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Pleasureville's Ryan Pepler, Dover's Nathan Chronister among American Legion award winners

STEVE HEISER
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  • The York-Adams American Legion League recently handed out its major awards for 2018.
  • Pleasureville's Ryan Pepler was named the league's MVP.
  • Dover's Nathan Chronister was named the league's best hitter.
  • New Oxford's Blake Phillips was selected the league's top pitcher.

Infielder Ryan Pepler helped Pleasureville win the York-Adams American Legion baseball playoff championship for a second straight season this summer.

Pleasureville's Ryan Pepler was named the York-Adams American Legion League Most Valuable Player recently. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Pepler's exploits were honored recently when the league coaches determined the end-of-the-season award winners.

Pepler was named the league's most valuable player.

During the regular season, Pepler hit .417 with 13 runs scored over 11 games. He had a .556 on-base percentage and a .542 slugging percentage.

Pepler also earned a spot on the Pennsylvania Big 26 baseball team.

Nathan Chronister was selected the league's best hitter. Chronister hit .545 with 10 RBIs and 20 runs scored. He had a .611 on-base percentage and a .682 slugging percentage.

New Oxford's Blake Phillips grabbed the league's top pitcher award after going 5-1 with a 1.81 ERA over 38 2/3 innings. He struck out 23 and walked five, while allowing 37 hits.

Nathan Chronister

Following are the other major awards handed out by the league:

►Spring Grove's Patrick Anderson, Northeastern's Christopher Moyer, Dover's Brayden Smith and Dallastown's Benjamin Writer were the league scholarship winners. For Anderson, it was his second major scholarship honor this year. He had previously won the Quarterback Club of York's Charles Larson Memorial Scholarship.

►Dover won the John Grove Sportsmanship Award.

►Dover was also honored as the Western Division champion and Pleasureville was recognized as the Eastern Division champion.

►And Pleasureville was feted as the Fred Rosenblatt playoff champion.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.