YSBA HONOURED AT 2014 OBA AWARD BANQUET
Several YSBA members were recently honoured at the Ontario Baseball Association Annual General Meeting in Windsor, Ontario. Congratulations to the following winners, who were recognized as the best in baseball in Ontario this year.
Jack Middlemass Award (Volunteer of the Year) Stan Pagonis - Richmond Hill. Stan has been a longtime member of the baseball scene in Ontario and has been the driving force behind the Richmond Hill Phoenix Baseball Club for decades. He has volunteered his time as a director on several boards and recently served as the long standing President of the Richmond Hill baseball club. Over the years Stan has given his time as a coach, board member, convenor and community leader in Richmond Hill.
Barrie Salt Award (Director of the Year) Jeffrey Albaum - Richmond Hill. Jeffrey not only coaches rep baseball in Richmond Hill he also serves on the boards of the Richmond Hill Baseball Club, York Simcoe Baseball Association where he serves as President, and as a member of the Ontario Baseball Association board of directors. He also serves as Chair of the OBA rules committee.
Team of the Year - Barrie Red Sox Major Mosquito AA. The Barrie Red Sox had an outstanding season highlighted by capturing the AA OBA Championship. Along the way they won several tournaments and had four players named to the YSBA all-star team. Congratulations on being recognized as the most outstanding season in the province in 2014.
Don Gilbert Award (Outstanding Level 5 Umpire) - Peter Skrypka - Keswick Baseball Association
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 YSBA AWARD WINNERS
*ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR: CITY OF VAUGHAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
*DON SUTTON AWARD (VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR): STAN PAGONIS - RICHMOND HILL PHOENIX BASEBALL CLUB
*JUNIOR UMPIRE OF THE YEAR: JEFFREY STROUD - BARRIE MINOR BASEBALL CLUB
*SENIOR UMPIRE OF THE YEAR: IAN ANDRIANO - BARRIE MINOR BASEBALL CLUB
*REP PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PEEWEE AND BELOW: TRISTAN STRONACH - CITY OF VAUGHAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
*REP PITCHER OF THE YEAR, PEEWEE AND BELOW: AIDAN ROSSEL - BARRIE MINOR BASEBALL CLUB
*REP COACH OF THE YEAR: DAVE REPATH - NEWMARKET BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
*REP PLAYER OF THE YEAR, BANTAM AND ABOVE: JEREMY MARCO - CITY OF VAUGHAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
*REP PITCHER OF THE YEAR, BANTAM AND ABOVE: NICK MURRAY - BARRIE MINOR BASEBALL
*REP COACH OF THE YEAR, BANTAM AND ABOVE: DAN GIANTSOPOULOS - RICHMOND HILL PHOENIX BASEBALL CLUB
*REP TEAM OF THE YEAR: BARRIE MAJOR MOSQUITO AA - BARRIE MINOR BASEBALL
*SELECT PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LUCAS SHEPARD - BARRIE MINOR BASEBALL
*SELECT COACH OF THE YEAR: WES WINKEL - ORILLIA LEGION MINOR BASEBALL
*SELECT TEAM OF THE YEAR: ORILLIA ROYALS MOSQUITO SELECT - ORILLIA LEGION MINOR BASEBALL
*HOUSE LEAGUE COACH OF THE YEAR, PEEWEE AND BELOW: NANCY WATSON - ORILLIA LEGION MINOR BASEBALL
*HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PEEWEE AND BELOW: MARK HOLM - HUNTSVILLE MINOR BASEBALL
*HOUSE LEAGUE COACH OF THE YEAR, BANTAM AND ABOVE: SAL STALTERI - CITY OF VAUGHAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, BANTAM AND ABOVE: MIKE CALDERONE - CITY OF VAUGHAN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
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Always in our hearts
Doug Sutton 1942-2008
It is with great sadness to inform everyone of the passing of Doug Sutton on September 29, 2008 at the age of 66. For the past many years Doug has served as the YSBA Registrar. He was regarded by most as the "best registrar" in Ontario, and one that many have learned from.
Doug was a great friend to all of us and to the game.
We'll all miss Doug for the joy that he brought all of us and to the game of baseball.
He will be deeply missed.