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Wedeking, Johnson share baseball MVP awards

The post-season awards banquet for Fallbrook High School’s baseball team was held May 26.

The banquet was actually a doubleheader, beginning with dinner and an awards presentation at Village Pizza and concluding with a trip to Petco Park to see the San Diego Padres play the St. Louis Cardinals. “The boys had a great time,” said Fallbrook coach Jesse Schuveiller.

The players voted on the Most Valuable Player award, and seniors Chase Johnson and Tyler Wedeking shared this year’s MVP honors.

“I can’t say enough about either of them. It’s just been a pleasure to coach them the past three years,” Schuveiller said.

Johnson, a pitcher, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and he has also been selected by the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft. Wedeking, who played center field, will be attending Sonoma State University. “We expect great things for them,” Schuveiller said.

Johnson also earned the team’s Cy Young Award presented to the top pitcher. “He was our number one guy all year long,” Schuveiller said.

Junior shortstop Connor Cox received the Silver Slugger Award for the most productive offensive performance. He led the team with seven home runs, a .429 batting average, and 11 doubles.

Senior catcher-infielder Zac Rico was selected for the Charlie Hustle Award. “A leader on and off the field for us,” Schuveiller said of Rico.

Senior pitcher and first baseman Cole Chandler was the recipient of the Nick Hauff Memorial Award provided to the team’s most inspirational player.

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