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: Tyler Blohm
School: Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.)
Position: Left-handed pitcher
Weight: 185 pounds
Athletic achievement: He led the Cavaliers to a 26-4 record and a berth in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game, scheduled for May 22. At the time of his selection, Blohm owned a 9-0 record with a 0.71 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched through 30 games. The No. 5 ranked prospect in the state as rated by Prep Baseball Report, he compiled a 0.63 WHIP and held opposing hitters to a .133 batting average entering the title game.
Academic excellence: Blohm has maintained a 3.35 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of a homeless shelter, a retirement home and as a youth baseball coach.
“Tyler has been instrumental in our success over the past three years,” said Archbishop Spalding head coach Joe Palumbo. “He is extremely hard working and competitive and his leadership on and off the field never goes unnoticed by our coaching staff and the players. Those traits have helped him earn much deserved recognition as one of the best pitchers in the state of Maryland.”
THE FUTURE: Blohm has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Maryland this fall.