Burlington native Sean Reilly is the Intercounty Baseball League’s Most Valuable Player.
The IBL announced its year-end awards and all-star selections Monday (Aug. 24), and the Kitchener Panthers designated hitter was prominent in both.
Reilly won the John Bell Memorial Trophy as the league’s top player with 28 votes, edging Burlington Bandits first baseman Shaun Cooper, who had 24 votes.
Reilly achieved the IBL Triple Crown after leading the league with 17 home runs, 48 RBI and a .444 average. He became the first Triple Crown winner since St. Thomas’ Phil Turner 34 years ago.
Barrie catcher Kyle DeGrace placed third with nine votes.
Burlington second baseman Adam Odd won the Brian Kerr Memorial Trophy as top rookie after batting .372 with five home runs and 20 RBI.
He received 30 votes, while Hamilton Cardinals’ Liam Wilson was second with 17 votes, and Kitchener left-fielder Jonathan Brouse had 11 votes.
Each team has one ballot submitted by their general manager or field manager.
The IBL also announced its all-star team rosters.
Brantford’s Nic Burdett (1B), Odd (2B), Toronto’s Jonathan Solazzo (3B), London’s Paul Lytwynec (SS), DeGrace (C), Reilly (DH), Cooper (OF), Toronto’s Jon Waltenbury (OF), Barrie’s Ryan Spataro (OF), Barrie’s Brett Lawson (RHP), London’s Luis Pina (LHP) and Burlington manager Kyle MacKinnon were named to the First All-Star team.
London’s Cleveland Brownlee (1B), Toronto’s Dan Marra (2B), Barrie’s Kevin Atkinson and Kitchener’s David Whiteside (3B), Kitchener’s Mike Glinka (SS), Kitchener’s Rick Murray (C), Brantford’s Dan Jagdeo (DH), Kitchener’s Tanner Nivins (OF), Brantford’s Nate DeSouza (OF), Barrie’s Glenn Jackson (OF), Brantford’s Nathan Forer (RHP), Toronto’s Brett Van Pelt (LHP) and Barrie manager Angus Roy were selected to the Second All-Star team.
John Bell Memorial Trophy (MVP)
1. Sean Reilly (Kitchener) 28 votes
2. Shaun Cooper (Burlington) 24 votes
3. Kyle DeGrace (Barrie) 9 votes
Brian Kerr Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
1. Adam Odd (Burlington) 30 votes
2. Liam Wilson (Hamilton) 17 votes
3. Jonathan Brouse (11 votes)
First All-Star Team
C-Kyle DeGrace (Barrie) 23 pts
1B-Nic Burdett (Brantford) 28 pts
2B-Adam Odd (Burlington) 28 pts
SS-Paul Lytwynec (London) 23 pts
3B-Jonathan Solazzo (Toronto) 24 pts
OF-Jon Waltenbury (Toronto) 30 pts
OF-Ryan Spataro (Barrie) 26 pts
OF-Shaun Cooper (Burlington) 33 pts
DH-Sean Reilly (Kitchener) 30 pts
RHP-Brett Lawson (Barrie) 21 pts
LHP-Luis Pina (London) 33 pts
Manager-Kyle MacKinnon (Burlington) 26 pts
Second All-Star Team
C-Rick Murray (Kitchener) 22 pts
1B-Cleveland Brownlee (London) 16 pts
2B-Dan Marra (Toronto) 22 pts
SS-Mike Glinka (Kitchener) 21 pts
3B-Kevin Atkinson (Barrie), David Whiteside (Kitchener) 16 pts
OF-Tanner Nivins (Kitchener) 24 pts
OF-Nate DeSouza (Brantford) 22 pts
OF-Glenn Jackson (Barrie) 17 pts
DH-Dan Jagdeo (Brantford) 20 pts
RHP-Nathan Forer (Brantford) 17 pts
LHP-Brett Van Pelt (Toronto) 19 pts
Manager-Angus Roy (Barrie) 15 pts