American Legion Baseball wrapped up its 84th season with its World Series in Spokane, Wash., at Avista Stadium, Aug. 13-17, with eight regional tournament champion teams. After 15 games that kept fans on the edges of their seats, Midwest City, Okla., "Outlaws" Post 170 claimed the World Series title while Eden Prairie, Minn., finished runner-up. Even though the Outlaws took home the winning trophy, many players from the eight teams were winners for their baseball prowess.
After the conclusion of the World Series, players' statistics from both regionals and the World Series were tallied in order to recognize the leaders in categories such as hits, home runs, strikeouts and more. Additionally, the statistics unveiled the All-Tournament Team. The following information features the 2010 Legion World Series award recipients.
James Daniel Jr. Sportsmanship Award - Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn. Most Valuable Player Award - Dalton Bernardi, Midwest City, Okla. Dr. Irvin L ‘Click' Cowger RBI Award - Vince Ampi, Roseburg, Ore. (19 RBIs)Rawlings Big Stick Award for the most total bases - Matt Holloran, Eden Prairie, Minn. (34 bases)Bob Feller Pitching Award for the most strikeouts - Kevin Hill, Midwest City, Okla. (33.1 innings pitched, 35 strikeouts)Louisville Slugger Award for the highest batting average - Jake Hager, Las Vegas (.476 batting average)
Highest number of:Hits - Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn. (22 hits)Runs scored - Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn. (18 runs)Doubles - Jacob Realmuto, Midwest City, Okla. (6 doubles)Triples - Jake Hager, Las Vegas (4 triples)Home runs - Josh Graham, Roseburg, Ore., and Matt Halloran, Eden Prairie, Minn. (3 home runs)Stolen bases/attempts - Dalton Bernardi, Midwest City, Okla. (12 for 12)
All-Tournament TeamPitcher - Dalton Bernardi, Midwest City, Okla.Pitcher - Brandon Jackson, Roseburg, Ore.Pitcher - Kevin Hill, Midwest City, Okla.First base - Tanner Hessman, Midwest City, Okla.Second base - Tony Skjefte, Eden Prairie, Minn. Third base - Josh Halbert, Midwest City, Okla.Short stop - Jake Hager, Las VegasCatcher - Alex Swim, Kernersville, N.C.Outfielder - Turner Coon, Midwest City, Okla. Outfielder - Cameron Newell, Roseburg, Ore.Outfielder - Tim Miller, Eden Prairie, Minn.Utility - Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn.Designated hitter - Vince Ampi, Roseburg, Ore.