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Athlete of the Week: Sam Chambers Named GAC Player of the Year

Duchesne's Sam Chambers win the fan's choice for GAC baseball player of the year for 2012.

Sam Chambers is used to running away with things. 

The Duchesne baseball star was among the top-10 players in the GAC North with his seven steals. This week, in our fan's choice poll for GAC baseball player of the year, Chambers ran away with the title. The Pioneer picked up 79 percent of the vote to win the fan-voted crown. 

Here's how the :

Who is the top GAC Baseball player for the 2012 season?

  •  Josh Abegg—: 8 votes (5 percent)
  • Sam Chambers—: 126 votes (79 percent)
  • Dan Gabler—: 11 (6 percent)
  • Gerrion Grim—: 14 (8 percent)

Chambers was part of a potent Duchesne offense. Chambers sparked the Pioneers by getting on base early and often. He finished the season with a .423—tied for third in the GAC North behind two of his teammates. He led the league in runs scored with 35—seven more than the runner up. He was second in the league with nine doubles, fifth in slugging (.536) sixth in on-base (.486) and was in the top-10 in steals with seven. 

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Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember, this whole contest is just for fun and bragging rights. 

Have your own nomination? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at stpeters@patch.com and we'll do our best to put them in the mix next week!

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