08/04/2023 2:57 PM -
Whiting, Ind. – Aug. 4, 2023 – A trio of Northwest Indiana Oilmen pitchers and a pair of position players were recognized as the Northern League revealed its 2023 all-league team and major award winners on Friday.
Randy Seymour and Kevin Denty represented the Oilmen position-player contingent on the all-league squad, while Brandon Laux, Tyler Laux and Joey Turek were all named to the All-NL Team.
Seymour posted a .331 batting average, .406 on-base percentage and .516 slugging percentage this summer, while compiling a .318 average to go along with a .519 on-base percentage and .465 slugging.
Turek compiled a 2.60 ERA over his nine starts, logging 52 innings while racking up 47 strikeouts against just four walks. Brandon Laux posted a 2.91 ERA in 46 1/3 innings of work while striking out 50, and his older brother Tyler’s ERA stood at 2.19 while he struck out 33 and walked eight over 37 innings. Turek was one of two unanimous All-NL choices.
The Oilmen will begin the playoffs on Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. against the Southland Vikings at Oil City Stadium.
2023 NL Major Awards
MVP - Dawson Willis, Elkhart County
Pitcher of the Year, Nolen Vlcek, Southland
Manager of the Year - Justin Huisman, Lake County
2023 All-Northern League Team
Nolen Vlcek, Southland (unanimous)
Joey Turek, NWI (unanimous)
Brandon Laux, NWI
Tyler Laux, NWI
Ryan Troxel, Lake County
Conor Gausselin, Elkhart County
Catcher - Ranko Stevanovic, Lake County
Middle Infield - Dawson Willis (EC), Kevin Hall (LC) and Randy Seymour (NWI)
Corner Infield - Bryce Lesher (EC) and Kevin Bushnell (IND)
Outfield - Owen Winters (LC), Nic Altobelli (GRIF), George Bilecki (IND) and Kevin Denty (NWI)
Northern League Manager of the Year History
Northern League MVP History
Northern League Pitcher of the Year History