For a third consecutive year, the National Youth Baseball Championships 12U title is headed to California. MVP defeated the Academy Select Sun Devils out of Texas, 9-3, in the finals on Monday, Aug. 3 at New York's Baseball Heaven
MVP went into the title game as the No. 1 seed and the consensus No. 1 team in the nation. The championship is the MVP organization's first in the event's eight-year history.
The Academy Select Sun Devils went into bracket play as the No. 6 seed, but they advanced to the championship behind a powerful offense. They run-ruled the Broncos 11-0 in the quarterfinals and then took care of the Dallas Tigers 13-4 in the semis.
In the championship, the Sun Devils got out to an early 2-0 lead after Aidan Scott's home run, but MVP came right back in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer off Aaron Pulido's bat.
Pulido was named the championship game's Most Valuable Player after going 3-for-3 and helping to spark MVP's offense to the 9-3 win.
In the 11U championship, it was MVP-Rodriguez over MVP-Casillas, 4-1, in a well-played, defensive showcase.
The 11U and 12U championship games along with 11 others during the course of the NYBC and Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge were televised nationally on CBS Sports Network and online on MLB.com.