Littrell Named Louisville Slugger Player of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trinity standout pitcher and Kentucky signee Corey Littrell has been named the Kentucky Louisville Slugger High School Player of the Year, it was announced by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association, on Wednesday during a special presentation at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.  

Littrell was honored as one of 48 state winners nationwide. A Louisville Slugger player of the year was selected in 47 participating states and the District of Columbia by coaches who are members of the Baseball Coaches Association. Littrell was presented with a specially engraved black and silver Louisville Slugger bat and a framed certificate honoring him as the top player in the state.

While playing both ways for the powerhouse Trinity Shamrocks in Louisville, Littrell posted an 8-3 record and a 1.90 ERA on the mound. A 6-foot-2, 185-pound left-hander, Littrell hurled seven complete games and struck out 101 in 77.1 innings, allowing only 21 walks. At the plate, Littrell hit .333 (33-for-99) and stole 12-of-12 bases. Littrell was a 43rd round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.

Fellow UK signee J.T. Riddle, a two-way star out of Frankfort’s Western Hills High School was named the Kentucky High School Mr. Baseball in a voting of the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association earlier in the summer. Riddle edged Littrell for the award, with Riddle becoming the second consecutive UK signee to win Mr. Baseball (Luke Maile – C). Riddle, a middle infielder and right-handed pitcher, was a 35th round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.