Steve Hendricks, a former Coronado High School and United States International University baseball player, has been voted the most valuable player of the Class-A Northwest League.
Hendricks, who was drafted by the Padres, led the league in at-bats (303), hits (108), doubles (25) and RBIs (75). He was second in average (.358). Hendricks also hit nine home runs and five triples and had a 15-game hitting streak for the Spokane Indians, who won the Northwest League championship with a 54-22 record.
It was Hendricks' first season with the Indians after playing three years at USIU. Hendricks, who plays first base, was selected unanimously by the league's eight managers.
The Leukemia Coronado Bridge 6.5-mile race will be held Sept. 27 at 7:45 a.m. The field is limited to 6,000 runners, but there are still spots available. Entry fee is $7.50. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia Society. Over $75,000 was raised last year. For more information, call 283-6131.