St. John’s right-handed pitcher Cam Remalia received the Gatorade Player of the Year Award award for Washington, D.C.
“Cam Remalia really solidified our pitching rotation in 2016,” said St. John’s Head Coach Mark Gibbs in the press release. “He had a tremendous senior season on the mound.”
Remalia helped the Cadets to a 23-8 record and claim their third straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. The Coastal Carolina commit went 6-1, posted 0.79 ERA, and held opposing hitters to a .130 batting average.
Remalia is the 14th player in St. John’s history to be named D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year. Last season, A.J. Lee received the award. Remalia also received first team All-WCAC honors.
Maryland commit and Archbishop Spalding left-handed pitcher Tyler Blohm was the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year. Blohm went 9-0 with a 0.71 ERA with 91 strikeouts.
“Tyler has been instrumental in our success over the past three years,” said Archbishop Spalding Head Coach Joe Palumbo in the press release. “He is extremely hard-working and competitive and his leadership on and off the field never goes unnoticed by our coaching staff and the players. Those traits have helped him earn much deserved recognition as one of the best pitchers in the state of Maryland.”
Flint Hill’s left-handed pitcher and outfielder Khalil Lee won the award for the state of Virginia. On the mound, Lee was 7-0 with two saves and a 0.33 ERA. Lee only allowed 17 hits, three walks and tallied 87 strikeouts. At the plate, Lee supported a .471 batting average, belted six home runs and 23 RBI. The Liberty University commit had a .634 on-base percentage.
“We have faced a number of top-rated pitchers this season and Khalil Lee was the best by far,” Tony Szymendera, head coach of St. Christopher’s School said in the press release. “What I saw was a guy with excellent velocity who wasn’t a max-effort guy. If a hitter fouled a few off, he could find a few more miles per hour to throw it by a guy. That’s impressive for a high school kid.”
All three players will have a chance to win the National Gatorade Player of the Year.