THE WINNER: Jackson Lamb
School: Bedford (Temperance, Mich.)
Weight: 210 pounds
Athletic achievement: He led the Kicking Mules to a 23-4 record and the Division I district tournament, scheduled for May 28. At the time of his selection, Lamb was batting .519 with four home runs, 34 RBI and an .802 slugging percentage. A two-time First Team All-State selection, he also posted a 5-0 record on the mound with a 1.48 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 33 innings.
Academic excellence: Lamb has maintained a 3.61 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner and altar server in his church community, he has volunteered locally on behalf of Relay for Life and assisted in fundraising efforts for the treatment of a young leukemia patient in his town.
“Jackson Lamb is one of the finest talents I have seen in many years,” said Scott Thiesen, president of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association. “Offensively, he is a pure hitter with speed and great power. Defensively, he is an excellent centerfielder who can make a difficult play look easy.”
THE FUTURE: Lamb has signed with Michigan.