2021 Awards Luncheon Recap

This past Saturday we were proud to present our 2021 Awards Luncheon. We honoured our best coaches, officials, players, teams, volunteers, and honorary members for their performances and/or contributions to the sport of baseball. The event was a great success, and we thank all of those who came, enjoyed the afternoon, and celebrated another great year of baseball with us. See more from the event below.

We live-streamed the awards presentation, you can watch it here. 
 

Master of Ceremonies: Clayton Dreger, Sport Director Golden West Radio

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President Remarks and Grace: Tony Siemens

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2021 Award Winners

Honour Society: Wes Penner (Winnipeg South) 

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Wes Penner
 

Honour Society: John Kroeker (Stonewall)

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Norman Kroeker, John's brother, accepting on behalf of John Kroeker
 

Grassroots Coach of the Year: Kelly Wiens (Kleefeld)

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Photo left to right: Kelly Wiens, Louis Cote, VP of Coaching, Baseball Manitoba
 

High Performance Coach of the Year: Jeff Bouchard (Winnipeg South)

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Photo left to right: Jeff Bouchard, Louis Cote, VP of Coaching, Baseball Manitoba
 

Grassroots Team of the Year: 15U AA Bonivital White Sox

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High Performance Team of the Year - Minor: 18U AAA Winnipeg South Wolves

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Photo left to right: Owen Harms, Jeff Bouchard, Jerry Nemetchuk, Louis Cote, VP of Coaching, Baseball Manitoba


High Performance Team of the Year - Major: Elmwood Giants Junior AAA

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Photo left to right: Back Row: Ed Kulyk, Rob Trager, Louis Cote, VP of Coaching, Baseball Manitoba. Front row: Riley Trager, Owen Harms


Derrick Dubell Grassroots Umpire of the Year: Tyson Plett (Mitchell)

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Photo left to right: Derrick Dubell, Tyson Plett


Larry Nicholls Umpire Award of Merit: Dave Forde (Winnipeg/Carillon)

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Photo left to right: Brian Hodgson, accepting on behalf of Dave Forde, Ashton Liskie, VP Umpires, Baseball Manitoba


Volunteer of the Year: Tony Staruch (Winnipeg South)

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Tony Staruch


Honour Society: Conley Kehler (Altona)

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Conley Kehler


Honour Society: Kristal Benton (St. James)

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Kristal Benton


Female Player of the Year: Payton McNish (Rivers)*

*Payton was unable to attend our luncheon, but was presented with her award the day before during a fundraising dinner in Rivers, MB. 

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Photo left to right: Payton McNish, Aaron Tycoles, former VP of Marketing, Baseball Manitoba


13U Player of the Year: Logan Patterson (Winnipeg South)

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Photo left to right: David Whitehead, VP Finance, Baseball Manitoba, Logan Patterson


15U Player of the Year: Jack Lussier (Bonivital)

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Photo left to right: David Whitehead, VP Finance, Baseball Manitoba, Jack Lussier


18U Player of the Year: Donavan Collier (Winnipeg South)

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Photo left to right: David Whitehead, VP Finance, Baseball Manitoba, Andrew Collier, Donavan's father, accepting on behalf of Donavan. 


Junior Player of the Year: Tyler Smith (Elmwood)

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Photo left to right: David Whitehead, VP Finance, Baseball Manitoba, Colson Smith, Tyler's brother, accepting on behalf of Tyler.


Honour Society: Fred Shipley (Balmoral)

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Fred Shipley


Honour Society: Gord Sawatzky (Altona)

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Photo left to right: Tony Siemens, President, Baseball Manitoba, Gord Sawatzky


Baseball Manitoba Region of the Year: Carillon 

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Photo left to right: Tyson Plett, Kelly Wiens, Jason Miller, Executive Director, Baseball Manitoba

 

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us us at this event. Congratulations again to all our 2021 Award Winners, and here's to another great year of baseball in Manitoba!