Winner: Rizer Group, OH
Runner-Up: Lake Erie Warhawks, OH
Final Game Score: 4-2
In front (l-r) David Greenburg, Dom Piloli, Braden O’Shaughnessy, Brian Shevitz, Matt Senchak, and Evan McCrensky. Middle row (l-r) Dom Wade, Mark Torsello, Malik Caige, Will Shaffer, Jad Jadallah, and Jaxon Anderson. Back Row (l-r) Gerry Senchak (manager), Steve Shaffer (coach), Randall Brown (NABF Sophomore Division Director), Mark Torsello (coach), and Brian Shevitz (coach)
2015 NABF SOPHOMORE WORLD SERIES RECAP
The Sophomore Division World Series Championship Game saw Rizer Group OH make the most of their wild card birth to the quarterfinals by defeating the Lake Erie Warhawks OH by a score of 4-2. The Rizer Group jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd inning when Dom Piloli tripled in Matt Senchak and Braden O’Shaughnessy singled in Senchak. In the 4th, The Rizer Group added two more to take a 4-0 lead. The Lake Erie Warhawks did not go quietly. In the 6th, the Warhawks scored two runs after a lead off single from Seth Sanders and a walk to Reese Miller. In the 7th, trailing 4-2, the Warhawks put two runners on with no outs, but the rally fell short when the tournament MVP, Malik Caige entered the game to pitch. Caige slammed the door on the Warhawks and secured the championship for the Rizer Group.
SOPHOMORE DIVISION ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Batting Champion – Jackson Anderson – Rizer Group, OH .579 Batting Avg.
MVP – Malik Caige – Rizer Group, OH