Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation
GABORONE, Botswana — The World Baseball Softball Confederation revealed the Annual WBSC Baseball and Softball Award Winners for the 2014-2017 quadrennial.
Representatives from 17 nations were honoured at the WBSC Congress Gala held in the Gaborone International Convention Centre, with Japan representatives earning a leading six WBSC awards, while the U.S. earned five, Canada four, and Cuba and New Zealand three.
WBSC Annual Award Winners represented Botswana, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States and Venezuela.
|Year||Baseball Player||Softball Player|
|2017||Triston Casas (USA)||Yukiko Ueno (JPN)|
|2016||Loidel Chapelli (CUB)||Sean Cleary (CAN)|
|2015||Shohei Otani (JPN)||Jessica Moore (USA)|
|2014||Ayami Sato (JPN)||Nathan Nukunuku (NZL)|
National Team Coach of the Year:
|2017||Andy Stankiewicz (USA)||Mark Sorensen (NZL)|
|2016||Gerty Damián (CUB)||Ken Eriksen (USA)|
|2015||In Sik Kim (KOR)||John Stewart (CAN)|
|2014||Koichi Okura (JPN)||Reika Utsugi (JPN)|
Umpire of the Year:
|2017||Jorge Niebla (CUB)||Scott McLaren (CAN)|
|2016||Edgar Estivison (PAN)||Gianluca Magnani (ITA)|
|2015||Hua Wen Chi (TPE)||Jose Chaparro (PUR)|
|2014||Maite Bullones (VEN)||Hideko Okana (JPN)|
National Federation of the Year:
|2017||Nicaraguan Federation of Baseball (FENIBA)||Botswana Softball Association/New Zealand Softball Association|
|2016||Mexican Baseball Federation (FEMEBE)||USA Softball|
|2015||Hong Kong Baseball Association||Softball Canada|
|2014||Czech Baseball Association||Peruvian Federation of Softball (FDPS)|