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

  • Bonnie Cougars, 2018 NABF High School World Series Champions
  • Mario Williams of the Bonnie Cougars, Batting Champion
  • Adrien Espinal of the Bonnie Cougars, MVP
  • Brooklyn Cougars, 2018 NABF High School World Series Runners-up
  • (Left to Right) Tournament Director Joe D'Alonzo, NABF Executive Director Charles Blackburn, and Tournament Facilities Manager Mike Kerere