Baseball: Poway High grad Dickerson named Florida State League Player of the Year
Alex Dickerson, a 2008 graduate of Poway High and three-time All-American baseball player while at Indiana University, was named the Florida State League Player of the Year on Monday.
Dickerson became the first Marauders’ player to earn the award, which is voted on by the league’s managers, official scorers and club Sports Writers. The Marauders are the High-A baseball team in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
“I’m honestly a little surprised, but it’s a huge honor,” said Dickerson, according to a press release sent out by the Marauders. “I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far, especially the way I started the year. It’s a real tribute to my teammates because I didn’t make it on any personal statistics. It was all RBIs, runs scored, and that comes down to your teammates being on base when you get to hit them in and them hitting you in.”
Dickerson, who was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pirates, bats cleanup and leads the team in average, home runs, RBIs and extra-base hits. The first baseman is currently hitting .299 with 12 home runs and 88 RBIs.
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