USSSA, BSC Complete World Softball Tourney Play for 2015

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) and the Black Softball Circuit (BSC) have now completed World Tournament play for the 2015 season. Each organization managed to close out another successful campaign by allowing teams from across the country to compete for the opportunity to be called the best softball teams worldwide at either the recreation or competitive level.

As for the USSSA, action took place from September 10-11 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Although several teams from Mississippi took part in the Super Bowl of Softball, it was Str8 Ballin of Tennessee who earned championship rings in men’s recreation. Atlanta Moneytakers was awarded the first place prize in women’s recreation.

USSSA did not have enough participants to conduct a competitive bracket.

This however, was not the case for the BSC World Series in Columbus, Georgia. From September 4-6, an estimated 150 squads fought their way through respective brackets for BSC supremacy but it was Pace of New York who managed to be the last competitive level squad to stand on Sunday.

Str8Ballin who also won the Premier Softball Association World in Jackson last month, stood alone as the BSC recreation champ as well.

Incognito of Michigan won the women’s competitive division while recreation honors went to the Lady Warriors of Georgia.

Overall each team who competed in both tournaments were products of their participation form early season qualifiers. Each organization offers various opportunities for every time to get this point including the Mississippi Classic in Jackson and Mo Money Spectacular in Hattiesburg.

Both of the tournaments were conducted this summer under BSC rules. The Capital City Classic which took place back in May served as the qualifier for last week’s USSSA World.

For those who missed out on either of these tournaments still have one last chance to compete on a world stage in 2015. BSC will conduct a Fall Festival Tournament on October 10-11 in Chattanooga. Teams on all levels are welcome to participate.

By Sedrick Durr
Jackson Advocate Sports Writer