Dufferin Baseball League hosted an awards ceremony March 11
to present 2017 season awards. Pictured after receiving their awards
are, from back left, Trevor Foster, Peter Kinghan, Trent Barwick, and
Cale McLean. Front row from left, Kashtin Winchester, Drew Huerter,
Mike Wallace, and Chris Esson.
NDBL hands out its 2017 awards, as Ivy, Orangeville enter the
Junior ranks for new season
Posted March 13,
by Scott AndersonMike Wallace and
Trevor Foster were the top winners at the North Dufferin Baseball
League awards event on March 11.
The event hosted at the Lisle Legion recognized players for the 2017
Foster, who plays for the Mansfield Cubs, picked up three titles in the
junior division including best batter with a .500 average, most runs
scores with 19, and was named the most sportsmanlike player.
Sam DeCock from Midland Twins and Brandon Peart from New Lowell Knights
tied with Foster for the most runs. Peart also won the best on base
percentage award with an average of .586.
Nathan Lennox of the Lisle Astros won two awards taking top spot with
the most home runs and was named the most valuable player sharing the
award with Jordan Metz of the Mansfield Cubs.
New Lowell's Kashtin Winchester won the best pitcher title.
In the senior division, Wallace of the Bolton Brewers topped three
categories. He won the best batter award with a .527 average, the best
on base percentage award with a .694 average and was selected as the
division's most valuable player.
Brett Chater of the Bolton Brewers scored the most runs with 38 last
season while his teammate Trent Barwick was the best pitcher.
Cale McLean of the Midland Indians hit 14 home runs in 2017 to take top
spot in the category. McLean's performance is the best since the award
was first established in 2000.
Drew Huerter of the Orangeville Giants was voted the best catcher and
Michael Gemmiti of the Bolton Dodgers was named the most sportsmanlike
player for a third straight year.
New Lowell's Peter Kinghan was named the coach of the year.
Outgoing past president Chris Esson was recognized with a plaque for
his three-years of service on the executive by president Tyler Linger.
Team representatives met for the annual general meeting following the
awards and approved a 26-game schedule for the senior division.
Newmarket requested a leave of absence dropping the senior loop to 14
teams this season.
The junior division has increased to six teams with the return of Ivy
from a leave of absence last season and a new entry from Orangeville.
Rob Perkins was elected vice president. Jesse McIntyre will be the
president with Tyler Linger moving to past president. Scott Anderson
and Dan Gowan were elected to secretary and treasurer respectively.
Gowan will be serving his 34th year in the position with Anderson in
his 12th. Peter Kinghan was acclaimed as the statistician.