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June 15, 2014

Reed named to All-American team

— First he was an All-State selection, then he was named the top player in Alabama and now Cody Reed can call himself an All-American. The recent Ardmore graduate was named National Pitcher of the Year on the Louisville Slugger All-America high school baseball team, announced Thursday.

Reed was the only player from Alabama named to the team.

Last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Reed at No. 54 overall and 13th in the second round. After signing for just over a million dollars, Reed reported to Phoenix Wednesday.

“Cody is special, there’s not any other way to describe him. Just the way he handled himself in the championship series, in that type of situation. Against great hitters, he struck out 13 and Charles Henderson had scored at least 10 runs in 17 games this season,” said Ardmore head coach Andrew Smith after he was drafted. “I think he will succeed as a pro because of his work ethic, the time he puts in. This will become a job for him and he’ll be able to do what he loves all the time, which will be really good for him. He’s only going to get better.

During his junior and senior year, Reed racked up 386 strikeouts in 165 innings and a 20-3 record. He led the Tigers to back-to-back playoff appearances, including Ardmore’s first appearance in the 4A finals last month.

Reed had one of the most prolific senior seasons in AHSAA history, with a 0.46 ERA, 226 strikeouts and only 17 walks in 92 innings. He finished with a 10-2 record that included 14 double-digit strikeout games, five no-hitters, 21 strikeouts against Elkmont and 20 Ks versus Pope John Paul II-Catholic.

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

Smith said his most impressive performance came in the championship series against Charles Henderson when he had 13 strikeouts, allowing only three hits in a 6-0 shutout victory in the series’ opener.

 

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