ELLICOTT CITY, MD
Winner: Bonnie Cougars, NY
Runner-Up: Brooklyn Cougars, NY
Final Game Score: Bonnie Cougars 10 vs. Brooklyn Cougars 0
MVP – Adrien Espinal, Bonnie Cougars Batting Champion - Mario Williams, Bonnie Cougars
Congratulations to the Bonnie Cougars of Brooklyn, NY, for winning the NABF 17U High School Division World Series. The tournament was held at Blandair Park located in Columbia, MD from August 2-5.
The "Bonnies" posted an impressive 5-1 record during the tournament, outscoring their opponents 47-27. Their championship run was highlighted by stellar defense and solid pitching the entire weekend. Offensively, the team had plenty of pop at the plate and ran the bases with an aggressive approach, stealing a total of 38 bases in only 6 games. Over the weekend, their offensive power yielded 5 doubles, 3 triples, and 1 HR.
(OF) Mario Williams earned the Batting Champion Award and (P/3B) Adrien Espinal was named Tournament MVP. The team was managed by Tony Espinal and supported by Assistant Coach Jim Durante.
Tournament Director Joe D'Alonzo commented, "Despite a couple of rain delays the first 2 days, the weather finally cooperated and we were able to enjoy competitive 17U baseball. All 5 teams featured players that are already committed to play in college. The talent pool this weekend was tremendous, and it was fun to see both teams from Brooklyn compete for the title."
|Position||Team Name||Player Name|
|Catcher||Bonnie Cougars||Jim Durante|
|Catcher||Waterford Nationals||Blake Weigert|
|1B||HCYP Raiders||Anthony Richards|
|2B||Brooklyn Cougars||John Riviere|
|2B||Brooklyn Cougars||Julian Jaume|
|2B||Metro Senators||Jacob Morgan|
|2B||HCYP Raiders||Derek Donastorg|
|3B||Bonnie Cougars||Adrien Espinal|
|SS||Bonnie Cougars||Jalen Faison|
|SS||Brooklyn Cougars||Julian Jaume|
|SS||Metro Senators||Bobby Leitzel|
|OF||Bonnie Cougars||Mario Williams|
|OF||Brooklyn Cougars||Matthew Jones|
|Pitcher||Bonnie Cougars||Mario Williams|
|Pitcher||Bonnie Cougars||Doug Johnson|
|Pitcher||Bonnie Cougars||Adrien Espinal|
|Pitcher||Brooklyn Cougars||Matthew Jones|
|Pitcher||Brooklyn Cougars||John Riviere|
|Pitcher||Metro Senators||Jacob Morgan|
|Pitcher||Metro Senators||Andrew Arnold|
|Pitcher||Waterford Nationals||Luke Walter|
|Pitcher||Waterford Nationals||Hunter Valley|
|Pitcher||HCYP Raiders||Noah Marshall|