"Busch Softball Classic"
Nationwide Conference USSSA!
Player/Sponsor John Natolly lifts the 42nd Busch Classic Championship trophy!
Chick-fil-a/BAF Sports an 'A' team from Virginia won their first ever Conference USSSA event by besting the 27 team field and beating SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3 (NC-Major) 41-32 in the winner's bracket finals Saturday night and again 31-28 in the championship Sunday morning. The victory vaulted Chick-fil-a into the post season Major World Series conversation as they are currently 15th in the Conference points standings. Thunder/Chosen/Competitive Edge/SOG (TX-B) finished an impressive 3rd after only losing to Smash It Sports 39-38 in the loser's bracket finals. And Envy/Lifetime Diamonds/Legendary (TX-A) who is one of the top 'A' teams in the country finished 4th. There were over 170 teams across 6 divisions in the tournament.
Note: I will add pictures of all the division winner's to this report on Tuesday.
1st Place Men's Major – Chick-fil-a/BAF Sports (VA-A)
2021 Women's Busch Classic
1st Place Women's Major – Smash It Sports Traders Reloaded (AR-A)
On the women's side Thomas Borden's Smash It Sports Traders Reloaded 'A' team from right there in Arkansas went undefeated in the Busch, a tournament Borden has been trying to win since 1998! They knocked off T24/Proton/Broughton (FL-M) in the semifinals 19-6 and Low Bobs/Shirts&Logos (KY-M) 25-14 in the winner's final Saturday night. On Sunday they validated their championship with another 14-11 victory over T24 to win the tournament! T24 finished 2nd after beating Low Bobs 19-16 in the loser's final and Greenspace/First Watch/Dudley (KS-A) was 4th in the 21 team Major.
2nd Place – T24/Proton/Broughton (FL-M)
3rd Place – Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos (KY-M)
4th Place – Greenspace/First Watch/Dudley (KS-A)