Golden State Collegiate Baseball League – No one stood out more offensively Brian Morley of the Klamath Falls Gems and Scott Licthy of Top Speed Baseball this summer. Because of their success on the field, the duo has earned Co-Most Valuable Player in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League.
It was a season to remember for Klamath Falls outfielder Brian Morley. The slugger hit in the middle of the Gems lineup thorughout the summer and finished with a league high 72 hits. He also led the league in Home Runs with 14 and RBI’s with 54 overall. His .426 batting average was good for second in the GSCBL, as where his 51 runs scored. Morley also led the league with an impressive .763 slugging percentage and his .482 on base percentage was in the top-10. His 195 plate appearances ranked 2nd in the league, behind co-MVP Scott Lichty of Top Speed Baseball.
From Day 1, Morley put on a power display for the Klamath Fall fans and the league took note. The sweet swinging right hander homered in his first four games and drove in 9 runs during that span. Morley had 23 multi-hit games and didn’t record a hit in just four of 42 game played. Morley also had a 21 game hit streak to start the season. His biggest single game performance came on June 15, 2017 against the South Bay Storm. Morley was 3-for-5 with a double, 2 HRs and 2 RBI’s in that game. He has had a 5-for-7 games with 4 runs scored and 3 doubles against the California Bees on July 22, 2017.
Morley is the fourth outfielder to win the award and joins Scott Licthy (Top Speed Baseball – 2017), Matt Martinez (Top Speed Baseball – 2016), Wyatt Castro (Sacramento Heat – 2015), Troy Dixon (San Francisco Seagulls – 2014), Rickie Rodriguez (Top Speed Baseball – 2014) and Antonio Ibarra (Auburn Wildcats – 2013) as the only players to take home the GSCBL Most Valuable Player Award voted on by the eight league franchises.
2017 MOST VALUABLE PLAYER RESULTS
t1. Brian Morley (Klamath Falls) – 33 votes
t1. Scott Lichty (Top Speed) – 33 votes
3. Reed Hjelle (San Francisco) – 22 votes
4. Austin Muller (Reno) – 8 votes
t5. Jared Bannister (San Francisco) – 4 votes
t5. Garrett Hiott (San Francisco) – 4 votes
t7. Alex Bee (Top Speed) – 3 votes
t7. Logan Ehnes (Top Speed) – 3 votes
t9. Dylan Fontenot (Reno) – 2 votes
t9. Jalin Lawson (Top Speed) – 2 votes
t11. Ryan Frakes (Atwater) – 1 vote
t11. Keone McKee (Klamath Falls) – 1 vote
t11. Nathaniel Maggio (Top Speed) – 1 vote
t11. Trevor Rogers (South Bay) – 1 vote