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All-USPBL Team, Player Award Candidates Announced

September 6th, 2022

ROCHESTER, Mich. – The USPBL powered by UWM announced the All-USPBL team and candidates for player awards. The player awards will be released before Friday night’s playoff game between the third-seeded Eastside Diamond Hoppers and fourth-seeded Westside Woolly Mammoths in a pregame recognition at Jimmy John’s Field.

The 2022 All-USPBL Team was voted on by the league coaches and baseball operations personnel. Utica’s Noah Childress won the batting title with a .339 average, and Unicorn Ari Sechopoulos was the home run champion with 13 dingers this season.

Ari Sechopoulos, Unicorns, 1B
Jon Hodo, Unicorns, 2B
Alex Pup, Hoppers, SS
Houston Parker, Mammoths, 3B
Drue Galassi, Unicorns, OF
Malek Bolin, Unicorns, OF
Marcos Castillo, Beavers, OF
Noah Marcoux, Hoppers, OF
Matt Parkinson, Unicorns, C
Noah Childress, Unicorns, DH
Dakota McFadden, Beavers, UTL
Elijah Brown, Mammoths, UTL
Derrick Edington, Hoppers, SP
Collin Ledbetter, Mammoths, SP
Trevor Jackson, Beavers, SP
Keon Taylor, Unicorns, P
Perry Bewley, Unicorns, P
James Krick, Beavers, P
Luis Atiles, Unicorns, Reserve
Kevin Lambert, Unicorns, Reserve
Felix Aberouette, Beavers, Reserve
Blake Porter, Hoppers, Reserve
Nick Kreutzer, Hoppers, Reserve
Nick Shaw, Beavers, Reserve
Adam Riggleman, Unicorns, Reserve
Zach Blankenship, Beavers, Reserve
Harry Orth, Hoppers, Reserve
Luke Drummond, Hoppers, Reserve
Christian Dearman, Mammoths, Reserve

Ari Sechopoulos, 1B, Unicorns

  • 2022 home run champion
  • First in slugging percentage, .645
  • First in RBIs (41)

Drue Galassi, OF, Unicorns

  • First in runs scored with 47
  • No. 2 in home runs (10)
  • Top five in nine of 15 offensive categories

Dakota McFadden, UTL, Beavers

  • Ranks No. 3 with 8 doubles
  • Leads with league with a .700 slugging percentage
  • Stands third in doubles (8)

Marcos Castillo, OF, Beavers

  • Second in team batting average, .319
  • Boasts a .985 fielding percentage
  • Leads the Beavers in on base percentage (.391)

Derrick Edington, RHP, Hoppers

  • Tied for most league wins with 6
  • Ranks third with a 3.23 ERA
  • His 72 strikeouts ranks third in the USPBL

Trevor Jackson, RHP, Beavers

  • Has a league best .183 opposing batting average
  • No. 1 in hits allowed with only 34
  • Has struck out 66 batters in 52.0 innings pitched

Collin Ledbetter, RHP, Mammoths

  • Leads the USPBL by holding opponents to a .169 batting average
  • Boasts a 2.31 ERA, second in the league
  • Ranks fifth with 65 strikeouts this season

Keon Taylor, RHP, Unicorns

  • Is No.1 in the league with a 2.01 ERA
  • Sits tied for first in wins (6)
  • Leads the league with 30 appearances

Perry Bewley, RHP, Unicorns

  • Struck out 41 batters
  • Made 23 appearances
  • Finished 16 games in the USPBL

Nick Shaw, RHP, Beavers

  • No. 2 in the league with five saves
  • Has made 20 appearances
  • Pitched the final innings of 16 games

James Krick, RHP, Beavers

  • Finished 17 games this season
  • Currently holds a 2.73 ERA
  • Has 31 strikeouts in relief

Keon Taylor, RHP, Unicorns

  • Holds opposing batters to a .216 average
  • No. 2 in batters struck out looking (18)
  • 29 of his 30 appearances have been in relief

Alex Pup, SS, Hoppers

  • Second in team batting average with .278
  • Stands first in team in runs scored (29)
  • Tied for first in total hits (42)

Blake Porter, CF, Hoppers

  • Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage
  • Is tied for third with 42 hits this season
  • Ranks No. 2 in stolen bases (11)

Elijah Brown, INF, Mammoths

  • Set the single season stolen base record (26)
  • Ranks first in team batting average (.275)
  • Sits in top three of all Mammoth offensive categories

Sam Loda, C, Mammoths

  • Boasts a 1.000 fielding percentage
  • Has a .313 batting average
  • Currently has 78 putouts

Drue Galassi, CF, Unicorns

  • Made SportsCenters’ Top 10 plays with a home run stealing catch in center field
  • Has a .980 fielding percentage
  • Currently hitting .409 with runners in scoring position

Dakota McFadden, UTL, Beavers

  • Improved to a .364 ERA after switching to the Beavers roster
  • Played in seven different positions (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, RF, DH)
  • Leads the Beavers with eight home runs

Elijah Brown, INF, Mammoths

  • Currently has a .981 fielding percentage
  • Has successfully stolen every base he’s attempted to steal
  • No. 1 in team slugging percentage (.450)

Collin Ledbetter, RHP, Mammoths

  • Started off as a reliever and was converted to starting pitcher
  • No. 2 in opposing batting average (.192)
  • Team best in wins (5) and no. 2 in saves (2)

Adam Riggleman, RHP, Unicorns

  • Started 13 games and pitched 62.0 innings
  • Team best with 58 strikeouts
  • Hold opposing batters to a .234 batting average

Yadi Rivera, 3B, Hoppers

  • No. 3 in the league with eight doubles
  • Currently sits no. 2 in hits for the Hoppers (30)
  • Batting .250 with runners in scoring position

Nick Kreutzer, 1B, Hoppers

  • Won the sportsmanship award in 2021
  • Ranks second on team with 6 home runs
  • Finished second in the 2022 Home Run Derby

Jon Hodo, 2B, Unicorns

  • Is no. 3 in the league with 10 stolen bases
  • Has a .444 average when runners are on third
  • League best 97 assists

Dakota McFadden, UTL, Beavers

  • Won the 2022 Home Run Derby
  • Has hit six home runs since joining the Beavers roster
  • Had a total of eight doubles

James Krick, RHP, Beavers

  • League best six saves
  • Has made 24 total appearances
  • Boasts a 2.73 ERA

Andrew Verbrugge, RHP, Hoppers

  • Leads the league in innings pitched (78.0) and games started (15)
  • No. 2 in batters struck out with 80
  • Has a .250 win-loss percentage