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THE WINNER: Ben Greenberg
School: Scarborough (Maine)
Weight: 210 pounds
Athletic achievement: He owned a 3-1 record and a 1.17 ERA on the mound for the Red Storm (6-5) at the time of his selection. The state’s returning Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year, Greenberg also compiled a .519 batting average with six RBI and a .675 on-base percentage through 11 games. He was the Maine Sunday Telegram Player of the Year and the Southern Maine Athletic Association Most Valuable Player as a junior.
Academic excellence: Greenberg has maintained an A-minus average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities, youth baseball programs and community-cleanup initiatives. He has also raised funds to aid a school in Haiti.
“Greenberg is a great two-way player,” said Eric Fernandes, head coach at Marshwood. “He swings a very good bat, and he’s a bulldog on the mound.”
THE FUTURE: Greenberg has signed with Fordham.