Happy Valley, OR
“The most beautiful park in the Northwest” and it could be argued the best park on the west coast. Hood View Park where 14 teams played in the first Combat Nationwide Conference USSSA Affiliate tournament.
Teams from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and players from Utah, California, Nevada, Texas and Montana. Two of Oregon’s D teams, Untouchables and Westcoast Metal Recycling, showed up ready to play. They tied for 5th beating some tough competition and playing some of the tournament big boys very tough. They weren’t enough for Idaho’s Prime Time Sports (GTS) who took 4th. GTS played the King of the Northwest NIT Champs All American Athletics/DeMarini but couldn’t get past them. Washington’s Team Monarch took 3rd playing strong through most of the winner bracket.
The Championship game featured a King of the Northwest Open NIT rematch as Conference team West Coast Newbreed/Worth and All American Athletics/DeMarini battled each other. In a 37 – 34 game All American Athletics would win to take it to the ‘if’ game. West Coast Newbreed and tournament MVP Nick Utley came back strong winning 18-12 and taking the first Combat Nationwide Conference USSSA affiliate championship.
Oregon USSSA Men’s Program Director
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