Friday, December 9, 2016
|Photo courtesy of Blake Snell’s Twitter @snellzilla11|
Shorewood High School will retire Blake Snell's #4 Shorewood Baseball jersey at a special halftime ceremony during the boys basketball matchup between Shorewood and Shorecrest this Friday, December 9.
Tipoff is at 7pm in the Shorewood gym.
Blake Snell is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rays, who selected him in the first round of the 2011 major league draft.
In 2015, Snell was awarded Minor League Baseball’s Player of the Year Award.
He pitched his debut Major League Baseball game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium earlier this year.
Snell played for Shorewood Baseball for four years under Coach Wyatt Tonkin. His senior year record was 8 wins - 0 losses, he pitched 56 innings and struck out 118 opponents. His ERA that year was 1.0 and he only gave up 9 runs. Overall, Snell pitched 131 innings and struck out 218 batters and his accumulative ERA was 1.24 for the Shorewood Thunderbirds.