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Durocher and Gemmiti take top honours at NDBL awards


The North Dufferin Baseball League hosted an awards ceremony March 12 to present 2016 season awards. Award winners who were able to attend were, from back left, Todd Gowan, Michael Gemmiti, Bailey Durocher, Fred Flood, and Steve Lafreniere. Front row from left, Chris Greer and Dan Morningstar.

(David Anderson photo)

March 14, 2017

The North Dufferin Baseball League hosted an awards ceremony Sunday in Lisle to recognize 2016 season award winners.

Taking the top awards in the junior division was Bailey Durocher of the Mansfield Cubs. Durocher won honours as the most valuable player, most sportsmanlike player, and most homeruns. He also received a most valuable player award from the All-Star Game in July.

Teammate Jeff Christman picked up the top pitcher award in the division.

Nathan Lennox of the New Lowell Knights was the top junior batter for the season with a .479 average while Konar Smith of the Ivy Rangers won the best on base percentage with .627 and had the most runs scored at 21.

In the senior division, Michael Gemmiti of the Bolton Dodgers topped three categories. He won the best batter award with a .494 average and was selected as the division’s most valuable player and most sportsmanlike player.

Brad Crosby from the Aurora Jays finished first in the on base category with a .655 percentage.

Dan Morningstar of the Clearview Orioles was voted the best catcher.

Brad Greiveson of the Ivy Leafs won the top pitcher award for his tenth time in the last 11 years with 173 points, 14.5 points higher than runner-up Todd Gowan of the New Lowell Knights.

Gowan meanwhile hit eight homeruns last season to win the category, while teammate Chris Greer scored 28 times for the most runs award.

The coach of the year title went to Steve Lafreniere and Fred Flood of the Midland Indians after the team finished the regular season first in the East division and had a stellar year on the diamond.

The New Lowell seniors won the West division first place standing while New Lowell and Mansfield juniors tied for first in standings last year.

The Ivy Leafs were recognized with the OBA plaque after the team won the provincial senior 'A' title in September.

Following the awards, team representatives met for the first meeting of the 2017 season with an increase in games for senior teams.

A 30-game season has been approved as the Bolton Brewers returned from a two-year leave of absence and the Ivy Rangers moved up from junior to make an 18-team senior division.

The three remaining junior teams, Mansfield, Midland, and New Lowell, have been joined by a new entry from Lisle to continue at four teams. The division will play an 18-game schedule.

The season begins the first weekend in May.




North Dufferin Baseball gears up for 2017 season

February 6, 2017

The North Dufferin Baseball League will hold its annual general meeting and 2016 awards presentation March 12 at the Lisle Legion.

League membership, players, and fans are invited to an awards ceremony recognizing individual and team accomplishments from last year starting at 12 Noon.

Some of the award categories include best batter, best pitcher, most sportsmanlike player and most valuable player for both the senior and junior divisions.

Team accomplishments include New Lowell Knights and Midland Indians first place standings in their respective divisions from the regular season, both New Lowell junior and senior team championships and recognizing the Ivy Leafs for their Ontario championship win in September.

At 1 p.m. the first meeting of the year will be held to elect executive positions, confirm membership, and review by-laws.

The North Dufferin league offers a junior and senior division with teams from Dufferin and Simcoe Counties and York and Peel Regions. Senior or Junior teams wishing to participate in the upcoming season must be present for the meeting.

Further information is available at www.ndbl.ca or by contacting secretary Scott Anderson at 705-424-5068 or secretary@ndbl.ca.





 

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North Dufferin Baseball League Members:
Alliston Athletics, Aurora Jays, Barrie Angels, Bolton Brewers, Bolton Dodgers, Clearview Orioles, 
Creemore Barons, Creemore Braves, Ivy Leafs, Ivy Rangers, Lisle Astros, Lisle Astros juniors, Mansfield Cubs, Mansfield Cubs juniors, Midland Indians, Midland Twins juniors, New Lowell Knights, New Lowell Knights juniors, Newmarket Cornhuskers, Orangeville Giants.

Upcoming Games

Saturday, May 6
Senior Division
Clearview Orioles @ Creemore Braves1:00pmGowan Memorial Park (Creemore)
New Lowell Knights @ Midland Indians2:00pmTiffin Park (Midland)
Orangeville Giants @ Mansfield Cubs3:00pmMansfield Community Park (Mansfield)
Mansfield Cubs @ Orangeville Giants5:00pmMansfield Community Park (Mansfield)
Sunday, May 7
Senior Division
Aurora Jays @ New Lowell Knights1:00pmNew Lowell Recreation Park (New Lowell)
Creemore Braves @ Barrie Angels2:00pmDana Field (Midhurst)
Midland Indians @ Lisle Astros2:00pmThe Ross Houston Memorial Park (Lisle)
Ivy Rangers @ Newmarket Cornhuskers2:00pmWhipper Watson (Newmarket)
Ivy Leafs @ Alliston Athletics8:00pmRiverdale Park (Alliston)
Monday, May 8
Senior Division
Newmarket Cornhuskers @ Orangeville Giants7:30pmPrincess of Wales Park (Orangeville)
Tuesday, May 9
Senior Division
Ivy Rangers @ Creemore Braves6:30pmGowan Memorial Park (Creemore)
Bolton Brewers @ Aurora Jays7:30pmLambert Wilson Park (Aurora)

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