Langley's Stovman, Mariners' Willow share Premier loop MVP honours

 Langley Blaze's Michael Stovman earned first team honours, led in strikeouts and shared MVP honours. Photo: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times.

Langley Blaze's Michael Stovman earned first team honours, led in strikeouts and shared MVP honours. Photo: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times.

PBL ANNOUNCES 2017 ALL – CONFERENCE AWARDS

 

 

The British Columbia Premier League’s Executive Management Committee selected the 2017 All-Conference Teams and Individual Player Awards.

After a very lengthy process, the all-conference awards were selected by a committee that reviewed the nomination of players from coaches from their team only, stats for league competition, coaches’ picks from team nominations that did not include players from their own team for all-conference consideration, and input from other knowledgeable baseball people. 

The goal of the process was to solicit feedback from individuals who know the players and who have watched them play during league competition. 

It should  be noted that players on the Junior National Team have been included in the selection process providing they have enough games during league competition that amounts to around 2/3 of the minimum requirements for a position player and pitcher.

The North Shore Twins were the 2017 Team and Organization of the Year. The Twins captured gold at the Bantam Western Canadians, and three provincial championships at all levels in 2017; Bantam, Junior, and Premier. 

Premier Baseball Association
2017 All-Conference Awards
Award First Team Second Team

Catchers Kayden Beauregard  AC Jordan Yamaguchi  WC

Infielders

Jason Willow  VM Dylan Ohlsen  AC
Steve Moretto  NS Gus Wilson  LB
Caleb Piechnik  VM Dylan Price  VM
Jared Crossley  WR Ataru Yamaguchi  WC

Outfielders
Danny Berg  LB Cole Cantelon  LB
Jared Alleman  WC Kade Kozak  OA
Brendan Yip  ND Alex Jinda  MI

Utility
Shane Rogers PR Allan Hogg  WR

Pitchers
Michael Stovman  LB Jayden Marsh  PR
Fynn Chester  VM Alex Deluca  WC
Kyle Prather   LB Madjik MacKenzie  CR
Tasei Yahiro  AC Josh Laukkanen  PR

 Victoria Mariners' Jason Willow earned BC Premier League First Team Honours, led the league in hitting and shared MVP honours. Photo: Christian J. Stewart.

Victoria Mariners' Jason Willow earned BC Premier League First Team Honours, led the league in hitting and shared MVP honours. Photo: Christian J. Stewart.

Player/Team Awards
Top Hitter (BA .431) Caleb Piechnik VM
Top Pitcher (ERA 0.76) Michael Stovman  LB
Top Offensive Player (SECA .567) Jason Willow  VM
MVPs Michael Stovman  LB and Jason Willow  VM (tie)
Golden Glove Brett Bass  AC

Golden Glove Steve Moretto  NS
Rookie of the Year  Madjik MacKenzie  CR
Rookie of the Year Jared Crossley  WR

Leader Awards
Batting Average (.431) Caleb Piechnik  VM
Most Homeruns (8) Dylan Ohlsen AC
Most RBIs (35) Dylan Ohlsen AC
Most Wins (9) Tasei Yahiro  AC
Most Strikeouts (82) Michael Stovman  LB

Organization of the Year North Shore Twins
Team of the Year North Shore Twins