The National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Junior Division World Series returns to Northville July 27-31.
The 2011 tournament marks the 30th consecutive year Northville has hosted the prestigious event. Teams comprised of 15- and 16-year-olds travel to Northville from regional sites all around the United States to compete for the title of World Series Champion.
The format and number of participating teams has evolved over the years; the event has expanded for 2011 and will be the biggest ever with 15 teams participating. Northville earns an automatic bid as the host team. It is a tremendous experience for our local team to compete against some of the best competition in the country.
Several former participants now play in the Major Leagues including Alex Avila, J.J. Putz, Jake Peavy, and Austin Kearns. There will be multiple games per day starting on Thursday, July 28 using the baseball fields at Northville High School, Hillside Middle School and Canton High School. The festivities kick off the night before, July 27, for a Skills Competition at Ford Field downtown.
The tournament is always looking for assistance and volunteers. If you are interested, please call 248-348-6677. Stay tuned to Northville Patch for more details!