(Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Catz) was selected as the Santy Gallone Most Valuable Player
after topping the ACBL with a .417 batting average and .617 slugging percentage. The junior second baseman from Lehigh tied for the home run crown with five home runs. Garzillo wins the ACBL hitting and slugging awards also.
(Cornell, Trenton Generals) won the Darrin Winston Most Valuable Pitcher
award. Balestrieri posted a 5-0 record with a league leading 0.95 ERA in 37.2 innings during the regular season. The sophomore RHP pitched Trenton to victory in the championship game when he allowed two hits and one run in 8.1 innings.
(Wagner, North Jersey Eagles) and Kevin Boswick
(Lehigh, South Jersey Giants) were named co-winners of the Relief Pitcher of the Year
award after each posted eight saves during the season. Bloodworth made 16 appearances over 19.1 innings with a 0.93 ERA. Boswick posted a 3-2 record with a 1.12 ERA in 18 appearances in 24 innings.
(FDU, Staten Island Tide) and Kyle Cullen
(New Haven, North Jersey Eagles) were named co MVPs in the All-Star game and will also receive post season awards. Cullen tied Mike Garzillo for the home run title with five home runs.
Mike Garzillo photo courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics
Paul Balestrieri photo courtesy of Cornell University Athletics