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: Mitchell Moore
School: Dover (Del.)
Position: Third baseman
Weight: 175 pounds
Athletic achievement: Moore batted .510 with a home run, 16 RBI and a .649 on-base percentage this past season, leading the Senators (12-7) to the first round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament. A 2011 First Team All-State selection, he also scored 16 runs and produced a 1.351 OPS.
Academic excellence: Moore has maintained an A average in the classroom.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of multiple community service initiatives in association with the National Honor Society, and as a youth baseball coach.
“Mitchell Moore plays the game hard and has shown a penchant for being able to come up with a timely hit for his team,” said Nick Brannan, head coach at Milford (Del.). “As a young man, he has always conducted himself with the type of mannerisms you would hope for with your team leader.”
THE FUTURE: Moore has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on an athletic scholarship at Delaware State University this fall.