The Williamsport Crosscutters presented their annual end-of-season awards prior to the final home game of the 2017 season on September 2 at BB&T Ballpark.
In an award voted on by the Cutters players and coaches, OF Jhailyn Ortiz was named the 2017 Williamsport Crosscutters Most Valuable Player.
Ortiz was signed as an international free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015. Ortiz was at or near the top of the NYPL leaderboard in numerous offensive categories including home runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and extra base hits. He was picked to play in the 2017 NYPL All-Star game.
The Rankin Johnson Pitcher of the Year Award, also voted by fellow players and coaches, went to Cutters left-hander Kyle Young who led the team in wins, ERA and WHIP. Young was also picked to participate in the NYPL All-Star team.
Other award winners were:
Crosscutters Booster Club Most Popular Player Award - Rodolfo Duran
Max & Alta Border Community Service Award - LHP Kyle Young
Gold Star Employee of the Year- Online Gameday Producer - Justin Hawkins
The Crosscutters 2017 season concludes on September 7 in State College.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.