Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Zog: Team MVPs

The voting is closed and the people have spoken. The Hounds MVPs for the Zog 2010 Spring/Summer league have been chosen. The winners are definitely worthy of the honor. So without further adieu, the winners are:

Juiena - Juice garnered the most votes of any Hound, male or female. And her performance this season was the textbook definition of MVP. On the mound, she was a dominant force, leading the team in innings pitched and wins. She made good hitters look foolish with her high-arc pitch, and she displayed cat-like reflexes defensively. She was also stellar at the plate, leading all female Hounds in Batting Average, On Base Percentage, and Runs Scored. In the playoffs she had ice-water in her veins and got the complete-game victory in the deciding game.

Iain - It was another outstanding season for Mr. Clutch. This was his first long Zog season, and he shattered all the previous single-season Hounds records. He won the triple crown with an .844 average, 10 home runs, and 32 RBIs. Despite his apparent physical difficulty negotiating the basepaths, he scored every time he was on base except for one. His defense was gold-glove caliber. The long season took its toll on his body, but he was ready for the playoffs and was a run-producing maniac in the postseason. 

There were also several other Hounds that garnered votes, demonstrating that we are a well-balanced team. Those All-Stars are:

Cindy - C-Rod actually did not start on the opening day roster. But some persistent efforts from Hounds management got her into the fold and our team went to the next level once she became a full-time member. Her solid defense and consistent hitting were invaluable as we pursued the title.

Wink stepped up this season and took his game to a new level. He was an RBI-producing machine and finished right behind Iain in the team lead for that category. He was also an Iron Man, missing one game at the most. His versatility on the defensive side was an important part of our success as well.

Dave - The Big Fella was an intimidating force in our dugout this season. He finished fourth on the team in batting average while also driving in many runs. He hit a memorably long shot to center in the title game that was one of the highlights of the season.

Push was a solid performer who brought a steady consistency for us all season. Got on base 1 out of every 2 times at bat and flashed her speed and defense throughout our championship run.

Nice Season, Hounds!

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