Saipan Little League Baseball, Inc. handed out awards to the top individual performers of the 2012 season in a brief ceremony last Saturday at the Oleai Sports Complex.
The Comets' Aurel Mendiola led the awardees, as he took the Major Division's batting title, the most runs batted in (RBIs), triples, and runs scored honors, and eventually the regular season's MVP plum.
Mendiola's teammate Erik Cruz also received applause for maintaining the lowest Earned Run Average (ERA) from the mound and was chosen MVP in the playoffs.
Other awardees in the Major Division were Ol'Aces strikeout king Virgil Secharmedal and Enforcers duo Kier Agda and Shakobe Rangamar, who were named home run leader and most doubles winner, respectively.
In the Junior League, the Jets' Franco Nakamura and Red Sox's Jerald Cabrera were hailed regular season and playoff MVPs, respectively, and the former took the home run title, too. Nakamura also won a share of the triples lead with Falcons' Darrion Jones, while the Jets' Kelvin Jack Deleon Guerrero won the batting crown.
The Falcons' James Kintaro finished the year with the most RBIs and the Ol'Aces' Jesse Brel scored the most runs, while his teammate, Mike Muna, finished with the most doubles.
In pitching, Ol'Aces lefty Terson Eina won ERA honors and Jets' Jason Villagomez earned strikeout spoils.
The Ol'Aces' A.J. Lizama also shone on awards day, as he claimed the regular season MVP, overall batting, most RBIs, most triples, lowest ERA, and most strikeouts categories in the Senior League, in addition to a share of the home run lead with the Hunters' Joseph Borja, Jets II's Shane Deleon Guerrero-Diaz, and the Fielders' Poland Masaharu.
Masaharu also bagged the most runs scored plum, while other Senior League winners included Finals MVP Lancaster Secharmidal of the Ol'Aces and Jets II doubles leader Raymond Saralu.
The Ol'Aces' Harry Nakamura finished his Little League career on a high note, winning the Big League's regular season MVP plum, the batting title, most doubles, and a share of the RBI lead with teammate Keoni Lizama and Hustlers' Brian Camacho.
Camacho was also hailed as the strikeout king, while teammate Kevin Villagomez won playoff MVP honors.
The Ol'Aces' Leonard Sablan ruled the home run race, while the Fielders' Patrick Tenorio busted the most triples of the year, and the Ol'Aces' Diego Camacho, and Lemarc Iguel, and the Hustlers' MacGarette Duenas topped the most runs chart.