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Anthony Alford wins Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year

Outfielder Anthony Alford claimed his third Mississippi Player of the Year Award on Wednesday, but only his first for baseball. The former Petal Panther led his team to a 23-7 record in 2012, with his .483 batting average, four home runs, 31 RBI and 39 runs scored.

Alford has crept up the Major League Baseball draft boards over the last few weeks, and is currently projected as the 48th pick. In an article published on April 26 by BaseballAmerica.com, however, Alford stated, for now, he will not pursue a career in the majors before he plays for the University of Southern Mississippi football and baseball squads.

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