Yanks win championship

Published 3:06 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2007

By Staff
NILES – The Niles F.O.P. Little League wrapped up the 2007 season with its World Series and closing ceremonies.
The Yankees capped off a terrific season by defeating the Orioles 11-1 to win the championship.
The Yankees also won the regular season title with a 14-4 record. The Yankees' only losses came at the hands of District 15 interleague competition.
The closing ceremonies followed the title game and special awards were given to the following individuals:
Home Run King
Ethan Zimmerman – 5 home runs
Home Run Hitters
Rodney Appelwhite – 2
Jacob Oates – 1
Trevor Kizer – 1
Most Valuable Player
Ethan Zimmerman
Rookie of the Year
Billy Alton
Tough as Nails (best catcher)
Tyler Bybee
Jason Kessler Award
Rodney Applewhite
Golden Glove
Ethan Zimmerman
Special recognition and thanks was given to the regular season umpires – Kenneth Ray (head umpire), Paul Walls and Tim Phillips. Recognition and thanks was also given to concession stand and field maintenance chairmen Jody and Joe Covyeou.