2023 Pocket City Dual tournament preview!


Pocket City Dual Major


Deaconess Sports Park


Evansville, Indiana 


August 10-13


Tournament Preview

2023 Pocket City bracket and team list link

Pocket City playlist of condensed games and video highlights link!

Conference USSSA heads to Evansville, Indiana’s Deaconess Sports Park for the “Pocket City” Dual Major this week starting Thursday morning at 8 AM CENTRAL time.  There is an incredible 33 men’s Conference teams and 19 women’s teams from all over the country entered in the tournament!  The weather looks warm and humid.  There is artificial turf infields on all 8 fields at the complex, and the fences are 300-315-300.  Remember they have the coconut husk mixed into the turf instead of the normal rubber pellets which makes for a different bounce than infielders are used too.  So make sure to take some infield practice to get used to the bounce or lack thereof.  There are some big points up for grabs and 180 + (33 x 4) = 312 points to the winner.  272 for 2nd, 252 for 3rd, 242 for 4th, 232 for 5th and so on.  Resmondo who has dominated the 2023 season is playing without starting pitcher Travis Clark (kids baseball), Kyle Pearson (baby due, congrats), and Kevin Bazat (injury from the Smoky).  MPT gets back their leader Filip Washington and add Brandon Traylor but lose Jeff Roxby to Smash It Sports.  Evansville last year is where MPT turned their season around winning both dual tournaments and there are many teams on the bubble to make the top 18 that could use a good tournament or two.

By Melissa Pratt:  For the women’s side… this year’s biggest dual of the season takes place this weekend at Deaconess Sports Park in Evansville, IN. The Pocket City Dual is one that will challenge resilience… four days of competition with little-to-no rest between games for most and the battle with hot and humid weather, we’re excited to see which teams can overcome the elements and finish at the top. With this being one of the last tournaments left before Conference Championships and worlds, teams are piling in for last minute points in hopes to jump up in Conference standings.

This Dual is stacked when it comes to competition. There are 19 teams competing, with 18 of those being conference teams. Women’s Major teams competing this weekend include: Smash It/Derby Girls/Rawlings, Lady SNI/DeMarini/D1, Classic Glass/Nitro Circus/Rawlings, La Famiglia/Fat Angelo’s/GTL/Worth, Team 24/Monsta, and Smash It/Incognito.

Dual I will kick off on Thursday night at 6:30pm CST and conclude with championship game taking place at 6:40pm CST Friday night (possible IF-game to follow at 8:00pm CST). Dual II will be projected to start at 10:00am CST Saturday morning and finish up with the championship game at 10:40am CST Sunday (possible IF-game to follow at 12:00pm CST).

USSSALive.com will attempt to livestream all games and all fields but as we have recently found out, we are at the mercy of the AT&T cell service.  We will cross our fingers that it works as well as it did last year.  Don’t forget to play the weekly pickem game on softballcenter.comBallClubz Live Stats Link     BallClubz Team Stats Link


The Pocket City Teams


The Pocket City Playing Fields

Deaconess Sports Park
6800 N Green River Road
Evansville, IN 47725

All 8 fields are 300-315-300 feet


Weather Report

Weekend Weather looks warm and humid!



Point Scenarios for Evansville:



Past Pocket City Winner’s!

2022 1st Place Dual #1 & Dual #2 – MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major)

2022 Pocket City Dual tournament report link



2021 1st Place Dual #1 – MPT Rentals/Juno Athletics (NJ-Major)

2021 Pocket City Dual tournament report

2021 1st Place Dual #2 – Dan Smith/Proton (AZ-Major)


2022 Dual I Winners:

1st Place – Lady SNI/D1 Apparel/DeMarini/Slugger

2022 Dual I Winners:

1st Place – La Famiglia/Fat Angelo’s/Worth



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