Parent named Gatorade Vermont player of year

LAUREN READ
Sports Correspondent

Champlain Valley Union High School’s Ian Parent was named the Gatorade Vermont high school baseball player of the year on Thursday.

Parent helped lead the Redhawks to a 15-1 record and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Division I playoffs.

The senior finished with a 5-0 record on the mound, including a no-hitter against Rice. He had a 0.46 ERA, allowed just 13 hits and struck out 35 over 26.1 innings. He was also a force at the plate, with a .500 batting average and 10 RBIs.

“Parent’s stuff is really good and he throws with good velocity,” said Burr and Burton coach Ed Lewicki in a press release. “He’s a very solid player overall, who’s done it against a difficult schedule.”

Parent has maintained a 3.19 GPA in the classroom and will attend Endicott College in the fall, where he will play baseball

The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

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