The Yosemite Baseball Boosters held their annual awards banquet for the Badger baseball team at Sierra Meadows Golf Course May 27, the concluding event to the team's 9-20 overall record 6-9 in North Sequoia League play.
Despite the team finishing its season below their expectations, the team still managed to place three players on the All League roster.
Named to the league's All League first team were junior Joey Woolsey and freshman Tristan Eames.
Woolsey was named Pitcher of the Year in the NSL. He posted 5-3 record with a 1.16 ERA in league play. He struck out 56 batters and walked only eight in 54 1/3 innings. He also had a very low walks and hits to innings pitched ratio of .69.
Eames tore up the NSL after being moved up mid-season from the JV team with a .391 batting average. He had an impressive .414 on base percentage with six RBIs, and eight runs scored.
Named to the second team All League team was Brian Woolsey. The junior hit .245 with three doubles and a triple. He also went 1-3 with a 3.88 ERA on the mound in league play.
Two seniors received Academic All League honors. Stewart Carlson and Trevor Smith maintained a 3.5 GPA during the baseball season. Smith, a starting infielder, hit .227 and drove in nine runs on the season. Carlson who caught and played first, hit .232, drove in 11 and led the team in extra base hits with nine including a home run.
In addition to the All League honors, Coach John McMillan handed out four team awards.
Most Valuable Player: Joe Woolsey.
Offensive Player of the Year: Tristan Eames.
Defense Player of the Year: Tyler McIntyre.
Coaches Award: Evan Diehl.
McIntyre was named Defensive Player of the year for his stellar play in the outfield. He also led the team in RBIs with 15, while batting .242 including a home run. Diehl, a junior, hit .234 while driving in eight runs on the season.
This year's team will lose just three players to graduation and with three underclassmen being recognized by league coaches, this young Badger team is expected to improve on this year's record next season.
Yosemite returns it's entire pitching staff next year so expectations will be high.
The Yosemite Baseball Boosters are looking for additional community members to join the club in support of the Badgers. See additional information at yosemitebaseballboosters.com.