We go to the diamonds for this year’s BlueStreak-Overtime Spring FCIAC Player of the Year awards.
Alex Farina of the New Canaan baseball team and Nicole Buch of the Darien softball team, against stiff competition, won the voting. They will receive trophies and Player of the Year T-shirts with their names on the back, courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training and the Stamford Advocate.
Farina, who finished with a 9-2 record and 0.72 earned run average, with 89 strikeouts and just 11 walks and seven earned runs allowed in 82 innings, to help lead the Rams to the Class L semifinals, received 591 votes, or 40 percent of the 1,490 cast.
Buch, who batted .633, with 57 hits, 47 runs scored, 20 RBIs, 15 stolen bases and a .694 on-base percentage to help lead the Blue Wave to their first FCIAC title and to the semifinal round of the Class L Tournament, received 1,413 votes, or 47 percent of the 3,011 cast.
These are the final awards of the spring season and the school year. The Player of the Week awards will resume during the first week of the fall season.