Two South Carolina baseball signees have been selected as the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year in their respective states.
Nick Ciuffo of Lexington High was named the 2012-13 Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. The catcher led the Wildcats to the Class 4A state championship, batting .468 with five home runs, 33 RBIs and a .723 slugging percentage.
Pigeon Forge High senior pitcher Wil Crowe was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee. Crowe was 16-1 this season as he led his team to a state title.
The award recognizes excellence in athletics, academics and character, according to Gatorade.
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Baseball American ranks Ciuffo the No. 22 prospect in the upcoming major league draft. Crowe is ranked No. 141.