Avenal State Prison Coach Eric LaBlanc honored the prison’s sports champions.
On Facility C, the Softball League Champions were Valley Fever.
“They were better than ever,” Coach LaBlanc said. “The Warriors did a fine job to finish in second place.”
The League MVP was D. Marshall with a batting average of .676, going 25 for 37.
The best pitcher nod went to R. Fraser.
“Fraser pitched gem after gem during league play and he had five wins in the playoffs,” LaBlanc said. “He pitched Valley Fever to a championship title.”
The Best Rookie acknowledgment went to M. Landingham, who went 23 for 42 at bat.
On Facility F, the basketball team Code Red emerged as the champions with their defense.
“This is the stingiest defense this season, holding opponents to 70 points,” League Commissioner E. Andersson said.
E. Rodriguez and G. Doctolero led Code Red the second half of the season, with double-digit scoring almost every game.
The basketball League MVP went to S. Solo.
“Solo had an amazing season,” LaBlanc said.
The Sportsmanship award went to J. Plasencia for his consistent fair play and respect for all.
The Best Defensive Player acknowledgement went to Albert Orozco with a unanimous vote.
“He stood tall above them all,” LaBlanc said.