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Cincysoftball.com/ Buffalo Joe’s/ Elite’s Nick Weimer Named USSSA “D” Tri-State Conference Player Of The Year

Nick Weimer of Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite has been named the USSSA “D” Tri-State Conference “Player of the Year” for 2014.

 

Weimer had a .787 OBA with 36 runs scored, a dozen home runs and a Conference high 77 rbi’s.  Weimer tied for second place in the Conference in home runs behind Vicious Sports’ Mike Markbury’s 14.

 

“Nick was among the top three players in the Conference in on base, on base average, home runs and rbi’s,” said Cincysoftball.com team manager Andy Larkins.  “And in the Conference finals vs. EMR, he went 4-for-4 with four runs, two home runs and seven RBIs to lead us to the championship.”

 

Weimer, who was named the tournament MVP in the Conference finals, was also selected the Tri-State Conference “Offensive Player of the Year.”

Nick Weimer of Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite has been named the USSSA “D” Tri-State Conference “Player of the Year” and “Offensive Player of the Year” for 2014.  Weimer had a .787 OBA with 36 runs scored, a dozen home runs and a Conference high 77 rbi’s.  Weimer tied for second place in the Conference in home runs behind Vicious Sports’ Mike Markbury’s 14.  Photo courtesy of Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite softball team.

Nick Weimer, right, of Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite has been named the USSSA “D” Tri-State Conference “Player of the Year” and “Offensive Player of the Year” for 2014.  Weimer had a .787 OBA with 36 runs scored, a dozen home runs and a Conference high 77 rbi’s.  Weimer tied for second place in the Conference in home runs behind Vicious Sports’ Mike Markbury’s 14. Weimer is shown here receive the Tri-State Conference Championship MVP award in June at Warren County Armco Park. Photo courtesy of Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite softball team.

 

Runner-up “Player of the Year” honors went to Mike Marksbury of Vicious Sports.  Markbury finished the season with a .700 OBA, 35 runs scored, 14 home runs and 66 rbi’s.

 

“Mike was our starting 3rd baseman and was our five hole hitter all year,” said Vicious manager Chad Pollard.  “Nick is one of the best power-run production hitters around, and one of the best 3rd basemen defensively.”

 

Marksbury led the Conference in home runs and was second in rbi’s.

 

Weimer outdistanced Marksbury seven points to three in the “Player of the Year” voting, which was done by team managers.

 

Brian Harmeyer of EMR/Plant Detail/BW3/Schock Tile/River City and P. J. Pope of Vicious Sports both finished second in the voting for Conference “Offensive Player of the Year.”

 

Harmeyer had a .654 OBA, 54 runs scored, a 12 home runs and 51 rbi’s.  Harmeyer was second in the Conference in both runs scored and home runs, and fifth in rbi’s.  He led the Conference in plate appearances with 127 and on base with 83.

 

“Brian is our table-setter and hit some key home runs for us,” said EMR manager Mike Clark.  “He’s at every game and plays wherever we need him.  He also played hurt a lot.  He keeps a lot or runners honest with his arm.”

 

P. J. Pope led the Conference with an .809 OBA. He was 7th in the TSC with 39 runs and 18th in OB with 51.

 

“P. J. batted leadoff for us and is our starting shortstop,” said Vicious’ Chad Pollard.  “And he was one of the best players in the Conference hands down.  He gloves, hits – and being an ex-NFL running back – he has blazing speed on the base paths.”

 

Weimer garnered six votes for “Offensive Player of the Year,” compared to three each for Harmeyer and Pope.

 

Ricky Spivey of Dirty Sports/Durbin Bowl was picked as the “Defensive Player of the Year” in the Conference with six votes, while Ryan Bellamy of Thunderdome/S.S.A. was runner-up with five.

Middle infielder Ricky Spivey of Dirty Sports/Durbin Bowl was selected the Tri-State Conference  “Defensive Player of the Year” for 2014.  Photo by Mike McNutt.

Middle infielder Ricky Spivey of Dirty Sports/Durbin Bowl was selected the Tri-State Conference  “Defensive Player of the Year” for 2014.  Photo by Mike McNutt.

 

“Ricky anchored our infield all year long with his play at middle infield,” observed Dirty Sports’ manager Matt Miller.  “And he hit .630 out of the two hole and provided a great one-two punch with Andy Frazer.  He hit well with runners on base and had too many big two-out hits to count.”

 

ThunderDome manager Jeremy Pflug called Ryan Bellamy “a five-tool player if I’ve ever seen one.

 

“He hits for power, average, runs great, plays a great centerfield, and has an absolute rocket launcher for an arm,” said Pflug.  “We didn’t keep track, but I can almost guarantee he led the TSC in defensive assists from the outfield.  He threw out so many runners that word spread and guys stopped testing him by the end of the year.  He started slow with his hitting, but came on like fire at the end.  He’s a smart player and will continue to grow within the game.”

 

Sixteen players were named to the All-Conference team, including nine to the 1st team and seven to the 2nd.  Conference by-laws dictated that the first place team, Vicious Sports, could nominate four players, that the second and third place teams – Cincinnati Dynasty and Dirty Sports/Durbin Bowl could nominate three players, and that the remaining teams could each nominate two players.  After the ballots were submitted by each team, they were mailed to the managers to vote on Conference “Player of the Year,” “Offensive Player of the Year,” and “Defensive Player of the Year,” as well as which players would be named to the 1st or 2nd team.

 

First team votes were worth two points, and 2nd team votes one point.

 

All-Conference plaques will be awarded to each member of the All-Conference 1st and 2nd team.  Arrangements will be made to provide players or team representatives with their plaques in coming weeks.

 

Plaques for the Conference Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year will be presented at the Norwood Sorrento’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, January 25th at 1 PM.

 

2014 USSSA “D” TRI-STATE CONFERENCE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nick Weimer, Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite

RUNNER-UP PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mike Marksbury, Vicious Sports

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nick Weimer, Cincysoftball.com/Buffalo Joe’s/Elite

CO-RUNNER-UP OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brian Harmeyer, EMR/Plant Detail/BW3/Schock Tile/River City

CO-RUNNER-UP OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: P. J. Pope, Vicious Sports

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ricky Spivey, Dirty Sports/Durbin Bowl

RUNNER-UP DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ryan Bellamy, ThunderDome/S.S.A.

 

ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

 

Tim Bacon (EMR)

Brad Baker (Vicious Sports)

Ryan Bellamy (ThunderDome)

Andy Frazier (Dirty Sports)

Brian Harmeyer (EMR)

Matt Marksbury (Vicious Sports)

P. J. Pope (Vicious Sports)

Ricky Spivey (Dirty Sports)

Nick Weimer (Cincysoftball.com)

 

ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM

 

Kenny Jones (Cincinnati Dynasty)

Mike Marksbury (Vicious Sports)

Zach Mayer (Cincinnati Dynasty)

Jeremy Pflug (ThunderDome)

Brian Sandlin (Cincysoftball.com)

Joel Steinmetz (Cincinnati Dynasty)

Brandon Taylor (Dirty Sports)

 

 

 

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