There will be 35 teams overall, 20 of them being Nationwide Conference USSSA teams! The favorite will be Resmondo-Specialty Tank/Worth, who is the top ranked team in the nation and was defeated last weekend by Shoppe and Linedrive in Columbus, Ohio. Resmondo has won all ten of their games that they have played on 300 foot fields this year. Most importantly they are looking to bounce back from their worst tournament of the season last week in Columbus.
Other contenders will be Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton who have won two tournaments this season including Columbus last week, and Shoppe who finished second last weekend in Columbus and has looked strong all year. Those are the contenders from the Major division. Remember last year an ‘A’ team – Team 454/Worth ran the losers bracket and “double dipped” Laservision for the Windy City championship. In one game, 454 scored a season high 62 runs. Some of the ‘A’ contenders this year will be GTL Doerflinger R&M/Easton who continue to play well, Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok who is looking for a new pitcher after Curtiss Wilson left the team, and Line Drive Sportz/SSS/Miken who was the hot team last weekend finishing third. Line Drive adjusted well to the windy conditions in Columbus which should help them this weekend in Chicago, and they finished in the top four last year in this event.
USSSALive will be streaming on four fields this weekend so go to USSSALive.com and view the tournament center to watch live coverage!
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