The South Penn Baseball League has announced its 2020 league’s top awards from results of league balloting conducted recently according to Commissioner Parker D. Lerew, who released the information Monday. The voting included awards for Most Valuable Player, Outstanding Pitcher, and the Outstanding Young Player Awards along with the John R. “Dick” Meckley Sportsmanship Award, which is selected by the association of umpires officiating in the league.
For the 2020 Most Valuable Player Award, the Shippensburg Stars’ Todd Weldon picked up his first MVP honors in the SPL being it was the Stars first year in the league. In his runaway vote tally, Weldon was among the league leaders with a .528 batting average by racking up 19 hits, 18 RBIs, 11 runs scored, 7 doubles, 2 homers, 10 walks and 34 total bases. Weldon’s on-base percentage was .625 and slugging percentage was .667. Weldon also pitched 25 innings allowing 8 earned runs, 17 hits, and walking 8 but finishing a league second with 34 strikeouts. His win-loss record was 4-0 with a 2.21 earned run average.