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Alonso’s Fernandez named Florida’s Mr. Baseball and Faedo named Coach of the Year

Posted Jul 1, 2011 by Katherine Smith

Updated Jul 1, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Alonso pitcher Jose Fernandez capped off a stellar high school career with his sports ultimate honor.

Fernandez is the 2011 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Baseball.

Fernandez, who was earlier named the Class 6A Player of the Year, finished the past season with a 13-1 record, a 1.35 ERA and 134 strikeouts. In addition he finished with a .409 batting average, nine home runs, 23 runs scored and 35 RBI, leading his team to a 23-6 record and the Class 6A state title. Fernandez was selected 14th overall by the Florida Marlins in the 2011 MLB draft.

The winner of the 19th annual Mr. Baseball Award, was determined in voting by a statewide panel of high school baseball coaches and prep media representatives. Fernandez, finished ahead in the voting of other eligible players including Jesuit’s Lance McCullers, the 4A Player of the Year.

Alonso earned the other top baseball honor with Coach Landy Faedo winning the Coach of the Year award. Faedo helped lead the Ravens to its second state title in three years.

He has a career record of 203-74 at Alonso and an overall career record of 257-127. His team finished the season ranked No. 15 in the final ESPN Rise Fab 50 national prep poll.


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