LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Rowan County High School senior pitcher A.J. Hacker has been named Kentucky’s 2019 Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Hacker, a right-handed pitcher who has signed with Morehead State, is 11-1 with a 0.55 ERA and has struck out 129 batters in 76 2/3 innings this season. Hacker is also hitting .461 with a team best nine home runs and 52 RBI.
Hacker, who named MVP of the KHSAA Semi-state 8 matchup against Lawrence County, was named the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year in May.
Fifth ranked Rowan County (39-3) plays 1st region champion McCracken County in the quarterfinal round of the state baseball tournament Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.