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Posted by Marcus Couto, Created Thu Apr 2, 2020, Updated Thu Apr 2, 2020

THE BREWJAYS ARE YOUR 2019 RCBL CHAMPIONS
Posted by Marcus Couto, Created Wed Sep 25, 2019

2019 Playoff MVP - Aaron Loder of the BrewJays
Posted by Marcus Couto, Created Wed Sep 25, 2019, Updated Wed Sep 25, 2019

2019 Award Winners
Posted by Marcus Couto, Created Wed Sep 25, 2019, Updated Wed Sep 25, 2019

Award Nominees

The Billy Craven Memorial Award - League MVP

Blues: Paul Thomason
Paul is back on the ballot after winning a MVP back in 2008. Paul led the league in doubles, second in runs and was in the top 10 in most offensive categories while only striking out once in 77 plate appearances.

Arms: Graeme Copeland
Graeme was a force at the dish with a .379/.481/.470 slash line while also providing solid defence at a premium position of short stop. On the mound Graeme finished the season with 4 wins, 2 saves and 28Ks in 34 2/3 IP.

Brewjays: Aaron Loder
Aaron Loder had an incredible offensive performance finishing with a .500/.575/.809 slash line. Aaron went on to lead the league or tied for the league lead in hits, extra base hits, homeruns, stolen bases and second in RBIs while leading off for the Brewjays. His biggest moments include a 2 out, 7th inning Grand Slam to tie an important game against the Outlaws.

Mariners: Brad Cattrysse
Brad threw the highest amount of innings on the Mariners while providing solid defence and supplying a .365 OBP.

Athletics: Tom Lambke
Tom finished the season with a .354/.544/.438 slash line giving the Athletics a strong performance at the dish while also being their leader in pitching. For the second straight year he was an innings eater for the Athletics, providing 75 innings.

Outlaws: Shaun Hancock
Shaun Hancock provided an unprecedented pitching performance as he only gave up 1 ER all season while tossing 47Ks.

Brewers: Mike Torossian

 

Scott Diamond Award - Pitcher of the Year

Blues: Brent Donaldson
Brent was a workhorse for the Blues, not only leading them in wins, all on complete games but offering quality relief work and delivering 2 saves. He was able to maintain a minuscule 2.25 ERA, while facing top teams.

Arms: Kyle Stirling
Once again Kyle Stirling was back taking his regular spot at the top of the Arms rotation.  Finishing the season with 6 wins and 33K in 49 IP.

Brewjays: Marcus Couto
After struggling with shoulder injuries Marcus Couto was back on the mound to provide the Brewjays with some innings after the departure of two top starters. He provided strong starts as well as relief appearances, earning a win or save against every team he pitched against.

Mariners : Ryan LaPlaunte 

Ryan was the Mariners ERA and K% leader

Athletics: Tom Lambke
For the second straight year Tom Lambke was an innings eater for the Athletics, providing 75 innings of quality.

Outlaws: Shaun Hancock
Shaun Hancock was a bat silencer as he provided 47 Ks and gave up only 1 ER the entire regular season.

Brewers: Ken Braithwaite

 


David McGowan Memorial Award - Sportsmanship

Blues: Marc Sgrignoli
Marc Sgrignoli is the Blues nomination for the fourth year in a row. Marc is all about baseball, and can be seen coaching third base whenever not up, talking with the opponents throughout the league, and doing whatever it takes for his teammates.

Arms: Brad Clugston

Brewjays:  Mike Wells

Wells joined the Brewjays at a time where they desperately needed bodies. Battling injury and flaky players, the Brewjays were in need of a saviour. Wells stepped up as an every day player from day 1, helping the boys avoid forfeit. He's a great team guy, loves the game and is always down for an ice cold beer. The world would be a better place if every Brewjay was a little more like Uncle Wells.


Mariners: Phil Warner
Phil provides a good attitude, strong work ethic and encouragement of others while providing coaching for hitters and outfielders.

Athletics: Thomas Greenwood
Thomas was positive on the bench and on the field. Team first always and helped organize a lot off the field between games. Never complained and kept a cool head.

Outlaws: Eric Inglis

Always down for a post game pop. No demands, zero complaints, excellent teammate and person.

Brewers: Preetam Sengupta



Posted by Marcus Couto, Created Thu Aug 15, 2019, Updated Fri Aug 16, 2019

The Arms Return to RCBL Glory! RCBL Champs 2018
The Arms returned to their winning ways, upsetting the Brewjays in Game 5 of the RCBL Championship.

For the Arms the win marks their 6th Championship in 7 years with their only blemish coming to the Brewjays in 2017.

Hats off to the Brewjays on a stellar season that saw them break RCBL records, completing the only undefeated regular season!

Posted by David Aubrey, Created Sun Jan 20, 2019, Updated Thu Aug 15, 2019

2018 League MVP, POTY & Sportsmanship Winners

2018 Pitcher of the Year

Outlaws

 

Shaun Hancock

 

19IP, 33Ks, 3BB, 5 Hits, WHIP .412

 

Shaun capped a tremendous debut in the RCBL by capturing the RCBL Scott Diamond Award as the league Pitcher of the Year.

 

 

 

2018 Most Valuable Player

Brew Jays

Mike Cloutier

 

18GP, 60AB, 29 Hits, 33 RBI, 35 Runs, 5 Homeruns (including a Walkoff), 10BB, .483 AVG, .867 SLG

 

 

 

 

 

2018 David McGowan Sportsmanship Award

Arms

 

Dave Aubrey #10

 

 

 

Posted by David Aubrey, Created Tue Aug 14, 2018, Updated Sun Jan 20, 2019

THE BREWJAYS ARE YOUR 2019 RCBL CHAMPIONS
Posted by Marcus Couto, Created Wed Sep 25, 2019, Updated Wed Sep 25, 2019

RCBL 2018 Playoff Preview - By Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal

 

2018 RCBL Playoff Preview - Divisional Series





#1 BrewJays vs. #8 Athletics

Preview: The BrewJays returned virtually the same team that produced their first RCBL championship in franchise history last summer.  Their big bats lead by Michael Clouthier, Pat Grier and the Loder brothers have the ability to produce big innings at anytime. Their ability to hit from 1 to 9 in their order allowed them to average 10+ runs a game this summer.  The only question mark for the Jays is their bullpen as star reliever Mike Grier was called up to Barstool sports. This was a big loss as Grier was not only a key piece out of the bullpen but also the team dj and manager of social media.  The Athletics on the other hand have managed to put together a competitive summer. Key offseason additions have filled some gaps in their lineup. Knuckleballer Tom Lambke is slated to start games 1, 2 and 3. With Lambke on the mound, the Athletics will be keeping games close.  Look for this to be a competitive series.

Prediction: BrewJays in 3.


#2 Arms vs. #7 Brewers

Preview: Question marks swirled around the Arms this summer as many thought this may be the year the front office blows up the core and looks towards the future with a younger team.  Management stayed firm with their lineup and managed to finish with a strong second place showing losing two one run games to the league leaders. Pitching, defence and timely hitting are what the Arms have used in past years to win championships.  They look to follow the same model this year as they chase their 6th title in 7 years. Unfortunately the Arms can be their own worst nightmare as they have had to battle selfish play down the stretch as numerous players chased ERA numbers, batting titles and team bonuses.  Manager Brad Clugston has his work cut out for him as he guides this team into the playoffs. The Brewers are consistently one of the hardest working and most dedicated teams in the RCBL. Playing tough close games throughout the summer had the team chasing down a 5th place finish, which would of been their highest finish since the ‘15 season.  The Brewers have the ability to score in bunches. They are looking to eliminate some defensive miscues that often lead to big innings.

Prediction: Arms in 3.


#3 Outlaws vs. #6 Mariners

The Outlaws were arguably the best ‘close game’ team in the RCBL this summer as they pulled out wins in multiple 1 run games.  This experience and ability to win tight ball games make them a dangerous team this playoff season. Young stars Blake Stepien and Ben Murray look to lead this team to their first RCBL championship since the organization was renamed the Outlaws.  The Mariners can be described as this years sleeper. Renaming and rebranding of the franchise gave the team a fresh start. They have the ability to score runs and stay in games with the big dogs of the league, questions however surround their defence and pitching.  Can they limit errors and walks to give themselves a chance to win? Only time will tell.

Prediction: Outlaws in 5


#4 Philthys vs. #5 Blues


These two teams have been headed on a crash course to meet each other in the first round for months.  Games 1,3 and 5 have been slated in the primetime 8:30 time slot as league officials expect large crowds to follow this series.  Both teams match up evenly in the pitching, hitting and fielding departments. This could turn into a ‘who will blink first’ dog fight.  Expect both teams to come out strong in Game 1 as they look to grab hold of momentum. Jeff Lasby and Brett Donaldson have been named probable starters for game 1.  Both have the ability to shut down the opposition and single handedly win games for their teams.

Prediction: It’s going 5….


Posted by David Aubrey, Created Tue Aug 14, 2018, Updated Sun Jan 20, 2019

2017 League MVP, POTY & Sportsmanship Award Winners