2009 NCBL Award Nominations
Winners to be announced at League Banquet on October 23rd
Team Stats
Tier 2 Leaderboard
Tier 2
Most Valuable Player
Team Player
Athletics Mike Jones
Mike Jones deserves the MVP because when you look at the Athletics statistics, you'll notice that he was the one constant in a lineup that had to deal with the regular absence of many of the team's better hitters. By posting a .421 avg, 9 doubles, 26 hits, 19 rbi and 12 walks from the cleanup spot, Mike helped propel the Athletics to the highest run producing offense in the Tier. When you combine this impressive production with some stellar defense at third, Mike deserves to be the Tier's Most Valuable Player.
Mudd Rudy Vallejos
His stats speak for themselves. Also played solid defence at 3rd and pitched a little as well.  Batting - 22 runs, 28 hits, 9 doubles, 12 RBI, 12 SB, .438 Avg.  Pitching - 16 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 2-0 record, 14 K's, 1.75 ERA, 1.06 WHIP
Outlaws Ron "Black Stallion" Martelle
With out any dispute Mr. Martelle was the driving force to the Outlaws 2009 Tier 2 Championship. As Ronald batted in the middle of the line up on a regular basis, he came through with many clutch hits and rbi's. With the Outlaws an out away from losing the finals (Tribu ahead in the series 2-1 and the game 5-3) with two runners on and two outs, Schlong calmly stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 7th and smoked a liner up the middle scoring two runs to tie the game. One batter later, he scored to win the game and force a game 5. Which we all know how it ended.

Dr. Knuckle was by far the most consistent pitcher all season long. Pitching 32 2/3 innings, 1.71 era, 30 K's and a 1.16 WHIP his 4-3 record was not justice to the stellar performances he produced the entire season. If that is not enough Mr. September was 3-0 in the drive for the championship. Beating 1st place Mudd in the semis with a 8 inn performance, and going 2-0 in the finals with two dominating performance (winning game 1 and 4).
Raiders Rene Wallis
Sweat Sox Craig Cornell
For the second time in his career, Craig Cornell is the winner of the Doug Dorion Memorial Trophy, meaning he is the 2009 SweatSox Most Valuable Player. With his victory this year, he becomes the first player since Marc Lett in 2004 to win the award without pitching a single inning; which means his combined effort on both offense and defense was extra special this year. Craig led the SweatSox in 8 offensive categories and was second in two more – he batted .386 with a .509 slugging percentage and a .527 on base percentage, also led the team in plate appearances, hits, doubles, triples, and walks. Hitting out of the leadoff or number two spot in the order, the Consultant still managed to record 12 RBI and 14 runs scored. On defense, Craig made the move from 2B to 3B and set multiple franchise records from the hot corner including 30 assists and 19 putouts. When needed (which was often), the man with the greatest hair in the league was both willing and able to play different positions including 2B, SS, C, CF, and DH. The SweatSox Player of the Year: Craig Cornell.
Tribu Marc Hughes
His stats speak for themselves. Playing in a new position this at 3rd bases. Batting - 16 runs, 26 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples and 4 homeruns and 22 RBI, .448 avg and .828 slug.
Best Batter
Team Player
Athletics Gareth Baker
Gareth Baker deserves the best hitter award because despite playing in only 14 games, he put up ridiculously gaudy numbers without the luxury of ever stepping onto the filed at Aydelu. Baker finished the season with a line featuring a .584 average, 26 hits, 20 runs, 18 RBI, 6 doubles, 1 triple and 6 SBs.
Mudd Rudy Vallejos
His stats speak for themselves.  22 runs, 28 hits, 9 doubles, 12 RBI, 12 SB, .438 Avg
Outlaws Mark "Don't call me Marky Mark" McLean
With his patient opposite field hits down the left field line and laser like eyes at the plate Mark was by far the most productive and most consistent Outlaw at the plate in '09. Batting .407, 22 H, 14 RBI'S, 11 BB, 14 RUNS, and an on-base percentage you would drop your jaw at, 0.522. Mark was the heart of the line up, batting the 3 spot all season long.
Raiders Rene Wallis
Sweat Sox Craig Cornell
When one player leads the team in 8 offensive categories and is second in two more, there can be no question who the heart of the SweatSox offense was this season. Craig Cornell, who batted .386 with a .509 slugging percentage and a .527 on base percentage, also led the team in plate appearances, hits, doubles, triples, and walks. Hitting out of the leadoff or number two spot in the order, the Consultant still managed to record 12 RBI and 14 runs scored. In the final game of the regular season when the Sox needed a win to secure themselves a winning record, Seductive Eyes went 5/5 and was an integral part of the comeback; in fact most of his hits came in big situations when the pressure was on. Craig was our most consistent, clutch, and dependable hitter this year, and is our nominee for Batter of the Year.
Tribu Marc Hughes
His stats speak for themselves. Playing in a new position this at 3rd bases. Batting - 16 runs, 26 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples and 4 homeruns and 22 RBI, .448 avg and .828 slug.
Best Pitcher
Team Player
Athletics Dave Farquharson
Dave Farquharson deserves pitcher of the year because he posted a 3-0 record, he pitched 22 IP, had 25 Ks, a 1.91 ERA and a WHIP of 1.05. He also has the distinction of beating the 1st-place Mudd twice this year (giving up only 3 combined runs), something no one else in the Tier did.
Mudd Sean Byrne
Sean was the staff ace in 2009.  29.66 IP, 19 H, 6 ER, 4-0 record, 1 save, 18 K's, 1.41 ERA, 0.77 WHIP.  Led Tier in ERA and WHIP
Outlaws Ron "Black Stallion" Martelle
As his knuckleball danced its way to the plate and an average of a strikeout an inning, there is no question Ron was the pitcher of the year for your tier 2 Champions. As stated above his numbers in the season were some of the best in the league and were if not matched, were out done by the unbelievable performance he made in the playoffs. Making is look too ease!
Raiders Adam Di Tota
Sweat Sox Cory Bond
Cory Bond once again had a great season, pitching a team high 37 innings with a team low 1.51 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 41 strikeouts in a much more balanced rotation. The GLE worked hard in the offseason to improve his accuracy, and it paid off when he recorded a career low in walks with 14. A victim of unfortunate circumstances for most of the year, the SweatSox lefty lost TWO games against the first place Mudd by a score of 1-0, skewing his win-loss total in a slightly negative favour. Travis, of Travis Tracker fame, was the first to point out that with a clutch hit here and a defensive play there, Cory could have finished the year 7-0 (with a save). Bond was the SweatSox go-to guy on the hill and demonstrated, once again, why he is consistently mentioned as one of the Tier’s top pitchers.
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