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Yearly Batting Leaders
Sorted by Year Sorted by Club
Year Leading Hitter, Team Avg. Home Run Leader, Team HR RBI Leader, Team RBI
1963 Denny Doyle, Galesburg .354 Tim Heintzelman, Lincoln 7 Mike Budd, Springfield 27
1964 Donald Novick, Lincoln .353 James Vopicka, Champaign-Urbana 7 James Vopicka, Champaign-Urbana 27
1965 Joe Hague, Galesburg .362 Joe Hague, Galesburg 13 Joe Hague, Galesburg 39
1966 Terry Brecher, Springfield .364 Tim O'Connell, Springfield 8 Tim O'Connell, Springfield 45
1967 Joe Ferguson, Galesburg .317 Richard Klein, Lincoln 10 Richard Klein, Lincoln 39
1968 John Young, Springfield .350 Wayne Francingues, Bloomington; Art Janke & Barry O'Sullivan, Blm. 8 Wayne Francingues, Bloomington 35
1969 John Knox, Peoria .371 Robert Martin, Galesburg 12 Robert Martin, Galesburg 37
1970 Sam Ewing, Peoria .373 Mike Schmidt, Springfield 12 Jim Cox, Bloomington 49
1971 John Slosar, Macomb .371 Jim Cox, Bloomington 17 Bob Koeppel, Peoria 48
1972 Don Thomas, Springfield .372 John Pilewski, Peoria 11 John Pilewski, Peoria 42
1973 Dennis Werth, Springfield .370 Dennis Werth, Springfield 10 Jim Morrison, Peoria 37
1974 Mike Walsh, Bloomington .380 Karl Pagel, Charleston-Mattoon 13 Karl Pagel, Charleston-Mattoon 49
1975 Denny Mantick, Peoria .421 Karl Pagel, Charleston-Mattoon 9 John Northrup, Peoria 47
1976 Craig Robinson, Charleston-Matt. .395 Craig Robinson, Jeff Gossett, Charleston-Mattoon 11 Jeff Brown, Quincy 50
1977 Grayling Tobias, Springfield .369 Kelvin Moore, Peoria 14 Leroy Weimer, Peoria 40
1978 Aaron Cain, Danville .358 Jeff Evans, Quincy 12 Randy Gipson, Danville 49
1979 James Shaw, Bloomington .385 Tim Whalen, Galesburg 12 Jerry Roberts, Danville 44
1980 John Hannell, Danville .409 James Randall, Peoria 12 John Hennell, Danville 43
1981 Jeff Jacobson, Danville .495 Paul Peer, Peoria 9 Mark Gerard, Peoria 47
1982 Jack Schlichting, Peoria .416 Chuck Lynn, Galesburg 9 Adam Dempsey, Peoria 40
1983 Billy Cannon, Jr., Peoria .436 Rich. Johnson, Lenny Webster, Peo. 11 Richard Johnson, Peoria 53
1984 Loren White, Springfield .409 Loren White, Springfield 20 Loren White, Springfield 50
1985 Bernie Holland, Springfield .410 Bernie Holland & Scott Hibbert, Spr. 11 Bernie Holland, Springfield 57
1986 Mickey Morandini, Twin City .411 Frank Mustari, Twin City 14 Daren Epley, Springfield 47
1987 Mark Gassmann, Quincy .441 Cliff McIntosh, Decatur 12 Billy Dawson, Decatur 43
1988 Melvin Biankowski, Danville .393 Les Norman, Fairview Heights 12 Damon Saetre, Twin City 44
1989 Jason Moler, Decatur .380 Mark Slobodnik, Twin City 11 Mark Slobodnik, Twin City 48
1990 Todd Schroeder, Danville .371 Les Norman, Fairview Heights 7 Les Norman, Fairview Heights 27
1991 Steve Murphy, Springfield .384 Tom Waldrop, Decatur 5 Greg Battistella, Springfield 40
1992 Andy Thompson, Champaign Co. .340 Sal Fasano, Twin City 4 Jim Foster, Twin City 37
1993 Mike Asche, Springfield .372 Mike McCreary, Josh Klimek, Cham.; Jason Jetel, Spr.; Tom Sinak, F. Hts 5 Jason Jetel, Springfield 29
1994 Mike Amrhein, Springfield .366 Travis Quesada, Decatur 8 Jamie Ebling, Danville 28
1995 Jason Hamrick, Springfield .438 Derrick Lankford, Decatur 7 Todd Mensik, Twin City 42
1996 Doug Ferguson, Springfield .360 Tom Bernhardt, Danville 7 Mark Mosier, Twin City 32
1997 Travis Chapman, Danville .451 Brian Weise, Danville 7 Les Graham, Qcy.;Brian Weise, Danv. 35
1998 Ryan Duncheon, Quincy .398 Ryan Duncheon, Quincy 10 Ryan Duncheon, Quincy 53
1999 Chris Martin, Decatur .343 Ryan Howard, Decatur 11 Ben Caffey, Bluff City 47
2000 Ryan Kyes, Springfield .325 Jason Lind, Andy Rohleder, B. City; Jason Frome, Justin Knoedler, Spfld.; Brian Nickell, Tim Aurrichio and Ernest Simpson, Decatur 4 Edgar Varela, Danville 40
2001 Chad Opel, Bluff City .370 David Coffey, Danville; Barrett Smith, Springfield 6 Chad Opel, Bluff City 34
2002 Drew Anderson, Quincy .352 Dustin Bensko, Springfield; Wayne Astrauskas, Bluff City 6 Wayne Astrauskas, Bluff City 30
2003 Grover Benton, Springfield .364 Reid Brees, Danville 6 Reid Brees, Danville 32
2004 A.J. Van Slyke, Bluff City .402 A.J. Van Slyke, Bluff City 9 Scott Peden, Bluff City 43
2005 Ryan Basham, Dubois County .409 Shane Elenz and Ryan Curry, East Peoria 8 Ryan Basham, Dubois County 46
2006 Scott Simon, Quincy .337 Pat Tumilty, Quincy 10 Pat Tumilty, Quincy 35
2007 Thomas McCormick, Quincy .337 Thomas McCormick, Quincy 9 Thomas McCormick, Quincy 40
2008 Dan Kaczrowski, Danville .389 Jon Myers, Quincy 14 Dennis Vaughn, Springfield 43
Club Batting Average (Year) Avg. Home Runs (Year) HR Runs Batted In (Year) RBI
Bloomington James Shaw (1979)* .385 Jim Cox (1971)* 17 Dave Stokes (1978) 41
Bluff City A.J. Van Slyke (2004)* .402 A.J. Van Slyke (2004)* 9 Ben Caffey (1999)* 47
Champaign County Keith Toriani (1991) .372 Mike McCreary (1993)* 5 Brett Bredensteiner (1995) 31
Champaign-Urbana Val Bush (1963) .343 James Vopicka (1964)* 7 Jim Vopicka (1964) 27
Charleston-Mattoon Craig Robinson (1976)* .395 Karl Pagel (1974)* 13 Karl Pagel (1974)* 49
Danville Travis Chapman (1997)* .451 Buster Turner (1978) 11 Randy Gipson (1978)* 49
Decatur Mark Dalesandro (1988) .389 Ken Ritter (1986) 13 Billy Dawson (1987)* 43
Dubois County Bombers Ryan Basham (2005)* .409 Ryan Basham (2005) 6 Ryan Basham (2005)* 46
DuPage County Dragons Ryne White (2006) .329 Ryan Duffy (2007) 6 Ryan Duffy (2007) 35
East Peoria Scrappers Jeff Darnall (2005) .341 Shane Elenz, Ryan Curry (2005)* 8 Ryan Curry (2005) 41
Fairview Heights Mark Hollatz (1987) .387 Les Norman (1988)* 12 Ken Simonich (1988) 42
Galesburg Bob Prokopowicz (1970) .370 Joe Hague (1965)* 13 Bill Sandry (1980) 41
Jacksonville Mike VanMill (1986) .326 Mike VanMill (1986) 10 Mike VanMill (1986) 41
Lincoln Phil Alsot (1989) .366 Richard Klein (1967)* 10 Richard Klein (1967)* 39
Macomb John Slosar (1971)* .371 Bob Bruno (1972) 6 Michael Knowles (1969) 29
Metro Todd Hawkins (1985) .370 Todd Hawkins (1985) 6 Chris Benak (1985) 41
Peoria Billy Cannon, Jr. (1983)* .436 Kelvin Moore (1977)* 14 Richard Johnson (1983)* 53
Quincy Mark Gassmann (1987) .441 Jon Myers (2008) 14 Ryan Duncheon (1998)* 53
Springfield Jason Hamrick (1995)* .438 Loren White (1984)* 20 Bernie Holland (1985) 57
Twin City Mickey Morandini (1986)* .411 Frank Mustari (1986)* 14 Mark Slobodnik (1989) 48
*Indicates Led League


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