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2023 Ohio Gatorade Player Of The Year
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Emerson as Ohio’s best high school baseball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award to be announced in June, Emerson joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior shortstop posted a .446 batting average with eight home runs and 39 runs scored this past season, leading his team to the Division II sectional semifinals. Emerson also banged out 12
doubles, drew 21 walks and stole 26 bases while posting a .594 on-base percentage and a 1.013 slugging percentage.
A member of the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team that won a gold medal at the 2022 World Baseball Championships, he was also a 2023 Perfect Game First Team Preseason All-American selection.