Sheboygan A’s Announce Player Awards

January 7, 2015

Sheboygan A's players Colin Willis and Taylor Schwarz earned the team's top player honors for the 2014 season at the annual Sheboygan Athletic Club dinner recently.

Wisconsin State League

Sheboygan A’s players Colin Willis and Taylor Schwarz earned the team’s top player honors for the 2014 season at the annual Sheboygan
Athletic Club dinner recently.

Willis earned the A’s Most Valuable Player award after registering
the team’s best batting average, on-base percentage, slugging
percentage, hits and stolen bases during the 2014 season. His team-best
eight triples set a new club record.

Schwarz was named Most Valuable Pitcher. He finished the season with a
9-1 record with two shutouts, a save and a no-hitter, and had a 2.23

Other awards went to players Eric Solberg, Cole Miklavcic and Mitch Gardner.

Solberg was voted the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player, while
Miklavcic earned the Manager’s Award. Gardner got the team’s Sine Qua
Non Award.

A’s supporter Wayne Palm earned the “Golden A” award, given to a team
volunteer. Palm, recently elected to be the club’s corporate secretary,
“has been an integral figure” on the team, filling several roles at
Wildwood Park and helping lead offseason team projects, according to an
A’s news release announcing awards.

Miesfeld’s Meat Market, a 45-year team sponsor, won the club’s Sponsor of the Year Award.

Announcer Bill Wagner and to Art Imig’s employee Jessica Huenink,
meanwhile, got the team’s Special Awards. Wagner is in the A’s regular
announcer rotation and also picked up most rescheduled rain-outs and
tournament games. Huenink was responsible for keeping the A’s new
uniforms looking new, according to the team.

“Grandpa Wayne” and grandson Noah Lohse, “who have been at just about
every game since Noah has been able to walk,” earned Fans of the Year
awards, according to the A’s.

And Most Dedicated Player Awards went to Lars Krugel of the Diamond
Dawgs seventh-grade Lakeshore team, and to Ashton Smies of the
sixth-grade State League team.

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