54th Annual Smoky Mountain Classic tournament preview!


54th Annual Smoky Mountain Classic


Maryville, Tennessee 


July 8-10


Tournament Preview

2022 Smoky Mountain Classic bracket and team list link

The 54th annual Smoky Mountain Classic features 30 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams and 34 teams overall from 21 different states.  The tournament will be played at 6 fields spread over 4 different parks in and around the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, Tennessee.  The first two rounds of the Smoky winner’s bracket are always played on Friday, this year beginning at 10:00 AM, and teams that win their first two games on Friday will find themselves playing on the show field Saturday in the prestigious “Final 8” of the winner’s bracket.  Pictures of the fields, history of the tournament, and live stream, stats, and chat room links are all listed in this preview page.

Resmondo is supposed to be at full strength and healthy.  Monsta pitcher Andrew Vitcak’s leg should be better (hopefully).

USSSALive.com will stream the tournament.  My goal is to stream every minute of every game.  Remember if the umpires forget to give the scores then the catchers should give them so your fans at home know what the score is.  Thank You!

The Chat room here at https://conferenceusssa.com/ will be up all weekend to discuss the games.

The Smoky Mountain Classic features unlimited home runs and non-standard 80 foot base lengths.  On Friday, the biggest crowds are at diamond #3 at Sandy Springs Park which is the “show” field as the local fans watch their local teams take on the big boys.  But the better matchups on Friday are over at Everett Park where the A and AA teams will square off.

On Saturday, park your chair in the shade at the show field at Sandy Springs Park and watch the top 8 teams in the country battle it out all day long in the winner’s bracket!  The Smoky is unlimited homers but home runs are not free and players and teams often have a problem managing the 80 foot bases and seeing their opponent hit homers and think that everyone can just blast them out.  When teams get out of their game and play their opponents game it often leads to run rules and one team having a low score.  The bats will be tested at 240 compression and the heat and humidity will be high and the Dudley Pro-M ‘DV’ stamped balls are going to be used so scoring and home runs should be down.

With 30 conference teams in attendance there will be 150 + (4 x 30) = 270 points given to the winner.  I don’t believe any team ranked outside of the top 3 seeds has ever won the Smoky Mountain Classic and no non-Major team has ever won it.

2022 SoftballCenter Computer Rankings

Video Clip and Condensed Game Playlist of the Smoky from 2009-2021

2022 Team and Player Stats Link

USSSALive.com will livestream the event and the new chat room on ConferenceUSSSA.com will be up for updates and to answer your questions.


Click here for Hit & Sit Show #5

Panel talks about Rock Run, KC Major, and the Smoky!


The Smoky Mountain Classic Teams


The Playing Fields

Sandy Springs Park
702 Best Rd
Maryville, Tennessee 37803

Field #3 with long home run distances marked.

Field is an old high school baseball field with ​310-340-350-336-315 fence dimensions.


Sandy Springs Park
702 Best Rd
Maryville, Tennessee 37803

Field #4 ​  310-310-310-310-274 fence dimensions.



Fields #1 (SEHR #1) and #2 (SEHR #2
Everett Park
702 Burchfield Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Field #1 (287 – 298 – 290) and Field #2 (310 – 300 – 293)


Field #5 (DP) Denso Manufacturing Field
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive 
Maryville, TN 37801
Fences (310 – 310 – 310)


Springbrook Recreation Center Field #6
1537 Dalton Street
Alcoa, TN 3770
Fences (276 – 297 – 299)


Weather Report

Weekend Weather looks rainy.



Oldscout poll says Resmondo over Monsta.



Past Smoky Winner’s!

1st Place – SmashItSports/Newbreed/TDB/RF/BD/T3

2021 Smoky tournament report link!

1st Place – Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith/FAI (CA-M)

2020 Smoky tournament report link

1st Place – Resmondo/SIS/Thunder/RDD/H.Auto/Easton

2019 Smoky tournament report link

1st Place – Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/Easton

2018 Smoky tournament report link

2017 Smoky tournament report link

2016 Smoky tournament report link

2015 Smoky tournament report link

2014 Smoky tournament report link

2013 Smoky tournament report link

2013 Results

2012 Smoky tournament report link

2011 Smoky tournament report link

2005 Bell Corp/Backman/Taylor/Easton – Tampa, Florida
2004 Resmondo/Hague/Taylor/Sunbelt
2003 Hague / Resmondo / Taylor Brothers
2002 Dan Smith / Backman / Menosse / Easton
2001 Long Haul / Taylor Bros. / Shen Corp. / TPS
2000 Team TPS/Louisville, KY
1999 Team TPS, Louisville, Kentucky
1998 Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV
1997 Ritch’s/Superior/Tri Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
1996 Sunbelt/Easton, Centerville, GA
1995 Ritch’s/Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
1994 Ritch’s/Superior/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT
1993 Ritch’s/Superior, Windsor Locks, CT
1992 Bell Corp, Tampa, FL.
1991 Bell Corp, Tampa, FL.
1990 Steeles Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH
1989 Superior-Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
1988 Starpath Systems, Monticello, KY
1987 Steeles Sports, Grafton, OH
1986 Steeles Sports, Grafton, OH
1985 Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
1984 Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
1983 Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
1982 York/Ken Sanders, York, PA
1981 Howards Western Steer, Denver, NC
1980 Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL.
1979 Campbell’s Carpet, Concord, CA
1978 Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills-Ford, NC
1977 Howards Furniture, Denver, NC
1976 Howards Furniture, Denver, NC
1975 Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
1974 Howards Furniture, Denver, NC