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Texas Baseball POY: Kohl Stewart

THE WINNER: Kohl Stewart

THE BASICS

School: St. Pius X (Houston, Texas)
Grade: Senior
Position: RHP/SS/OF
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 205 pounds

Athletic achievement: He posted a 5-1 record, a 0.18 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 40 innings, leading the Panthers (24-13) to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools championship game this past season. A three-time First Team All-State selection, Stewart also batted .384 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI, 20 runs scored and a .779 slugging percentage. He is ranked No. 3 in the nation by Perfect Game USA and No. 6 by MaxPreps.com.

Academic excellence: Stewart has maintained a 3.64 GPA.

Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner in his church community, he has volunteered locally as a peer tutor and as a youth sports coach.

THE PRAISE

“Kohl Stewart is a phenomenal young player,” said Tom Collins, president of the Texas Baseball Coaches Association. “Most of the coaches I’ve talked to say he is comparable to a young Josh Beckett. He has a very bright future ahead of him.”

THE FUTURE: Stewart has signed with Texas A&M, but is projected as an early round selection in next month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
 


 

 

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