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Garrett Gould: Gatorade Player of the Year

Maize senior pitcher Garrett Gould, a possible first-round draft pick in the June draft, has been named Gatorade’s Player of the Year for Kansas.

Gould, who has signed with Wichita State, is the second player of the year from Maize. Brent Milleville, a catcher, was named the player of the year in 2004 and 2005.

Gould, 6-foot-4, is 6-1 with a 0.88 ERA. His only loss was 1-0 to rival Goddard. He has struck out 95 batters in 45 innings and can throw consistently in the low 90s.

This is a great pick for Gatorade. Really, I believe, a no-brainer. I questioned the Gatorade selection of Taber Spani for the girls player of the year because Spani is homeschooled and lives in Missouri.

But Gould is a good pick.