2019 held at St. Joseph, Missouri on July 19-21.
Champion – Hill United Chiefs, Machias, New York
Runner Up – Gremlins, Staten Island, New York
The NY Gremlins, gunning for their 4th straight USA National Championship, couldn’t get past old nemesis, Hill United Chiefs n the winner’s bracket final. The Chiefs defeated Andrew Kirkpatrick and the Gremlins 8-1. Brad Ezekial homered and Bruno Motroni doubled for the Chiefs. Jason Hill (2-3), Steve Mullaley (2-3) and Mark Johnson (2-2) all had big games for the Chiefs. The Gremlins were scheduled to play the Hallman Twins in the loser’s bracket final when the rains washed out the tournament. By USA/ASA tie-breaker rules, the Hill United Chiefs were declared the Champs by being the only undefeated team. The Gremlins were awarded second and the Hallman Twins were awarded third. The two Australian pitching legends Adam Folkard for the Chiefs was 2-0 and Andrew Kirkpatrick of the Gremlins was 1-1 (1 Save, 10 IP, 10 K).
Roman Godoy for Circle Tap Dukes was 1-1, 10 IP, 17 K.
Devon McCullough (1-0, 3 IP, 1 K) and Pablo Migliavacca (1 save, 2 IP) were the other Chiefs pitchers.
- MVP – Bruno Motnoni, Hill United Chiefs
- Batting Leader –Federico Eder, Circle Tap Dukes (8-20, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs) – .400
- Home Run Leader – Brad Ezekial, Hill United Chiefs
- Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs (2-0)
2019 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS
P – Huemel Mata, Hallman Twins (2-0, 17 IP, 19 K)
P – Layton Reid, Circle Tap Dukes (1-1, 1 save, 10 IP, 22 K)
P – Samuel Villavaza, Rio Grande Senators
C – Bruno Montroni, Hill United Chiefs
IF – Frederico Eder, Circle Tap Dukes
IF – Cam Schiller, Hallman Twins
IF – Matt Palazzo, Gremlins
IF – Colin Walsh, Hallman Twins
OF – Reilly Makea, Bear Bottom Lodge
OF – Brad Ezekial, Hill United Chiefs
OF – Pablo Figureo, Pueblo Bandits
OF – Mathieu Roy, Gremlins
UTIL – Gonzalo Ojenla, AWP Lumberjacks
UTIL – Steve Mullaley, Hill United Chiefs
UTIL – Derek Mayson, Kegel Black Knights
NA – Adam Folkard, Hill United Chiefs
1. Hill United Chiefs, Machias, NY (3-0)
2. Gremlins, Staten Island, NY (3-1)
3. Hallman Twins, Chesterfield, VA (5-1)
4. Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark, WI (4-2)
5t. Kegel Black Knights, Amboy, MN (2-2)
5t. Bear Bottom Lodge, Ephrata, PA (2-2)
7t. AWP Lumberjacks, Fairview Heights, IL (2-2)
7t. Rio Grande Senators, Midland, TX (2-2)
9t. Ostrander Norsemen, Chanhassen, MN (1-3)
9t. Pueblo Bandits, Aurora, CO (1-3)
9t. Wizards Of Oz Kansas, Silver Lake, KS (0-3)
9t. Northwest Implement, Stanberry, MO (0-3)
NOTES: The tournament was a three game guarantee format and shortened by rain.