The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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June 10, 2014

Honors keep rolling in for Reed

— It’s been a good couple of days for Cody Reed. Since Thursday, the Ardmore pitching ace has been drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, named Alabama High School 4A Player of the Year and selected to first-team All-State.

All that coming a week after celebrating his 18th birthday and graduating high school.

On Sunday, Reed was selected as Mr. Baseball, the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s highest honor for a high school baseball player.

Awarded to the state’s top prep baseball player, regardless of classification, Reed is the first Ardmore player to win the award. It was the latest in a string of honors for the senior who was recently drafted No. 54 overall in the Major League Baseball draft.

Reed has been on scouts’ radars for several years but shot up draft boards with a spectacular senior season.

During his senior season, he went 10-2 with a 0.46 ERA, 226 strikeouts and only 17 walks in 92 innings. He notched 14 double-digit strikeout games, including five no-hitters, 21 strikeouts against Elkmont and 20 strikeouts versus Pope John Paul II-Catholic.

At the plate, he pounded out six home runs, 10 doubles and 33 RBIs, with a .667 on-base percentage and an .800 slugging percentage.

Reed, who graduated from Ardmore High School with 3.78 grade-point average, signed a national letter-of-intent eight months ago to play baseball at Vanderbilt, but Reed indicated to The News Courier on Friday that he planned to turn pro.

Reed could report to The Missoula Ospreys, the D-Backs’ Rookie League team, within two weeks to begin his professional career.

Along with the Mr. Baseball honor, Reed was the only repeat selection to the ASWA Super All-State team. The team is:

Mr. Baseball: Cody Reed, Ardmore,

Jesse McCord, Spanish Fort, Sr.

Sam Finnerty, Pelham, Jr.

Owen Lovell, Cullman, Fr.

Jake Walters, Thompson, Sr.

Chandler Avant, Pike Liberal Arts, Sr.

Matt Morgan, Thorsby, Sr.

Chase Smartt, Charles Henderson, Jr.

Kirk Maddox, Houston Academy, Sr.

Taylor Clemons, Madison Academy, Jr.

2014 ASWA Super All-State Softball Team

Miss Softball: Madi Moore, Winfield, Jr.

Jordan Bullock, Sparkman, Sr.

Jada Hayes, Hartselle, Jr.

Holly Ward, Haleyville, Sr.

Kaleigh Todd, McAdory, Sr.

Mary Kathryn Bonamy, Spain Park, Jr.

Savanna Holmes, Hale County, 8th

Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian, Jr.

Haley Crumpton, Thompson, Jr.

Bevia Robinson, Sparkman, Sr.

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