Cambridge Christian senior pitcher/shortstop Peter Miller, an FSU commitment, was named winner of the 5-year-old Wade Boggs Award before the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners this morning at the Karl County Center.
Boggs himself presented Miller (pictured, right) with the award, given annually to a "high school baseball player or team in recognition of outstanding athletic and scholastic achievement."
A home-schooled student who estimates his GPA at 3.8, Miller hit .321 with two home runs, four triples, 12 doubles and 24 RBI this past season. On the mound, the right-hander finished 6-0 with a 0.89 ERA, striking out 65 in 39.1 innings and leading the Lancers (23-5) to the Class 1A region finals.
Additionally, Miller has logged numerous community service hours, visiting patients at Shriners Hospital for Children and periodically joining fellow Idlewild Baptist Church members in feeding the homeless in downtown Tampa.
"I look back on my career and it's just a lot of hard work paying off," Miller said. "I've always tried to be a good role model and be a Christian athlete. It's tough sometimes but obviously today it paid off."
Honorable mention recipients of the honor were King pitcher Taylor Freeman (left) and Jesuit ace Daniel Gibson, both of whom led their teams to last month's state tournament.