Bangor High School standout pitcher Sam Bedore has been named the 2010 Maine Softball Player of the Year.
She is the first Bangor softball player to receive the award.
Bedore, a 5-foot-9 senior righthander, has led the Rams to a 14-1 record entering today’s quarterfinal playoff round with an 0.22 ERA and 184 strikeouts in 96 innings. She also has a .439 batting average.
“I’ve never been around a player who puts forth as much team effort into the game as Sam Bedore,” Bangor coach Don Stanhope said. “She has incredible talent and a work ethic that is second to none.”
Bedore, who will be a scholarship student/athlete at the University of Rhode Island this fall, has compiled a career record of 44-7 with 594 strikeouts.
The Gatorade award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Bedore is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year, which will be announced in June.
Bedore has maintained a 3.21 grade point average at Bangor High. She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and as part of multiple community cleanup efforts as well as a bottle-return fundraiser.