Thorp, Homza share Don Rabung CIC MVP Award honors
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 29, 2015
Dimond’s Lucas Thorp and South’s Willy Homza were two-way terrors on the baseball field in the Cook Inlet Conference this season, so it made sense the league’s player-of-the-year award would be split two ways.
Thorp, a power-hitting third baseman and lights-out relief pitcher, and Homza, a clutch-hitting, slick-fielding shortstop, were both selected the 2015 Don Rabung CIC MVP Award in a vote by league coaches.
Thorp was Dimond’s closer and saw action in seven of the team’s 10 games, earning a 1-1 record, two saves and a 2.69 ERA in 13 innings.
He batted .414 with two home runs and nine RBIs. Both of his home runs were game winners, including a two-run shot in the 10th inning in a conference playoff pool game to beat conference champion Chugiak 5-3.
Homza was the best player for a South team going back to the state tournament. The Ivy League-bound infielder hit .518 in 10 games and flashed a .938 fielding percentage.
Half of his 14 hits went for extra bases. He also drove in 10 runs, stole 10 bags and scored 11 times.
Homza is headed to Brown University this fall.
Bartlett’s Logan Williams won the league’s Big Stick award. The senior slugger hit .500 with 12 RBIs and seven extra-base hits in nine games.
The league’s Gold Glove award was given to South catcher Julito Fazzini, who did not commit an error and threw out nine base runners and picked off four more.
Coaches could not vote for their own players and the number of team nominations was based on league wins during the 10-game regular season. All stats were provided by teams.
This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.
Cook Inlet Conference
All-League Baseball Team
Don Rabung MVP Award
Lucas Thorp, Dimond, Sr., 1B/RP, .414 BA, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .759 SLG, 1-1, 2 saves, 2.69 ERA, 13 IP
Willy Homza, South, Sr., SS, .518 BA, 10 RBI, 7 XBH, .556 OBP, .938 FLD
Logan Williams, Bartlett, Sr., C, .500 BA, 12 RBI, 7 XBH, .765 SLG
Julito Fazzini, South, Jr., C, 1.000 FLD, 9 CS, 4 PO
Zach Brueggemann, Chugiak, 2-0, 0.69 ERA, 13 IP, 19 K
Joe Fitka, Dimond, 2-1, 2.25 ERA, 13.2 IP, 16 K
Sam Hanson, Chugiak, 2-0, 1.80 ERA, 15 IP
Jonny Homza, South, 2-1, 1.88 ERA, 13 IP, 14 K
Alex Schlegel, South, 1-0, 5 GM, 12 IP, 16 K
Lucas Thorp, Dimond, 1-1, 2 saves, 2.69 ERA, 13 IP
Julito Fazzini, South, .360 BA, 7 RBI, 1.000 FLD
Joe Fitka, Dimond, .310 BA, 2 HR, 4 RBI, .552 SLG
Jonny Homza, South, .419 BA, 5 XBH, 8 RBI, 9 SB
Willy Homza, South, .518 BA, 10 RBI, 7 XBH, .556 OBP
Lucas Thorp, Dimond, , .414 BA, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .759 SLG
Zach Brueggemann, Chugiak, .320 BA, 6 R, 4 RBI, .379 OBP
Lian Lincoln, South, .413 BA, 9 RBI, 10 SB, 0 K in 37 PA
Parker Johnson, South, .300, 7 RBI, 8 R
Matt Kley, South, .368 BA, 9 R, 6 RBI, .520 OBP
Tristen Woods, Service, .346 BA, 8 RBI, .500 OBP
Brendon Hayhurst, South, .400 BA, 6 RBI, 6 R, 4 SB
Kyle Henrickson, Dimond, .269, 1 3B, 5 RBI, .713 OPS
James Lanier, Chugiak
Josh Fetko, Service
Cody Curfman, Chugiak
Tommy Koloski, South
Jake Andresen, Dimond
Billy Orth, Dimond
Matt Hess, Chugiak
Logan Williams, Bartlett
Sam Hanson, Chugiak
Derek Scoggins, Service
Charlie Bucolo, Chugiak
Raleigh Pigg, Service
Preston Micheletto, Dimond
Zach Bohrer, Chugiak
Carl Gatter, East
Vander Lekites, Chugiak
Stephen Jacobs, Dimond
Jake Kindred, Chugiak
Josh Linn, Eagle River
Kyle Bremont, Dimond
Dyson Dammeyer, West
Jack Straub, Chugiak
Ryan Solberg, East
Ryan Dudley, Bartlett
Sean Duffy, West
Cobey Cupp, Service
Alex Franklin, Bartlett
Bryce Schwarz, South
Quincy Cooper, Bartlett
Tony Hillman, Dimond
Matt Jarvis, East
Kody Keith, Eagle River