TRURO - A former Truro Bearcat has been named a Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League all-star as a member of the Kentville Wildcats.
Billy Mackenzie cracked the all-star roster, announced Tuesday by the league, in one of the outfield positions along with Dartmouth teammates Chris Head, who was also named the league's MVP and claimed the gold glove and bat award for the most player of the game honours, and Matt Thomas.
No current members of the Truro Bearcats were named to the team.
MacKenzie's .433 batting average was second only to Head (.435), with 45 hits in 104 at bats, also second to Head's 50.
MacKenzie also knocked in 21 runs for the regular season champion Kentville squad.
Wildcats coach Ian Mosher was named coach of the year for guiding the club to a 21-7 record and Kentville's Sandy VanBlarcom claimed volunteer of the year honours.
Also making the all-star list were Dartmouth catcher Justin Stephens, Halifax first and second basemen Shawn Peverill and Adam Lucas and Kentville shortstop and third baseman Ian Lockhart and Cody Shrider. Dartmouth slugger Darren Doucette was named the team's designated hitter.
Left-handed pitcher Kevin Nicholls (Kentville, 5-0) and right-handed pitcher Shain Boudreau (Dartmouth, 5-1) were named to the pitching staff.
Dartmouth and Kentville have advanced to the league final scheduled to kick off Friday in Kentville.
The Wildcats eliminated the Sydney Sooners 3-1 in their semifinal series while Dartmouth dispatched Halifax in a 3-0 sweep.