Glen Burnie, MD- Resmondo Specialty Tank/Worth knocked off #1 Laservision/H Auto/JJ’s/Easton in the winner’s bracket championship late on Saturday night 33-32 and again in the championship game on Sunday afternoon 42-32 at the Maryland Major. The Major was supposed to be a dual tournament weekend but the first tournament which was scheduled to start Thursday and finish Friday ended up getting completely rained out. The teams had to spend a lot of downtime waiting out the rain but finally got started on Saturday morning and it was decided to count the finishing positions of the teams in the 2nd event for both the 1st and 2nd tournament. So Resmondo who had 5 tournaments and 1204 points coming into Maryland scores 282 and 282. They drop a low score from Euless of 204. So the math comes out to 1204-204=1000. Then 1000+282+282=1564. Laservision came in second and had 1493 points in 6 tournaments coming in. So they drop their Seattle tournament points 201 and 201 and the math comes out to 1493-201-201=1091. Then 1091+242-242=1575. So Laservision holds an 11 point lead, if my math is correct, in the Nationwide Conference USSSA point standings.
Team Albicocco/The Scene/Easton/Elite finished 3rd after making an amazing run through the loser’s bracket. They beat Burch/Propate by 3, Reds Astros by 5, 4 The Fallen by 1, Baugh Ford by 2, Slattery by 5, and Line Drive by 1, before losing to Laservision in the loser’s bracket Championship. Line Drive Sportz/R&M Metals/Easton who also played very well finished 4th. Both Alibicocco and Line Drive collect some big double points!
I will add final standings, awards, quotes from team representatives, and pictures as I get them. I myself (DW) was scheduled to be in Maryland Friday for the first event but stayed home when I watched the forecast of rain and went to my twin daughters fastpitch tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
Looking at the bracket there was an incredible amount of close games and very few run rules. Looks like some great competition.
The Nationwide Conference USSSA moves on to the Dudley next week where 6 games will be broadcast on ESPN3.com
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