WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue June 17, 2014
Future WKU Hilltopper Named Kentucky's Co-Mr. Baseball for 2014
A former Henderson County star and future WKU Hilltopper has been named Kentucky’s co-Mr. Baseball.
Third-baseman and outfielder Kaleb Duckworth recently graduated from school after hitting for a .450 average, with 40 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. Duckworth is sharing Mr. Baseball honors with Devin Hairston of Tates Creek, marking the first time there has been a tie for the award.
Duckworth led the Henderson County Colonels to back-to-back state semifinal appearances in 2012 and 2013. He committed to play his college baseball at WKU following his junior season, when he led the state in home runs and stolen bases.
Duckworth was also recently named Kentucky's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year.