8th Annual Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Award Winners
Award winners from the 8th Annual Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Baseball/Softball Awards Banquet held on January 24th.
The Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Award finalists and winners are chosen by a selection committee of 11 members. Committee members represent each area of the Greater Charlotte community. Voters include; coaches, umpires, observers, media members and others that have a vast history and knowledge of both baseball and softball in the area.
The Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League places athletics, academics and character as very important components in the selection process. We strongly believe 100% in the Student-Athlete concept and the building of well-balanced student-athletes. Many awards are restricted to high school seniors only.
Each finalist recognized tonight should be considered as a winner. They have risen to the top of their chosen sport and displayed the work ethic needed to become the very best they can possibly be. Many will go on to college and professional playing careers while others will become the leaders of tomorrow with outstanding academic resumes. With the leadership many have shown to date in the classroom and on the field, we have no doubt that these same student-athletes will help to make our community and world a better place.
Youth Softball Player of the Year Lindsay Perillo, Weddington High School
Youth Baseball Player of the Year Jonathan Perez, Lake Norman High School & Jonah Beamon, Covenant Day School
Softball “Gamer” of the Year Maddie Furr, Central Cabarrus High School
Charlotte Knights Baseball “Gamer” of the Year Reece Hampton, Charlotte Christian
York /Lancaster Baseball Player of the Year Clay Hunt, Nation Ford High School
Lou Presutti Award Coach Ed Walton, Charlotte Country Day
High School Baseball Pitcher of the Year Max Wotell, Marvin Ridge High School
High School Softball Player of the Year Keleigh Romine, JM Robinson High School
Adam Faulk Tanksley Spirit of the Game Award Coach Jon Tuscan, South Meck High School
Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ashley McGowan, Marvin Ridge High School
Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Max Bazin, South Meck High School
High School Team of the Year Sun Valley High School Softball & Charlotte Christian High School Baseball
Baseball Leadership Award Jackson Dean, Myers Park High School
Nations Baseball 11 & Under Team of the Year SBA Canes 10U Cruz
Nations Baseball 12 & Older Team of the Year Southern Express 12U
Nations Baseball Team of Excellence Award Team Carolina 14U
Youth Team of the Year Charlotte Country Day MS Baseball
High School Softball Player of the Year Leah Murray, Hough High School
High School Baseball Player of the Year Xavier LeGrant, Berry Academy & Andrew Moritz, Providence High School