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: Trevor DeLaite
School: Bangor (Maine)
Position: Left-handed pitcher
Weight: 180 pounds
Athletic achievement: He had led the Rams to an 11-0 record at the time of his selection. DeLaite owned a 5-0 record with a 0.21 ERA through 11 games, along with a .372 batting average and 13 RBI. A First Team All-State honoree, he struck out 53 and walked just two in 33 innings pitched. DeLaite was also named to the USA TODAY’s American Family Insurance ALL-USA Maine Second Team.
Academic excellence: DeLaite has maintained a 3.11 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics.
“DeLaite is probably the toughest pitcher I’ve seen since I’ve been coaching,” said Christian Boileau, head coach at Mt. Blue High. “He’s a lefty who throws in the mid-80s and really mixes things up. He has the whole repertoire and he pounds the strike zone.”
THE FUTURE: DeLaite has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Maine this fall.