ASU Baseball Hands Out Team Awards at 25th Annual Banquet

May 27, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. -

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The Arizona State University Baseball programhanded out their team awards at the 25th Annual Baseball Banquet at the FiestaInn Resort on Tuesday night. Mike Leake was named the On Deck Circle MostValuable Player.

The Sun Devils, who are the #5 National Seedentering this weekend's NCAA Tournament, finished the regular season 44-12 andwon the Pac-10 Conference for the third straight season.

The 2009 winners were:

Mr. Fireman....................................... Mitchell Lambson

Jim Henderson Courage Award............ Josh Spence

Casey Myers Academic Award..............Riccio Torrez and Andy Workman
Phill Lowery Comeback Player............. Kole Calhoun and JordanSwagerty

Alvin Davis Leadership Award.............. Raoul Torrez

Developmental MVP............................ Jeeter Ishida and AustinBarnes

Newcomer of the Year......................... Josh Spence and CarlosRamirez

Outstanding Offensive Player.............. Jason Kipnis

Outstanding Defensive Player.............CarlosRamirez and Zack MacPhee

Pitcher of the Year.............................. Mike Leake

The Tillman........................................ Mike Leake

Jim Brock - Mr. Sun Devil Award........... Matt Newman

Bobby Winkles Award......................... Drew Maggi

On Deck Circle MVP............................. Mike Leake

 

Leake joins a star-studded list of On Deck CircleMVPs, including last season's winner Ike Davis. Former winners include MajorLeaguersDustin Pedroia,Willie Bloomquist, Paul Lo Duca and Barry Bonds.

 

The Sun Devils open the 2009 NCAA Tournament inthe Tempe Regional on Friday, when they face Kent State at 7 p.m. at WinklesField-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.

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