Ole Miss baseball signee named Gatorade POY

The New Palestine product and Ole Miss signee, Andrew Clark, was selected as Indiana's Baseball Gatorade Player of the Year. The 6-2, 205-pound 1B/OF/LHP, entered the week hitting .507 with 9 doubles and 7 home runs for the 17-7 Dragons.

His selection as the state winner makes the University of Mississippi signee a finalist for the National Gatorade Player of the Year award that will be announced later in the spring.

Andrew Clark was previously named as an AFLAC All-American and a 1st Team Preseason Louisville Slugger All-American. The post season team will be announced next month.

Andrew has also been tabbed as the #1 baseball prospect in Indiana, according to Baseball America.

Ole Miss signee and Louisville Slugger All-American, Dan Black, was choosen as the #2 prospect in the state of Indiana by Baseball America.

Andrew is also a big time pitching prospect. He went 8-0 on with a 0.64 ERA and 88 strikeouts on the mound as a junior.

His sophomore season he led New Palestine to a 30-4 record and their first ever ISHAA State Championship.

Andrew tossed a three-hitter and recorded a two run home run to clinch the 3-2 victory in the championship game. On the mound he recorded a 10-0 record with a 0.22 ERA. Andrew also batted .424 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI's his sophomore's season.

Clark had arm surgery in December and was not able to pitch this season.

The Rebels also landed last year's Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana in Lance Lynn, who is now a starting pitcher in their weekend rotation.

This is Ole Miss' second signee to be selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year this season as Justin Reed won the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year.

The Ole Miss '05/'06 baseball class had 5 Louisville Slugger All-Americans in Andrew Clark, Tyler McMullen, Dan Black, Matt Holliman, and Justin Reed.

The five selections were the second most in the country behind the Texas Longhorns.

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