Tier 2 2012 Award Nominees - All Awards to be voted on by team managers
Voting Period : to be determined
Each team votes for a 1st and 2nd place. [Can NOT vote for own team]
Results to be announced at the NCBL Award Banquet on November 2nd.
MVP
Team Player
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Expos Dave Barnes 25 2 0.227 0.32 0.227
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    63 69 2-7-1 1.22 0.84
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Whether he was tossing gems from the bump, playing solid defense at short, contributing with the bat, or growing an absolutely ridiculous 'monkey tail' playoff mustache, Paqs contributed in every facet of the game and immeasurably helped us clinched our first Tier II penant.
Athletics Dustin Paquette 60 14 0.306 0.367 0.469
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    30 32 3-1-1 1.17 1.20
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Jordan pitched 1/3 of our innings and won 43% of our games.  He was a big addition to team that featured 4 quality rookies.  When he did not pitch, he filled in on the field where needed.
Winchester Jordan Havekes 35 3 0.156 0.229 0.156
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    53.33 63 6-3-0 1.77 1.25
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Pirates Martin Trepanier 59 19 0.417 0.475 0.688
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    39 59 6-2-0 2.51 1.54
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Mudd Greg Elliott          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Cory has always been a capable pitcher in the league, but not often does his batting compare with some of the best in the tier too Ė this year was the exception.  Cory had 19 hits and led the team in doubles, triples, homeruns, and also led the tier in RBIís Ė which was more difficult than it looks since most of our leftyís ABís were against left hander pitchers, and if not that than he was hitting into the power shift since itís no secret he can only pull the ball.  As our best pitcher, Bond threw in 7 of our 10 wins while also leading the tier with 2 saves and a tier/NCBL/career best 0.96ERA in almost 40 innings pitched Ė in fact Cory is the 1st player EVER in the NCBL to lead his tier in both RBIís and ERA.  Finally, to round out his triple-threat season, Cory lead the team with a .971 fielding percentage.
Sweat Sox Cory Bond 77 20 0.275 0.316 0.464
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    36.33 26 2-3-2 0.96 1.49
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG The standout for the Gryphons this year was Geoff Nolan, our 3rd baseman, who made highlight reel dives, charges, barehands and throws every single game.  Many other managers and players have commented on his absolutely incredible defense. For his teammates, we just called him the HHR, the human highlight reel.
Gryphons Geoff Nolan          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Led the league in IPís (58.33) and winning % at 6-1-1 with 2.76 ERA and 32 Kís. Also on the offensive side, he led the Tier with 90 PAís and a very solid .296 Avg. Was 2nd with 13 SBís, 5th in hits with 21, 2nd in runs with 20, 3rd in double with 6 and second with a 0.07 k/pa. A true MVP when you take into consideration both sides of the ball!!
Braves Daren Keating 90 10 0.296 0.422 0.38
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    58.33 32 6-1-0 2.76 1.54
Best Batter
Team Player
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Expos Pat Hill 58 9 0.327 0.421 0.429
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
    14 1 3 8 12
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG As our regular #3 hitter, Pugliese led the team in seemingly every offensive category, despite only playing in one game in August.10 of his 18 hits were for extra bases - 9 doubles and 1 HR - and they helped him drive in a team leading 17 RBI. His .450 average (3rd highest in tier) and .542 ONB (highest) and obscene .750 SLUG (2nd) led the team amongst regulars and were not aided by park factors
Athletics Matt Pugliese 48 17 0.45 0.542 0.75
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
    7 1 10 8 1
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG .381 4 d, 2 hr while batting 4th.   Top 10 in several categories.
Winchester Andre Robidoux 54 13 0.381 0.481 0.619
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
    11 2 6 9 1
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Pirates Eric Boisvert 58 15 0.469 0.517 0.837
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
    17 5 8 7 0
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG
Mudd Mike Elliott          
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG While this may be his 1st Best Batter nomination, Kentís name will be familiar to you if youíve studied the Tier 2 stats, his numbers are on EVERY single batting leaderboard which shows just how all around Kentís offensive numbers were.  KJ was batting .519 at the half way point of the season before a nagging groin injury slowed him down just a bit to finish at .339 (1st on team) on 21 hits (5th in tier) with 18 runs scored (4th in tier).  Kent was 2nd in the tier in walks, which was fine with him since he was also 2nd in the tier in stolen bases Ė perhaps even more impressive was that fact that while batting at the top of the order he had 14RBI (9th in tier) on a team that produced very few runs.
Sweat Sox Kent Johnston 81 14 0.339 0.494 0.548
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
    18 2 8 19 13
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Gryphons none          
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Braves Gilles Leblanc 79 9 0.338 0.456 0.369
    Runs HR EXBH BB SB
    16 0 2 14 8
Best Pitcher
Team Player
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP  
Expos Dave Barnes 63 69 2-7-1 1.22 0.84
    BB Hits      
    11 42      
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP This season we had ten guys log 10+ IP each, and with a line of 30 IP, a 3-1 record, 1 save, a 1.17 ERA (2nd best in tier), 32 K's and a WHIP of 1.20(2nd), Paqs was our best and most consistent arm.He allowed 2 earned runs or less in all seven of his pitching appearances this season and each of his three wins came against the 2nd or 3rd place teams.
Athletics Dustin Paquette 30 32 3-1-1 1.17 1.20
    BB Hits      
    12 24      
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP Jordan pitched 1/3 of our innings and won 43% of our games.  He was a big addition to team that featured 4 quality rookies.  When he did not pitch, he filled in on the field where needed.
Winchester Jordan Havekes 53.33 63 6-3-0 1.77 1.25
    BB Hits      
    29 40      
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP  
Pirates Martin Trepanier 39 59 6-2-0 2.51 1.54
    BB Hits      
    19 41      
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
Mudd Greg Elliott          
    BB Hits      
             
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP Every year we know what weíre going to get when Cory pitches, but this year was a little more special than usual.  On a team that won just 10 games, Cory threw in 7 of them posting a career best 0.96ERA (1st in tier) and 2 saves (1st in tier) in 36.33 innings pitched, while opponent batted just .233 against him.  Bondís main job this year was to be the bullpen and often came into the game in tough spots, but he never blew a save or picked up a loss in relief - Coryís 3 losses were through no fault of his own as we scored a TOTAL of 4 runs in those 3 quality starts.
Sweat Sox Cory Bond 36.33 26 2-3-2 0.96 1.49
    BB Hits      
    23 31      
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP The crafty 46-year old veteran gave up only 7 earned runs in 5 complete game  starts, logging a 1.73 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Mr. Consistency usually gave up one or no runs (he had two shut outs this year), and grinded out wins with very little run support (true for all our pitchers.).  The defense loves playing behind Bob because you know you can creep into position since he always, always, always hits his spots.  His control was awesome.
Gryphons Bob McCurdy          
    BB Hits      
             
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP Although not an impressive record ( 4-3) because of lack of run support, pitched 48 innings (3rd) and had 46 kís (4th) and a 1.13 WHIP (1st)and a 2.04 ERA. Threw a no-hitter vs the Sweat Sox.
Braves Brett Verberne 48 46 4-3'1 2.04 1.13
    BB Hits      
    19 35      
Sportsmanship and Ability
Team Player
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Expos Dave Bathurst 62 14 0.236 0.288 0.273
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
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    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG If you've ever had the luxury of playing with Dowks, you'll know that he's probably the best teammate that you could hope for. The genuine enthusiasm and effort level that he exerts when he steps on the ball field is second to none.Of course it helps that he hit .371 and got on-base at a .511 clip, buth yeah, you get the idea.
Athletics Kyle Dowker 47 10 0.371 0.489 0.429
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    - - - - -
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Cam had a fine rookie year, played hard every game and was a team leader by example.  He replaced our current cf and never missed a beat.All from the leadoff position.
Winchester Cam Shaw 85 15 0.333 0.446 0.536
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    - - - - -
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Pirates Pat Raby 67 6 0.263 0.328 0.281
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    - - - - -
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Mudd Alberto Vallejos          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG After batting .104 last year, Shaun vowed to do whatever he could to find a steroid supplier in the offseason and juice his way to a 2012 award nomination.  Mission accomplished.  Shaun had the greatest turnaround in SweatSox history, increasing his AVG .201 points from 2011 finishing at .305 (.405 vs righties).  Shaun always keeps a level head, when he got cleated at 1B or dirt kicked on him at 2B, he didnít even raise an eyebrow, in fact I donít think Iíve ever seen him upset in the 10 years Iíve played with him.   He also always puts the team 1st, when heís sitting and the team was winning (rarely), he would ask not to put him in the game for the sake of getting him in the game, but only if the situation made sense.  It should also be noted in the 1 game Shaun missed this year, we got no-hit Ė heís obviously the glue that holds this broken ship together.
Sweat Sox Shaun Keay 69 10 0.305 0.397 0.373
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    - - - - -
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Phil is very well-known around the league and is always advancing the idea of sportsmanship among the team, and through the league, for that matter. The only player ever seen let an umpire know a pitch didnít hit him after being awarded first base in error.  Despite the age impairment of being 41, he played every inning of every game this summer, playing either SS or 2B (and one game in LF because we were really short, but we wonít talk about that), and hit lead off for most of the year.
Gryphons Phil Taylor          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  everyone likes Steve, except for StuÖ
Braves Steve Gilroy 45 3 0.324 0.422 0.351
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    6 5 1-0-1 8.17 2.17
Top Rookie
Team Player
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Expos Pat Hill 58 9 0.327 0.421 0.429
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    25.33 34 1-3-0 3.32 1.7
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG In his first full season in the NCBL, Crabb led our team in IP with 33, while striking out 50 guys - good for a 10.5 K/7 rate. His pitching peripherals should have been better but when he was pitching, our defence disappeared faster than Phil Taylor after fall ball registration.He also played infield and posted an impressive batting line. (see stats to the left)
Athletics Charlie Crabb 57 12 0.310 0.491 0.452
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    33.33 50 3-3-0 5.50 1.84
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Jordan pitched 1/3 of our innings and won 43% of our games.  He was a big addition to team that featured 4 quality rookies.  When he did not pitch, he filled in on the field where needed.
Winchester Jordan Havekes 35 3 0.156 0.229 0.156
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    53.33 63 6-3-0 1.77 1.25
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG
Pirates Will Sebastian - - - - -
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    17 25 1-2-0 2.06 1.29
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Mudd Pat Wilson          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG After a 12 year hiatus from baseball, Mark returned to the field to see if he still had it.  Jumping right into the fire in Tier II, things didn't start of so well as he batted .083 through 12 games, but then a Facebook defriending from a longtime friend with benefits seemed to turn the tide.  Over the final 12 games, Stinson batted a team best .483 (14 hits) highlighted by a 2HR game at Southgate, and finished with a very impressive .302 average.  He also finished 2nd on the team in runs scored, and 3rd on the team in stolen bases.  Stinson was no slouch on defense either; he caught every other game and played multiple infield/outfield positions when he wasn't behind the plate.
Sweat Sox Mark Stinson 63 3 0.302 0.365 0.472
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
    - - - - -
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG Pat Madeiros, the Gryphonsí new left handed starting pitcher. Arriving about halfway through the year, Pat immediately had an impact as he delivered consistent wins, despite having very little run support (wait, all of our pitchers faced that this year). Patís line was pretty impressive for a 19 year-oldís first year in the NCBL, a very competitive year in the tier at that. Pat went 4-0 on 44 innings in the second half alone, striking out 44, walking only 19, with an ERA of 2.08.
Gryphons Pat Medeiros          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP
             
    PA RBI AVG ONB SLUG  
Braves none          
    IP SO W-L-S ERA WHIP