2021 NABF Junior Division Champions Ohio Longhorns Piscura


By Tim Joyce

The 16U Junior NABF World Series was held at Austintown Fitch High School on July 18, 2021. The rain over the weekend was relentless but due to the artificial turf field at Fitch High School, the tournament was able to be completed on Sunday evening. The Ohio Longhorns-Piscura faced the Astro Falcons for the 2021 Junior NABF World Series. The game was a pitcher's duel. The game was scoreless until the top of the 4th inning. Rider Spath drew a walk and a sacrifice bunt by Jack Sivec moved him to second base. The next batter, Tommy Mawby, got on by way of an error by Astro 3rd baseman Andrew Hart. That same error sent Spath across home plate for the first run of the game. Tommy Mawby also scored on that same error, making the score 2 - 0. Henry Caspar singled to left field next. Jake Affeidt's ground ball to 3rd baseman, Hart was errantly overthrown, scoring Caspar. Mason Tackett singled to left field, advancing Affeidt to 3rd base. Alex Healy's sacrifice fly ball to center field scored Affeidt to make the score 4 - 0 for the Longhorns. The Astro Falcons could not answer. Thomas Mawby's performance on the mound in 7 innings pitched, striking out 5 batters, walking 2 and allowing only 1 hit was crucial in sealing the win for the Longhorns. For the Astro Falcons, Jay Campbell pitched 4 innings, striking out 3 batters, walking 1 and allowing 2 hits. Kolten Ruark pitch 3 innings in relief, striking out 4 batters, walking 1 and allowing 0 hits. Jay Michael Wrona had the Astro's only hit.

JUNIOR DIVISION CHAMPION-- Ohio Longhorns - Piscura


BATTING CHAMPION--Bo Fornataro, Astro Falcons

TOURNAMENT MVP-- Henry Casper, Ohio Longhorns-Piscura

2021 NABF 16u Junior Division All Tournament Team

C Ohio Longhorns- Piscura Henry Casper
C Prospects Caleb Hadley
1B Creekside Fitness Johnny Leedham
2B Astro Falcons Luca Ricchiuti
3B Ohio Longhorns- Piscura Mason Tackett
SS Astro Falcons Jay Michael Wrona
Utility Astro Falcons Seth Cervello
Utility ProNine Baseball Drew McKenna
OF Astro Falcons Bo Fornataro
OF Ohio Longhorns-Piscura Rider Spath
OF Troy American Legion Landon Turner
OF Prospects Remington Hart
OF Creekside Fitness Danny Flynn
DH Ohio Longhorns- DeMarino Alex Parker
P Astro Falcons Jay Campbell
P Prospects Jack Liepheimer
P Ohio Longhorns-DeMarino Dom King
P Ohio Longhorns-DeMarino Andrew Fisher
P Ohio Longhorns-Piscura Jake Affeldt
P Ohio Longhorns-Piscura Alex Petersen
P Ohio Longhorns-Piscura Tommy Mawby