FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
CICL Coaches voted the following post-season awards for the 2008 season:
Mike Schmidt Player of the Year – Dan Kaczrowski (Danville)
Pitcher(s) of the Year – Bryce Shafer (Springfield) and Brad Riegler (Dupage)
Galen Woods Fireman – Logan Mahon (Springfield)
Top Pro Prospect – Tyler Hess (Danville)
WICHITA, KAN. — Edward Easley will fly to Arizona today.
He’ll sign a contract, and when the ink dries, he will be a professional baseball player in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
In case the former Mississippi State catcher needs any leverage for negotiating a signing bonus, he got it Wednesday when he won the Johnny Bench Award as the top catcher in college baseball.
“It is, for a fact, the most exciting news I’ve ever received in my life,” said Easley, who helped lead MSU to the College World Series earlier this month. “Catching is what I love to do. It’s what I love to do to help my team win. To be a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award is just a great honor, and to finally be picked is just a great honor.”