Congrats to Our Finalists for the HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards in Youth Baseball Presented by Rawlings
On December 1, 2018 at 12:00am ET, the polls closed for the online voting phase of the HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards for Youth Baseball Presented by Rawlings. The Top 25 Semi-Finalists (selected from more than 4,000 eligible highlights shared in the HiCast Sports Network from venues across America) representing the Most Valuable Plays for Offensive and Defense that received the highest number of votes secured their spots as Top 10 Finalists and now move on to the judging phase of our contest.
The contest is now in the hands of our judge, Legendary Hall of Fame Shortstop Ozzie Smith. Former MLB player for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1996, Ozzie Smith set major league records for career assists and double plays by a shortstop, as well as the National League record with 2,511 career games at the position. He won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons (1980–92) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002. He will select our Top 3 Most Valuable Offensive Plays and Top 3 Defensive Plays and we’ll announce the winners on Monday, December 10.
Tap to view each award-winning highlight covered by the HiCast Sports Network. Thanks to Youth1 Media for their commitment to ongoing coverage of the contest within the youth sports community.
Top 10 Best Offensive Plays
Top 10 Best Defensive Plays
We’ll announced the winners right here on Monday, December 10, 2018.
Awesome Prizes by
Top 3 Best Defensive Play Winners
Rawlings Custom Glove ($459.95 value) – Winners choose your leather, fit, size and pattern, and customize everything from stitching, laces, color, liner, break-in and more. Create your custom glove just like the pros!
Top 3 Best Offensive Play Winners
Rawlings 2019 Quatro Bat ($349.99 value) – Winners choose your certification, size and drop. More pop. More distance. There are no trade-offs with the NEW Quatro Pro. Hitters can be confident at the plate with the longest barrel in our lineup, an even larger sweet spot for more pop and now, incredible balance for faster swing speeds. Add the newly redesigned, stiffer handle-collar to reduce vibration and eliminate barrel drag and you have everything you need to Light 'Em Up! Check out the details.
Top 10 Finalists for Best Offensive Play & Top 10 for Best Defensive Play
Rawlings New Mach Batting Helmet ($64.99 value) – Winners pick Junior or Senior size and two-tone or tone-on-tone design in your choice of color with or without an EXT flap. Today's pitchers throw harder, and shots off the bat are faster than ever. As the industry leader in protective our engineers could not sleep until our gear matched the speed of the game. Engineered to perform. Check ‘em out!
Top 25 Semi-Finalists for Best Offensive Play & Top 25 for Best Defensive Play
Rawlings Sackpack ($29.99 value) – This player's drawstring-closure sackpack is the perfect bag to carry your must-haves to and from the ball field. It features an interior valuables pocket and an exterior zip pocket. Fits two water bottles and sunflower seeds, of course.