THE WINNER: Pete Grasso
School: A.I. duPont (Greenville, Del.)
Weight: 170 pounds
Athletic achievement: He batted .561 with five home runs, 29 RBI, 24 runs scored and a .955 slugging percentage this past season, leading the Tigers (16-3) to the state quarterfinals. The 2013 Blue Hen Conference Player of the Year, Grasso also posted a 7-1 record on the mound with a 1.42 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 49.1 innings.
Academic excellence: Grasso has maintained a 3.63 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, he has volunteered locally preparing and serving meals for the needy and has worked a part-time job at an area deli.
“Pete Grasso is the perfect representative for high school baseball in Delaware,” said Tim Hamberger, head coach at Concord (Wilmington, Del.). “I have coached against him for three years and have seen that he is a great kid and a superb talent on the field.”
THE FUTURE: Grasso has signed with Salisbury State.