It was a season marked by celebration for many of the local athletes currently plying their trade in baseball's minor leagues.
Whether it was celebration of one's talent in the form of an all-star or MVP nod, or a dog pile on the infield in exultation of a team championship, accomplishments abounded for alumni of the area's high schools and Glendale Community College.
Rookies enjoyed some of the most notable success, as Joe De Pinto and Bryan Longpre, in his first full pro season, both won team titles in their respective leagues and Christian Bergman came a game away from being able to say the same.
Billy Spottiswood also tasted championship glory, as other veterans like Fernando Valenzuela, Jr., a first-time all-star, showed they still have plenty of game.
Big leaguers Trevor Bell and Doug Slaten showed that the road to the majors is indeed a two-wat street, as both established hurlers spent time back on the farm.