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Sean Cleary twice a triple crown winner

Sean Cleary has been the No. 1 pitcher for Newfoundland teams as they won the last five national senior men’s softball championships, but he won’t be with them as they seek a sixth beginning today in Saskatoon.
Sean Cleary acheived the St. John's Senior Softball triple crown of pitching for the second time.

Earlier this month, Sean Cleary was named the 2017 most valuable player of the Molson St. John’s Senior Softball League after achieving the ninth triple crown of pitching In league history, posting nine wins, a 1.55 earned-run average and 144 strikeouts (tying him with Mark Power in the latter category).

Cleary, who helped lead the Kelly’s Pub Bulldogs to their fifth straight league title, is the one of seven players who have accomplished the feat and just the second to have done it twice — he also

Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League

2017 Statistical Award Winners

Top batting average: Blair Ezekiel (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) 23-47, .489

RBI leaders: Jeremy O’Reilly (NTV Hitmen) 23RBI

Pitching wins: Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) 9 Wins (9-2 record)

Strikeout leaders: Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) 144K, Mark Power (The Bigs) 144K

Lowest earned run average: Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) 1.55ERA (16ER in 72.2IP)

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2017 Individual Award Winners

Most valuable player: Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)

Pitching:  11GP, 9-2, 72.2IP, 16ER, 1.55ERA, 144K, 1SHO, .157OBA

Batting:  13GP, 12-37 .324BA, 12R, 1D, 3HR, 7BB, 9RBI, 1000FP, 432OBP, 595SLG

Comeback player of the year: Chris Murphy (NTV Hitmen)

2017: 18GP, 17-49 .347BA, 7R, 4D, 1T, 5HR, 2BB, 17RBI, 947FP, 373OBP, 776SLG

2016: 6GP, 5-18 .278BA, 1R, 1D, 1BB, 2RBI, 909FP, 316OBP, 333SLG

Rookie of the year: Jordan Pomeroy (Canada Games)

14GP, 15-41 .366BA, 3R, 4D, 1HR, 3SB, 3BB, 3RBI, 1000FP, 422OBP, 537SLG

Golden glove (top defensive player): Peter Kavanagh (The Bigs)

18GP, 40 putouts, 24 assists, 1 error (64-65) .985FP

Sportsmanship and ability: Andrew Evans (The Bigs)

19GP, 24-61 .393BA, 19R, 2D, 2T, 1HR, 6SB, 7BB, 14RBI, 950FP, 443OBP, 541SLG

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2017 All-League Team Selection

Catcher: Ryan Kirk (3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers)

15GP, 14-39 .359BA, 8R, 2D, 4HR, 6BB, 11RBI, 986FP, 435OBP, 718SLG

Pitcher: Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)

11GP, 9-2, 72.2IP, 16ER, 1.55ERA, 144K, 1SHO, 157OBA

13GP, 12-37, .324BA, 12R, 1D, 3HR, 7BB, 9RBI, 1000FP, 432OBP, 595SLG

Infielder: Kyle Ezekiel (3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers)

18GP, 22-52 .423BA, 15R, 3D, 1T, 1HR, 5SB, 7BB, 13RBI, 943FP, 483OBP, 577SLG

Infielder: Stephen Jesso (The Bigs)

15GP, 16-38 .421BA, 8R, 3D, 1HR, 6BB, 8RBI, 957FP, 468OBP, 579SLG

Infielder: Jeremy O’Reilly (NTV Hitmen)

18GP, 19-51 .373BA, 10R, 4D, 3HR, 2SB, 13BB, 23RBI, 967FP, 500OBP, 627SLG

Infielder: Chris Murphy (NTV Hitmen)

18GP, 17-49 .347BA, 7R, 4D, 1T, 5HR, 2BB, 17RBI, 947FP, 373OBP, 776SLG

Outfielder: Brad Ezekiel (NTV Hitmen)

16GP, 18-45 .400BA, 18R, 4D, 6HR, 10BB, 20RBI, 1000FP, 500OBP, 889SLG

Outfielder: Andrew Evans (The Bigs)

19GP, 24-61 .393BA, 19R, 2D, 2T, 1HR, 6SB, 7BB, 14RBI, 950FP, 443OBP, 541SLG

Outfielder: Shane Kelly (The Bigs)

18GP, 17-52 .327BA, 15R, 2D, 5HR, 2SB, 5BB, 12RBI, 923FP, 379OBP, 654SLG

Utility player: Blair Ezekiel (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)

(B) 17GP, 23-47 .489BA, 17R, 6D, 1T, 5HR, 10BB, 14RBI, 978FP, 586OBP, 979SLG

(P) 10GP, 5-4, 59IP, 26ER, 3.08ERA, 91K

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