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Lawrie Wins World Triple Crown

EDMONTON – At the conclusion of the World Junior Championship, the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) unveiled the tournament’s award winners and All-Star team and Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) brought home a lot of hardware.

Lawrie was awarded the Top Hitter Award with his .469 average for the tournament. He was also awarded the Most Home Runs Award with three and the Most RBI Award with 16. He was also named the catcher for the World All-Star team.

“We played well as a team the whole tournament,” says Lawrie. “It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t achieve what we wanted to coming here, but I’m very proud of the way the team played during the tournament.”

Joining Lawrie on the World All-Star team is Michael Crouse (Port Moody, BC) as an outfielder. Crouse hit .312 with two doubles, one triple and five RBI in the tournament and fielded his position exceptionally, committing no errors with 12 putouts.