08/12/2022 9:20 AM -
Whiting, Ind. – Aug. 12, 2022 – A pair of Northwest Indiana Oilmen standouts were recognized as the All-Northern League Team was revealed on Friday.
After posting a .345 batting average, Jack Zebig (Maryville / Plainfield, Ill.) earned all-league status as a middle infielder. He notched seven doubles and three triples while driving in 26 runs, scoring 29 times, walking on 26 occasions and stealing six bases. Zebig reached base at a .444 clip.
The ace of the Oilmen pitching staff as an incoming freshman, CJ Byrdak (Iowa Central CC / Homer Glenn, Ill.) earned all-league status on the mound. He logged 32 1/3 innings and issued 12 walks while striking out 23 en route to compiling a 2.22 ERA and 2-0 record. Byrdak saw action in seven games and made five starts for manager Adam Enright.
2022 Northern League Major Awards
Manager of the Year - Justin Huisman, Lake County
MVP - Michael Gould, Joliet
Pitcher of the Year - Ryan Troxel, Lake County
2022 All-Northern League Team
DH - Doug Loden, Lake County
C - Dino Biggers, Joliet
OF - Michael Gould, Joliet
OF - Roman Kuntz, Lake County
OF - Gavin Terry, Lake County
1B - Brennan Fisher, Joliet
MIF - Diego Munoz, Joliet
MIF - Jack Zebig, NWI
3B - Jimmy Gurgone, Crestwood
P - Max Everaert, Southland (unanimous)
P - Ryan Troxel, Lake County (unanimous)
P - CJ Byrdak, NWI
P - Charlie Faoro, Crestwood