Vermont Baseball POY: Cody Sharrow

May, 30, 2012
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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.

For his 47 fellow Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Cody Sharrow

THE BASICS

School: Mt. Mansfield Union (Jericho, Vt.)
Grade: Senior
Position: SS/RHP
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 170 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Sharrow led the Cougars to a 12-4 record entering the Division I state playoffs against St. Johnsbury Academy (Vt.), scheduled for Wednesday. Through 16 games, he owned a .538 batting average with 21 RBI at the plate along with a 5-1 record and a 1.75 ERA on the mound. Sharrow is a two-time All-Metro selection.

Academic excellence: Sharrow has maintained a 3.29 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Also a basketball standout, he has volunteered locally on behalf of athletic programs for special needs students.

THE PRAISE

“Sharrow is a great all-around player,” said John Learned, head coach at Milton (Vt.). “He’s a very, very solid shortstop who hits well, and he’s a well-rounded pitcher too. He’s pretty masterful when he’s on his game, which is most of the time.”

THE FUTURE: Sharrow has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at South Dakota State University this fall.

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