Redbirds Sweep White Sox to Repeat at St. Claire Shores
St. Claire Shores (MI) MABL
SCS Redbirds 11, White Sox 1
|Back Row L-R: Karen "Kerby" Clifton, Anthony Vitale, Ryan Ford, Jon Van Son (MVP), Mike Miller, Ted Thompson and Dan Gliot. Front Row L-R: Jason Knoll, Scott Misuraca, Nick "Stick" McIntosh, Sean Dobson, Aaron Wick, Scott Macdonald, Joe Small and John Claude Zapinski Bat Boy: Camden Knoll
Submitted by Joe Small, Redbirds manager
The St. Claire Shores (MI) Redbirds won 11 of their final 12 games to capture the
regular-season title (25-5) and swept through the playoffs outscoring their
opponents 65-8 en route to their second consecutive world series title. The Redbirds
have won three of the last four St. Clair Shores World Series titles.
Aaron Wick was named the league's Most Valuable Player and Pitcher, just missing the batting title at .492. Manager Joe Small earned Gold
Glove honors and hit .611 in six playoff games. Jon Van Son was named World
Series MVP after smashing two home runs and hitting .533, while Sean Dobson was
the RBI champ with 27, edging Wick by one.
The stellar rotation of Aaron Wick, Ryan Ford and Anthony Vitale finished a combined 22-2, with a microscopic 0.80 ERA. The Redbirds gave up
just one run in the three-game World Series sweep over the White Sox and nine
of the Redbirds hit .313 or higher for the playoffs.