Almond and Shannon Named to Pioneer League Post Season All-Star Team
MISSOULA, MT - The Pioneer Baseball League announced their post season awards on Saturday and the Missoula Osprey have two players, Zac Almond and Zack Shannon, on the post season All-Star Team. Almond was named Catcher and Shannon the League's Designated Hitter. The Post Season All-Star Team is quite the honor as it rewards the top player in the Pioneer League at each position.
Almond and Shannon, known in Missoula as the Zac(k) Attack, have had impressive numbers and dot most of the Pioneer League league leading hitting categories. Entering play tonight, they are 2nd (Shannon .352) and 3 rd (Almond .351) in batting average, 1st (Shannon 14) and 2nd (Almond 13) in homeruns, 1st (Shannon .687) and 3rd (Almond .608) in slugging percentage, and Shannon is tied for 3rd in RBI with 55. Almond is right behind him with 53.
The Pioneer League Player of the Year was Grand Junction 2B Coco Montes and the Pitcher of the Year was Idaho Falls pitcher J.C. Cloney. The entire listing of Pioneer League Post Season Awards and the All-Star Team are attached.
The Osprey are in Helena for a 3-game series through the Labor Day weekend. Game time on Saturday night is 7:05pm. Fans can listen to the game on ESPN Missoula 102.9 FM. The Osprey return home for the final homestand of the season next week versus Helena Tuesday through Thursday. Tickets are on sale now at the MSO Hub in downtown Missoula or by visiting the Osprey at www.missoulaosprey.com.
RALPH NELLES AWARD (MVP)
Coco Montes, Grand Junction Rockies (Infielder)
LOGAN HURLBERT PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
J. C. Cloney, Idaho Falls Chukars
SEASON-END ALL STAR TEAM
C Zachery Almond, Missoula Osprey
C David Fry, Helena Brewers
1B Grant Lavigne, Grand Junction Rockies
2B Coco Montes, Grand Junction Rockies
3B Nate Eaton, Idaho Falls Chukars
SS Ronny Brito, Ogden Raptors
OF Mariel Bautista, Billings Mustangs
OF Niko Decolati, Grand Junction Rockies
OF Logan Sowers, Great Falls Voyagers
DH Zack Shannon, Missoula Osprey
P J. C. Cloney, Idaho Falls Chukars
P Jared Solomon, Billings Mustangs
P Jose Chacin, Ogden Raptors
P Luis Alecis, Billings Mustangs
P Alexander Martinez, Grand Junction Rockies
MANAGER OF THE YEAR GROUNDSKEEPING/TURF MANAGEMENT
Tim Esmay, Great Falls Voyagers Billings Mustangs--Jeff Limburg
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