Christie Named NSSBL MVP
Cory Christie of the Sydney Sooners has been chosen as the NSSBL Most Valuable Player for 2011. In voting by the league coaches, Christie was recognized for his outstanding season in which he was among the league’s leaders in almost every offensive category while playing all infield positions.
Christie finished seventh with a .378 average, fourth in RBIs with 31, tied for second in home runs with six, and seventh in hits with 48. He played a huge role in helping his Sooners qualify for the final playoff spot, smashing two home runs and driving in six runs in the final game of the season, a win over the Truro Bearcats.
Christie was an addition to the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians roster for the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship in Chatham, N.B. and in a game against the Chatham Ironmen hammered two home runs off former major leaguer, Jason Dickson, who was the leading pitcher in the N.B. circuit with a record of 7-1.
Other individual award winners and the league all-star team will be announced later this week.