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With ample contributions from Luca McNew,
the TravelballSelect.com 11U National Player of
the Year for 2012, Lids Indiana Bulls rallied for
a 6-3 victory over the Evoshield Canes to win the
NABF Freshman Division (12U) World Series
McNew belted a pair of home runs -- a solo shot in
the second inning and a two-run blast in the fifth. He
also walked, stole second and scored on Brodey Heaton's two-run
homer in the fourth inning. Evoshield jumped on the scoreboard early
after Joseph Nunn's second-inning, two-run homer. Stephen Hazlett
broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth for the Bulls with an RBI single. Two
batters late, McNew put the finishing touches on his big day. McNew
started on the mound and threw four strong innings, including striking
out the side in the top of the first. The Canes got to Hazlett, the first
of two Indiana relievers, with Garrett McMillan's RBI single in the
fifth. Evoshield's Nate Burton doubled to left with two outs in the
sixth, but Jack Vanover closed the door by coaxing Jake Brown to
ground out to first. The Bulls won three of their four pool-play games
by one run -- scoring 24 times.
SOPHOMORE DIVISION (14 & UNDER)
As the two teams scored a total of 23 runs in the semi-finals, it was a defensive battle in
the title game between the Saratoga Stampede and Suffolk PAL Rangers. The Stampede gave
up a total of nine runs in the entire tournament, to lead up to the championship 1-0 shutout of
the Rangers. Entering the sixth inning there was no score, although the Stampede was ready to
change that. It began with an Alex Hite walk, then advanced to second base on another walk.
Keegan Leffler loaded the bases with a sacrifice bunt, and Brendan Frank hit the RBI sacrifice
fly to score Hite for the only run of the game. Pitchers Jake Fauler, the tournament's MVP, and
Jake Kerr led a three hit shutout and the Stampede's Danny Coleman walked away with the
tournament's batting title.
JUNIOR DIVISION (16 & Under)
It was a tight game until Team Cincinnati scored four late runs for the 11-4 victory over SAYO
Grays to win the Junior championship. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to
five lead changes in the game. Team Cincinnati pulled out the win thanks to a strong fifth inning.
They scored on an RBI single by Andrew Kreke off Christopher Sanchez, scoring Alex Holderbach.
Team Cincinnati's Dallas Robinson, the tournament MVP, was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He
singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning. Harland Poch got the win in relief for
LIDS INDIANA BULLS WIN 12U WORLD SERIES FRESHMAN DIVISION TITLE
NORTH CHILTON (ALA.) WINS FIRST EVER
DIZZY DEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
The North Chilton Elite 10U team became the first team
from Chilton County, Ala. to win the Dizzy Dean World
Series and it did so in dominating fashion, beating the
Levy Park (Tallahassee, Fla.) Tomahawks, 14-3.
North Chilton won all five World Series
games by a combined score of 63-3. The championship
game was the only World Series game the Elite even
allowed to last the full six innings. The North Chilton
squad ended the other games early via mercy rule.
North Chilton's Tanner Jones was named World Series
Most Valuable Player. Jones and Tucker Patterson
pitched in the championship game. Patterson also hit
two home runs in the game.
6-Year-Old Division World Series: Hobgood Heat def. Oregon Park
Sharks (Marietta, Ga.), 13-10. Hobgood's Sammy Ericson was named MVP.
7-Year-Old Division World Series: Dominating the opposition to the
tune of 106 runs scored differential en route to an 8-0 tournament mark, the
Hobgood Heat (Woodstock. Ga.) laid claim to the Dizzy Dean 7-year-old World
Series championship. The Heat, which outscored its opponents 119-13, capped
their perfect series run with a convincing 13-1 victory over over the Hixson
(Tenn.) Havoc in the title game, were led by MVP Joe Nevie.
8-Year-Old Division World Series: East Side Hurricanes (East Cobb, Ga.) def. Northport
(Ala.) Nationals, 8-5. Eastside's Cam Bleshoy was MVP.
9-Year-Old Division World Series: The Levy Park 9U (Tallahassee, Fla.) All-Stars defeated
the Arkansas All-Stars, 19-9, to capture the 9U title. Luke Koon was named MVP picking up two
wins on the mound while hitting .667 for the week. Levy Park was led in hitting by Jaxson West
who batted .750 with two home runs and eight extra base hits. Other top hitters for Levy Park
were Ethan Miller (.600), Drew Faurot (.588) and Chris Stanfield and Parker McDonald (both hit
.529). Alden Butler earned two wins on the mound.
11-Year-Old Division World Series: The Walker County (Ala.)
Outlaws edged the Soddy Daisy (Tenn.) Strikeforce, 11-10. Walker County's
Kaden Shelton was named MVP.
12-Year-Old Division World Series: The Tallahassee (Fla.) Senators
won its second straight Dizzy Dean title, defeating Jasper, Ala., 8-1.
Tallahassee's J.D. Tease, who was named MVP, racked up nine strikeouts
while pitching the first five innings of the championship game. Carson Neal
finished the game to secure the win. Tease went 2-for-3 with two homers.
Brandon Walker hit an inside-the-park home run and had three homers for the
tournament. Aaron Collins added a home run.
13-Year-Old Division World Series: JPRD East (La.) All-Stars stung
the Beehive (Ala.) All-Stars, 7-1. JPRD's Christopher Collet was MVP.
14-Year-Old (Sophomore) Division World Series: JPRD East (La.).
All-Stars blanked JPRD West All-Stars, 13-0. JPRD East's Austin North was
16-Year-Old (Junior) Division World Series: Pell City (Ala.)
Piranhas def. Pontotoc All-Stars (Miss.), 9-7. Pell City's Tanner Richey was MVP.
18-Year-Old (Senior) Division World Series: North Georgia (Boynton, Ga.) Chiefs won
their second straight championship, 3-1, over the East Alabama Canes (Gadsden, Ala.). North
Georgia's Blane Swift was MVP.
NABF World Classics
The Bandito Black beat the Lamorinda Spartan, 10-4, to win the NABF World Classics 12U
title.The game was tied 3-3 till the bottom of the 4th inning when the Banditos broke it open
with 7 runs. It was just too much for the Lamorinda Spartans to overcome.
15 & Under Division
Champion: Cincinnati Stars
Runner-Up: Cincinnati Hornets
Final Game Score: Did Not Play due to inclement weather; Stars won as result of "Tiebreaker
13 & Under Division
Champion: Viper Baseball Academy
Runner-Up: Central MS Reds
Final Game Score: Viper Baseball Academy 17 vs. Central MS Reds 5
18 & Under Division
Champion: East TN Select
Runner-Up: Knoxville Bulls
Final Game Score: East TN Select 9 vs. Knoxville Bulls 2
18 & Under Division
Champion: West Ouachita, LA
Runner-Up: MS Dukes, MS
Final Game Score: West Ouachita 8 vs. MS Dukes 1
17 & Under Division
Champion: West Ouachita, LA
Runner-Up: Jackson 96ers, MS
Final Game Score: West Ouachita 3 vs. Jackson 96ers 1
16 & Under Division
Champion: MS Dukes, MS
Runner-Up: Golden Spikes, MS
Final Game Score: MS Dukes 9 vs Golden Spikes 0
TRAVEL & LEAGUE PLAY
Team Cincinnati. Poch pitched four innings and allowed one run. The top of the first saw Team
Cincinnati take an early lead, 2-0. Their offense woke up as Ryan Robinson singled before D.
Robinson singled, plating R. Robinson. Team Cincinnati then tacked on more runs when Holderbach
scored on an RBI single by Jacob Stewart. It didn't take long for SAYO Grays to answer as it scored
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8U Champions: East Side
Hurricanes of East Cobb, Ga.
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