Bourissa Hills' Zach Rehlander and Mishawaka's Ryan Warmoth win 2021 Manager of the Year Awards
Throughout the week, the Old Republic Wiffleball League will be handing out its yearly honors. Today we announce the winners of the 2021 American and National League Manager of the Year Awards. The Manager of the Year Awards are presented annually to the top managers in each league.
Managers voted for their top three in each category for both the American and National League. Players/Managers received 3 points for a 1st place vote, 2 points for a 2nd place vote, and 1 point for a 3rd place vote. The votes were then added up to determine the winner of each award. At the end of the week once all votes are handed out, the ballots will be made public.
Starting in the American League, it was the Bourissa Hills Wildcards skipper Zach Rehlander who received the most votes with 24 as he narrowly edged out Flat Rock's Mark Richards (23) and Maple City's Alex Friedman (22). In what was our tightest vote of all of the awards, Rehlander came out on top as he takes home his 2nd consecutive American League Manager of the Year Award.
Rehlander led the Wildcards to their 2nd consecutive winning season as they finished the regular season with a 16-14 record. Rehlander made a massive splash before the trade deadline as he made a huge trade deadline deal with the Flat Rock Cyclones where he acquired MVP candidate Tyler Shupert.