Baseball

Whiteville's Gore named Gatorade baseball player of year

Posted June 2

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— Whiteville pitcher MacKenzie Gore is the Gatorade high school baseball player of the year.

Gore received his trophy Wednesday during a surprise ceremony that included a visit from former big-league pitcher Kerry Wood.

Gore is a left-handed pitcher who is 9-0 with a 0.22 ERA in 63 1-3 innings at Whiteville High School. He's also hitting .480 with six home runs and 25 RBIs.

Gore has signed to play at East Carolina next season but is projected as an early-round pick in the June draft.

Past winners include Clayton Kershaw, Gary Sheffield, Zack Greinke and Alex Rodriguez.

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