Canton's Chase Pepper took home double NTL honors.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | June 2, 2014 | Photo courtesy The Review


Canton's Chase Pepper took home double NTL honorsPepper was named the NTL Coaches' Player of the Year and is Co-Pitcher of the Year along with Athens' Tyler Forbes.

Mansfield's JP Shaw was named the Rookie of the Year while the coaching staffs of Canton and Athens were named the Coaching Staffs of the Year.

Pepper was a dual threat this season, hitting .439 with five doubles, one triple, 17-RBI and two home runs.

From the mound he allowed just seven runs, three of which were earned. He struck out 67 with 13 walks for a 7-1 record.

Forbes finished the season 6-0 with two saves with a .79 ERA. He had 58 strikeouts in 35 1/3-innings of action.

Forbes allowed four earned runs all season with 24 hits and 18 walks.

Shaw finished the season with a .320 average, hitting two doubles. The freshman finished with 11 RBI and seven runs scored.

On the mound he was 2-2 on the year in 10 appearances, striking out 29 with a 4.6 ERA in 34 2/3-innings of work.

The First Team is made up of Pepper, Garrett Wesneski and Trevor Route from Canton, Dawson Prough and Brandon Owlett from Wellsboro, Forbes, Zane Vargason and Troy Stivason from Athens, Sawyer Strope and Tristan James from Towanda, Brandon Mattocks from Troy and Bryce Zaparzynski from Mansfield.

Prough hit .593 this season with 23-RBI, 22 runs scored and only struck out three times. He had 13 doubles, one triple and four home runs.

Owlett batted .400 on the season with 23 runs and 21 steals. On the mound he had a 3.68 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings pitched.

Vargason batted .449 on the year with four doubles and a triple knocking in 18 RBI to go with 22 hits and 20 runs scored. Stivason had a .353 average with 16 stolen bases, five doubles, one triple, 18-RBI and struck out just twice.

Strope batted .429 with 24 hits, two doubles, one triple, 9-RBI, 14 runs scored and seven stolen bases. On the mound he was 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA, striking out 41 batters in 27 1/3-innings pitched.

James went 3-3 on the year with a 1.28 ERA behind 65 strikeouts and seven walks in 43 2/3-innings of action. He also drove in 12 runs this season at the plate.

Brandon Mattocks had a .408 average with 10 doubles, a triple and a home run. He knocked in 17 runs while scoring 27 times.

Zaparzynski sported a .429 average with three doubles and two triples. He scored 16 times while knocking 12 runs.

On the mound he had 12 strikeouts in 12 2/3-innings of action.

Wesneski hit .446 this season with 29-RBI, three doubles and 22 runs. He struck out 25 batters from the mound this season in 16 innings of work.

Route hit .431 with 24 runs scored and 11-RBI. He had five doubles and 11 walks while also defending his position well at second base.

The Second Team consists of Brady Andrews and Jarrod Burd of Mansfield, Isaac Havens and Kyle Schucker of Troy, Garrett Smith, Aaron Pifer and Nik Geiser of Northeast Bradford, Connor Route of Canton, Holdan Hitchcock and Kyle Tinna of Wyalusing, Nick Place, Dylan Bates and Noah Huff of Towanda and Dylan Prough of Wellsboro.

Andrews batted .333 this season with five doubles and a triple while scoring 17 times. His teammate Burd had a .407 average with four doubles and 12-RBI while sporting a 2.1 ERA on the mound in 36 1/3-innings of work.

Havens finished with a .362 batting average with six doubles, 21 runs and 19-RBI. Schucker went 5-1 on the mound with a 3.84 ERA while batting .370 with eight doubles, a triple and home run while driving in 16 runs.

Hitchcock batted .375 with 6-RBI and 12 runs scored as a freshman. He also stole 13 bases.

Tinna batted .391 with 10 doubles, a triple and home run while knocking in 13 runs.

Place was .295 from the plate this season with five doubles and a home run while knocking in 18 runs.

Bates batted. 259 with four doubles, seven steals and 13 runs scored while knocking in 11 runs. On the mound he went 2-2 with a .29 ERA in 24 1/3-innings of work. He struck out 40 while adding three saves.

Huff batted .345 with 12 steals and 17 runs scored for the Knights.

Dylan Prough had a .348 average with 18 runs and 15-RBI. On the mound he finished the season 4-1.

Conner Route hit .304 with 13-RBI, one double and 12 runs. He only had one error in the field this season as well.

Smith hit .484 on the year with two doubles, one triple, 18 runs and 15-RBI. He was also 8-for-9 on steal attempts.

Pifer hit .418 with 19 runs, 13-RBI, four doubles and a triple. He also had 21 steals on the year.

Geiser batted .364 with 10 runs, 15-RBI and two doubles. On the mound he went 2-2 with a 4.90 ERA in 30 innings of work.

On honorable mention is Shaw and Rylan Whitmyer from Mansfield, Nick Vosburg and Stag Shadduck from Athens, John Bowman and Kyle Landis from Canton, Jared Lines from Towanda, Brian Doty from Wellsboro, Kyle Jackson and Jarod Mattocks from Troy, Tyler Melko from CV, Kyle Colegrove from Williamson and Matt Williams from Sayre.

Whitmyer had a .300 average with 13-RBI on the season.

Vosburg batted .268 with 14-RBI whle Shadduck had a .308 average with 6-RBI.

Lines had a .263 average with 15-RBI and 18 runs scored.

Jackson had a .324 average with four doubles and 16-RBI while striking out 30 from the mound. Jarrod Mattocks had a .323 average with 21 runs and 13-RBI.

Landis hit .321 with two doubles, a home run and 15-RBI while Bowman struck out 75 in 42 2/3-innings of work for a perfect 6-0 record.