October 7, 2013

Lyon Mountain Miners reap CVBL awards


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Lyon Mountain Miners won another Champlain Valley Baseball League playoff championship this past season and, in the process, took home three individual honors.

David Waldron was chosen as the Most Valuable Pitcher during the regular season and also the Most Valuable Pitcher in the playoffs.

During the regular season, Waldron compiled a 7-0 record. In 42 innings on the mound, he allowed 26 hits, walked 16 and struck out 46. Waldron finished with a 1.00 earned-run-average and pitched three shutouts, including having a streak of 20 innings where he didn’t allow an earned run.

In the playoffs, Waldron went 3-0. He pitched complete games in two of his three starts and went 6.2 innings in the other. Waldron surrendered 16 hits and struck out 18 over the three games.

Most Valuable Player honors in the playoffs went to the Miners’ Tory Bouyea.

In addition to playing outstanding defense at shortstop, Bouyea batted .556 in the playoffs that included 10 hits in 18 at bats. He has an on-base percentage of .556 and a slugging percentage of .944. Bouyea had at least one hit in every playoff game and added five doubles, a triple, five RBI and seven runs scored.

The Most Valuable Player award in the regular season went to Billy Davis of the Meron’s Expos.

Davis, who at times pitched both ends of a doubleheader, compiled a 5-5 pitching record and a 2.30 earned-run-average. In 66 innings of the mound, Davis struck out 46 and walked 24.

Offensively, Davis rapped out 21 hits in 42 at bats, good for a .500 batting average. He added five doubles, one triple, nine runs scored, 14 RBI, a .553 on-base percentage and a .667 slugging percentage.

In addition, the Fourth Ward A’s Joe Kirkpatrick and John Mackintosh were co-winners of the Brian Mehan Sportsmanship Award.