Indians Sweep Reds to Claim 'Back to Back' Titles in Capital District 35+
District (NY) 35+ Division
Indians 13, Reds 1
Regular Season Leads to Back-to-Back Titles’
Jim Bonaparte, Indians manager
This was a
very exciting year for the Indians as we ran our regular season winning streak to 47 games and
finished 27-1 for second consecutive season defeating a very good Reds team
three games to none to sweep the finals and claim back to back titles in the Capital District 35+ division. We were led by a very strong pitching staff, where B J Roberts was 8-0 with two saves while tossing 50 innings. He gave up only
one earned run with a era of 0.14 while claiming the league CY Young award.
Also, Jami Burnetter was 7-0 with a 0.72
era and was the CY Young winner the previous season.
Offensively Will Horan claimed his second consecutive MVP with a .431 average with five home runs and
37 RBI while catching every game. Fernando Robleno hit .500 , Eric Joyce .489, BJ .472, Jami .442, Adam Anderson in his rookie year posted an average of .419
as well as Rookie of the Year honors and Mike Ruffinen chipped in .444 and Quentin Jensen .423. We
set a record for runs scored with 248 while only allowing 29. This is a very
cohesive bunch and make a coaches life easy and truly a joy to coach. We look
forward to defending our title in the spring.