Beisel honoured by WOBA


Kincardine's Warren Beisel will be honoured as the 2017 Western Ontario Baseball Association's Volunteer of the Year on Monday evening.

He is expected to be on hand at the WOBA meeting to accept the award. He will also now be considered for the honour of the Ontario Baseball Association Volunteer of the Year.

Beisel was nominated for the award by the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association for his involvement within the KMBA, as well as with the WOBA Bulls. His nomination listed some of his efforts, which includes ordering uniforms, acting as the KMBA's head coach, acting as a liason with the senior Cubs and organizing clinics and skill sessions.

For the fourth year, he organized the annual KMBA spring clinic for mosquito to peewee players. He organized the annual general meeting and helped coaches with diamond time bookings and provided new coaches with NCCP training.

In the 2017 baseball season he coached three teams at once. He was the head coach of the minor WOBA bantam Cardinals, which finished in the top-10 and was the head coach of an OBA team, which was 2-2 in the championship weekend. He was also the head coach of the minor Bulls, which won every tournament they entered.

The nomination detailed Beisel's dedication to putting players first and growing baseball at the minor level.

"He models sportsmanship always and is courteous in all his dealings with players, parents, opposing coaches and umpires. He teaches kids to respect the game, officials, opposition and themselves....development of his players and making them better is a priority," said the nomination.