Wisconsin State League Post Season Honors Announced

December 8, 2010

With the most valuable player, most valuable pitcher and five unanimous all-league selections, the Kenosha Kings dominated the 2010 Wisconsin State League post-season awards voting.

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With the most valuable player, most valuable pitcher and five unanimous all-league selections, the Kenosha Kings dominated the 2010 Wisconsin State League post-season awards voting.

Mark Cibrario, the league’s leading hitter with a .433 average, was named Most Valuable Player, reining in 15 vote points to 13 for teammate Jason Acevedo. Cibrario, a veteran of nine State League seasons holds down third base for the Kings.

Teammate Jon Olson was named the Most Valuable Pitcher for the second straight season. Olson, a right-hander, went 3-0 with a 1.00 earned run average. He beat out Eau Claire’s T.J. Wink in a close vote, 17-16.

Sheboygan’s Ryan Schilter, a catcher-outfielder, was picked as Rookie of the Year. He collected 13 points to 12 for Wink and 11 for Lombard shortstop Bobby Martin.

Jeff Vukovich, whose Lombard Orioles won the league title for the seventh straight season, was named Manager of the Year for the fourth straight season. His Orioles won the title this year by four games over Eau Claire. Kenosha finished third, six games back.

Five Kenosha players – first baseman John Hasser, Cibrario, catcher Billy Johnson, DH Acevedo and Olson – were unanimous selections to the all-league team.

Lombard outfielder Ryan Faidley, and left-handed pitcher Wink were also unanimous picks. Joining them on the first team were Manitowoc second baseman Nat Richter, Martin, and outfielders Ty Fadness of Eau Claire and Ryan Schilter of Sheboygan.

The award winners will be honored at the league’s Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner Jan. 29 at City Steets Riverside Restaurant in Sheboygan. Cost is $25 per person. Advance reservations are necessary and can be made by sending a check payable to the league and writing: Wisconsin State Baseball League, P.O. Box 32, Sheboygan, WI 53083-0032.

The awards vote totals and all-league team follows.

Most Valuable Player
Player – Team – Points
Mark Cibrario – Kenosha Kings – 15
Jason Acevedo – Kenosha Kings – 13
Brock Wetenkamp – Manitowoc Bandits – 5
Billy Johnson – Kenosha Kings – 2
Matt Miller – Eau Claire Cavaliers – 2
Ryan Schilter – Sheboygan A’s – 2
Ryan Faidley – Kenosha Kings – 1

Most Valuable Pitcher
Player – Team – Points
Jon Olson – Kenosha Kings – 17
T. J. Wink – Eau Claire Cavaliers – 16
Eric Van Beck – Sheboygan A’s – 5
Andy Pauliskauskas – Kenosha Kings – 1

Rookie of the Year
Player – Team – Points
Ryan Schilter – Sheboygan A’s – 13
T,J, Wink – Eau Claire Cavaliers – 12
Bobby Martin – Lombard Orioles – 11
Eric Van Beck – Sheboygan A’s – 3
Derek Layton – Oshkosh Giants – 2
Tanner Vavra – Eau Claire Cavaliers – 1

Manager of the Year
Manager – Team – PointsJeff Vukovich – Lombard Orioles – 15
Mark McHorney – Eau Claire Cavaliers – 13
Tim Pulizzano – Kenosha Kings – 12
Larry Kurkowski – Addison Braves – 2

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First Team All-League
First Base: *John Hasser, Kenosha Kings
Second Base: Nat Richter, Manitowoc Bandits
Third Base: *Mark Cibrario, Kenosha Kings
Short Stop: Bobby Martin, Lombard Orioles
Catcher: *Billy Johnson, Kenosha Kings
Outfield: *Ryan Faidley, Lombard Orioles
Outfield: Ty Fadness, Eau Claire Cavaliers
Outfield: Ryan Schilter, Sheboygan A’s
Designated Hitter: *Jason Acevedo, Kenosha Kings
Left-handed Pitcher: *T. J. Wink
Right-handed Pitcher: *Jon Olson, Kenosha Kings

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Second Team All-League
First Base: Justin Hunt, Sheboygan A’s
Second Base: Josh Dryden, Addison Braves
Third Base: Brock Wetenkamp, Manitowoc Bandits
Short Stop: Joe Ferro, Kenosha Kings
Outfield: Jason Dennis, Kenosha Kings
Outfield: Ben Sebesta, Eau Claire Cavaliers
Outfield: Ian Goldberg, Addison Braves
Designated Hitter: Ryan Schmitz, Sheboygan A’s
Left-handed Pitcher: Luke Westphal, Oshkosh Giants
Right-handed Pitcher: Eric Van Beck, Sheboygan A’s

* Unanimous Selection

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