Friday, May 18, 2012
Eye on POY: New Hampshire baseball The window on the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.
Jordan Bean Senior Pitcher/Shortstop, St. Thomas Aquinas High (Dover, NH)
2012 Team record: 12-0
2012 Team standing: First place in Div. 2
Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Hartford
How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; Won Div. I state title game as a junior; Season WHIP of 0.84.
Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.
Dan Kinnon: Senior Outfielder/Pitcher, Londonderry High (Londonderry, NH)
Graham McIntire: Senior Shortstop, Concord High (Concord, NH)
Joe McCarthy: Senior Pitcher, Bishop Guertin High (Nashua, NH)
Dan Peters: Senior Pitcher, Salem High (Salem, NH)
Eddie Dionne: Senior Pitcher/Outfielder, Concord High (Concord, NH)
Rick Holt: Junior Pitcher, Portsmouth High (Portsmouth, NH)
Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.