MacKenzie Earns Northwoods League Finest in the Field Award
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Mount Pleasant, Mich. – Central Michigan junior second baseman Pat MacKenzie was named the 2013 Rawlings "Finest in the Field" Award winner, the Northwoods League announced Monday.
MacKenzie finished the season with Northwest League's best fielding percentage for a second baseman, posting a .976 fielding percentage in 255 total chances for the Waterloo Bucks.
The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position. The winners are selected based on final fielding statistics compiled by league statistician Pointstreak, a Vancouver, British Columbia based sports statistical service company. Rawlings has been rewarding the top defenders in the Northwoods League since 2002.
The recipients receive a special Rawlings baseball glove mounted on an engraved trophy base. Rawlings is the official equipment provider for the Northwoods League. To qualify for an award a player needs to appear in at least two-thirds of the scheduled games at a specific position, with the exception of catcher which is half. For pitchers, the player that had the highest total defensive chances without committing an error earns the number one spot.
C Aaron Gretz, Alexandria, Ohio St., .996
1B Tim Cusick, Alexandria, Dakota Wesleyan, .992
2B Pat MacKenzie, Waterloo, Central Michigan, .976
3B Jason Vosler, Thunder Bay, Northeastern, .964
SS Sawyer Polen, Lakeshore, Kent St., .950
OF Tim Arakawa, Mankato, Oklahoma St., 1.000
OF Brad Wilson, Duluth, C. Missouri, 1.000
OF Ryan Blanchard, Alexandria, Alabama, 1.000
P Matt Esparza, Green Bay, Tennessee, 1.000