South Laurel High School senior Daniel Neal was named Kentucky's Mr. Baseball on Wednesday by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Neal, who helped lead South Laurel to three state tournaments, batted .532 in 2015, with 15 home runs, 11 doubles and four triples. He finished with 55 RBI and 48 runs scored. He went 6-3 as a pitcher.
"This is an extremely proud moment for me because I have worked really hard, with a lot of help from a lot of people, to get to this point in my career," Neal told the Times-Tribune of Corbin. "It's really humbling to receive the biggest award that there is as far as baseball goes in the state, and it's really exciting."
Neal, who has signed with the University of Tennessee, led South Laurel to a 31-6 record. The Cardinals were defeated by South Warren in the first round of last week's Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.
Several players from Central Kentucky received All-State honors.
Dima Ballard of Lexington Christian, Daniel Little of Lexington Catholic and Trey Merida of state champion West Jessamine made the first team.
Brandon Calia and Alex Daniel of Lafayette, Aaron McGeorge of Henry Clay, Jaren Shelby of Tates Creek and Kaven Brown of Bourbon County were named to the second team.
The third team included Jordan Fucci of Tates Creek and Wesley Jorette of Anderson County.
Drew Schacht of Lexington Christian received honorable mention.