Spring 2024 awards announced

The Spring 2024 Maui Adult Baseball League end-of-season award winners are given below. Award winners were selected by player votes submitted online.

The Dirtbags’ Frank Lettieri became the first player in MABL history to win three consecutive MVP awards. Frank hit .475 (19 for 40) en route to his fourth straight MABL Batting Title, also leading the league in hits (19), runs (20), total bases (23), stolen bases (18), slugging (.575), and OPS (1.118) while leading his squad to their first MABL Title in 7 years. Brian Christina finished second in MVP voting.

Ian Josh, of the Kihei Centipedes, won his second consecutive MABL Cy Young award. Josh went 2-2 with a 0.60 ERA (the 3rd best single-season mark in league history) over 45.0 innings for the ‘Pedes. He held opponents to a .112 batting average (also third best single-season) and a 0.51 WHIP (2nd best) while striking out 56 over that span.

The Dirtbags’ Tim Brown, now with the London Mets, was named MABL Rookie of the Year for the Spring 2024 season. Brown went 5-1 with a 0.80 ERA and 54 strikeouts over 45.0 innings this spring, holding opponents to a .161 average with a 0.64 WHIP. After finishing second in the Cy Young award voting, Tim went 4-0 with a 0.73 ERA and 4 complete game victories in the playoffs. Jimmy Perez finsihed second in Rookie of the Year voting.

Mikey Marcotte was named Manager of the Year in his final season at the helm for the La Perouse Pirates. After going 7-5 during the Spring 2024 season, Marcotte will go down as the winningest Manager in MABL history, compiling a 263-142 record with 3 MABL Championships over 26 seasons with the Pirates. First year manager Justin Murphy was runner-up for Manager of the Year honors.

Chad Blackwell of the Centipedes was awarded his third straight Gold Glove award for his slick glove work at shortstop for the ‘Pedes this season. West Maui Brewers’ catcher Kirk Bender finished second in Gold Glove voting.

Ken Henry of the Dirtbags and Mason Boogie of the Centipedes shared Most Improved Player honors. Henry hit .406 (13 for 32) and finished with the league’s best on-base percentage (.558), helping his squad to a MABL Championship in the process. In his 6th season, the Centipedes’ Boogie hit .318 (7 for 22) over 8 games.

The Centipedes’ Kevin Spaise was recognized by members of the league as this season’s Ken Talbot award recipient. Honoring the memory of one of the league’s past players, this award is given to the member of the MABL who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions towards others, on and off the field. Kevin’s efforts with the Over 40 Tournament and his Lahaina Fire Victim relief work make him incredibly worth of this honor!

Congratulations to all award winners and nominees on tremendous seasons, and mahalo to everyone who voted as part of the recognition process! And check out the awards page to view past end-of-season award winners.

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