SB Black Sox win title at NABA World Series

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The Santa Barbara Black Sox won a division title at the National Adult Baseball World Series in Arizona. Team members play in the Santa Barbara Adult Baseball League

A collection of players from the Santa Barbara Adult Baseball League won a division championship at the National Adult Baseball Association World Series in Arizona.

The Santa Barbara Black Sox captured the Wood Bat 25-year-old Division title with a 9-6 win over the California Braves.

Mario Guilin pitched a complete game in the championship game, and was was named pitcher of the tournament. He also pitched a complete game shutout in pool play.

Anthony Perry was named offensive player of the game in the final, going 4 for 4 with two doubles and two singles.

Paul De Bellis was named MVP of tourney. He pitched, caught the championship game, played shortstop, third base and outfield and batted .500.

The Black Sox won seven games over four days. They were impressive hitting the ball, batting .370 as a team. Mike Schmalfeldt shared team hitting honors with De Bellis with a .500 average. Tyler French led the team with 8 RBI, while Mike Thomson, Ameen Saafir, Schmalfeldt and Paul De Bellis each drove in seven runs. Kyle Garvella scored 14 runs.

Leonard Giammanco pitched a complete game shutout in pool play and pitched a complete game in a 10-5 semifinal victory.

Team members are Alec Johnson, Ameen Saafir, Anthony Perry, Jason Trueman, Scott Trueman, Kyle Garvella, Leonard Giammanco, Marcus Midkiff, Mario Guilin, Matt Hubert, Mike Schmalfeldt, Mike Thomson, Paul De Bellis, and Tyler French. The managers were Scott Trueman, Hubert and De Bellis.

All of the team members played high school baseball and about half played in college, said Scott Trueman.

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