The 2007 winners of the annual Philip T. Martin Youth Baseball awards have been named.

The award, which was established in l997 to recognize the player who showed the same dedication to the game of baseball as Phil Martin did for more than 30 years as head coach of the Scarborough High School varsity, is given annually to one or more 7th graders and one or more 8th graders.

This year’s winners for 8th grade are Ryan Mancini and Nick Murphy.

The winners for 7th grade are David Conceison, Joe Cronin and Logan Mars.

Players are nominated annually by coaches, community fans, parents and school officials. The Martin Award selection committee reviews the nominations and then selects players it believes best reflect Martin’s dedication and love for baseball.

“Once again, coaches and fans have spotted several ballplayers at the middle school level who are enthusiastic about baseball and are playing it a lot to get better,” said Dan Warren, chair of the selection committee. “But they are not just focused on themselves; they show concern for teammates, and take time to help coaches with the day-to-day duties of the game. This group of nominees serves Phil Martin’s name and reputation well.”

The winners will be recognized at a ceremony at Hadlock Field on June 14. Their names will be read off by the PA announcer at the Sea Dogs game. The winners and their families will be on hand for the presentation of the awards, brief remarks by Martin, who returned this year as Scarborough High’s bench coach.

For information on the Martin Award, or on Libby-Mitchell American Legion Post 76 baseball, which sponsors the award, contact Dan Warren at 799 9793 or by e-mail at:

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