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Binghamton Mets Rack Up Awards For Stellar Season

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The Binghamton Mets honored three standouts for outstanding seasons prior to tonight’s home game versus New Hampshire at NYSEG Stadium.  Allan Dykstra was named as the B-Mets Most Valuable Player. Jeff Walters was tabbed as the team’s Pitcher of the Year while Mark Cohoon was honored as the Most Inspirational Player.

It has been a banner season for Dykstra who already had won a pair of honors from the Eastern League.  He was named to the Eastern League All-Star Team and just this week learned he was picked as the best first baseman in the Eastern League.  Dykstra has pounded out 21 home runs and driven in 82 runs through tonight’s 6-2 B-Mets victory over New Hampshire.  To top off the night for Dykstra it was announced following the game that he had also earned Eastern League Most Valuable Player honors.

Walters has established himself as one of the minor league’s premier relief pitchers.  He set a B-Mets single season and career record with 38 saves and has compiled a 2.09 Earned Run Average.  Like Dykstra, Walters was also an Eastern League All-Star Team selection and named to the EL Season-Ending All-Star Team.

Mark Cohoon was supposed to spend the season working out of the bullpen making the transition from starter to reliever. However, he moved back into a starting role in April and never looked back.  Going into tomorrow’s scheduled start Cohoon has compiled a 9-4 slate and pitched five or more innings in 17 of his 20 starts.

With Binghamton’s victory tonight the B-Mets notched their 86th win of the season. Leading Binghamton to the standout season is second-year manager Pedro Lopez.  Lopez has been named the Eastern League Manager of the Year for his successful season at the helm.  Lopez and the B-Mets wrap-up the regular season tomorrow at 1:05 PM at NYSEG Stadium versus New Hampshire. Tomorrow’s game will be aired on 1360 AM WYOS beginning with the Horizons Federal Credit Union pre-game show at 12:50 PM.

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