Category: Awards

Strang Wins LL’s Best Bat Trophy

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – Mike Strang really smoked the ball in May on his way to Batter of the Month honors in the Lake League.

The Chicago left fielder hit .389 with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored to round out his great month. Continue reading “Strang Wins LL’s Best Bat Trophy”

Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – Things came easily for Jim Lahey in May, and the Nevada first baseman has been named the Metropolitan League Batter of the Month.

He won the award on the strength of a .364 batting average, in addition to 14 home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 runs scored and a .461 on-base percentage. Continue reading “Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award”

Lake League Names Rookie of Month

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) — Youngster John Rambo emerged as the latest Lake League Rookie of the Month today, snagging the honor for the second month in a row. The young man from Chicago deserved the honor, batting .431 with 9 home runs and 31 runs batted in.

Rambo has been dominant since bursting on to the scene as the #1 prospect in the Bull League in April. In 55 games this season he has compiled a .389 batting average with 88 hits and 19 home runs. He has also scored 51 times and knocked in 59 runs.

Top Metropolitan League Newcomer Named

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – When you think of rookies, you think of men in their early to mid-20’s. Despite the fact that Roberto Gutierrez is 30, he made a big splash by putting up solid numbers to win Metropolitan League Rookie of the Month honors.

He told BNN reporters at the press conference, “I’m thrilled beyond words. All I can say is… better late than never.” Continue reading “Top Metropolitan League Newcomer Named”

LL Selects Malone May’s Best Starter

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) The Toronto Nomads felt very secure when they sent out Knuckles Malone to the hill last month. The 30-year-old starter went after Lake League hitters with a vengeance and earned May’s Pitcher of the Month award.

He went 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA as he struck out 42 in 53.2 innings over 6 starts, a stark contrast to a shakier April that saw him drop 2 games and pitch a third loss to a no decision. Continue reading “LL Selects Malone May’s Best Starter”

ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) Al Mota of the Speeders bewildered opposing batters in May and was honored as the Metropolitan League Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

The Nevada starter sparkled last month with a 5-1 record and 2.66 ERA. He made 6 starts, tossed 44 innings and had 35 strikeouts. Continue reading “ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota”