The Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Jeremy Eierman
School: Warsaw (Mo.)
Weight: 195 pounds
Athletic achievement: At the time of his selection, he led the Wildcats to a 20-2 record and the first round of the Class 3 state tournament. A two-time First Team All-State honoree, Eierman batted .513 with eight home runs, 32 RBI and a .568 on-base percentage through 22 games. The state’s No. 2 prep prospect as rated by PrepBaseballReport.com, he had produced a 1.000 slugging percentage with 19 of his 39 hits going for extra bases.
Academic excellence: Eierman has maintained a 3.09 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally assisting the elderly in his community, as a peer mentor and a youth baseball coach.
“Jeremy Eierman is a talented player with great upside,” said Todd Rusk, head coach at Cole Camp. “He was a player that we tried to avoid hitting the ball to at all costs and we were not too successful at it. He has all the tools to play at the next level and should be an All-State player this season.”
THE FUTURE: Eierman has signed with Missouri State.