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Resnik takes MVP honours

A young Bermuda baseball player has been named league MVP at the IMG Baseball Academy in Florida.

Sam Resnik, a Somersfield Academy student, was competing in the under-12 World Summer League at the camp in Bradenton against children from across the United States as well as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Mexico and Venezuela.

Split into three teams, Resnik and the other players spent four weeks in Florida in an intense programme that focused on games in the morning and practices in the afternoon.

While Resnik's team won nine of their ten regular season games, they came up just short in the final, losing 8-7 in a game in which Resnik pitched three innings, giving up just one run, went one-of-two at the plate, and made a great play in left field for a double play.

His all-round display earned him the most valuable player award, which was presented by Dan Simonds, director of baseball at IMG.

“We really enjoyed having Sam in our programme for the last 4 weeks,” Simonds said. “Not only is he a very talented player but he is a terrific kid. All the coaches were impressed with his attitude, coachability and work ethic.”

IMG Academy offers various camps throughout the year in tennis, baseball, football, basketball, golf and lacrosse and is located in Bradenton, Florida.

MVP: Resnik with coach Edgar Cacerese

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Published August 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm (Updated August 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm)

Resnik takes MVP honours

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