ESPNBoston.com and its high school sports staff are pleased to announce that Dylan Sbordone, senior righthanded pitcher for the Newton North High School Tigers, has been named its Most Valuable Player of the inaugural MIAA Division 1A "Super Eight" tournament.
The Super 8 MVP award was chosen by a panel of staff and correspondents who responsible for coverage of the tournament throughout its entirety. Sbordone will be presented the award at a later date.
"We are pleased to present Dylan Sbordone with the first-ever Super 8 MVP award," said editor Brendan C. Hall, who coordinates all of the site's high school baseball coverage. "Dylan's pitching line reflects what the Super 8 should be all about -- persevering on short rest, and laying it all on the line. He slammed the door shut on three of North's four victories in the tournament."
Sbordone appeared in all four games for the No. 1 seed Tigers as they went a perfect 4-0 to capture the first state title for long-time head coach Joe Siciliano. He picked up two wins and two saves, including the state title-clinching save in Monday night's Super 8 Final victory over Bay State Conference rival Braintree. For the tournament, he threw 11 complete innings, striking out 12, walking one, allowing one unearned run and just two hits.
In the fall, Sbordone will continue his baseball career at Southern New Hampshire University.