Cherry Creek baseball's Jack Moss named Gatorade player of the year

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Cherry Creek senior Jack Moss has been named Colorado's Gatorade player of the year in baseball.

Moss, a first baseman and outfielder who is committed to Arizona State, has a 3.92 GPA and is the president of Cherry Creek's Student Athlete Advisory Committee. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and at a homeless shelter and food bank.

"Jack is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached," said Cherry Creek coach Marc Johnson. "He is always honing his craft. He realizes if he is not getting better, someone else is. He takes pride in getting bigger, faster and stronger."

As a junior last season, Moss hit .490 with 31 RBIs, 13 doubles and a home run.

Moss is the 10th baseball player from Cherry Creek to win the award, and the first since Griffin Jax won it in 2013. Former Bruin Darnell McDonald was a two-time selection in 1996 and 1997, and was the national player of the year as a senior.

Cherry Creek baseball is the most awarded program in Colorado in the history of the Gatorade award, across any sport. No other team has had more honorees.

He becomes the 20th athlete from Cherry Creek to win a Gatorade award.

In April, Gatorade announced that it would continue to honor spring sport athletes despite the cancellation of the season nationwide.