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Week 2 Little League awards announced

The votes are in! Here are the results from week two of The Sports Report’s Little League awards sponsored by 4Sports.

Baseball Player of the Week: Max Gavlinski, Kimball Chaos

Thirteen-year-old Max Gavlisnki has been playing baseball for nearly a decade, and his eighth season is off to a great start with four home runs across just four games.

"I practice with my dad in the offseason, baseball is my favorite sport," Gavlisnki said. "I started at a young age and liked it, so I just kept playing."

He said hitting home runs never gets old.

"Everybody crowds the plate and jumps up and down and starts screaming my name," Gavlinski said. "It’s pretty cool and exciting."

In addition to his strong performances at the plate, he plays shortstop and outfield, although he says shortstop is his favorite.

"I like playing in the infield because there’s more action," he said.

His team recently won a tournament in Macomb, although his favorite memory was

"All of the players on my team are my friends, some of them I’ve played with since I was six," Gavlinski said. "The first tournament that we ever won was in 10U and that was my favorite memory because that was the first tournament we ever won."

Softball Player of the Week: Delaney Sullivan, Fort Gratiot Peaches10U

Delaney Sullivan had a fantastic week at the plate with a 7-for-7 performance.

"I’m really proud of myself, I feel like I’m doing really well," Sullivan said.

She's also made some big catches at third base, which is her favorite position to play, she said.

"I like playing third base because it’s really fun and it’s a good spot for me," Sullivan said. "I like catching the ball and telling my team where the play should be."

Sullivan said the Peaches have good communication, which has been key to their success this season.

"I can see them a lot and we sometimes talk about the games," she said.

Sportsmanship Moment of the Week: Michael Lemon, Richmond Yankees 8U

At just 6 years old, Michael Lemon might be the youngest player on his team, but he brings a lot of energy and encouragement. He was nominated for cheering on his team by saying, "Everybody hits! Everybody scores!" and he said that teamwork was evident during last week's game.

"I got a hit and made it to first base, and then someone else on my team hit it and I got to second, and then someone else hit it again and I got to third base," Lemon said.

Lemon said batting is his favorite part of baseball, and when he's not at the plate, he enjoys playing the outfield.


Cast your nominations for The Sports Report's weekly Little League awards here. Nominees will be announced each Monday.

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