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The Music City will have more Conference teams than ever before. Right now the Conference team count is at 26, with four Major teams participating. The Dual event in Florida and the Smokey Mountain Classic are the only events with more conference teams. This does mean that we will be limited to local teams we can accept. So if you are planning on playing, go ahead and reserve you spot by sending in your entry fee!
http://www.usssa.com/sports/Bracket.asp?Type=Winners&Tournament=740258
Had a few phone calls with teams trying to find rooms. There is a lot going on in the area including graduation, a large soccer event and the Music City.

The Guesthouse Inn
615-452-5433
Ask for Susan
Gallatin, Tn
Code-music City
Very Cheap, get what you pay for, but close to the park
$65 range

Rachael Stroop
Area Sales Manager
Sleep Inn and Suites - Lebanon TN
615-449-7005
Tel: (615) 223-8877 ext 7811 Fax: (615) 223-8786
Email: rstroop@hamisterhospitality.com
$74-double, code-music city

Comfort Suites
600 Red Ink Drive
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
615/206-3310 Phone
615/773-1453 Fax
gm.tn567@choicehotels.com
Code-music City
$89.00 (queen suites)

Hampton Inn & Suites
5001Crossing Circle
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
615-553-5900
Ask for Harold or code- Music City

The two in Mt. Juliet are about 20 minutes away, but nicer and that's about as close you can get. Also right down from the airport on the way to Gallatin!

Tnusssa@aol.com if you have any questions!


http://www.usssa.com/sports/Bracket.asp?Type=Winners&Tournament=740265
2012 Mens Teams-

1. *B&B/Sears/N&N Finishing
2. *Baugh Ford.com/Logo Express/advanta
3. *Blitz/Weller/Watanabe/K&G/Easton
4. *Buzinisports.com/BWW/Worth
5. *CA SPORTS/MIKEN/CREATIVESTUCCO/MOJO
6. *Columbus Pipe/DSS Bats/Easton
7. *Down2Earthsports.com/SBC/Worth
8. *Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth
9. *HEADHUNTER/CANCOOKER/SHSSPORTS.COM
10. *Laservision/Anni/Supr/D2/Easton
11. *Line Drive Sportz/sSs Softball
12. *Major League Dynasty/D2E/Adiktiv
13. *P&P 333/Suburban/Larrys/AOS/Combat
14. *Primetime/Easton
15. *Pure Romance/Easton
16. *R&M Metals/Troupe/Pipac/S&R/EASTON
17. *Red's Astros/TPS/Sports Den
18. *Resmondo-Specialty Tank Worth
19. *SHOPPE / TEAM TPS / ELITE
20. *TaylorMade/TM Sports/Mizuno
21. *Team 454/Emerald/Worth
22. *Team Combat/Pacific Headwear
23. *TG United
24. *The Scene/Easton
25. *TPS/Sports Center
26. *Wheelhouse/Spiderz/Game Time Supply
27. *Nordkap/Desert Falls/Easton
28. **Players Warehouse/Combat
29. **3rd Street Financial
30. **EAP/Tiger Fitness
31. **Mudcats
32. **Sumner Elite
33. **Ft. Campbell (Military team)
34. **H&H/CT
35. **Hustlers
36. PEI/ Combat
37. **MS Storm
38. Team Blu
39. Unique Audio/Specialist/Adiktive Sports
40. SBI

*-Conference Team
**-Paid

2012 Womens Teams-

1. Stagecoach
2. Jaycees
3. LoBobs
4. Godbey/ Law/Jakes Auto
5. Synder/Red Eye Sports Softball
6. Ross Store N Lock
7. Bryant Express
8. Chaos
9. Blackout Sports
10. G3/Total Chaos
11. Huntsville Blazers
12. Rocket City Explosion
13. Ft. Campbell Softball

Several more womens teams have inquired but not in yet. The womens is a 3GG wrap around bracket. Balls are supplied. Cut off is Tuesday at noon, so please get in or out by then!

Tournament #8 on the Conference tour made a stop in Gallatin, Tennessee outside of Nashville for the annual "Music City Classic". This tournament was dominated by Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Phonemasters who went undefeated 5-0 and knocked off Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth in the winner's bracket finals Saturday night 32-17 and EWS/Shirts and Logos 30-10 in the Championship Sunday morning. Resmondo was taking teams right out of the game in their first innings by putting up big runs and then decimating the competition with great defensive plays. In that winner's final vs FBI, Resmondo led 23-3 early on, and in the first inning had a great running catch by left fielder Brian Rainwater, a great play on a hard short hop by Don Dedonatis, and a fence robbing catch by center fielder Scott Striebel. Game, set, match...before it even started.

Friday night the tournament weather was perfect as Conference teams dominated the local 'C' and 'D' teams to the tune of 6 mercy rule games. The one upset, although I wouldn't really call it an upset, was Down2EarthSports who beat Art Explosion 20-11. Late Friday night a massive thunderstorm rolled through and created a delay on Saturday morning of 3 hours. The loser's bracket games, for the most part, were changed to 5 innings in length. When the tournament resumed at 11 AM on Saturday morning it was more of the same as the local teams were pounded game after game.

The second round found a few good matchups as Jean Shoppe battled Hubs Pub to a 23-19 victory over on the back field #5. In the heat of the day the performance of the Dudley Classic M .40 core ball fell off significantly and was used on 3 of the 5 fields where the fences were 300 feet. On the show field and one other diamond where the fences were 325-375-325, the stadium ZN ball was used and it flew well all weekend long. The second round also found Suncoast battling back from a big deficit to beat Down2Earth 32-27 and Midwest Swing knock off AJS 20-17 on a walk off homer. Also Logo Express batted around in the 7th to knock off a gritty Fowl Ball Sports team 19-15.

In the third round of the winner's bracket FBI squeaked past Logo 10-7 in the heat of the day when the ball started dying on the smaller fields. EWS jumped out to a big lead against Suncoast and hung on when Suncoast ran themselves out of two innings 24-19. Aubreys crushed a hot Midwest Swing, and Resmondo's Greg Hartwick hit a walk off homer to beat Jean Shoppe 17-16.

In the winner's semi-finals FBI outlasted EWS 18-17 in a game that could have gone either way. Resmondo beat Aubrey's 29-14.



Player Tournament Awards Players Name Plays For
Tournament MVP Bryson Baker ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
Offensive Tournament MVP THOMAS THOMPSON EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS
Defensive Tournament CO-MVP Don DeDonatis III ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
Defensive Tournament CO-MVP Brian Rainwater ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
All Tournament Team TERRY ROSENBALM AJS/Easton/Supreme/Mike Foulks/Mojo
All Tournament Team Perry Hensley Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth
All Tournament Team B J Fulk ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
All Tournament Team Dustin Palm EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS
All Tournament Team Scott Striebel ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
All Tournament Team Jeff Wallace ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
All Tournament Team Tim Howard Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth
All Tournament Team Greg Connell ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters
All Tournament Team Brady Noll EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS
All Tournament Team Travis Clark EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS
All Tournament Team John Glidewell Fence Brokers/Gametime Supply/Worth
All Tournament Team MIKE UMSCHEID EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS
All Tournament Team Adam Rockoff AJS/Easton/Supreme/Mike Foulks/Mojo
All Tournament Team Andrew Purcell ResmondoSpecialtyTankPhoneMasters

1 FL resmondospecialtytankphonemasters SPMensMajor 5 0 0 135 61 27 12.2 14.8 32 150
2 IL EWS/SHIRTS and LOGOS SPMensB 6 2 0 174 110 21.7 13.7 8 35 210
3 AR fence brokers/gametime supply/worth SPMensB 3 2 0 67 75 13.4 15 -1.6 18 190
4 FL ajs/easton/supreme/mike foulks/mojo SPMensB 6 2 0 168 113 21 14.1 6.87 28 180
5 TN jean shoppe-easton-down2earthsports SPMensA 4 2 0 132 86 22 14.3 7.66 35 140
5 VA aubrey's/taylormade/mizuno SPMensA 3 2 0 122 71 24.4 14.2 10.2 33 140
7 GA down 2 earth sports/ worth SPMensC 4 2 0 123 102 20.5 17 3.5 31 120
7 GA LOGO EXPRESS SPMensB 3 2 0 85 65 17 13 4 31 160
9 MO Hub's Pub SPMensB 3 2 0 96 70 19.2 14 5.2 33 150
9 SC fowl ball sports/gas-it/easton SPMensB 3 2 0 95 79 19 15.8 3.2 25 150
9 IN MidWest Swing SPMensB 2 2 0 70 71 17.5 17.7 -0.2 21 150
9 FL Suncoast / Reebok SPMensA 2 2 0 91 84 22.7 21 1.75 35 100
13 TN TBS SPMensC 2 2 0 29 65 7.25 16.2 -9 15 0
13 TN Havoc/Stoneville/SPSS SPMensC 2 2 0 59 46 14.7 11.5 3.25 26 0
13 TN Outkasts SPMensC 2 2 0 26 35 6.5 8.75 -2.2 15 0
13 TN GT Express SPMensD 1 2 0 18 53 6 17.6 -11. 11 0
17 TN Team Combat SPMensC 1 2 0 27 40 9 13.3 -4.3 19 0
17 TN Mudcats SPMensD 1 2 0 22 25 7.33 8.33 -1 15 0
17 MO JC Alliance SPMensB 1 2 0 48 46 16 15.3 0.66 23 40
17 TN Bren's Men SPMensC 1 2 0 38 43 12.6 14.3 -1.6 18 40
17 WI Wisconsin Worth SPMensA 1 2 0 30 56 10 18.6 -8.6 17 40
17 FL Art Explosion/drash SPMensB 1 2 0 39 50 13 16.6 -3.6 15 120
17 AZ Team Chub/Combat SPMensC 1 2 0 30 51 10 17 -7 19 120
17 TN pro built/kippertool/s9sports SPMensC 0 2 0 23 41 11.5 20.5 -9 16 0
25 TN JLW SPMensD 0 2 0 22 41 11 20.5 -9.5 15 0
25 TN Hwy 57 Market SPMensD 0 2 0 4 56 2 28 -26 3 0
25 TN Shoemake Trucking SPMensD 0 2 0 7 37 3.5 18.5 -15 4 0
25 TN Titans SPMensD 0 2 0 7 35 3.5 17.5 -14 5 0
25 TN BGO/Bad Company SPMensC 0 2 0 10 48 5 24 -19 5 0
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Click on link for 2009 Bracket
2009 USSSA Music City Major NIT -- 5/29/2009
Tournament Player Stats
Minimum 10 Plate Appearances
Rank Name Team G OB-PA R HR RBI BB OBA
1 B J Fulk Resmondo-Specialty T 6 23-23 21 6 13 4 1.000
2 Ryan Robbins Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 25-25 17 4 9 5 1.000
3 Todd Pease Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 17-19 13 3 14 1 0.895
4 RYAN THIEDE Long Haul/Miken/Phon 4 15-17 14 5 10 0 0.882
5 MICHAEL STEPHANY Hubs Pub/Elite 0 15-17 12 2 12 4 0.882
6 Brian Autry Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 14-16 12 7 14 3 0.875
7 Dennis Rulli Resmondo-Specialty T 6 22-26 26 4 22 6 0.846
8 Kevin Bush Eagle Bonding/Easton 3 10-12 9 5 7 0 0.833
9 Hank Garris JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 24-29 22 7 24 3 0.828
10 Dan Dillingham Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 32-39 26 11 36 1 0.821
11 Troy Brumbalow Eagle Bonding/Easton 3 9-11 9 1 9 0 0.818
12 Todd Martin Resmondo-Specialty T 4 9-11 8 1 5 1 0.818
13 Rob Partain Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 9-11 8 3 8 2 0.818
14 Howard Krause Resmondo-Specialty T 6 18-22 16 5 15 4 0.818
15 Bryson Baker Resmondo-Specialty T 6 21-26 18 5 19 3 0.808
16 John Gallegos JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 16-20 15 0 10 3 0.800
17 CHAD JOHNSON TCP/ICE/EASTON 0 8-10 5 4 8 2 0.800
18 Jason Wetmore Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 12-15 9 2 10 3 0.800
19 Charles Key Hubs Pub/Elite 0 19-24 17 9 19 5 0.792
20 Anthony Aceves Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 11-14 5 0 4 1 0.786
21 Brian Rainwater Resmondo-Specialty T 5 14-18 15 7 21 1 0.778
22 Jeff Wallace Resmondo-Specialty T 5 17-22 14 7 20 4 0.773
23 Mike Bowlin GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 19-25 14 3 10 8 0.760
24 Victor Cordova GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 19-25 13 4 11 9 0.760
25 Scott Chaffin Eagle Bonding/Easton 3 9-12 8 2 8 0 0.750
26 Frank Allen Yeilding Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 12-16 7 1 6 0 0.750
27 donald rogers Hubs Pub/Elite 0 18-24 16 2 10 3 0.750
28 Nick Musselman Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 12-16 11 6 15 5 0.750
29 Dan Bean JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 6 14-19 9 0 3 3 0.737
30 Donovan Pokraka GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 19-26 15 5 16 2 0.731
31 Rick Sedlacek GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 19-26 11 1 8 3 0.731
32 Don DeDonatis III Resmondo-Specialty T 6 19-26 16 3 10 7 0.731
33 Johnny Dykes Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 27-37 23 4 20 1 0.730
34 Brent Wilhelm Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 27-37 21 4 23 4 0.730
35 Levi Wright Hubs Pub/Elite 0 13-18 12 7 16 2 0.722
36 Don Wilson GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 13-18 10 1 10 4 0.722
37 Greg Connell Resmondo-Specialty T 6 18-25 18 9 25 0 0.720
38 Jamie Gordon JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 6 18-25 16 10 27 2 0.720
39 Wes Fewell Suncoast/Quick Roofi 7 20-28 15 2 13 0 0.714
40 Brett McCollum Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 20-28 19 9 28 1 0.714
41 JC Phelps Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 20-28 16 8 18 6 0.714
42 Eric Thompson JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 22-31 18 1 9 2 0.710
43 William Allen Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 12-17 8 2 5 2 0.706
44 Jeremy Isenhower Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 19-27 17 3 12 0 0.704
45 Todd Joerling JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 19-27 16 6 21 1 0.704
46 BRIAN BARNETT TCP/ICE/EASTON 0 7-10 4 3 6 0 0.700
47 Kevin Filby GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 14-20 9 4 10 1 0.700
48 Joshua Frank Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 3 7-10 4 1 5 1 0.700
49 Jason Chamizo GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 16-23 9 2 13 2 0.696
50 Jeffery Smith Hubs Pub/Elite 0 9-13 10 0 6 0 0.692
51 Kyle Cowart JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 18-26 12 3 9 2 0.692
52 Lee Trotter Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 27-39 21 6 19 4 0.692
53 CHRIS MONTENEGRO JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 18-26 16 7 23 3 0.692
54 Matt Arlett Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 22-32 16 2 13 2 0.688
55 Andy Purcell Resmondo-Specialty T 6 17-25 13 5 10 3 0.680
56 Jaime Nelson JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 19-28 14 4 24 1 0.679
57 Travis Lane JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 4 10-15 7 3 9 0 0.667
58 Robert Blackburn Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 18-27 17 7 21 2 0.667
59 Andy Urban Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 12-18 9 5 11 0 0.667
60 Chad Bryant Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 22-33 22 10 28 0 0.667
61 Bobby Hughes Resmondo-Specialty T 6 16-24 16 5 16 1 0.667
62 John Young Hubs Pub/Elite 0 12-18 9 5 14 1 0.667
63 Tim Cocco JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 5 12-18 11 4 14 1 0.667
64 Troy Autry Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 8-12 7 0 4 1 0.667
65 Ricky Haymans Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 12-18 8 0 6 2 0.667
66 Brian Puckett Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 10-15 8 1 7 3 0.667
67 Kevin Bazat Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 23-35 16 0 8 4 0.657
68 JD Genter Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 19-29 18 7 15 3 0.655
69 Brad Reckart JeanShoppe/Chaneys/E 7 19-29 14 1 7 2 0.655
70 Justin Hall Hubs Pub/Elite 0 13-20 5 3 9 4 0.650
71 Bryan King Resmondo-Specialty T 5 11-17 8 0 7 1 0.647
72 Randell Boone Suncoast/Quick Roofi 7 22-34 16 5 17 5 0.647
73 Phillip White Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 11-17 10 1 8 5 0.647
74 Mike Rhines Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 18-28 15 6 12 3 0.643
75 Wade Casey Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 25-39 21 0 9 7 0.641
76 Sam Lopez GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 16-25 10 5 17 2 0.640
77 Kenny Leach Hubs Pub/Elite 0 14-22 8 4 10 2 0.636
78 Chris Kirian Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 8-13 7 0 4 2 0.615
79 Matt King Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 14-23 8 2 7 3 0.609
80 nathan staats TCP/ICE/EASTON 0 6-10 5 3 3 0 0.600
81 Rusty Thorp GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 4 9-15 7 3 14 1 0.600
82 Chad Munger GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 3 6-10 3 0 1 1 0.600
83 Geno Buck Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 16-27 11 5 14 3 0.593
84 Richard French Hubs Pub/Elite 0 14-24 12 2 8 2 0.583
85 Tyler Beuerlein Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 11-19 10 3 12 2 0.579
86 BRAD BLANKENSHIP Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 8-14 8 5 11 2 0.571
87 Anthony Dress GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 12-21 7 4 10 5 0.571
88 Dale Roe Suncoast/Quick Roofi 8 19-34 15 6 28 1 0.559
89 Greg Hartwick Long Haul/Miken/Phon 7 15-27 13 7 19 0 0.556
90 Rick Sills Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 3 6-11 4 1 6 1 0.545
91 BILLY DUDEK Hubs Pub/Elite 0 6-11 4 0 4 1 0.545
92 Robert Canceran Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 8-15 5 1 4 0 0.533
93 Jason Crain Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 4 8-15 7 0 5 1 0.533
94 Tyler Driskell Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 8-15 7 0 4 3 0.533
95 Evan Gallmeier Hubs Pub/Elite 0 13-25 10 1 8 3 0.520
96 Scott Hubbard Hubs Pub/Elite 0 7-14 4 0 4 0 0.500
97 brad swain Bud Light/TPS/LineDr 3 6-12 6 3 5 1 0.500
98 Brian Blount GTL Cartel/Stucco/Wo 5 11-22 9 1 2 3 0.500
99 Matt Blanton Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 6-12 4 1 5 2 0.500
100 Brandon Hubbard Hubs Pub/Elite 0 9-19 6 0 4 1 0.474
101 Jeremiah Blanton Logo Express/Bass Gl 4 5-13 4 2 6 0 0.385



http://www.usssa.com/sports/bracket.asp?Type=Winners&Tournament=617215
The Music City Classic Conference Tournament #8 was played in perfect weather conditions in Gallatin, Tennessee just outside of Nashville.

This tournament was again dominated from start to finish by Resmondo-Specialty Tank-Worth who run ruled all 6 of their opponents and collected their 4th consecutive tournament championship of 2009. Resmondo has now won 19 straight games! Resmondo beat Long Haul in the championship game 33-13 to take home the coveted 1st place guitar trophy.

This year's Music City Classic featured 32 teams and had 16 of the local Tennessee and Georgia "C" teams playing. The first round of the tournament was basically set up so that a local "C" team played an upper level or Conference team in each game. In the beginning it looked as though the Conference teams were going to sweep all of the "C" teams right out of the winner's bracket. Then a walkoff homerun by Michael Wages from Stracener's defeated GTL 24-23 and the upset flood gates opened up. Gutterworks came from 5 down late to knock off a struggling TCP 24-23. A feisty Outkasts team knocked off Conference newcomer Eagle Bonding 23-22. Major League upset Suncoast 17-16 on a walk off single in extra innings with two outs. And those were just the first round. I have to say the format with the 16 "C" teams made for a lot better opening round games than the usual "D" and "E" teams we see on a weekly basis. Congratulations to all the "C" teams that stepped up to play in Tennessee.

Team Breakdown: There were 14 Conference USSSA teams and 32 teams overall from 14 different states at the Music City Classic:
2 Major Teams,
4 Class "A" Teams,
8 Class "B" Teams,
17 Class "C" Teams,
1 Class "D" Teams.

1st Place Resmondo-Specialty Tank-Worth (Conf Major, Winter Haven, Florida )
Music City Record 6-0
Overall Conference Record 30-5

Resmondo walked through the field of teams without blinking. They hit bombs from the top of the order to the bottom. Resmondo is playing near perfect ball and often batted around the order in the first inning. BJ Fulk, Brian Rainwater, and Jeff Wallace were hitting long homer's that made the baseball field look like a little league field. Right now this team is out hustling, out pitching, and defending their opponents as well as mashing it on the offensive side. Opponents often look beaten before the second inning.

2nd Place Long Haul/Miken/Phonemasters (Conf Major, Albertville, MN )
Music City Record 5-2
Overall Conference Record 17-8

Long Haul lost only two games and both were to Resmondo. The offensive chemistry with the Hauler's just doesn't seem to quite be there and the infield has been inconsistent at times as well. LH was missing a few key player's and Ryan Thiede suffered what appeared to be a leg injury in the winner's semi-final vs Primetime. Of their 8 losses this year only 2 have been to non-Major teams which is a good sign of future success.

3rd Place Jean Shoppe/Chaneys/Easton/Sports55 (Conf A, McKenzie, TN )
Music City Record 5-2
Overall Conference Record 22-7

In the second round Jean Shoppe broke a 15 all tie with Rochester Athletic Club late in the game with a monster inning and won 31-16 then beat a good Gutterworks team before running into the Resmondo machine. Shoppe recovered to hold off Gas-It 37-30 in the early morning Sunday (like 2 AM) and then pounded a tired Suncoast team to finish 3rd. Shoppe is now 16-0 against "B" and under teams so they aren't stumbling. It would be nice to see them compete a little better with the Major teams though.

4th Place Suncoast/RBK (Conf A, Sarasota, FL )
Music City Record 6-2
Overall Conference Record 11-8

Suncoast lost their first round game Saturday morning to Major League 17-16 after their left fielder dropped a ball in the sun sending the game into extra innings. This loss setup a tough loser's bracket game with fellow Conference member Fence Broker's which Suncoast won 22-21. Then the offense kicked into high gear as they rattled off big win's over Straceners, RAC, Logo, DO, and Primetime to score a Sunday finish in 4th place. Nice recovery. Suncoast had the only two 40 run games of the tournament. Center fielder Billy Moore has left the team and Kevin Johnson was doing some of the pitching.

Tied 5th Place Gas-It Softball (C, Blacksburg, SC )
Music City Record 5-2
Overall Conference Record 7-4

Gas-It made a nice run in this tournament for a "C" team. They had a highlite late night walk off win over Hub's Pub 32-31 to setup a 5th place finish. Lets go ahead and call Gas-It a top 10 "C" team in the nation.

Tied 5th Place PrimeTime/Easton (A, Newnan, Georgia )
Music City Record 3-2
Overall Conference Record 4-4

Primetime was losing to Ballaholics late in their opening game Friday night before mounting a comeback to win 11-10. Then they pulled off their biggest upset in two years when they beat Bud Light 30-24. Primetime winds up 5th and I was real impressed with their two hitter Earl "Squirrel" Bryant who seemed to hit homer's whenever they needed one. That is some good production out of a shortstop.

Tied 7th Place Detroit's Own/Tireshop (B, Dearborn, MI )
Music City Record 4-2
Overall Conference Record 9-6

Detroit's Own has now played 3 Conference tournaments in as many weeks. They have posted a solid 9-6 record in that span and had quality win's over Eagle Bonding, Wisconsin Worth, and Gutterwork's at the Music City before dropping a tight one to Suncoast 24-23 when a potential game winning single deflected off the pitcher to second base for the final out. I like DO's approach to these games as they seem to stay on an even keel and play fairly loose. DO would be a nice addition to the Conference should they choose to join in 2009.

Tied 7th Place Hubs Pub/Combat/Elite (Conf C, Bonne Terre, MO)
Music City Record 3-2
Overall Conference Record 7-6

Hubs Pub took care of businees early with two wins over the local "C" teams then had Long Haul chasing midway through their game before succumbing to a big LH offensive burst. Hubs then upset GTL 27-23 before losing to Major League on a walkoff single. Hubs was smashing it from top to bottom in an order which is led by catcher Charles Key. They also have center fielder Evan Gallmeier who is as good an athlete as there is in the Conference.

Hubs should think about playing "B" Worlds instead of "C". With their top notch homerun management and defense they are better suited to make a short run at the "B" than have to win 8-10 games in "C". Just my opinion.
Triple Creek Park notes: The tournament used 5 fields. Two of the main diamonds were 325 down the lines and bowed out to 375 in center field. Games on the two main diamonds used the ZN ball which was flying. Two of the other diamonds were 315 down the lines and 325 to center field but played much shorter even with the Thunder Advance Conference ball. The fifth diamond was a new field that was under construction and used a temporary snow fence which looked to be about 300 feet all the way around.
Jameson Inn-details to follow...


Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066
615-206-9595
Code-Music City Classic
* Coaches meeting will be here.

Holiday Inn Express
615 E. Main St.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
615-824-0022
Code- Music City Classic

Guest House Inn $62.95 a night
221 W. Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Code- Music City Classic
Or ask for Susan
615-452-5433
*closest to park and best rate but older hotel.

Comfort Inn
details to follow!


All of these hotels have rooms blocked off until May 5th. Please go ahead and make resevations. There are not a lot of nice hotels in the area....so please don't wait around to reserve rooms.

If you have any questions email me at tnusssa@aol.com
ABS/Easton 2007 Music City Classic Champs
Jean Shoppe/Worth 2006 Music City Classic Champs
HR Derby
2008 Homerun Derby Champ
2008 Music City Champs!
We would like to thank everyone at Gallatin Parks and Recreation for wanting to be apart of USSSA and the Music City Classic. We will play at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin, TN in 2009.

The weekend will start on Friday May 29th with a HR Derby and an All-Star event. In the All-Star game the TN All-Stars will play the US All-Stars. I am happy to announce that Coach Greg Blackburn from McKenzie, TN will coach the Tn All-Stars. I am in the works of getting more coaches and players to fill the event. I hope everyone will come out and support this event in 2009!

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy Holidays!

Thanks for Playing USSSA in 2009!


The Music City Major NIT

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