Cody Reed Named Alabama Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year

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ARDMORE, Ala. -- Ardmore southpaw pitcher Cody Reed has been named the Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the Year, according to our news partners at

The Vanderbilt signee finished 10-2 in 2014 with a 0.46 ERA, while fanning 226 and walking just 17 in 92 innings as the Tigers advanced to the Class 4A state championship series. His strikeout total was the second most in state history, and his ERA was the seventh lowest in a season for pitchers who threw at least 50 innings, according to the online record book.

“Cody has a great passion for the game of baseball, but an even greater passion for being a great human being,” Ardmore coach Andrew Smith said in the release. “He strives for perfection in everything that he does.  He makes my job much easier, because I never have to question his work ethic. His desire has gotten him to where he is now. He is a great character kid and strives to do everything the right way.”

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Reed tied the ASHAA record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 21 punchouts in a 3-0 win over Elkmont on March 22. He also  struck out 20 against Pope John Paul II, 19 in a no-hitter against Lauderdale County and 19 against James Clemens.

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