The fans’ pick
RHP Jack Cebert, Sr., Calvary Christian
Jack Cebert has been perfect on the mound before. In his season debut, he pitched five scoreless innings, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks while striking out 11 of the 15 batters he faced in a win over Fivay.
Two weeks ago, Cebert (photo above courtesy of Susan Jones) was perfect again — this time for an entire game against Berkeley Prep.
The USF recruit’s perfect game included eight strikeouts against the Buccaneers, who are ranked among the top 50 teams overall in the state and the top 200 nationally by MaxPreps.
There was plenty of run support, too, in a 10-0 victory that was cut short after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Fans took notice of Cebert’s pitching gem. He received 51 percent of the votes (7,915) to beat out Wharton’s Ryan Fry, who had more than 33 percent (5,221).
The PTP picks
P Ryan Fry, Jr., Wharton: Threw a no-hitter (two walks away from a perfect game) and recorded 15 strikeouts in a win over East Bay.
P David Stokely, Sr., Tarpon Springs: Threw a no-hitter (one walk away from a perfect game) and struck out 18 on the mound and hit two doubles with five RBIs at the plate in a win over Anclote.