April 21, 2018
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Scarborough senior named Gatorade Maine Baseball Player of the Year for second straight season

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff

Ben Greenberg, a senior pitcher and infielder from Scarborough High School, has been named the Gatorade Maine Baseball Player of the Year for the second straight season.

The award, which recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Greenberg as Maine’s best high school baseball player.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 210-pound right-hander was 3-1 with a 1.17 earned run average for coach Ryan Jones’ Red Storm at the time of his selection while batting .519 with six RBIs and a .675 on-base percentage.

Greenberg, who has has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at Fordham University beginning this fall, was the Southern Maine Athletic Association Most Valuable Player as a junior.

“Greenberg is a great two-way player,” said Eric Fernandes, head coach at Marshwood High. “He swings a very good bat, and he’s a bulldog on the mound.”

Greenberg has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom and has volunteered locally on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities, youth baseball programs and community cleanup initiatives. He also has raised funds to aid a school in Haiti.

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