Frankie Hare of the Guelph Royals has been named the Most Valuable Player for the Intercounty Baseball League’s 2012 season.
The Royals’ second baseman batted .414, finishing tied for second in the league in hitting. He also belted 10 home runs (fourth) and 36 RBIs (also fourth), while stealing 19 bases (tied for third) and making just four errors in the field all season.
Hare, 30, also won the MVP honour in the 2008 season. He takes home the John Bell Memorial Trophy as MVP.
The Guelph native received 29 votes to win the award. Second was Scott Thorman of the Brantford Red Sox, with 18.
Below are the league’s First and Second Team All-Stars for the season, along with votes received. The asterisk means the decision was unanimous.
Guelph’s scheduled playoff game against Barrie Thursday was postponed due to rain. The semifinal series is to start tonight (Friday) at Hastings Stadium in Guelph, though today’s forecast calls for rain also. If the game is a go, it’s to start at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
1B – Thorman, Scott Bfd 40* Delaney, Mitch Kit 23
2B – Hare, Frankie Gue 40* Stewart, Chris Ldn 14
3B – Cowan, Jeff Bar 38 Cho, Hyung Bfd 20
SS – Delfino, Lee Bfd 36 Arias, Branfy Tor 16
C – Maoz, Eitan Ott 26 Bako, Peter Burl 16
OF – Alliman, Terrell Bfd 40* Ware, Jeremy Gue 31
Jackson, Glenn Tor 36 McCurdy, Josh Bfd 25
Spataro, Ryan Bar 34 Pui, Darryl Burl 14
DH – Reilly, Sean Gue 38 Logan, Matt Bar 28
LHP – Bissell, Brad Bar 40* Van’t Wout, Andrew Gue 17
RHP – Huffman, Brandon Ott 29 Caulfield, Clay Tor 18
MGR – teBoekhorst, Dave Gue 24 Roy, Angus Bar 13