The B.C. Baseball Umpires Association recognized their best in blue this week awarding Trail’s Derek Green with the Junior Umpire of the Year award for the Kootenays.
Green has been calling strikes at local baseball diamonds for two years now, and also plays on the Trail Orioles AA baseball team.
“Derek exemplifies those qualities we need in our junior officials,” said BCBUA representative Bill MacMillan.
“He has displayed dedication, enthusiasm and dependability while working games for Trail Minor Baseball.”
The BCBUA, in conjunction with Pro Image Officials Supply, recognizes a Junior Umpire of the Year for each area of the province and annually recognizes young umpires such as Derek.