Rudd named Panhandle baseball player of the year

Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 10:54 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Recent Mosley grad Jaden Rudd now has another accolade as he heads off to Notre Dame, or perhaps pro ball. Rudd Monday night named the Panhandle baseball player of the year in the Florida Panhandle Sports Awards. Finalists and the eventual winners for these awards are selected through statistical analysis, game coverage and coach and athletic director feedback. Jaden hit .395 with a homer and 17 RBI. He was 4 for 7 with three RBI and two runs scored in Mosley’s two games down at State.

On the mound, well 7-1 overall with a 1.21 earned run average, and had four wins in four postseason starts, including the 5A state semifinal win over Jefferson. Rudd also a finalist for Panhandle male athlete of the year, but lost out in that to Baker running back Joe Brunson. McKenzie Ely of Niceville named female track athlete of the year, and Fort Walton Beach’s Walker Robinson named male weightlifter of the year.

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