Oct. 15, 2008
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Senior outfielder Cameron Satterwhite (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and junior first baseman Kevin Johnson (Willard, Ohio/Willard) both brought home postseason Northwoods League awards, the league office announced last week. Satterwhite played summer ball with the Green Bay Bullfrogs, while Johnson played for the St. Cloud River Bats.
Satterwhite, who hit .364 last season for Cincinnati, was a 2008 Rawlings Big Stick Award recipient after finishing the summer with the third-highest batting average among all Northwoods League outfielders. In 48 games with the Bullfrogs, Satterwhite hit .310 and collected 14 doubles, two home runs, 27 RBI, and owned a .465 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. To be eligible for the award, a player needed to have enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title.
Johnson put his defensive skills on display this summer for the River Bats en route to claiming Rawlings Finest in Field Award. The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position in the league, and Johnson recorded a .991 fielding percentage at first base. Despite receiving an award for his stellar defensive play this summer, Johnson performed well offensively, finishing the summer with a .313 average, five home runs, and 34 RBI.