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 Davidson
School: Providence (Charlotte, N.C.)
Position: Shortstop and right-handed pitcher
Weight: 205 pounds
Athletic achievement: He has led the Panthers (29-2) to a berth in the third round of the Class 4A state semifinals, scheduled for May 24. A Preseason Honorable Mention All-American as named by Perfect Game, Davidson batted .456 with eight home runs, 16 doubles, 42 runs scored and 47 RBI through 31 games. He owned a 10-0 record with two saves, a 1.28 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched entering the postseason final four.
Academic excellence: Davidson has maintained a 4.48 weighted GPA.
Exemplary character: In addition to donating his time at Providence’s annual youth baseball camp, he has volunteered on behalf of Power Cross Ministries in Statesville, N.C.
“He’s a top-notch player,” said Travis Poole, head coach at rival Weddington High. “He’s got so many tools it’s unbelievable.”
THE FUTURE: Davidson has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at Clemson University this fall, but is projected as an early round selection in June’s Major League Baseball draft.