The Colts, Frichter and Edwards Recognized
San Angelo, Texas--- Not only were the Colts the class of the United League on the field, but San Angelo was recognized for that success away from the diamond. San Angelo was awarded Franchise of the Year, MVP, and Manager of the year honors.
After winning the Rookie-of-the-Year in 2008, Bryan Frichter earned the ULB MVP in 2009. The third baseman led the League in batting average (.385) and was hitting at a .400 clip most of the regular season. Frichter completed the year with eight homers, five triples, 100 hits, and 29 stolen bases in just 65 games.
Field Manager, Doc Edwards, was named Manager of the Year. In his 52nd year of professional baseball, the former Navy medic won the regular season championship for the second consecutive year. In 2009, his ballclub won 48 times in 80 tries.
San Angelo's newspaper coverage of the Colts was also classified as the best in the League. As a result the San Angelo Standard-Times received kudos while the Amarillo Globe-News and Laredo Morning Times finished behind the winner.
In other League news, rookies, Butch Ballez and Hunter Jobes did not take rookie-of-the year; Amarillo's Trent Lockwood and Keanon Simon shared the honor. Lockwood finished second in the United League in home runs and RBI while Simon was an igniter at the top of the Dillas order. Both players were listed in the top ten in the batting average race.
Other ULB plaques go to:
Doug Leary, General Manager of the Edinburg Roadrunners, won the Executive of the Year. It was Leary's first season in the United League.
Fairgrounds Stadium, the home of the Coastal Bend Thunder, was nominated as the top playing surface
Jonah Goldberg, Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, seized the title for Best team Public Relations/Radio Announcer. Goldberg is in his third season with the club.
Notes: There were other Colts players that deserve recognition as the regular season came to a close. The ace of the staff, Brian Henschel stood atop the league in wins(11), innings pitched(121.2), ERA(2.29), complete games(6), and complete game shutouts(3). San Angelo 's designated hitter, Jason Landreth, nabbed two of three Triple Crown marks by collecting eighteen homeruns and 69 RBI's.
Colts fans! We want to thank you for your support during the tenth anniversary season. San Angelo's most affordable family fun eclipsed the 100,000 mark in attendance for the third consecutive season. Playoff tickets are on sale for tonight's contest against Coastal Bend. If the Colts win tonight, the team advances to the Championship round to face either Edinburg or Amarillo. At that point, tickets will go on sale for Sunday night's home game. For more information on Colts baseball, tune to our website at www.sanangelocolts.com or listen to the playoffs on KCLL COOL 100.1 FM.
Remember! When you come to Foster Field, all draft beer and hot dogs are $1.00 at the concession stands while soda and aluminum bottles of beer are $2.00. We will see you at Foster Field.
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United League Baseball Stories from September 2, 2009
- Colts Upend Thunder, Head to Championship Series - San Angelo Colts
- Roadrunners Drop Game Two Against Dillas - Edinburg Roadrunners
- Roberts, bats power Amarillo to 14-3 win; Series even 1-1 - Amarillo Dillas
- Goldberg Named ULB Broadcaster and Communications Executive of the Year - Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings
- The Colts, Frichter and Edwards Recognized - San Angelo Colts
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