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THE WINNER: Rayne Supple
School: Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg, Vt.)
Weight: 185 pounds
Athletic achievement: He owned a 4-1 record and a 1.17 ERA for the Redhawks (10-2) at the time of his selection. Through 12 games, Supple fanned 36 batters in 24 innings pitched, surrendering just 10 hits. He also compiled a .343 batting average and drove in 17 runs. A Second Team All-Metro selection as a sophomore, he is a two-time Perfect Game Honorable Mention Underclass All-American.
Academic excellence: Supple has maintained a 3.25 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of youth baseball programs.
“Supple is a very impressive player,” said Jim Carter, head coach at Mt. Mansfield Union. “He throws very hard, maybe in the low 90s, and he’s a good hitter. He’s got a lot of natural talent.”
THE FUTURE: Supple will be a senior this fall.