A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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THE WINNER: Trevor Lane
School: Mount Si (Snoqualmie, W.Va.)
Weight: 195 pounds
Athletic achievement: Lane posted a 7-1 record on the mound along with a 2.15 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 48.67 innings this past season, leading the Wildcats (20-4) to the Class 3A state semifinals. A 2011 First Team All-State selection, he also batted .446 with 19 RBI, 23 runs-scored and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.
Academic excellence: Lane has maintained a 3.18 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally in association with his school’s Food Ball, preparing meals and gathering canned goods for needy families. He has also donated his time as a youth baseball coach.
“Trevor Lane was the best pitcher we faced all year,” said Ryan Carter, head coach at Kamiakin (Kennewick, Wash.). “He plays a great centerfield too and in the game we faced them, he threw a runner out at home to end the game. He is absolutely a well-rounded ballplayer.”
THE FUTURE: Lane remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.