2017 USSSA Men’s AA Slow Pitch Worlds

Held at Kissimmee, Florida on September 16-17.

Champion – Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon, Medina, Minnesota
Runner Up – Precision/3rd St./GBrand/Easton, Chicago, Illinois

The 2017 ‘AA’ Worlds were moved unexpectedly to the Osceola Softball Complex in Kissimmee, Florida after the traditional venue at Fortune Road was closed due to unassessed damage from Hurricane Irma.  This changed the complexion of the tournament a little bit as teams had to adjust to the 300 foot fields with 5 foot home fences instead of the Fortune Road fields that are 8 feet high and 325 feet in distance.  But the teams seemed to adjust pretty well for the most part and most of the games played went 7 innings.

Xtreme beat most of the top ‘AA’ teams to win the worlds.  They played 4 full 7 inning games from 9 AM Sunday morning until 5 PM Sunday evening.  Dan Evans was a warrior on the mound getting some big outs and hits.  Brandon Newman, Colin Baartman, Seth Brown, Lyf Nimmo, and Joe Skyles had some huge home runs.  The team competed early in those 4 games and closed out late against the top teams.  The managing was superb going with hot sticks and role players when needed and each player on the team seemed to elevate their game and rise to the moment in front of them.  And it took every one of those defensive and offensive plays to beat Astros and then Precision twice.

  • MVP – Shannon Smith, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
  • MVP – Brandon Newman, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon


Keith Martin, Worth Astros/K&G/Klutch
Cooper Vittitow, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Daniel Evans, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Chris Larsen, Classic Glass/Easton
Matt McGowan, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Colin Baartman, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Toby Letak, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Patrick Ellwanger, Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
Robert Roop, Worth Astros/K&G/Klutch
DJ Hollingsworth, Classic Glass/Easton


1. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon Medina, MN (6-1)
2. Precision/3rd St./GBrand/Easton Chicago, IL (3-2)
3. Worth Astros/K&G/Klutch Indianapolis, IN (2-2)
4. Classic Glass/Easton San Jose, CA (3-2)
5t. Primetime/Easton Macon, GA (2-2)
5t. Nightmare/Miken Branson, MO (1-2)
7t. The Scene/HDLNS/BHR/Easton Hamilton, OH (1-2)
7t. TDB/TMSports/MidWestWhiteTailAdv/Miken Charlotte, NC (1-2)
9t. OA Apparel/Broughton/KBI/Easton Gladewater, TX (0-2)
9t. Baugh Ford/Adiktiv/Worth/Miken Peachtree City, GA (0-2)


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