2019 Year-End Awards
Posted August 28, 2019
The SWBL has handed out some hardware for the 2019 regualr season. The non-statistical awards were voted on by all 11 teams.
MVP - Ty Paddock (Oak River)
Paddock's prowess both at the plate and on the mound helped his Dodgers to a 9-5-1 season. At the plate, he led the league in hits (24), runs (21), 2B (8), HR (6), RBI (19), and was second in average (.480). Through his 34 1/3 IP (6th most in the league), Paddock finnished fourth among all eligilbe pitchers (min 20 IP) in both Ks (36) and ERA (1.43) while compiling a 3-0 record.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Hayden Crampain (Hamiota)
Crampain had an impressive rookie season, finishing third on the Red Sox in average, batting .370. His 10 hits contributed 5 RBI to help lead his team to a North Division regular season crown. On the mound, Crampain contributed 17 innings going 1-0 with a save and a respectable 3.71 ERA.
MARK MINOR - MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER - Jordan Seafoot (Souris)
The following is the write-up submitted to the league upon nomination from the Souris Cardinals:
Once again, Jordan Seafoot has stepped up to lead the Souris Cardinals on and off the field. He continues to create a fun and positive environment for Cardinal players, which this year saw quite a roster overhaul. With the retirement of three veteran SWBLers, Seafoot opened the door for Souris’ next generation. The Cardinals added 5 youngsters this year who either just finished or are still in high school. He infused them into the lineup where they needed to be and set each of them up to experience success. Some playing major roles in Souris’ run to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since their resurrection in 2014.
On the field, Seafoot was once again a pillar in the Cardinal’s pitching staff throwing multiple complete games and coming into games in relief when needed. He also delivered a series of key hits at the plate leading the team to a strong finish in the regular season, a sweep of the Deloraine Royals in the first round, and three close games with Boissevain in the south division final. Giving his all and doing what is best for the team continues to be the way Seafoot does business at the ballpark making him the clear choice for our nominee for the SWBL Mark Minor Most Inspirational Player award.
TOP PITCHER (Lowest ERA minimum 20 IP)
Winner - Reece Ciprick (Oak River) - 0.34 ERA
Runners Up: Scott Beever (RIV) 0.88, Zane Sawyer (BOIS) 0.98, Ty Paddock (OR) 1.43
BATTING CHAMPION (Highest BA minimum 30 PA)
Winner - Jeff Peel (Virden) - .514
Runners Up: Ty Paddock (OR) .480, Colby Walker (ELK) .463, John Hutton (RIV) .455.