Jimmy Filter, Travis Israel and Trey Teakell take home this year’s postseason awards.
The Most Valuable Player award goes to Jimmy Filter of the Paddlers. Filter will be a senior at Northeastern University. The shortstop led the league with 14 doubles, two homeruns, 61 total bases and a .540 slugging percentage. He was rarely in a game where he did not earn a hit, going hitless in only 5 of his 28 starts and having 11 multi-hit games, including three three-hit games. Filter ends the summer with a .327 batting average (37 hits in 113 at-bats), 18 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, two homers, 16 RBIs, 61 total bases, 10 walks and a .540 slugging percentage. He was also 8 for 8 in stolen bases.
The Surfers’ shortstop, Travis Israel from Sierra College, wins the batting title with a .359 average. Israel was traded to the Surfers a few games into the season and started off the summer with a 12-game hitting streak. He finishes the season with a combined .359 (42 hits in 117 at-bats) batting average, 18 runs, five doubles, one triple, one homer, 17 RBIs, 10 walks, and a.432 on base percentage, He was 10 for 12 in stolen bases and had only 11 strikeouts on the season.
The title of Pitcher of the Year goes to Trey Teakell of the Menehunes. Teakell will be a sophomore with Texas Christian University in the spring. In the right-hander’s last three games, he threw 24.1 shut-out innings, with the last two games being complete game shut-out wins both against the Paddlers. He gave up only 11 hits in that 24.1 inning stretch. Teakell received the player of the week award or co-player of the week award three times. Teakell finished the season with a 3-2 record and 0.91 ERA. He threw 59.1 innings including 3 complete games, 2 shut-outs and 1 combined shut-out and allowed only 6 earned runs and 11 walks while collecting 46 strikeouts and holding all hitters to a .181 average.