Colleyville Heritage senior pitcher Alex Scherff was named Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Scherff signed his national letter of intent to Texas A&M, but the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Panthers ace is projected as an early round selection in June’s Major League Baseball draft.
The Panthers (37-4-1) are in the 5A Region I final against Grapevine and begins the series 8 p.m. Friday at Dallas Baptist University.
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Scherff won the award following the regional quarterfinals where Heritage beat Justin Northwest in three games. The Panthers swept Canyon Randall 7-3 and 11-3 in the regional semifinals to clinch its first regional final appearance.
“In my eight years of coaching, I can honestly say I have never competed against another high school student like Alex Scherff,” Fort Worth Eastern Hills head coach Bryan Naradovy said.
At the time of his selection, Scherff was 8-0 with a 0.44 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 48 innings, including two no-hitters, and held opposing hitters to a .119 batting average. He struck out 11 batters in seven innings in Game 2 against Randall.
Scherff is the second-straight Metroplex player to win the award after Dallas Jesuit’s Kyle Muller won last season.