SOPHOMORE DIVISION (14&U)

STRUTHERS, OH
Winner: Roth Brothers, OH
Runner-Up: Astro Falcons, OH
Final Game Score: Roth Brothers 6 vs. Astro Falcons 2

MVP – Clay Wiesen, Roth Brothers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Batting Champion – AJ Patellis, Astro Falcons

                                                                                                                                                       

RECAP

Roth Brothers Defeat Astro Falcons 6-2 in the NABF 2018 Sophomore World Series

Roth Brothers defeated Astro Falcons to claim the NABF Sophomore World Series on July 15th.  Roth Brothers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, when Joe Roth and Jared Leipheimer had back-to-back RBI singles.  These were the first runs the Astro Falcons had given up in the entire tournament.  The Astro Falcons got an unearned run in the top of the second when Giano Zuccaro scored on a ball off the bat of Chase Kriebel.  The Astros then tied the score 2-2 in the top of the 3rd when Colten Shaffer singled, stole second, and scored on an RBI single off the bat of Dan Snyder.  The game remained tied through 5 innings, with solid pitching from the Roth Brothers’ Jacob Corll and Larry Iagulli, and the Astro Falcons’ Dan Snyder and Colten Shaffer.  In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Roth Brothers mounted a rally.  Joe Roth led off the inning with a single.  Jared Leipheimer put down a sacrifice bunt that was misplayed, putting runners at 1st and 2nd.  After a fielder’s choice and a strikeout, runners remainded at 1st and 2nd, with 2 outs.   Ryan Hooper lined a single to right field giving Roth a 3-2 led.  Zach Hryb lined a single to center field, scoring Brandon Boyles, increasing the lead to 4-2.  After an error by Astro Falcons, Clay Wiesen lined a 2-run RBI single to center, completing the 4 run 6th inning for Roth.  Larry Iagulli recorded the final 3 outs on the mound in the 7th  to give Roth Brothers the championship. 

SOPHOMORE DIVISION ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Position Team Name Player Name
Catcher Golden Spikes Andrew Apanasewicz
Catcher Roth Brothers Joe Roth
Utility Roth Brothers Ryan Hooper
1B Astro Falcons AJ Havrilla
2B Astro Falcons Dan Snyder
3B Astro Falcons Colton Shaffer
SS Roth Brothers Clay Wiesen
OF Roth Brothers Shakir Perkins
OF Roth Brothers Jared Leipweimer
OF Golden Spikes Andrew Schlegel
OF Astro Falcons Drew Carroce
OF Oil City Stags Ryan McIntyre
DH Astro Falcons AJ Patellis
Pitcher Astro Falcons Chase Kriebel
Pitcher Astro Falcons Jake Grdic
Pitcher Bonnie Paws Joseph Larrep
Pitcher Roth Brothers Zach Hyrb
Pitcher Roth Brothers Larry Iagulli
Pitcher Golden Spikes Ashton Gotham