Ben Greenberg of Scarborough High was named Maine Gatorade high school baseball player of the year. Greenberg is a junior pitcher/infielder for the Red Storm, one of the top teams in Western Class A.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has a 6-0 pitching record and is batting .431. Greenberg has a 0.54 earned-run average and opponents are batting .163 off him.

Greenberg has two homers and leads the SMAA with five triples.

“This honor is a very nice accomplishment and certainly well-deserved,” said Scarborough Coach Ryan Jones. “Ben’s performance on the mound and at the plate has been outstanding. As good a baseball player as Ben is, he’s an even better person.”

Greenberg joins Chris Bernard, the 2009 winner, as Gatorade player of the year winners from Scarborough.

On Monday, Greenberg pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks in a 3-0 victory against Marshwood in a game between the two teams in Western Class A according to the Heal point standings.

Greenberg has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom. He has volunteered on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities, youth baseball programs and community cleanup initiatives, and raised funds to aid a school in Haiti.

“Ben Greenberg is an outstanding player,” said Kennebunk High Coach Brian Dill. “He has great control of a fastball, curve and slider. He’s one of the top pitchers that we’ve faced and he might be the best hitter.”

 


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