The Academy Select Sun Devils from Dallas, TX won the inaugural 2015 Youth Baseball Network National Championship in Branson, MO.
The Sun Devils, National Champions from CABA, defeated AABC National Champions PL Siege from Pembroke Lakes, FL to win the prestigious YBN Championship.
The Sun Devils, who had lost a tight battle with PL Siege, 2-1, in the winner’s bracket finals, came back by defeating NABF Champion, Bonnie Robins from Brooklyn, NY, 16-0, to advance to the Championship game. In the finals, the Sun Devils came from behind in dramatic fashion to win game one, 9-7, to force a second game in the double-elimination tournament.
The final game for the championship was an exciting battle, as both teams came from behind several times, with the Sun Devils prevailing, 15-13, to win the first Youth Baseball Network National Championship.
The Sun Devils win was a total team effort, as several players contributed. Jonathan Huff and Zach Rike were outstanding throughout the tournament.
The Sun Devils were led by Head Coach Linty Ingram and assistant Chris Edelstein. The Sun Devils are managed by Kyle Krowka.