Bangor High School senior pitcher-infielder Trevor DeLaite is among nine finalists for the Dr. John W. Winkin Award symbolic of the state’s Mr. Baseball for the 2016 season.

The winner will be announced at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, just before the start of the Maine Classes A-B North-South Senior All-Star Game at Colby College in Waterville. The Classes C-D North-South all-star game will precede the Mr. Baseball announcement beginning at 3 p.m.

DeLaite, already named this year’s Gatorade Maine Player of the Year and the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A North player of the year, is 7-1 on the mound this spring for the two-time defending state champion Bangor team.

DeLaite has a 22-2 career record over four years for coach Jeff Fahey’s program.

Among others nominated for the award are Nick Guerrette of Hermon, Nick Mazurek of Oceanside of Rockland and Thomaston, Thomas Spencer of Penobscot Valley of Howland and Cody Laweryson of Valley of Bingham.

Guerrette, a pitcher-shortstop, recently was named both the Penobscot Valley Conference Class B player and pitcher of the year. Guerrette is set to continue his career at Husson University in Bangor.

Mazurek, who starred as both a pitcher and third baseman for Oceanside, is the two-time KVAC Class B North player of the year. He is headed to Division II Southern New Hampshire University on a baseball scholarship this fall.

Spencer, a pitcher-infielder, was named the Penobscot Valley Conference Class D North player of the year after leading the Howlers to the No. 1 seed in the final Class D North Heal point standings. Spencer plans to continue his baseball career at Thomas College in Waterville next season.

Laweryson, bound for the University of Maine on a baseball scholarship, was named the East-West Conference player of the year after a dominant senior season on the mound for Valley, the No. 2 seed in Class D South..

Other finalists for Mr. Baseball — which is open only to seniors — are outfielder Connor Aube of Falmouth, pitcher-outfielder Ben Lambert of Thornton Academy of Saco, pitcher Roderick Maynard of Sacopee Valley of South Hiram and infielder Ryan Sinclair of Hall-Dale of Farmingdale.

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Ernie Clark

Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...