Congratulations to Garrett Wade of Hartselle High School for being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama for Baseball!
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Senior left-handed pitcher and outfielder produced a 7-2 record on the mound with a 1.02 ERA this past season, leading the Tigers to the Class 6A State Tournament. Garrett struck out 109 batters and allowed just 18 hits and 20 walks in 54.2 innings pitched. He also had a pitched a perfect game (Collierville, TN.) He posted a .391 batting average with 30 runs scored and 27 RBIs.
As a member of the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Garrett volunteered with Students Against Destructive Decisions and he has donated his time as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church.
Garrett maintained a weighted 4.24 GPA and has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Auburn University but is projected as an early-round selection in the MLB June draft.
Garrett is the third Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the year. Other recipients were Jay Chittam (1993) and Luke Bole (2009).
To read more about Garrett, visit #GatoradePOY.
**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.