Lillibridge Picks Up UW Baseball MVP Award
June 8, 2003
SEATTLE - Freshman center fielder Brent Lillibridge won the Bill Hutchinson Most Valuable PlayerAward and the Wilson Gaw Top Hitter Award at the Washington baseball team'spostseason awards banquet Sunday afternoon.
Lillibridge, from Jackson High in Everett, was the Huskies' top hitter in 2003, batting .388with a freshman-record 13 home runs. The MVP award was voted on by his teammates.
In other team-voted awards, senior shortstop Tila Reynolds (Issaquah/Liberty HS) andjunior third baseman John Otness (Fircrest/Wilson HS) were named team captains andsenior relief pitcher Scott Robertson (Mercer Island) was selected as the team's MostInspirational Award winner.
Junior Greg Isaacson (Aberdeen), a former walkon who spent his second season as theHuskies' everyday second baseman, was presented with the Jerry Thornton Unsung HeroAward.
Sophomore catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River HS), who didn't makean error and surrendered only 17 stolen bases all season while picking off Pac-10-leadingnine runners, earned the team's Gold Glove. Finally, sophomore pitcher Will Fenton (Kingston/North Kitsap HS) was named the UW's Outstanding Pitcher.
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