STRUTHERS, OH- Fielder’s Choice 14U battled the Astro Falcons on Sunday for the 14U NABF World Series Championship. Both teams entered the final game undefeated, but the bats stayed hot for FC to win the ballgame and take home the trophy.
The Falcons got off to a good start in the top of the first inning, with an RBI single by Anthony Groner. Fielder’s Choice would strike right back with a run scored on an error. Fielder’s Choice then had the bases loaded in the second inning, and they we’re cleared by a bases clearing triple by Shawn Sullivan. FC added 3 more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, to extend their lead to 8-1. Fielder’s Choice had another run come across in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Johnny Neal. The Falcons scored 1 run in the seventh inning, but it was not enough to mount a large comeback, falling by a final of 9-2.
The winning pitcher was Mathew Mansberry. He tossed 5 complete innings, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits. Congratulations to Fielder’s Choice on an undefeated NABF World Series weekend.