The Youth Baseball Network's 12 and Under Champion for 2017 is the New Jersey Axemen. The National Amateur Baseball Federation’s representative completed an undefeated run through the event by knocking off AAU’s Team Swarm Elite 10-4 in the Finals at Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri, on Saturday, August 19. New Jersey won their Pool Play Game and all of their Bracket Games, including the Title, against the team from Florida. Throughout the event, the Axemen prevailed over these strong competitors: AABC (twice!), Dizzy Dean Baseball, CABA, and AAU.