The Seymour baseball program celebrated its 2017 season in the high school cafeteria Wednesday.

Satoshi Hirose left with an armful of awards, including most valuable player.

Hirose finished with four wins on the mound and had 24 hits with 20 RBIs on the season.

For his offensive performance, Hirose was named Hitter of the Year.

Hirose leaves Seymour with most runs scored in a career (84), assists (190), and second in stolen bases (37), doubles (23) and walks (58).

Along with teammates Tyler Bloom, Luis Munoz, Seth Maki and Alan Perry, Hirose was named to the .500 club for quality at-bats.

Golden Glove awards — for players that had a fielding percentage of .960 or higher — were presented to Hirose, Munoz, Ty McCory and Zach Carpenter.

As a team, the Owls had a fielding percentage of .963 — second best for an Owls’ team in school history.

The Owls’ center fielder, Munoz, took home the Baseball Scholar Athlete award for his diligence in the classroom. Munoz finished his career tied for second with hit by pitches (12).

Carpenter, who played first base, was presented the hustle award for his energy and effort.

Perry and Hirose made the All-Hoosier Hills Conference team while Munoz was named to the honorable mention list.

Bloom, who pitched and played second base, was All-District along with Munoz and Hirose. Only seniors were qualified for the honor.

The Doug Hill Memorial Leadership Award was presented to Matthew Fourman.

The award honors the late Hill, who was a part of the 1970 team.

Finishing 6-0, Perry was the Owls’ Pitcher of the Year. Perry tied the record for most wins by a pitcher in a season at Seymour.

The Owls’ varsity team finished 15-9 on the season, which included winning seven straight to conclude the regular season.

Coach Jeremy Richey said big wins came against former Class A No. 1 Lanesville, Brownstown Central, Jennings County and Trinity Lutheran.

Seymour also finished 2-0 at the Richmond tournament before falling to Floyd Central in the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional.

A total of 19 varsity letters were presented to athletes at the ceremony.

Hirose, Bloom, Munoz, Fourman and Carpenter all graduated from the Owls’ program.

Seymour’s freshman team finished 4-3 in a rain-shortened season and the junior varsity went 6-7 with five cancelled games.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.