Terre Haute North
The 6-foot-2 senior posted big numbers for the Patriots, including a .469 average with eight homers and 48 RBIs, earning a spot on the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State first team.
One of the most successful players in state history, VanMeter won a third state title this spring days after he was drafted by the San Diego Padres. He went 14-1 and hit .450 with nine homers.
The slick-fielding shortstop batted .402 with six home runs and 26 runs batted in as a senior. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 15th round of the MLB Draft.
Speedy center fielder hit .463 with five homers and 53 runs scored, stealing 38 bases in just 29 games. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds.
Batted .436 and stole 30 bases to garner Class 4A All-State first team honors from the IHSBCA. Mostly an outfielder and pitcher in high school, he’ll likely be a middle infielder for Vanderbilt.
Ohio State signee batted .495 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs and went 10-1 with a 0.30 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 70 innings. Tossed a shutout and homered for the lone score in the Class 4A title game.
The 6-foot-3 lefty went 4-1 with a 1.24 ERA for the Broncos, striking out 88 batters in 45.1 innings. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 25th round of the MLB Draft.
A 4-3 record and a 2.51 ERA seems pretty pedestrian, especially in light of all the pitching talent in the state. But then there’s this: Murray struck out 111 batters in just 58.2 innings and also hit .396 with 31 RBIs.
Considering the wealth of senior aces in Indiana this year, it’s amazing an underclassman makes the list. But the Notre Dame commit went 12-1 and threw three no-hitters, his lone blemish coming in the Class 4A title game — a 1-0 loss.
Gatorade State Player of the Year is a true two-way talent. The 6-foot-5 southpaw, who went No. 7 overall to the Red Sox in the MLB Draft, hit 10 homers and drove in 29 runs in 30 games for the Trojans. On the mound, he fanned 93 batters in 46 innings, going 6-1 with a 0.76 ERA.
C: Garrett Sherrell, New Albany, Sr.
IF: Parker Dunshee, Zionsville, Sr.
IF: Landon Fink, Greenwood, Sr.
P: Zac Ryan, Andrean, Sr.
P: Ryan Thurston, Madison, Sr.
P: Cory Malcolm, Elkhart Central, Sr.
P: Zach Brown, Seymour, Sr.