Originally Published: Jun 1, 2011 10:44 AM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff
OWASSO, Okla.-Owasso High School standout Dylan Bundy has made Oklahoma history, as well as national high school history being named the 2011 Gatorade State Player of the Year for baseball, his third such honor.
That’s right, not only is he the first Oklahoma prep player to receive this award a total of three times, but also becomes the first high school player in national history to be selected three times for the prestigious award.
This year is marks the 25th anniversary of Gatorade honoring the nation’s best high school athletes The Gatorade Company, along with ESPN RISE have been honoring the nation’s best high school athletes for 25 years. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Whether or not you have seen him play, the right-hander’s impressive numbers speak for themselves.
On the mound this season, Bundy went 11-0 with a 0.20 ERA, 158 strikeouts and one save in a total of 71 innings.
But he isn’t just productive inside the circle; he also knows how to get it done on offense.
This year he tallied a .467 batting average as well as 11 home runs, 50 runs scored and 54 RBI.
Bundy and the Rams finished the season as the state Runner Up with an overall record of 31-1. Their 6A finals appearance marked the school’s fourteenth trip to the title game in fifteen years and the second place finish is the school’s sixth runner-up title.
Bundy who graduated from Owasso this May now awaits the Major League Baseball draft that will take place June 6-8 where he is expected to be one of the top 10 picks.
View the entire list of the 2011 Gatorade/ESPN Rise State Baseball Players of the year.