After leading Seaboard to a second-place finish in the Ban Johnson League, Blue Valley North graduate Matt McHugh was chosen the Lester Milgram Most Valuable Player on Saturday at Deer Creek Golf Course.
McHugh batted .333, had a .479 on-base percentage and a .580 slugging percentage. He now attends Johnson County Community College.
“It’s an honor,” McHugh said. “It means a lot in terms of all the work I put in.”
Among the other awards: Sam Morman, a graduate of Blue Springs South, won the Bruce Rice Hustle Award for the Milgram Mustangs. He attends William Jewell. The Mustangs were awarded the BJ Championship trophy after going 21-7 and defeating Seaboard in the championship series.
Tyler Meeks, an Olathe South graduate, is the 2014 Rick Sutcliffe Pitcher of the Year. Meeks, a Mid-America Nazarene pitcher, went 6-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.
William Jewell’s Luke Luccetti, who plays for Regal Plastic, received the Alex George Batting Champion award after compiling a .432 average, .479 on-base percentage and .580 slugging percentage.
Rockhurst High School graduate and NKC Apartments second baseman Patrick Burns won the Frank White Award for Fielding Excellence. He did not commit an error in 81 chances.
Johnson County Community College coach Kent Shelley was inducted into the Ban Johnson Hall of Fame. He has led the Cavaliers to an 830-519-1 record in 27 years.
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