High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Nashua North

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

2012 Batting average: .469
2012 RBI: 12
2012 Runs: 13

2012 W-L record: 4-0
2012 ERA: 1.68
2012 Strikeouts: 45

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Tufts

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Helped end Portsmouth's national-record 89-game winning streak; Three-time All-State selection.

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