Vote for April POTM

The final month of the Spring 2024 season in the books, and what a month it was! More than half of the games played in April were decided by 2 runs or less. Playoff seeding was finalized on the last Sunday of the regular season with the defending champion Kihei Centipedes winning an extra-inning thriller on a walk-off passed ball to jump from the potential 4th seed to the 2nd seed, earning a coveted first round bye in the process. With the match-ups for the May 5 single-game elimination round set, let’s take a look at some of the player performances that helped set the stage!

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The Player of the Month candidates listed below were selected based on their performances during the month of April, with no more than one candidate per team. Voting is open to players, fans, and family, and is limited to 1 vote per individual.

Brandon Kagrise played a big role in the West Maui Brewers’ hot finish to end the regular season. In 4 games, Kagrise hit .500 (7 for 14) with 5 runs scored, 3 RBIs, and 5 stolen bases and finished the regular season with three straight multi-hit games.

The Lahaina Warriors’ John Lamb led the league with a .700 (7 for 10) batting average and a 1.427 OPS in April. To top it off, the big southpaw also led the league in strikeouts and innings, finishing the month with 3 straight complete games: wins over the Pirates and Dirtbags, and a tough luck loss in his best performance (9.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) extra-inning loss to the Centipedes last Sunday.

The Upcountry Dirtbags’ Keoni Luft had more runs scored (6) and total bases (10) than anyone whose name doesn’t rhyme with Lank Fettieri last month. To top it off, Luft homered off a former Major League pitcher on April 21, his fourth career MABL home run.

Kaleb Palmer hit .500 (3 for 6) for the La Perouse Pirates in a pair of April games. Palmer’s 1.238 April OPS raises his season average to .988, good for third best in the league.

Ryder Souza of the Nahiku Gorillas hit .400 (4 for 10) with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs in April. Souza led the offense in the Gorillas’ April 7 win over the Warriors, going 3 for 5 with a pair of RBIs. He finishes the regular season with the third-best batting average in the league at .393.

Check out the stats and advanced stats pages for complete hitting and pitching stats for every player in the league, and cast your vote below for the MABL Player of the Month for April 2024. The poll will remain open through May 6.

Vote for the MABL Player of the Month

  • Keoni Luft (47%, 433 Votes)
  • Ryder Souza (45%, 409 Votes)
  • Brandon Kagrise (4%, 35 Votes)
  • John Lamb (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Kaleb Palmer (2%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 914

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  1. Every game I’ve seen , Keoni really commits himself 100%. Great player and super team supporter. Keoni truly Loves Baseball and the dirtbags.

  2. A must for player of the Month
    No doubt deserving of this award with all of his accomplishments and drive and determination to be the best for his team.

  3. Keoni Luft! Great guy who is so deserving of this Baseball award! He’s fun to watch play baseball! He’s so inspiring to younger baseball kids has lots of wisdom to share!

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