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WSL Announces 2020 Award Winners2020 Award Winners Announced by WSL

October 27, 2020

The Wisconsin State Baseball League has revealed the recipients of the WSL Most Valuable Player, WSL Most Valuable Pitcher, WSL Rookie Player of the Year, WSL Rookie Pitcher of the Year and WSL Manager of the Year awards for the 2020 season. Winners were determined by a vote of League general managers and personnel.

WSL Announces 2020 Award Winners

The Wisconsin State Baseball League has revealed the recipients of the WSL Most Valuable Player, WSL Most Valuable Pitcher, WSL Rookie Player of the Year, WSL Rookie Pitcher of the Year and WSL Manager of the Year awards for the 2020 season. Winners were determined by a vote of League general managers and personnel.

WSL Most Valuable Player: Jake Novak, Lombard Orioles

WSL Most Valuable Pitcher: Brad Rindfleisch, Sheboygan A’s

WSL Rookie Pitcher of the Year: Zack Jones, Addison Braves

WSL Rookie Player of the Year: Jake Novak, Lombard Orioles

WSL Manager of the Year: Tim Moyer, Sheboygan A’s

Novak (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) is the fourth Oriole in a row to be named the League’s Most Valuable Player. He also takes home the league’s Rookie Player of the Year award. Novak hit .425 for the Orioles in 2020, scoring 17 runs and belting two home runs.

Rindfleisch (University of Wisconsin – Stout alum), was named the league’s Most Valuable Pitcher after posting a 1.45 ERA in seven games (five starts). He struck out 60 batters in 37.1 innings. He went 4-0.

Taking home Rookie Pitcher of the Year honors, Jones (Rockford University) posted a flat 2.00 ERA in 27 innings. He allowed only six earned runs while fanning 51. He finished with a 2-2 record.

First-year A’s manager Tim Moyer was named the Manager of the Year. In his first year as A’s skipper, he guided the A’s to a second-place finish in the league with a 16-7 record. The A’s were 1-1 against league-champion Lombard. His team scored 153 runs, second-most during the season.

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