Category: Awards

May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two

The Lake League’s Toronto Nomads remain hot at the close of the opening month of baseball as they pick up two player of the month awards for May 2018.

Jorge “Chachi” Chavarria was named Lake League Rookie of the Month after the 26-year-old third baseman showed he’s got some skill at the plate, going .323 with a pair of homers and 13 RBIs through the month. Chachi came to the Nomads in a trade with Arizona last season, and was sent to AAA Brampton, where he provided solid numbers on the way to a Longhorns Cow League championship. Continue reading “May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two”

NCAA Player Awards Announced for 2018

The inaugural NCAA Division I season has finally come to a close with the announcement of the league’s player awards, following last week’s Indiana Hoosiers victory over the UCLA Bruins to claim the College World Series.

The two Players of the Year were RHP T.J. Burlingame (USC) for the Southeast/Pac-12 region, and RF/SS John Housley (Iowa) for the Atantic Coast/Big Ten region. Continue reading “NCAA Player Awards Announced for 2018”

Burke Named AEL’s Best Skipper for 2017

Brendan Burke was a rookie GM and manager of the Jacksonville Ravens when he was taken on prior to the opening of the 2017 season, but the Ravens fans and ownership were glad they found him.

Burke was named AEL Manager of the Year after a fantastic 57-43 finish that included a 14th playoff appearance for the team, one that saw them meet the ultimately successful Calgary Inferno in the AEL Championship Series. Continue reading “Burke Named AEL’s Best Skipper for 2017”

Ellis Wins Manager of the Year for 2017

Rookie GM/Manager Scott Ellis won the Lake League’s Manager of the Year Award for the 2017 season, following a highly successful 56-44 record, good enough for a second place finish and a wildcard entry into the playoffs.

Boston was swept 3-0 by Montreal, but that didn’t stop Ellis from being selected manager of the United States team for the Summer College Tournament for one of their three games, and then later the manager of team Australia during the World Cup of Baseball, where the team was 3-3 under his tutelage.

 

Calf League Awards Announced: Peoria Cleans Up

Peoria lefty Philip Lont took home the Pitcher of the Year and Rookie of the Year for the Mid-West Conference in the A-level Calf League this season

The A-level Calf League has announced its 2017 player awards, following the close of its playoffs earlier this week, and the Calf Cup Champion Peoria Mosquitos cleaned up big, particularly LHP Philip Lont, and 3B Jon Guillot.

Lont had an impressive postseason, but with only 4 games at A-level prior to 2017, his regular season stats assured him both a Rookie of the Year and a Pitcher of the Year for the Mid-West Conference. Continue reading “Calf League Awards Announced: Peoria Cleans Up”