Last weekend at Cal Poly we had Bay Area World Series (BAWS) 2012. This was the first year that Cal Poly (SLO) was the host and it couldn't have been any better. The weather is spectacular, the scenery is gorgeous, the playing surface is fantastic, the venue is intimate and comfortable, and the city of San Luis Obispo is a wonderful vacation destination. Safe to say, BAWS 2013 will be back at Cal Poly.
There will be more news and reports here in the coming days and weeks about the players at BAWS 2012. For now, I wanted to make sure I release the results and the names of the award winners from the weekend.
Contra Costa defeated North Bay 11-9 in a slugfest that featured no fewer than six triples and a grand slam. The wind was blowing a bit and we used minor league baseballs into the game. Why does that matter? Well, they are harder than the high school balls we were using in the other eight games and the seams are smaller. This was the second BAWS title for Contra Costa (2004).
Here are the major award winners:
BAWS Championship Game MVP - OF Austin Lonestar, De La Salle HS (2013)
SSK Most Outstanding Player - C Dominic Miroglio, Bishop O'Dowd HS (2013)
Spalding Most Outstanding Defensive Player - CF Marcus Wise, Deer Valley HS (2013)
Pocket Radar Most Outstanding Pitcher - RHP Ben Hughes, Valley Christian HS (2014)
Bay Area FCA Most Inspirational Player - C Cole Duerr, Fremont HS (2014)