Poughkeepsie, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
The New York Mariners defeated the Florida Cardinals on Sunday to win the 2012 NABA Florida World Series, their second tournament championship in the last four years. This victory proved once again that the Mariners are one of the best amateur baseball teams in the country. The tournament consisted of six of the top teams on the East Coast, including teams from Florida, Virginia, and Canada. The games were played at Roger Dean Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinal’s and Miami Marlin’s spring training site.
Manager and player David Prince has been working hard the last several years to get Hudson Valley Amateur baseball on the map – he has now accomplished that with the first ever World Series title won by a NY team in 2009 and now again in 2012.
Catcher, Steve Aurigemma (Marlboro, NY), was the Mariners most outstanding player of the tournament, going an incredible 22 for 26 in the seven games. Overall, the Mariners offense scored 47 runs, second only to the runner-up Cardinals.
The Mariners pitching and defense allowed the fewest runs of the tournament, just 22, which included back-to-back shutouts on the third day. In the semi-final game against South Florida, Isaac Hess struck out 19 batters in an impressive complete game effort. The Championship game Jessie Smith struck out 10 against the Florida Cardinals, a team with one of the best offenses in the country who also have won the tournament in back to back years.
The Mariners compete locally in the Hudson Valley NABA, where they have won three championships in the league’s five-year existence posting a total record of 146-19-2 since 2008.
Hudson Valley Standouts: Steve Aurigemma, John Morrissey, Jake Slate, Dan Slate, David Prince, Adam Prince, Eric Kantner, Lee Roush, Matt Roush, Joe Berte, Jason Monti, Sven Jenkins, Jared Bahnsen, Dan Miller
About The New York Mariners
The New York Mariners, a member of the National Adult Baseball Association, are a championship winning team whose commitment to community and sportsmanship keep them winning.
Founded in 2005, as the Blue Jays, the team has evolved into the New York Mariners - lead by team manager David Prince and Co Managers John Morrissey and Steve Aurigemma. The team is comprised of a core of talented players, who have been playing as teammates and friends for years; some since Little League.
The New York Mariners compete in league play as well as numerous National Tournaments throughout the year.
The New York Mariners gained the title of "NABA World Series Champions" by beating out 10 of the most highly competitive teams in the country in 2009 & 2012.