WBSC presents Individual Awards 2018, 2019

WBSC presents Individual Awards 2018, 2019
22/11/2019
The ceremony happened during the Gala Dinner, hosted by long-time WBSC partner SSK

The WBSC presented its Individual Awards for 2018 and 2019 during the gala dinner hosted by long-time WBSC partner SSK that closed the 2019 Congress.

WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari presented the awards to the Federations of the Year.

The baseball Federation of 2018 was Colombia (Federación Colombiana de BéIsbol).
The baseball Federation of 2019 was Chinese Taipei (Chinese Taipei Baseball Association)-

The softball Federation of 2018 was Mexico (Federación Méxicana de Softbol).
The softball Federation of 2019 was China (Chinese Softball Association).

WBSC Vice President Willy Kaltschmitt presented the awards to the baseball coaches.

The baseball coach of 2018 was Megumi Kitta, the manager of Madonna Japan, the Japanese Women's Baseball National Team.
The baseball coach of 2019 was Tsung Chih-Chou, the manager of the World Champion U-18 Chinese Taipei National Team.

WBSC Secretary General Beng Choo Low presented the awards to the baseball umpires of the year.

The baseball umpire of 2018 was Kevin Sweeney (USA).
The baseball umpire of 2019 was Erwin Zambrano (Mexico)

WBSC Executive Board Member Beatrice Allen presented the awards to the baseball athletes of the year.

The baseball athlete of 2018 was Cody Schrier, a star middle infielder on the World Champion USA U-15 National Team.
The baseball athlete of 2019 was Robert Hassell, a star outfielder on the USA National Team, runner up at the U-18 Baseball World Cup.

WBSC Scoring Commission President Anna Maria Paini presented the Awards to the scorers of the year.

The 2018 scorer of the year was Linda Steijger (The Netherlands), for her support in drafting the Scorer's Manual.
The 2019 scorer of the year was Jeannie Moloney (AUS), for her support in the global effort of scorers.

WBSC Softball Division Chairman Tommy Velazquez presented the individual awards to softball coaches, umpires and athletes.

The softball coach of 2018 was Kenneth Scott Eriksen, the manager of the World Champion USA Women's National Team.
The softball coach of 2019 was Julio Ismael Gamarci, the manager of the World Champion Argentina Men's National Team.

The softball umpire of 2018 was Kyira Cox (Australia). She worked the gold medal game of the Women's World Cup 2018. She showed tremendous improvement, she had the highest point score amongst umpires.
The softball umpire of 2019 was David Selden III (USA). He worked as the home plate umpire in the U-19 Men's World Cup 2018 and in the Men's World Cup 2019. A very strong umpire who is dedicated to the game.

The softball athlete of 2018 was Haylie Ann Mc Cleney, the best player of the Women's Softball World Cup 2018.
The softball athlete of 2019 was Hikaru Matsuda, the best player of the Men's Softball World Cup 2019.