56th Annual Smoky Mountain Classic tournament preview!


56th Annual Smoky Mountain Classic

Maryville, Tennessee 


July 12-14


Tournament Preview


2024 Smoky Mountain Classic bracket and team list link

The 56th annual Smoky Mountain Classic features 21 Conference USSSA teams and 34 teams overall from 17 different states including all 4 Major teams and all 6 ‘AA’ teams.  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 eastern time, 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, live stream links, stats, and chat room links are all listed in this preview page.  The festivities begin at 5:30 PM eastern time on Thursday, July 11th with the local home run derby, followed at 7:30 PM with the Pro’s Home Run Derby.

RoofX/Bad Draw/CE/Pure/Envy (IN-Major) is the #1 seed and they have dominated the regular season on 300 foot fields winning all 3 tournaments they played on the regular softball fields.  Meanwhile Resmondo/All American Restoration/O (FL-Major) is the #2 seed and they have dominated on the big fields winning both Hall of Fame Dual tournaments in Viera, Florida as well as the Memorial tournament in Memphis, TN.  Resmondo is the favorite having averaged 104 runs per 7 innings at bat last year at the Smoky and most people believe they improved their lineup for 2024 adding Bubba Mack and Jason Matusik.  RoofX and other Resmondo opponents can’t defend balls that go over the fence.  Sonny’s/Worsham/Red Athlete (WY-Major) who won the Smoky in 2022 comes in as just the #16 seed since they have only played 5 tournaments and this could mean a #1 RoofX vs #16 Sonny’s matchup on Friday night at 9:30 PM on the show field for some must see home run derby!  That has the potential of being the highest scoring game in Smoky Mountain history since they are using the Dudley Pro-M Hardcore ball.  Last year the Hardcore ball produced the highest home run frequency, on base percentage, and runs per inning in Smoky Mountain history and it could very well set new records this year.  4 different Major teams have won the Smoky in the last 4 years.  2023 Resmondo.  2022 Monsta/Sonny’s.  2021 Smash It Sports.  2020 Dan Smith.

USSSALive.com will stream the tournament.  The Chat room here at ConferenceUSSSA.com will be up all weekend to discuss the games.  And there are live stats at this link: BallClubz and team totals here BallClubz team totals link.

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 bats will be tested at 240 compression and the heat and humidity will be high.  With 21 conference teams in attendance there will be 180 + (4 x 21) = 264 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.

2024 Computer Rankings

2024 Team and Player Stats Link

Video Clip and Condensed Game Playlist of the 2023 Smoky

Video Clip and Condensed Game Playlist of the 2022 Smoky

Video Clip and Condensed Game Playlist of the Smoky from 2009-2022

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 and #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

Weather looks balmy.



Past Smoky Winner’s!

1st Place – Resmondo/SIS/All American/Menosse (FL-Major)

2023 Smoky Mountain Classic tournament report link


1st Place – Monsta/Albicocco/Racks/Nitro Circus (CA-Major)

2022 Smoky Mountain Classic tournament report link


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



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