Long Haul/Phonemasters/Miken finished off the 2009 conference season by winning the Last Chance NIT in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The truckers have had a very successful season. This reporter ranks Long Haul as the #2 team in 2009 conference play. I believe that Long Haul will be a force in the USSSA Conference Championship and the USSSA World, we will see. I had said in the start of the season that Long Haul had about 4 or 5 of the best young players to come into the game since Wegman, Connell & Kirby, and I was right. I knew if these kids played well Long Haul would have a very good year, and they did. I also believe Long Haul would of been even better if Hall, Phelps & Genter would of had a season like they had last year. I know this it’s on to post season play and the veteran players usually give their best when it’s all on the line, we will see. Congratulations on your season and good luck in the post season.
Jean Shoppe/Easton has been playing much better the last few NIT’s and I look for this bunch to be right at the top in the Class A Worlds. The Shoppe boys beat Resmondo to get 2nd. place in this one. I believe that win should give them a big boost in the A Worlds, we will see. Congratulations on your season and good luck in the post season.
Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth got 3rd. place this past weekend. The sod boys came up on the short end in their game against Jean Shoppe losing 36-35. Resmondo played a few more games and then Jean Shoppe and Resmondo decided to catch their flights and the tournament was over. Congratulations on your season and good luck in the post season.
Bud Light/TPS got 4th place in this one. This bunch has been playing great the whole season. I look for this team to be very solid in the A Worlds. I know for sure you better play good or they will beat you. Congratulations on your season and good luck in the post season.
I want to wish all the teams good luck who are playing in this coming weekend’s USSSA Class A Worlds. I believe this will be one of the best ever in Class A play. I think there are about five teams who have a chance to win this tournament. Good luck to all of you. I also want to wish all the teams who will participate in the USSSA Conference Championship and the USSSA Men’s Major World good luck to all. I hope everybody has a safe and competitive post season.