Penn Charter's Kenny Koplove, a senior shortstop and pitcher, has been named Gatorade baseball player of the year for Pennsylvania.
On the mound, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound righthander went 9-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings. He walked 22.
At the plate, Koplove, who is bound for Duke, batted .340 wiith 23 runs, 20 RBIs, 6 doubles, and 2 triples. He was 12-for-13 on stolen-base attempts.
Koplove helped lead Penn Charter to a 25-7 overall record and 6-4 mark in the Inter-Academic League. The Quakers advanced to the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Baseball Tournament before falling to Haverford School,