Lucas Burton has come up with an oustanding idea. Each week(from the nominations posted), we will select a Youthfastpitch.com Sportsmanship Award for a person that displays character and sportsmanship to another person(It can be at any national affiliation event). The first recipient of this award is Jessica Leimbach #34 of the 16U West Salem Titans(Florip/Leimbach) with her display of compassion and support of the opponents pitcher this weekend. Congratulations to Jessica. She will receive a SANDWICH EXPRESS sub sandwich meal from our Newberg Sandwich Express sponsor. She was nominated by Lucas Burton.
This weekend a whole team is being honored for their sportsmanship and character. They were nominated by two different people, Dorothy Schroeder and Hannah Shilhanek. Heres what they both said about the West Portland Sluggers 12U team coach by Larry Sherman. This great display earned them our praise and 2 pizza’s from Oddmoes Pizza in Newberg.
“sportsmanship nomination from the Amity tournament,this weekend the West Portland Sluggers made it to the championship game coming in second place.
Throughout the tournament after every game they met with the opposing team. Each time they complimented players from the team they played. They said they have a tradition each time they play they nominates players from their opponents that they think played well, had a great game, etc.
Win or lose a great interaction for the players on their team and any team they play.
Thank you for great sportsmanship!”