By Jim Buckley
With echoes of the dogpile for the Foresters’ eighth NBC World Series championship still ringing in our ears, more good news from Wichita—the Foresters dominated the 2020 NBC World Series All-America team, and picked up some other awards, according to news from the National Baseball Congress.
For his incredible perfect six innings of work in Game 2, Sean Johnson was named the World Series MVP. He was joined on the All-America team by SP Nick Natrini, 2B Jace Jung, 3B Sean McLain, OF Casey Dykstra, and DH Christian Encarnacion.
For leading his team to a perfect 4-0 record, Bill Pintard was named the Top Manager of the tournament. SS Matthew McLain was named the Top Major League Prospect among all players in the event. Nastrini, who won two games, was named the Top Pitcher.
As a team, the Foresters also were named the Best Fielding Team (zero errors in four games) and Best Pitching Team with a 1.06 ERA.
Congrats also to Jackson Denney of the Cheney Diamond Dawgs, who was named the Eric Pintard Most Inspirational Player.