefeated knocking off Resmondo/Smash It/All American/Menosse (FL-Major) 38-13 in the semifinals and Competititve Edge/Olmito/Suncoast (FL-AA) 19-13 in the winner’s bracket finals. Competitive Edge wound up 3rd and MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major) 4th in the 34 team event. The teams battle rain as all of the Saturday games were changed to 5 inning contests and they battled mud, and a rough batch of Pro-M balls but 4 of the last 5 games came down to the last inning, last at bat, or extra innings and the one that didn’t, the MPT vs Smash It game, MPT actually led 14-12 going into the bottom of the 4th when Smash It scored 24 runs (19 before the 1st out) to win it 34-14 by the 20 run “mercy” rule.
A full report, picture album, condensed games, video clips, and rankings coming this week on ConferenceUSSSA.com!
2022 Smoky picture album link (picture album is complete)
2022 Smoky Stats (when available)
1st Place – Monsta/Albicocco/Racks/Nitro Circus (CA-Major)
2nd Place – SmashIt/Thunder/Chosen/Pure/RF/BD/TDB (NY-Major)
3rd Place – Competitive Edge/Olmito/Suncoast (FL-AA)
4th Place – MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major)
Women’s Juno Athletics Major
1st Place – KFI 13/Fireworks/Red Athlete/Torch (VA-A)
KFI 13/Fireworks/Red Athlete/Torch from Virginia won the 7 team Women’s Major in Brick, New Jersey sponsored by Juno Athletics. They went undefeated knocking off Bobby Pins/Win4Butch/OSS (CT-B) 12-3 in the winner’s final and Lady Alpha/Fusion (MD-C) 16-8 in the championship game.
2nd Place – Lady Alpha/Fusion (MD-C)
3rd Place – Bobby Pins/Win4Butch/OSS (CT-B)
4th Place – SSSO What (MA-B)