By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network
Voted NAIA player of the year OF Christopher Acosta-Tapia (Laval, Que.) of the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles was also named Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Year.
Among Canadian hitters, Acosta-Tapia led with 105 hits, That was two more than Connors State’s Max Hewitt (Barrie, Ont.), also selected to the Canadian Baseball Network first team, like Acosta-Tapia.
Acosta-Tapia led all Canadians with 24 homers, three more than Frank Phillips’ Brett Esau (Meadow Lake, Sask.), also named to the Canadian Baseball Network First Team.
He led with 27 doubles, one more than New Mexico Thunderbirds' 1B Ryan Rijo (Barrie, Ont.), named to the Canadian Baseball Network Second Team,
Acosta-Tapia was third in RBIs, six back of Midland’s Eric Senior (Toronto, Ont.) voted to the named to the Canadian Baseball Network Second Team.
The previous Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Year winners through the years include the likes of ...
_LHP Guillaume Blanchette (St-Constant, Que.) of the Lubbock Christian, the first to ever bat 1.000, collecting 51 of 51 first-place votes last year.
_ 3B Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) of the Canisius Golden Griffins, named first on 33 of 45 ballots (73.3) in 2015.
_ 2B-OF Craig-St. Louis (Gatineau, Que.) of the Seminole State Trojans, 50-for-59 (84.7) in 2014.
_ LHP Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) of the Arizona State Sun Devils, 50-for-65 (76.9) in 2013.
_ 2B Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ont.) of the Stony Brook Seawolves, 40-for-58 (69) in 2012.
_ OF Chase Larsson (Vancouver, BC), of the Cameron Aggies, 39 of 41 votes (95.1) in 2011.
_ OF Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) of the Connors State, 49 of 51 (96.1) in 2010.
_ 3B Jesse Sawyer (Calgary, Alta.) of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 33 for 49 (67.3) in 2009.
_ DH Mike Gosse (Pitt Meadows, BC) of the Oklahoma Sooners, 35 of 42 (83.3) in 2008.
_ 1B Kevin Atkinson (Surrey, BC) of the New Mexico Jr. College Thunderbirds, 55 for 62 (88.7)in 2007.
— OF Jon Baksh (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Florida Tech Panthers, 40 of 63 (63.5) in 2006.
— 1B Karl Amonite (Woodslee, Ont.) of the Auburn Tigers, 55 for 62 (88.7) in 2005.
— OF Charlie MacFarlane (Lantzville, BC) of the Cumberland Bulldogs, 36 for 45 (80) in 2004.
_ C Aaron McRae (Delta, BC) of the LSU-Shreveport Pilots, 37 for 49 (75.5) in 2003.
_ OF Ryan Kenning (North Vancouver, BC) of the New Mexico State Aggies and RP-SS Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) of the Houston Cougars, who shared honours with nine first-place voters on 16 ballots (56.3) in 2002.
_ LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) of the British Columbia Thunderbirds, six of seven (85.7) in 2001.
— And OF Ben Emond (Farnham, Que.) of the Texas Longhorns, in 2000, our inaugural year.
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2017 All-Canadian College Team - 18th Annual