Euless, TX Major NIT
The “Resmondo Express” just keeps rolling on. The sod boys have played three NIT’s in 2008 and have won them all. Resmondo ran through this NIT in Texas this past weekend to make it 3-3 in 2008. The sod boys had to beat old nemis Dan Smith again to get this win. Resmondo is off and running as they now hold a 4-1 record against Smith so far. I had said in an earlier report that I thought with the player movement this season between Resmondo & Smith they would be much closer, and I still do. I think that Smith will win a few against Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth during the season. I believe the problem for Smith early on is that they just don’t catch it very good and that hurts them. Dan Smith’s big boys are not hitting very good either. Resmondo got it done this weekend without Wallace, and Howie Krause who got to the tournament late Saturday. The big difference in these two teams is definitely the pitching of Andy Purcell. He just plain shuts down Smith’s hitters. Congratulations to Resmondo on winning this one and good luck in your next one.
Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Team Combat has lost both times it has played against Resmondo in 2008. Smith won an NIT in Maryland earlier this season with Resmondo not entered. Smith will have a chance to win another NIT in Concorde, California and Resmondo will not be entered there. The next time these two giants meet will be in Joliet, Illinois in a few more weeks. Congratulations to Dan Smith on the runner-up spot in Texas. Good luck in your next one.
C-Town/American Funding/Easton/Elite is a very good Class A team who can compete with any of the best Class A teams in the country, I guarantee you. C-Town who finished third in this one has very good defense and can also hit it very well. I believe this team can compete for a Class A World Championship this season, we will see. Congratulations on your great weekend and good luck down the road.
Suncoast/RBK who finished in fourth place this weekend has proven they can compete with all the Class A teams, that’s for sure. I had said in an earlier report that this was Lee’s best team ever, and this team has proven me right so far. Good job boys and keep up the good play. See you down the road. Congratulations to the people who ran this very good NIT and good luck in the future.