Continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1970’s, Bellevue College baseball’s team members voted on their annual awards. Runaway winners were: Garrett Gants (Silver Bat), Nick Hovland (Gold Glove), Nick Miller (Most Valuable Pitcher), and Nate Butcher (Most Improved). Gants led the team in hitting and had a .768 slugging percentage (2nd overall in the NWAC) and Hovland was a recent All-North Region selection anchoring down third base for the Bulldogs. Miller sported the top E.R.A. in league play amongst all North Region pitchers at 0.72. Butcher took home the Most Improved honor as he blossomed from a late summer recruit who had never pitched before in high school into a starting pitcher with a 2.08 E.R.A. for Bellevue. In the two tightest races, three-year veteran Dom Marinez edged out first-year Dac Archer 10 votes to 9 to take home the Paul Villiott Most Inspirational Award while Jake Terao took home Most Valuable Player honors in a 12-11 vote over Ethan Smith.
Last Updated May 17, 2019