CLARK, NJ -- Union County Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Angel G. Estrada congratulated young local athletes for their achievements at the 82nd annual Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove Awards Dinner in Clark. They were joined by Union County Manager Alfred Faella, Union County Baseball Association President Jim Iozzi and guest speaker, Major League umpire Phil Cuzzi

Shannon Brogan and Gianna Randazza (not pictured) of Arthur L. Johnson High School (Clark, NJ) shared the Banyasz Brothers Award for most valuable scholastic softball players; Brian Oblachinski of Cranford received the Edward R. Cooper Award for outstanding high school baseball player; Katarina Polyviou of Cranford received the Joseph R. Lombardi Award for outstanding female athlete; and Nate Roe of Plainfield received the Chris Zusi Award for outstanding male athlete.

The awards dinner is co-sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association, the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Freeholders. Since 1937, the Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner has been the primary fund-raiser for the UCBA’s summer and fall programs for young ballplayers. For more information the Union County Baseball Association, visit www.UCBA-NJ.org.