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The Smoky is Fun for All

January 10, 2010

Feeling as though I’m admitting to a fatal flaw, I must confess I have no athletic background. Yet I found myself attending the 42nd Annual Smoky Mountain Classic. One of the largest tournaments in Men’s slowpitch soft¬ball, the Classic is held each year in scenic Maryville, Tennessee. Located near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park,…

RESMONDO Makes It Three In A Row: 42nd Annual Smoky Mountain Classic

January 10, 2010

The famous “42nd Annual Smoky Mountain Classic” was held this past weekend in Maryville, Tennessee outside of Knoxville. In true “Smoky” tradition the top teams dominated as Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Phonemaster’s and Dan Smith/Menosse finished 1st and 2nd. Resmondo “run ruled” their way through their first 4 Conference opponents and never let up more than 14 runs…

Dudley Budweiser Classic in Minnesota: Resmondo holds off Dan Smith for the crown

January 10, 2010

Local teams entered the 28th Dudley Budweiser Classic men’s softball tour¬nament in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota June 18-20 with a high degree of respect for the top players and teams in the country. They also brought along a high level of self-confidence. The only thing shaking when facing first-round games Friday for three Class C teams…

12th Annual Eddie O Bunn Memorial Returns to North Carolina USSSA

January 10, 2010

North Carolina USSSA regained the Annual Eddie O Bunn Memorial tour¬nament held in Raleigh, NC at Walnut Creek. Tournament Director, Johnny Blizzard, wanted to attract teams to the tournament by renaming the tourna¬ment to the “Eddie O Bunn Six Shooter” and making the tournament a six game guarantee. The tournament was first advertised in the…

North Texas Winter World Lives Up To Billing

January 10, 2010

MANSFIELD – The tournament was billed as the North Texas Winter World and the weather helped the event live up to its name. While temperatures hovered around 50 degrees most of the day on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Big League Dreams in Mansfield, the 25-plus mph wind made it seem much colder. And a steady…

Nine Earn Ultimate Honor In New England USSSA Hall of Fame

January 10, 2010

Forty One previous Inductees joined 260 people in honoring the nine latest men and women to receive the ulti¬mate honor of membership into the New England USSSA Hall of Fame. The newest members include Male Players , Brett Helmer of Cicero, NY; Jeff Silveira of Raynham, MA; and Joe Starratt of Brockton, MA. Female Players…

7th Annual New York State USSSA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

January 10, 2010

New York State USSSA Hall of Fame celebrated its 7th annual induction cere¬mony on March 20th at the Burgundy Basin Inn in the Town of Pittsford, which is just outside of Rochester, New York. The evening was a great success for the New York USSSA with over 350 attending the dinner. One of the great…

2K10 SUMMIT Presented by USSSA Midwest & Southern Divisions

January 10, 2010

Northern Division Midwest Div. Director of the Year: Greg Huchingson Mel Buttrum Award: Teresa Schrock Midwest Div. Complex of the Year: Big League Dreams – Mansfield/League City Whole Enchilada Tournament of the Year: 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout Midwest Div. Umpire of the Year: Ben Templeton Colorado Umpire of the Year: Kevin O’Connor Kansas Umpire…

Resmondo tops T&R Stucco in battle of WORTH teams at Men’s Major World Series

January 10, 2010

OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA – The USSSA Men’s Major World Series is the premier event in slow-pitch softball and is showcased at Champions Stadium at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Florida, which is the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves. This year’s event was held Sept. 23-27 and marked the 10th straight year for the…

T&R Stucco/Worth blasts off at 3rd Annual Space City Classic

January 23, 2009

The tournament was played at Big League Dreams in League City, which is a suburb of Houston. The six-field complex features Fieldturf infields, which provides true hops for infielders. Each of the fields is a replica of a current or former Major League venue, such as Yankee Stadium (Bronx), Fenway Park (Boston), Wrigley Field (Chicago),…