The USSSA ‘B’ World Tournament is in the books and it was Chaps/BWW/Worth/Buzini from Mississippi taking the title as they went an undefeated 6-0 to with the prestigious title. They beat Team Adiktiv/Dynasty/ D2E /LS/TYJA 32-24 in the winner’s final and surprising B&B/Sears/BMW Insulation/Easton 25-16 in the finals. Chaps averaged a tournament best 22.6 runs per game in the heat and humidity that kept scores down. 31 teams took to the fields, 25 were ‘B’ teams, 6 were ‘C’ teams, and 19 of them were from the Nationwide Conference USSSA. The teams travelled from 18 different states!
The tournament started on Friday afternoon with a big upset as Bella’s/MOJO/Miken a ‘C’ team out of Ohio upset highly ranked Famous/Premier/Easton in a come from behind win 26-21. Also Valley Motors/ Reebok /Easton/VTS from Rhode Island smoked Head Hunters/OI Livingston/MWA 20-2 and then beat ASPNation.com/Easton 11-9 on a 2 out bottom of the 7th walk off homer by player/sponsor John Redihan.
Also on Friday night, #1 seed Pure Romance trailed B&B/Sears 16-13 in the 5th inning when they got a couple of nice defensive stops and a fight broke out which shifted the momentum and the game in favor of B&B/Sears 25-10.
The action was fast and furious as many of the top teams hopes of winning the ‘B’ World went up in smoke in the Florida heat on Saturday. FBI, Precision, Famous, and OC Swats among others knocked each other out of the double elimination tournament. When the sun finally went down it was Chaps and Team Adiktiv in the winner’s bracket championship game where Chaps won by 8 as both teams traded 3 and 4 run homers. On Sunday morning in the final 4 B&B/Sears used a huge last inning to beat Valley Motors after the score was tied going into the 7th. Then B&B/Sears upset big favorite Team Adiktiv in the loser’s bracket championship with constant offensive pressure. In the championship B&B ran out of gas and Chaps took home the big hardware. All of the top teams seemed to be healthy coming in and had their entire rosters which made for some great matchups.
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