By Tyler A. Takeda and Paul Stanford
Most Valuable Player
Scott Roberts, Madera Pitcher-1B, junior
Resume: Roberts finished his second year as the ace of the Madera Coyotes’ pitching staff and one of their main offensive threats. He led the Coyotes with 64 innings pitched and recorded 60 strikeouts. He was a tough-luck guy with 3-5 record despite a tremendous 2.52 ERA. He also led the Coyotes with a .354 batting average, 29 hits and 20 RBIs. He was named first team All-County Metro Athletic Conference.
Coach of the Year
Andy Underwood, Madera
Resume: In his first year as a head coach, Underwood led the Coyotes to a second place finish in the CMAC. He took his lumps early in the season, but turned the Coyotes around. A former Coyote and Fresno State star who was a fourth-round MLB draft pick, Underwood helped his pitching staff to a 3.56 ERA. The Coyotes earned a No. 2 seed in the Division II playoffs.
Connor Brogdon, Liberty Pitcher, junior
Resume: Brogdon was one of the rare pitchers that got stronger as the game went on. The six-foot, seven-inch junior, had six complete games in nine starts this year, including a nine-inning, 140+ pitch outing. Brogdon had a 1.44 ERA with a 6-4 record. He struck out 74 batters in 63 innings and walked just 21. He was a first team All-North Sequoia League selection.
Jason Ibrahim, Madera South Catcher-DH, senior
Resume: Ibrahim batted .282 with 18 RBIs, four doubles and three triples. He graduates as the Stallions’ career leader in home runs. He missed three weeks of the season with an injured ankle. Teams were afraid to run on Ibrahim as he threw out eight of 11 runners trying to steal. He was a North Yosemite League honorable mention...