ALLBA A system players honoured
A couple of longtime volunteers and several players were the big winners as the Amherst Little League Baseball Association concluded another successful campaign wrapped up with the organization's closing banquet.
Volunteers named Bates/Merrill Winners
AMHERST - A couple of longtime volunteers and several players were the big winners as the Amherst Little League Baseball Association concluded another successful campaign wrapped up with the organization's closing banquet.
Peter and Donna Roberts were presented the league's highest award, renamed this year in honour for former players Nick Merrill and Corey Bates, for their years of service to little league baseball in Amherst as coaches, for umpiring and volunteering.
Andrew Skinner of the Y's Guys was presented the Hec MacDonald Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player in the A system while he was also presented his team's MVP trophy.
Brad Jennings of the playoff champion Cumberland Paving Cubs was presented the Randy Smith Trophy as top pitcher and the Jim MacDonald Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship and dedication. Jennings' teammate, Jaret Collins, won the Red Stuart Memorial Trophy as top hitter and the Cubs MVP award while Joey O'Dell of the Cubs won the Louise Burbine Memorial Trophy as player best exemplifying sportsmanship and playing ability.
The Bob Edgett Trophy as most improved player went to Emmitt Smith of the pennant-winning Mixers while Joel McCrossin won the Hurley Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. Carly Jackson of the Lions claimed the Bonnie Quinn Trophy as top female player.
Other team awards in the A system were presented to Ryan Goodwin as MVP and Tyler Landry as most improved player on the Lions, Alex Vansnick as most improved player on the Y's Guys, Alex Embree as MVP and Josh Lee as most improved player on the Mixers and Matthew McCrossin as most improved player on the Cubs.
In the B system, Cody Dickeson of Sobeys won the Doug MacDonald Trophy as top pitcher, the Buster Dobson Trophy as top hitter and Burger King Trophy as most valuable player while Landon Clarke of Harrison's won the Doug Ogden Trophy as most improved player. The Local 1233 Town of Amherst Employees Trophy for sportsmanship and playing ability was presented to Daniel Buboire of the Jr. Y's Guys.
Emily Arsenault was named most improved player and Maddison Colford most sportsmanlike player on the Jr. Y's Guys, Tony Dickeson was most improved player and Stacey Taylor most sportsmanlike on Sobeys, Landon Clarke most improved player and Lauren Chitty most sportsmanlike player on Harrison's and Charlie Johnson was named most improved and Austin Hicks most sportsmanlike player on the Athol Forestry Cruisers.
Team awards were presented to the Mixers for winning the A system pennant and being playoff runners-up while the Cubs were honoured as regular season runners-up and playoff champions. The Y's Guys were honoured as the playoff consolation winners.
Sobeys were honoured as the B system pennant winners with Harrison's honoured as the B system playoff champions.