Cincinnati Major NIT

Jean Shoppe/Chaney/Easton wins the biggest Conference NIT of the season with 40 teams entered. Jean Shoppe, Bud Light and Blitz/Watanabe were the only teams ranked in the Top 15 in this one. The Shoppe boys were the class of the field, that’s for sure. The 2009 season has been played without the super teams entered quite a few times this year. I believe that’s good for the better Class A teams and the Class B, C & D teams also. I like it because it gives some of those teams a chance to win a conference tournament. Congratulations to Shoppe on winning this one and good luck the rest of the way.

The next best team in this one was Bud Light/TPS who got the runner-up spot. Bud Light is one of the good Class A teams. I will tell you, if you don’t play good this bunch can and will beat you. Congratulations on your weekend and good luck down the road.

PRI/MFAB/Insanity took third place, another team I don’t know much about. Congratulations on your weekend, and good luck in the future.

EAP/Easton finished in fourth place. I don’t know a whole lot about this team, but was told they played very good in this NIT. Congratulations on your weekend and good luck in the future.

Congratulations to the Ohio USSSA staff who ran this Conference NIT. I know you guys put in a lot of hard work getting this many teams and you deserve a lot of credit. Good luck in the future.