The Santa Barbara Foresters received individual and team awards, and had five players make the National Baseball Congress World Series All-American team.
The Foresters won a record-eighth national championship 12 days ago in Wichita, Kan. They went 4-0 and outscored their opponents 33-4 in the 13-team tournament.
Pitcher Sean Johnson was named the tournament MVP. He threw six perfect innings in an 8-0 win over the Liberal Bee Jays.
Shortstop Matt McLain received the award of Leading Prospect to the Majors. He batted .333 with a slugging percentage of .667, and led a defense that didn’t commit an error in the tournament.
Nick Nastrini was named the leading pitcher after recording 15 strikeouts and walking three in 10 innings.
The Foresters were honored as the best pitching and defensive team.
Bill Pintard was named the top manager.
The Santa Barbara All-Americans were Nastrini, second baseman Jace Jung, third baseman Sean McLain, outfielder Casey Dykstra and designated hitter Christian Encarnacion.