AUBURNDALE, FL - For the first time in Prospect Wire's 6 year history, a member of the non-winning team was awarded an MVP award.
2012 Corbin Olmstead (Jefferson HS, Tampa, FL) was announced as the Most Valuable Player in the 2010 Fall Wood Bat Classic on Monday. Olmstead carried the Cannons both at the plate and on the mound as he paved the way for the Cannons Runner-up showing this weekend.
Olmstead hit .467/0/3, and lead the tournament in hits (7), and doubles (2). He also had impressive stuff on the mound, as he lead the tournament in velocity (up to 91mph), as he came in critical times of 2 different games to preserve the win for the Cannons. In game 1, he came in with bases loaded and no outs vs. the Florida Hardballers and his team leading by 1, but proceeded to strike out the side in a game that was a possible loss. He also had a key appearance during the semi-final game and started the championship game.
Olmstead finished second in the tournament in innings pitched (10), 4th in strikeouts (10), picked up a win on the mound and had a 2.80 ERA for the event. Olmstead started the championship game as well going 7 IP, and allowing 3 runs to the eventual champion Cyclones.