The 2012 baseball season ended this weekend at the State championships. To celebrate the season, we're taking a look back.
All across St. Charles County fans got to witness great performances from baseball players. Here's what we're looking for: Who is the top GAC Baseball player for the 2012 season?
Here are the nominees:
Josh Abegg—: Josh Abegg was easily the ace of the Holt pitching staff. The Holt hurler had quite a year for the Indians. He picked up six wins on the year, tied for best in GAC South. His overall record was 6-1, one of the top winning percentages in the conference. In 46 innings pitched, Abegg allowed a miniscule seven earned runs. His ERA was 1.07 for the year, good enough for third in the league. He picked up 53 strikeouts, good enough for fifth in the GAC South, but was third in the league with 8.07 strikeouts per game. His control was also impeccable—his strikeout to walk ratio of 3.79 was third best in the South. Abegg also added three complete games and one shutout for the Indians.
Sam Chambers—: Sam 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.
Dan Gabler—: Fort Zumwalt West's Dan Gabler didn't have the most wins on the Jaguars' pitching staff, but he certainly put up sterling numbers. Gabler compiled a 4-2 record for West and was second in the GAC South with a 1.02 WHIP and tied for the league high with two shutouts. His microscopic 0.93 ERA (just six earned runs in 45 innings of work) was second best in the league. Gabler struck out 44 batters, an average of 6.84 per game (fifth in the GAC South). His strikeout to walk ratio was tops in the league at 4.41—he walked just 10 batters all season.
Gerrion Grim—: From the mound and with a bat, Gerrion Grim did damage during his senior season as a Fort Zumwalt South Bulldog. Despite just a 3-5 record, Grim compiled a 2.90 ERA and led the conference in strikeouts (94—the second-place finisher had just 50), innings pitched (72.3). He also had five complete games and two saves. With the bat, Grim led the GAC North in homers (4), triples (5) and RBIs (33). He was also tops in slugging percentage (.680), on-base percentage (.529) and walks (22). His .423 averages was good enough for third in the GAC North.
Remember: It's all for fun. This is simply a fan's choice award.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 12 p.m. on Friday, June 8. Again, the poll closes at noon on Friday.
Have a nomination next week? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to put them in the mix.