Re-Live Day #2 of the 2022 USSSA Major World Series!

Day #2 – 2022 USSSA Major World Series

Thursday, October 6, 2021

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Note: Games were not played in numbered order on the bracket.

Day #2 of the 52nd annual USSSA Major World Series started on Thursday, October 6th at 8 AM at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida with 2 “play in” loser’s bracket games and then the “Final 8” in the winner’s bracket played down to the final 2 teams.  The weather was great in the 70’s and low 80’s with a slight wind out to the right field corner and they used the Dudley Stadium ZN ball, the all turf field dimensions were 325-365-385-365-325, and there was no home run limit.  The higher seeded team in each game was automatically made the Home team based on the seasons long Conference points standings

 


 

Link to Adiktiv vs Baugh Ford Condensed game (when available)

The first loser’s bracket “play in” was game #17 seeded Adiktiv/Throwbacks/CE (TX-A) and #15 BaughFord/Grizzy (AL-A).  Adiktiv outfielder Levi Cheatwood made two great plays against Baugh Ford in the bottom of the 2nd to keep things close and Chris Roberts hit an inside the park homer to give Adiktiv a 6-4 lead in the top of the 3rd.  But it was all Baugh Ford the rest of the way as they scored 5 in the bottom of the 4th and won 10-6 led by Billy Sanders and Cole Campbell.

 


 

Link to L&S Glass vs Primetime Condensed game (when available)

The 2nd loser bracket “play in” game was L&S Glass vs Primetime.  L&S the visiting team got a 2 run homer from lefty Josh Tallent in the top of the 1st, a 2 run triple by Tyler Espland in the top of the 4th, and a 3 run inside the park homer by Kyle Garrison in the top of the 6th and held off a late run by Primetime to win 13-9.  Lead off hitter Kade Christensen, Espland, Chris Musick, and Garrison were all 3 for 3 in the win.

 


 

Winner’s Bracket Thursday!

Game #20 Recap – 12:00 PM

Monsta left fielder Jason Matusik robs another homer!

 

#7 Precision/3rd Street/Red Athlete (IL-AA)

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#2 Monsta/Albicocco/Racks (CA-Major)

Link to Condensed game

The winner’s bracket began at high noon with #7 Precision and #2 Monsta.  It quickly became apparent that this batch of Dudley Stadium ZN balls was not flying and home runs were hard to come by.  Monsta turned double plays in the 1st and 4th innings and scored 4 unearned runs in the bottom of the 1st to take a lead.  Monsta pitcher Austyn Dawe re-grabbed the lead in the 5th inning 12-7 hitting a two out 3 run homer and Monsta salted away a 12-10 victory when left fielder Jason Matusik robbed a home run in the top of the 7th hit by Tyler Kahlke (pictured above)!  Jeremy Yates for Monsta and Travis Houseman for Precision were each on base 4 out of 4, Yates hit 2 HR, and Monsta out homered Precision 5-2.

Austyn Dawe pitched this game for Monsta.

 


 

Game #17 Recap – 1:30 PM

#8 Proton/Dan Smith/Legacy Glove Co. (AZ-AA)

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#1 Smash It/Thunder/Chosen/Pure/RF/BD/TDB (NY-Major)

Link to Condensed game

For the 1:30 PM game with the temperatures still just in the low 80’s quarterfinal #1 was underway.  #8 seeded Proton and #1 Smash It Sports were locked in a “pillow fight” as both teams went down in order in the 1st inning and each team failed to score in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings?  In the top of the 5th Proton walked and Brett Rettenmeier tripled to put Proton up 1-0, then Tyler Dickens singled and scored on an Adam Ussery double to go up 5-0.  In the bottom of the 5th Jason Martel hit a clutch pinch hit 2 out grand slam to get Smash It back in the game down 5-4.  In the top of the 6th Proton added a run on an Adam Ussery single and Proton held on to win 6-5 in the bottom of the 7th when Smash It only managed 1 run.

Andy Purcell announced his retirement.

 


 

Game #19 Recap – 3:30 PM

#11 Classic Glass/Easton (CA-AA)

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#1 MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major)

Link to Condensed game

Quarterfinal #3 between #11 Classic Glass and #3 MPT began at 3:30 PM with Ryan Harvey from MPT hitting a solo homer in the bottom of the 1st to get the scoring started.  Both teams were flat and RBI hits by Classic Glass’s Greg Downing in the top of the 2nd and Colby Hughes in the top of the 4th tied the game 2-2.  After MPT grabbed a 3-2 lead on an error and a sac fly in the bottom of the 6th Classic tied it with a clutch 2 out RBI single by Downing to tie the game at 3-3.  In the bottom of the 7th Joe Dorton hit a one out bloop double, Josh Kirsten flew out which moved the runner to 3rd, and Orlando Castillo hit a 2 out RBI single to win the game 4-3!  Both teams had just 7 hits in the game.  Survive and advance!

 


 

Game #18 Recap – 5:30 PM

#5 Competitive Edge/Olmito/Suncoast (FL-AA)

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#4 Resmondo/SmashIt/All American/Menosse (FL-Major)

Link to Condensed game

At 5:30 PM it was quarterfinal #4 a highly anticipated showdown between #5 Competitive Edge the USSSA ‘AA’ World champs and the defending Major World champion #4 Resmondo team.  Competitive Edge got in the 1st punch as two hitter Tyler Ervine hit a mammoth homer to center field in the top of the 1st, and Resmondo went down in order 1-2-3.  In the 2nd Resmondo left 2 on and didn’t score and in the 3rd they scored a run but hit into an inning ending doubleplay.  In the top of the 4th left hander Brandon Jackson homered for Competitive Edge and Ervine hit a 2 runner to go up 6-1.  In the bottom of the 4th Resmondo’s Greg Connell hit a 2 run homer and in the bottom of the 5th Argen Dodds and Phil Matte homered to tie the game at 7-7 and it was only because of two great plays by Competitive Edge center fielder Mitch Lendenski that the game was tied.  In the top of the 6th Ervine, Ryan Honeycutt, and Joe Boland hit back to back to back homer’s and Jeff Roxby added a 2 out RBI single to put Edge back up 11-7.  In the bottom of the 6th Resmondo got a solo homer from Marshburn and an inside the park homer from Scott Hartling but a doubleplay and a base running error kept them from a big inning.  In the 7th CEdge added another 2 run homer by Ervine (his 4th HR of the game) and a 2 out clutch double by reserve outfielder Casey Scoggins to go up 17-9 and they held off Resmondo by a final score of 17-10!  Ervine, Ryan Honeycutt, and Logan Rogers were on base 4-5 and 2nd baseman Andrew Filoteo was on base 5-5 in the victory.

 


 

Game #26 Recap – 8:00 PM

#2 Monsta/Albicocco/Racks (CA-Major)

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#1 MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major)

Link to Condensed game

The “Final 4” of the winner’s bracket began around 8 PM with the temperatures in the mid 70’s and the wind blowing slightly out toward the right field corner.  In the 1st inning Monsta CF Steele Lewis and MPT RF Joe Joe Bennett traded nice catch’s to rob each others main power hitter Harvey and Yates respectively.  After a solo homer by Bennett in the 1st, MPT added 2 runs on 3 singles playing “small ball” in the top of  the 2nd to go up 3-1 and went up 5-2 in the 3rd on a Bennett inside the park homer!  Bennett continued his all tournament performance in the bottom of the 5th throwing out Monsta lead off man Austyn Dawe trying to stretch a single into a double.  In the top of the 7th Monsta left fielder Jason Matusik making a bid for Defensive Player of the tournament robbed Harvey of a 2 run homer but Monsta went down in order 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 7th and MPT advanced to Friday nights winner’s bracket final 9-6!

Monsta LF Jason Matusik (above) and MPT LF Chris Anninos (below) trade great catches!

 


 

Game #25 Recap –  9:30 PM

#8 Proton/Dan Smith/Legacy Glove Co. (AZ-AA)

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#5 Competitive Edge/Olmito/Suncoast (FL-AA)

Link to Condensed game

In the 2nd semifinal it was the two ‘AA’ teams that upset Major teams earlier in the day in the quarterfinals facing off to go to the winner’s final on Friday night.  Both teams played small ball in the 1st as Competitive Edge grabbed a 3-2 lead on triples by Mitch Lendenski and Logan Rogers.  In the 2nd CEdge separated on a bases loaded double by Lendenski and a 2 out 3 run homer by Brandon Jackson to go up 13-3.  Lendenski added another RBI double in the 3rd and he made a spectacular diving catch in center field (pictured below) in the 6th to ice the game away 14-8!  Lendenski was 4-4 in the game with 4 extra base hits and 6 RBI as both teams hit just 1 home run.  

Competitive Edge CF Mitch Lendenski lays out for one.