Over the three weeks of the Herts Spring League we saw fantastic baseball, great plays, dramatic wins and explosive hitting. The HSL has announced those players who stood out from the rest.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)
Shannon Henry (Leicester Blue Sox) – The undoubted star of the HSL delivering in a big way with his bat and also on the mound in the Final against the Sidewinders to pick up the dramatic win and the title for Leicester. His batting stats over the four HSL games were: 3 singles, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 14 RBIs, batting average of .643 and slugging 1.357.
BEST PITCHER – Brandon Blide (Mildenhall Bulldogs) – allowed only 2 earned runs in 13 innings over the course of the HSL (ERA 1.38, K 21).
BEST RELIEVER – Pete Kikel (Herts Falcons) – pitching a no-hitter against the Herts Eagles
BEST CLOSER – Henry Collins (Bracknell Blazers) – picking up the save in the Final against the Herts Falcons.
CATCHER – Jon Mabie (Mildenhall Bulldogs)
FIRST BASE – Tim Elkins (Herts Eagles)
SECOND BASE – Oscar Sierra (Southampton Mustangs)
THIRD BASE –Perez (Mildehall Bulldogs)
SHORTSTOP – John Blose (Mildenhall Bulldogs)
LEFT FIELD – Dan Kerry (Herts Falcons)
CENTERFIELD – Mike Trask (Bracknell Blazers)
RIGHT FIELD – Chris Porter (Essex RedBacks)
BEST PLAY OF THE HSL – John Oliver (Herts Eagles) making a diving catch in right field to stop a Mildenhall rally.
Note: The nominations above were based largely on statistics from the games played at Herts therefore they do not fully reflect the outstanding individual and team performances in the games played at Ham Ground in Richmond.