Ryan Hepburn Inductee, News (New Lowell Minor Baseball)

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Jun 29, 2024 | Trevor Harris | 42 views
Ryan Hepburn Inductee
Ryan Hepburn was presented an award by Mayor Doug Measures on 19 June 2024 during the Culture and Sports Hall of Fame for the Young Leader in Sports for the 2023 Season.

Ryan started umpiring by completing courses in 2020 but did not have the benefit of umpiring games due to the pandemic and the majority of baseball activities were cancelled during that season. Over the last three years, Ryan has displayed an increasing level of confidence and knowledge of the game while exhibiting a better sense of game management when umpiring games during the 2023 season. A student of the game he is constantly reviewing the Rules of Baseball pending on the league he is umpiring to advance his knowledge. He has demonstrated the desire to improve upon his skills by readily accepting constructive criticism or consulting his umpire partner, talking out a scenario, then makes the necessary adjustments.

 

Ryan, on numerous occasions has demonstrated flexibility and extreme reliability as an umpire by readily covering off games with only 20 minutes notice when an umpire failed to show or provided minimal advance notice that they were unable to fulfill their commitment, altruistically adjusting his personal schedule. This was particularly critical as some of the visiting teams had to travel some distance to play the game that required two umpires.

 

Ryan as a player, has increased confidence by providing constructive criticism to his teammates in order to help them improve their game while having success. After making an error, Ryan will return to the bench and ask the coaches on what he could have done different on the play and then make the adjustments.

 
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