2022 Cactus Classic tournament preview!

“Cactus Classic”

Conference USSSA!

April 22-24

Tournament Preview

2022 Cactus Classic bracket and team list link

The 2022 Conference USSSA season continues in Mesa, Arizona with the “Cactus Classic” at the brand new Legacy Sports USA facility!  The Cactus Classic has been played off and on for over a decade at 4 different parks.  This year there will be 28 teams in the men’s division led by 3 ‘AA’ teams – Proton/Legacy Gloves Co, Classic Glass/Easton, and Bay Area Legends.  The main 4 fields are baseball fields that go out to 385 feet and they will use the Dudley Stadium ZN ball with 75 foot bases.  The weather looks great and the fields are all artificial turf.  I am told the parking situation is still under construction so allow extra time to get to your fields.

On the women’s side there is a nice field of 17 teams including Smash It Derby Girls who have won all 3 of the Conference events so far in 2022.  They will be challenged on the 320 foot fields by ‘AA’ teams Classic Glass, NTL, and SmashIt/SFK.  Both the men’s and women’s teams begin on Friday evening.  

Here is the SoftballCenter.com chat room link and the USSSALive.com livestream link.

Team Breakdown


Legacy Sports USA
1 Legacy Drive Mesa, Arizona 85212

Fields 5-8 – 320-385-320 Pitching – 50’  Bases – 75’  Stadium ZN ball
(Men’s games on Fields 1-4 will use the Pro-M ball)

Women’s Fields 320 feet – Pitching – 50’  Bases – 70’  Classic W ball


Who will win Poll

Past Champs of the Cactus Classic!

2021 Champs – Classic Glass/Easton (CA-A)

2021 Cactus Classic tournament report link

2021 Champs – Smash It Sports/Derby Girls/Easton (WA-Major)

2020 Champs – Bay Area Legends/Easton (CA-AA)

2020 Phoenix tournament report link

1st Place in both 2020 Cactus Classic Women’s Duals!  Smash It Sports/DG4L/Sonnys/EA (WA-Major)

Women’s Cactus Classic bracket and results link

2016 Champs – Bay Area Legends (CA)

2016 Phoenix tournament report link

2015 Champs – OC Swats Doerflinger/Miken/LCP

2015 Phoenix tournament report link

2013 Champs – Classic Glass/Easton

2013 Phoenix tournament report link

West Coast Doerflinger/Easton after winning the Cactus Classic with a 21 run 7th inning.

2012 Phoenix tournament report link

2011 Phoenix tournament report link

2010 Phoenix tournament report link


West Coast Doerflinger vs Team Combat in Phoenix winner’s final.

Game is 2 hours and 40 minutes and the game featured 96 total runs scored.  12 HR limit.


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