Ham named team MVP as Crabs honor top performers 

Photo courtesy of the Humboldt Crabs – Manager Robin Guiver talks to the crowd after Sunday’s season finale.

Billy Ham has been named the 2023 Humboldt Crabs MVP after an outstanding summer with the local collegiate summer club.

Manager Robin Guiver handed out the end of season awards to the team’s top performers after Sunday’s season finale against the Sacramento Yankees in front of a packed house at the Arcata Ball Park.

The Crabs closed out the season with a record of 40-7, including a 10-1 victory in their final game.

Ham appeared in 38 of the team’s 47 games and batted .450 with team highs in home runs (four), doubles (15) and RBIs (36).

He also provided a reliable glove at first base and made five appearances out of the bullpen.

He wasn’t the only Crabs player honored after Sunday’s game, which was played in front of a crowd of 1,205 as fans packed to the ball park for the final weekend of the season.

Wyatt Reginatto was named the team’s Offensive player of the year, while Peyton Miller was named defensive player of the year and Kawana Soares and Cubby Cortez received the coaches award.

The Crabs also named two pitchers of the year. 

Nolan Long was named the starting pitcher of the year and Brady Chavez was named the relief pitcher of the year.

Reginatto batted .379 with 25 RBIs and 27 walks, and also scored a team-high 35 runs.

Long, meanwhile, had a team-best nine wins and finished the summer 9-0 with a 1.37 ERA.

Chavez was outstanding in relief all summer long and did not allow a single run in 27 innings, while finishing with an ERA of 0.00.

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