Kailua senior Stone Parker was chosen as the Gatorade Hawaii baseball player of the year, the Gatorade Company announced today.
The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher and first baseman posted a 6-1 record with a 0.69 earned run average on the mound.
Parker struck out 66 batters while allowing just 24 hits and 12 walks in 51 innings pitched in leading the Surfriders to the state semifinals.
At the plate, Parker batted .289 with a home run, 10 RBIs, five runs scored and two walks. He is ranked as Hawaii’s No. 2 recruit in the class of 2018 by the Perfect Game website, according to the Gatorade Company.
An Air Force Jr. ROTC member, Parker has also donated his time by helping youth baseball players at Hawaii Baseball Academy clinics.
“Every time I’ve seen Stone pitch, and I’ve seen him quite a bit, he’s just got electric stuff,” Kaiser coach Kila Ka’aihue said. “As hard as he throws, he’s got really good command. He’s clearly the best pitcher in the state right now, and there’s really not that much more to say. He’s that much better than everybody.”
Parker signed a national letter of intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Kansas this fall.
Recent Gatorade Hawaii baseball players of the year:
>> 2018: Stone Parker, Kailua
>> 2017: Joey Cantillo, Kailua
>> 2016: Alex Oley, Mid-Pacific
>> 2015: Noah Shackles, Mid-Pacific
>> 2014: Kodi Medeiros, Waiakea
>> 2013: Trey Saito, Mid-Pacific
>> 2012: Travis Garcia-Perreira, Mid-Pacific
>> 2011: Kalei Contrades, Saint Louis
>> 2010: Michael Suiter, Punahou
>> 2009: Breland Almadova, ‘Iolani
>> 2008: Aaron Fujiki, Mid-Pacific
>> 2007: Harrison Ishida, Punahou