From the desk of Oceanside Minor Baseball president Mike Parlow comes word the names are out and the honours well-earned, for the local association’s annual Achievement Awards.
Longtime dedicated minor baseball booster Lyle Lamont picked up the Coaching Award.
“Lyle is a past OMBA president and founding member of Oceanside Baseball and continues to contribute to the development of youth in our community,” said Parlow, adding, “Oceanside Baseball is very fortunate to have a number of excellent coaches working with our players.”
To see the coaches who where named to this year’s honour roll along with passages from each of their nominations go to www.ballcharts.com/Oceanside.
Earning Umpires of the Year honours were Chloe Elston and Jacob Barker.
Key to OMBA’s success every season, said Parlow, “is our umpire group. These individuals, ages 13 and up, are indispensable to the league and our players’ enjoyment of the game. Jacob, in his first year umpiring, did a great job in bringing enthusiasm and a strong focus to the role. Chloe, our Senior Award winner, brings tremendous skill, professionalism and commitment to her efforts behind the plate.”
OMBA will be holding its annual General Meeting and awards banquet Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Bayside.
Parlow said all are invited to attend, and added one lucky person will win a free 2012 registration for all the players in their immediate family.
“We had some really positive results this year. Building on the foundation we had put in place in years prior, the association grew by about 12 per cent this past season.
“This was pretty significant growth and our volunteers worked that much harder to put a good season together,” Parlow assessed on the season that was.
“Without Save-On’s involvement, we simply couldn’t afford to put a quality program like that together.”