Top 'Dogs of the Alaska Baseball League
Aug. 3, 2013
By: Matt Burkholder
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Fresno State pitcher Garrett Mundell was named Pitcher of the Year as announced by the Alaska Baseball League for its annual postseason awards on Friday. In addition, classmates Jake Alvarez and Brody Russell were named to the first and second teams, respectively.
Mundell, the soon-to-be junior for the Bulldogs, allowed three earned runs in 42.2 innings of work as he dominated from the bump for the Anchorage Bucs. He finished the regular season with a 4-1 record and struck out 30 batters with his league-best 0.63 ERA.
Alvarez was named as the league's first-team second baseman. The Clovis West graduate wrapped up the the season with a .301 average, the seventh-best average in the league, to go along with six doubles for the Peninsula Oilers. From the field he had 40 put-outs and 77 assists and owned a .959 fielding percentage in 30 games.
Also named all-league was Russell. The Bakersfield native took home second-team outfielder honors as a member of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Russell batted .278 in 90 at bats and tallied nine doubles, one triple and two homeruns.
All honors were determined in a vote of media, broadcasters and two league representatives.
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