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Awards

BRHLL offers two awards each season to recognize effort, mental attitude, and volunteerism. The John W. Clarke Memorial Award is an award for a player on each team that exemplifies a positive mental attitude, a sense of humor, and exceptional effort on the field. The Jim Cotter Service Award recognizes a volunteer who has gone above and beyond regular effort to make BRHLL a better place.

John W. Clarke Memorial Award

About the Award

As we travel life's sometimes bumpy road, we occasionally come into contact with someone who appears to wring more joy out of each day than seems possible. These special individuals have a knack for allowing us to step back for a moment and see the lighter side, changing the grimace that we all frequently bring to our tasks into a smile.

John Clarke was one of these special people. The enthusiasm and joy with which he approached everything he did, rubbed off on each of those that he came into contact with. Win or lose, the young people he coached came away from each season having had more fun in baseball than they had ever had before. Whether it was drawing out the shy one, motivating the sullen one or calming the one filled with anger, John's touch was light and filled with laughter. Each of the young men and women came away with an understanding that life need not always be a struggle against the current.

Late in 1990, all of us lost John. He passed away from a heart attack. Someone said it might have been because his heart was so full of the love of life that it failed him. We are all poorer for having lost him. Yet he enriched those of us he touched in a way that will be remembered throughout the rest of our lives. This richness can never be erased so long as we keep in mind how he approached each day.

To keep this memory alive and among us as we work and play each season, the JOHN W. CLARKE MEMORIAL AWARD has been instituted. One player, who best exemplifies the qualities and attitude with which John lived each day, will be chosen from every team. Each of these young men and women will be presented with a medal which we hope will remind them that each day needs to be greeted with a smile. Joy is something that we can best receive by working actively to give it to others. We thank John for the joy he gave to us, and we promise to keep his attitude alive.

From the Friends and Family of John

2019 Baseball John Clarke Award Winners

MAJORS BB          WINNER

A'S                         Henry Brown

ANGELS                 ALEX CROWE

CUBS                     Zachary Hanchar

RED SOX               Nathan Walsh

WHITE SOX           Charlie Marshall

GIANTS                  James Paul

YANKEES              Keane Ricchiuto

BLUE JAYS            Nolan Soderquist

                             

AAA BB                

CARDINALS           Jameson Schmidt

ASTROS                 Max Kubacki

BREWERS             Sam Walsh

DODGERS             Finnigan Comerford-Barnett

NATIONALS            Sam Halpin

ORIOLES                Robert Shaver

PADRES                Colvin Meek

PIRATES                Grant Frederick

REDS                     Finn McMahan

TWINS                    August Murray

                             

MINNORS BB        

BLUE ROCKS         Cole Rauch

BULLS                    Noah Steingold

HOOKS                  Jasper Melchi

INDIANS                 Franky Ansell

IRON PIGS             Jullian Laniohan

KNIGHTS                JR Zyromski

MARAUDERS         Cooper Todd

RAIL RIDERS         Jonah Wright

SCRAPPERS          William Stepusin

TINCAPS                John Michael Borgo

                             

ROOKIES              

EMERALDS            Liam Buechler

GRASSHOPPERS  Garrett Quinn

HOT RODS            George Kaczorowski

INDIANS                 William Lord

LAKE MONSTERS  Max Mindrum

LUGNUTS               Turner Walling

MUD HENS            Jackson Fox

RAPTORS              Charlie Frankel

RIVER CATS          Karter Coslit

RIVER DOGS         Samantha Diercks

ROCKHOUNDS      

THUNDER              Vincent Bankert

Jim Cotter Service Award

About the Award

The Jim Cotter Service Award is awarded not more than once annually to a volunteer that exemplifies BRHLL values and who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in her or his volunteerism and dedication to BRHLL, often over the course of several years.

Winners

2018 - Jay Metzler

2019 Softball John W. Clarke Award Winners

Majors Softball

Chloe Cyganowski                                         

Caroline Hanchar                                           

Evy Krueger                                                     

Lily Gin

 

AAA Softball

 

Elizabeth Deichmann                                    

Maeve Jordan                                                 

Greta Gutwein                                                 

Addison Burcham

                                                                        

Minors Softball

 

Olivia Cook                                                       

Lyla Burcham                                                   

Isabella Ewer                                                    

Ellie Woelfle
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