- All-Time Records Updated
********* 2013 Labor Day Regional Tournament Runner-Ups **********
2018 Team Awards Announced
Breakout Player – Dell Barker & Zack Abbitt
Dell took his game to another level in his second season, getting on base when it was needed the most, holding it down in the field, and of course, being solid on the mound. With that being said, he will still always referred to as "Hank's brother." Zack joined the team this year and provided another big bat to the lineup. His continued to give maximum effort and get clutch hits even while playing through injury down the stretch. Also, adding another Yankees fan to go along with Nick and I, helps add some class to this team.
Play of the Year – Pat Riley
Pat was a standout while patrolling CF this year and the highlight of that was throwing out a runner at the plate who was attempting to tag-up. This play was aided by teammate Andrew McAulay yelling "That's a bad move" several times as the runner made his way towards home plate.
Gold Glove – James Johnson & Tyler Schulze
Continuing with the theme of outfield assist, James threw out several base runners from left-field on Sundays (and Wednesdays for that matter). If he doesn't show up today, it's probably because he's somewhere throwing out more base runners. Tyler was a linchpin of the Monarch infield, making all the routines in reliable fashion and throwing in some web gems along the way to match his flashy personality. But seriously, I've heard this guy say like five words in two years.
Best Performance - Shayne Jones
Shayne may not have been able to play as many regular season games as he'd like but he sure showed up and delivered when it was playoff time. His pitching performance against the Pirates was just what the team needed to secure a victory. I'd say something sarcastic or funny about Shayne too but we all know his feeling will get hurt. #metoo
Silver Spikes – Logan Woster
Logan stepped up and played a variety of positions and played them well. He could arguably have been a third gold glove winner but he's a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan so he will have to settle for the Silver Spikes.
All League – Adam Wheeler, Andrew McAulay, Daniel Cho, Tyler Schulze, J.R. Clark
The reason I didn't award an MVP award this season is because I felt like it was a toss up between these 5 guys, their numbers were all comparable and they all stood out in a variety of ways. I think we could have had at least 3 more guys named to the All-League team but there was more parity in the league this year and I think they wanted to spread the love around a little more to other teams. On the bright side, we might get another guy on the All League team next year since Wheeler will get his award as a member of the Phillies next year. Boom. Outta Here.