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2022 Silver Slugger Awards

The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 Silver Slugger Awards.

Liam Keblin is the only rookie to win a Silver Slugger. For Zach Hatfield this is his second consecutive Silver Slugger. For Steve Walsh this is his second Silver Slugger having previously won the award in 2020.

In addition to winning a Silver Slugger this season, Cam Plank, Kevin Falvey and Zach Hatfield were also awarded Gold Gloves.

Congratulations to all the winners.

2022 Silver Slugger Award Winners

Position Player Team
C Cam Plank Al Thomas Athletics
1B Jake Beane Al Thomas Athletics
2B Russell Boudreau McKay Club Beacons
3B Justine Makisimu Brighton Black Sox
SS Liam Keblin Brighton Braves
OF Zach Hatfield Al Thomas Athletics
OF Kevin Falvey Al Thomas Athletics
OF Steve Walsh Brighton Braves
DH Jared MacLeod Brighton Black Sox

Each franchise nominates players from their own team. Each franchise then votes for one player at each position, expect outfield. Each team casts votes for three outfielders. The results of the voting can be found here.
Silver Slugger Award Results

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2022 Gold Glove Awards

The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 Gold Glove Awards.

The winners include seven first time winners. For Brett Julian this is his third consecutive Gold Glove for Shortstop while for Zach Hatfield this his his second Gold Glove award.

Congratulations to all the winners.

2022 Gold Glove Award Winners

Position Player Team
C Cam Plank Al Thomas Athletics
1B Will Baker Brighton Black Sox
2B Ben Donovan Brighton Braves
3B Ryan Bere Brighton Braves
SS Brett Julian Al Thomas Athletics
OF Zach Hatfield Al Thomas Athletics
OF Kevin Falvey Al Thomas Athletics
OF Kennan Gumbs McKay Club Beacons
P Richard Arms Brighton Braves

Each franchise nominates players from their own team. Each franchise then votes for one player at each position, expect outfield. Each team casts votes for three outfielders. The results of the voting can be found here.

Gold Glove Award Results

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2022 All Rookie Team

With the 2022 season successfully behind us, it is now time to reflect back on the accomplishments of the season. The Yawkey League will be making a series of announcements in the upcoming week to announce the winners of its yearly awards. The awards will be presented at an upcoming ceremony scheduled for September 24.

The first awards announcement is the 2022 All-Rookie Team. The All-Rookie Team consists of one rookie from each team. The players on the All-Rookie Team represent each team’s nominee for Rookie of the Year. The Rookie of the Year winner will be announced later in the week.

Every season introduces a new group of players to the league. These rookies come to the league with various levels of playing experience. While some players come to league straight from high school, most are current or former college players.

Players on the 2022 All-Rookie Team are current or former players from Anna Maria, Duke, Salem State and WPI.

2022 All-Rookie Team

Player Team
Jay Gamboa Al Thomas A’s
Rolando Rodriguez, Jr. Brighton Black Sox
Liam Keblin Brighton Braves
Ben O’Connell McKay Club Beacons
Aidan Lynch Somerville

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Al Thomas Repeats as Champions


The Al Thomas Athletics defeated the Brighton Black Sox in five games to capture the the 2022 YBL Championship.

Jay Gamboa was named the Playoff MVP. Gamboa was 2-0 with a save in the finals. Gamboa also won a game in the semifinals against the Brighton Braves.

Congratulations to Joe O’Hara and the entire Al Thomas organization on a well played finals.

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2022 YBL Championship Series Set

The 2022 Yakwey Baseball League Championship Series is set to begin on Friday 8/5. The Al Thomas A’s will be facing the Brighton Black Sox in a rematch of the 2021 YBL Finals. Al Thomas will be looking to repeat as champions.

Al Thomas entered the playoffs as the #1 seed having won 21 games for the second straight year. In the semifinals Al Thomas faced the #4 seed Brighton Braves in best of five series.

Al Thomas would take Game 1 by a score of 6-2 behind Jay Gamboa’s complete game 18 strike out performance. Game 2 would see both teams exchange leads with the Braves taking a 7-3 lead into the bottom of the fifth. Al Thomas would score 4 runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game and win the game 8-7 courtesy of a Jon Chapman walk off. Al Thomas would complete the sweep with a 7-0 four hit shutout by Paul Wydom.

The Brighton Black Sox had a bit of an up and down season before securing the #2 seed. The Black Sox faced the #3 seed McKay Club in their semifinal matchup.

The Black Sox would take Game 1 by a score of 7-0. Shawn Nosky and Brian Koker would combine on a four hit shutout. Game 2 would prove to be a battle. Both teams would exchange leads multiple times before the Black Sox would walk off with a 9-8 victory in the 8th. Game 3 opened with the Black Sox taking a 3-2 lead in the first inning. The game would then settle into a pitching dual between McKay’s Bill Willett and Black Sox Christian Quigley. Both teams would tack on runs in the 7th with the Black Sox holding on to win 5-3 to complete the sweep and move on to the finals.

Game 1 of the Championship Series is scheduled for 8:00 pm Friday 8/5 at East Boston Stadium. (map)

Full schedule details can be found here
Full playoff schedule

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2022 YBL Playoffs

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As the regular season wraps up, the 2022 playoff picture begins to take shape. The top The playoff format this year will consist of a best of five semifinals. The semifinal matchups will be #2 vs #3 and #1 vs #4. The playoffs will conclude with a best of seven finals.

For the second consecutive year, Al Thomas secured the #1 seed by winning 21 games. The Brighton Black Sox secured the #2 seed by overcoming some midseason struggles to win their last 5 games. The McKay Club secured the #3 seed with a win on Monday night. The Brighton Braves were able to secure the #4 seed.

The Brighton Braves will face Al Thomas in a best of five series that will begin Friday July 29. This game will take place at English HS. First pitch is scheduled for 8pm.

The McKay Club will face the Brighton Black Sox in the other semifinal matchup also set to begin on Friday July 29. This game will be played at Rogers Park in Brighton. First pitch is schedule for 7:30pm.

YBL Playoff Schedule

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