High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Park Center

Eye on POY: Minnesota softball

June, 1, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Softball 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.

Hannah Evavold
Junior right-handed pitcher/first baseman, Jefferson (Bloomington, Minn.)

2012 Team record: 21-2 (Class AAA)
2012 Team standing: Class AAA state tournament begins June 7

2012 Batting average: .229
2012 RBI: 11
2012 Runs: 7

2012 W-L record: 11-0
2012 ERA: 0.85
2012 Strikeouts: 102

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: University of Minnesota (verbal)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Struck out 1.2 batters per inning, owned a 5.1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and produced a 0.81 WHIP through her first 19 games. Produced a .417 slugging percentage and .339 on-base percentage. Two-time All-Section selection. Three-time All-Conference selection.

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