James Holowaty Playoff MVP
Pitcher James Holowaty was awarded Playoff MVP for his 4 wins, and only allowing 1 run in 11 innings on July 1st. Holowaty might have had some extra help watching over him in this season. On April 16th, his father Mel passed away after a long battle with Cancer. Mel was a former Royal, huge ball fan, and even caught for James when James was starting out as a teenager in men’s tournaments. To start the season James put his dad’s initials on under his hat and dedicated the season to Mel. Royals Catcher Scott Comfort, who has caught for Holowaty since the 1990’s, said "this playoff tournament was hands down the best he’s seen Holowaty pitch and he managed to keep it up for 11 full innings against one of he toughest lineups in the league.” Holowaty dedicated the season to his father, and now has the league trophy, and MVP trophy to show for it.