Gore named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year

Gore named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year
At the time of his selection, Gore had posted a 9-0 record with a 0.22 earned run average and 132 strikeouts in 63.1 innings.  (Source: WECT)

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - MacKenzie Gore can add another national honor to his baseball resume.

The lefthander, who led Whiteville High School to three state championships, was named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Gore, who was named the MVP in the state championship series for the third time this year, also was selected as the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year in May.

The Wolfpack ace went 11-0 with a 0.19 earned run average as a senior. He also struck out 158 batters in 74.1 innings.

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