Worth Northeast Shootout

Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth wins this USSSA NIT in Branford, Connecticut. The sod boys coming off last week’s runner-up finish at the Dudley rolled through this one unblemished. This was not the best field of teams for this Conference NIT, that’s for sure. The Smoky will be the next big test for Resmondo, as Dan Smith will be waiting for the sod boys. The Smoky will be the only unlimited homerun NIT of the season. This should be very interesting. We will see who can win the tournament with all the homeruns you can hit. Congratulations to Resmondo on winning this weekend and good luck at the Smoky.

ABS/Easton, a class A team loaded with veteran players know how to get it done. This bunch, who finished in second place in this one have been playing pretty steady all season long, will be a force in the Class A worlds. This is definitely one of the top 10 teams in the country. Congratulations on a great weekend and good luck down the road.

Team Bud Light/Easton had a good showing in this one. The Bud Light boys finished in third place and beat some good teams that’s for sure. Congratulations on a very good weekend and good luck the rest of the season.

Columbus Pipe/Easton who finished in fourth place this weekend have been playing very well in these major NIT’s . this season. The Pipe gang, who beat Resmondo earlier in the season, should do very well in the Class B worlds this year. Congratulations on a good weekend and good luck the rest of the way.

I certainly get a kick out of the complaints on my rankings each week. I find it very amusing on how anybody can complain with only ten legitimate teams left in bigtime softball. I will put it the way it is today. Once and for all, there are two super teams Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Team Combat and Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth, one AA team Long Haul/Phone Masters/Miken, seven class A teams Jean Shoppe/Easton, GTL/Creative Stucco/Worth, ABS/Easton, C-Towne/American Funding/Easton/Elite, Suncoast/RBK, Fence Brokers/Laser Vision/Worth and Rope Club. Lower Class A or Class B teams, call them what you want, Angle Inn/Easton/Elite, Columbus Pipe/Easton, Line Drive Sports/SSS/PPAB/Butch’s, Taylor Made/Floyd Environmental/Mizuno, T&R Stucco/Worth, Canes Softball and any other teams you feel should be in the lower A or class B below ,period. I rank the top ten teams who I believe are the top ten teams in America. I rank five more teams as the next best five teams playing today for sponsor purposes only. Today in bigtime softball, like it or not we have only ten competing teams playing. I take nothing away from the teams outside the top ten. It’s just the way the game is today. I am sick and tired of the bashing of the rankings. This week anybody who says anything about my rankings will be banned period. I really don’t care if you come on the board or you don’t. The majority of you don’t have the guts to even sign your name, so go bash the rankings on some other board. Remember these are only my opinions. If you don’t like them then don’t come on.