Parker Price of Timberline High was chosen as the 2014-15 Gatorade Idaho Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior right-handed pitcher and shortstop led the Wolves (26-4) to the 5A state championship in May. Price posted a 13-2 record with a 2.21 ERA on the mound this season while batting .427 with one home run and 28 RBIs. In the state championship game, Price pitched seven shutout innings of relief in Timberline’s 5-3, come-from-behind win over Lewiston.
“His hitting, pitching and shortstop ability make him the complete ballplayer and the guy who can change a game at any time,” Centennial coach Brian Champion said. “He is the definite leader of their team and the catalyst to them having an excellent year and winning the state title.”
Price will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
The Kavemen recently announced two new hires. Greg Carpenter, a former athletic director at Skyview and Nampa high schools, will take over as AD. Joe Kleffner was chosen as the varsity boys basketball coach after taking over mid-season last December.