Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Sayre junior Quinn Hanafin was named NTL “Player of the Year,” and Sayre freshman Brayden Horton was the “Rookie of the Year” in recent voting by the league’s coaches.
The Small School champion Redskins had just one other player honored as sophomore Zach Moore earned first-team honors.
Athens junior Keegan Rude was named the “Pitcher of the Year,” and Canton’s Bob Rockwell and Jay Perry were named “Coaching Staff of the Year.”
Quinn Hanafin, junior, shortstop: Hanafin, a strong-arm shortstop, hit a whopping .508 (30 hits in 59 at-bats), and was walked 25 times for an on-base percentage of .663.
Hanafin rapped out six doubles, one triple, and two home runs, and had 24 RBI, 32 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.
He had a slugging percentage of .746, and an astronomical OPS of 1.409.
Zach Moore, sophomore, pitcher / outfield: Moore posted a 5-2 record with a 2.45 ERA, and threw two shutouts, including an eight-inning gem against Wellsboro. (During the regular season, Moore was 5-1 with a 0.93 ERA).
Moore struck out 22 and walked just six in 31 1/3 innings, while giving up 36 hits.
At the plate, Moore hit .333 (24 hits in 72 ABs) with seven doubles, eighth RBI, 18 runs scored, and six stolen bases.
Brayden Horton, freshman, catcher: A strong-armed catcher, Horton had a strong first varsity season at the plate.
He hit .323 (21 hits in 65 ABs) with eighth doubles, three triples, 23 RBI, 17 runs scored, and four stolen bases. He also walked 12 times and had an on-base percentage of .452. He had a slugging percentage of .538, and a .991 OPS.
IN PHOTO: Sayre’s Quinn Hanafin.
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