Founded in 2009 by Brad and Beth Thorp in the name of their son, the annual Mitchell Thorp Awards honors outstanding athletes in the community.

This year’s 5th annual awards ceremony praised nine players ages 10 to 14 that represented Carlsbad Youth Baseball (CYB) and La Costa Youth Organization (LYCO) baseball programs. These players embodied values Mitchell represented himself, including passion for the game of baseball, selflessness, leadership, service, and community involvement.

The CYB recipients were Collin Johnson, Tommy Donahue, and Cameron Phillips. The LCYO award winners were Josiah Searle, KC Franey from the Champion League, Owen Nishimura, Nathan Weatherton, Max Gruber, and Kenny Keese.

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