The Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Logan Savoy
School: South Beauregard (Longville, La.)
Position: Left-handed pitcher and first baseman
Weight: 175 pounds
Athletic achievement: He posted a 10-2 record, a 1.71 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 77.1 innings, leading the Golden Knights (28-8) to the Class 3A state final this past season. A USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason selection, Savoy also produced a .365 average at the plate with five home runs, 16 doubles and 38 RBI.
Academic excellence: Savoy has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he has volunteered locally as a youth baseball coach.
“Logan Savoy is a fierce competitor and an absolute hard out at the plate,” said Jordan Smith, head coach at Jennings High. “In my opinion, he will be the best pitcher in the state next year and has a great chance of getting drafted.”
THE FUTURE: Savoy has verbally committed to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Louisville beginning in the fall of 2017.