Skeeters Duo Garners Postseason All-Star Accolades
SUGAR LAND, Texas - The Atlantic League announced on Tuesday two members of the Sugar Land Skeeters were selected to the 2015 End-Of-Season All-Star Team. Catcher and Team MVP Chris Wallace as well as 2014 Skeeters MVP Delwyn Young were named to the All-Star squad at catcher and second base, respectively.
Wallace finished second in the Atlantic League in doubles (32), home runs (17) and RBI (83) en-route to the selection. Additionally the backstop spent 86 games behind the dish for the Skeeters, the most in the Atlantic League while holding a .991 fielding percentage and throwing out 15 runners in 70 stolen base attempts. Wallace finished the year five RBI away from the Skeeters single-season record.
Young closed out the regular season on a tear, hitting in 13-straight games before being sidelined with a concussion in the final series. The switch-hitter appeared at first base, second base, shortstop, left field and right field for the Skeeters during the 2015 campaign, hitting at a .285 clip with 10 long balls and 45 RBI. His .285 average was the fifth highest in Sugar Land history while his 64 runs scored led the squad and pushed the former big leaguer into third in franchise history.
Welington Dotel of Bridgeport earned the Player of the Year award while John Brownell of Long Island garnered the Pitcher of the Year honors. Manager Brett Jodie of the Somerset Patriots took home the Manager of the Year. The full list of the End-of-Season All-Star Team can be found at AtlanticLeague.com. The Red, White and Blue All-Defense Team along with the Rawlings Gold Glove Defensive Player of the Year and Grounds Crew of the Year will be announced tomorrow morning.
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