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Baseball NL hands out annual awards


Matt Colbourne of Corner Brook has been named Baseball Newfoundland and Labrador’s senior-junior player of the year. The honour came as BNL announced all of its annual awards for 2016 during its just-completed annual general meeting in Corner Brook.

The 19-year-old Colbourne, son of longtime provincial baseball star Darren Colbourne, is a lefthander who was named top pitcher as the Corner Brook Barons took the 2016 provincial junior crown, ending the St. John’s Capitals’ seven-year reign. He also pitched for Corner Brook against eventual champion St. John’s in the all-Newfoundland senior final and was a member of the Hawks, who took the championship in Corner Brook’s senior city league. Colbourne pitched the win in the title-clinching game.

Fellow southpaw Scott Goosney, a pitcher with Shamrocks of the St. John’s senior league and the St. John’s Senior Capitals, was the other finalist for the award.

Other award-winners were Sean Gulliver of St. John’s (senior-junior coach of the year), Daniel Hogarth of Conception Bay South (minor male player of the year), Brooklyn Childs of Corner Brook (minor female player of the year), David Coates of C.B.S. (minor coach of the year), Andrew Janes of St. John’s (minor umpire of the year) and Christian Wareham of Corner Brook (umpire of the year).

Krystyn Coley of St. John’s is this year’s recipient of the Les Noseworthy Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to baseball in the province.

Meanwhile, Robert Goulding of Grand Falls-Windsor was the inducted into the Baseball NL Hall of Fame in the player category. Goulding’s playing career stretched over two decades with the junior and senior Beothucks in his hometown and with the St. John’s Capitals senior squad, winning titles with both organizations.

Kevin Legge of Conception Bay South returns as Baseball NL president, a position he has held since 2012. Other executive members are Kevin McCarthy (vice-president), Joe Fowler (treasurer), Brian Hunt (Eastern director), Peter Burt (western director), Randy Hennessey (minor chair), Paul Briffett (assistant minor chair), Darrin O’Quinn (director of female baseball) and Greg Williams (coaching chair, an appointed position).

 

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The 19-year-old Colbourne, son of longtime provincial baseball star Darren Colbourne, is a lefthander who was named top pitcher as the Corner Brook Barons took the 2016 provincial junior crown, ending the St. John’s Capitals’ seven-year reign. He also pitched for Corner Brook against eventual champion St. John’s in the all-Newfoundland senior final and was a member of the Hawks, who took the championship in Corner Brook’s senior city league. Colbourne pitched the win in the title-clinching game.

Fellow southpaw Scott Goosney, a pitcher with Shamrocks of the St. John’s senior league and the St. John’s Senior Capitals, was the other finalist for the award.

Other award-winners were Sean Gulliver of St. John’s (senior-junior coach of the year), Daniel Hogarth of Conception Bay South (minor male player of the year), Brooklyn Childs of Corner Brook (minor female player of the year), David Coates of C.B.S. (minor coach of the year), Andrew Janes of St. John’s (minor umpire of the year) and Christian Wareham of Corner Brook (umpire of the year).

Krystyn Coley of St. John’s is this year’s recipient of the Les Noseworthy Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to baseball in the province.

Meanwhile, Robert Goulding of Grand Falls-Windsor was the inducted into the Baseball NL Hall of Fame in the player category. Goulding’s playing career stretched over two decades with the junior and senior Beothucks in his hometown and with the St. John’s Capitals senior squad, winning titles with both organizations.

Kevin Legge of Conception Bay South returns as Baseball NL president, a position he has held since 2012. Other executive members are Kevin McCarthy (vice-president), Joe Fowler (treasurer), Brian Hunt (Eastern director), Peter Burt (western director), Randy Hennessey (minor chair), Paul Briffett (assistant minor chair), Darrin O’Quinn (director of female baseball) and Greg Williams (coaching chair, an appointed position).

 

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