Liberty's Ashton Perritt was selected the Ron Miller Top Position Prospect for the 2013 Great Lakes Summer League.
Liberty's Ashton Perritt was named the Ron Miller Top Position Prospect for the Great Lakes Summer League and was selected an all-league first team outfielder. Perritt, playing outfield for Licking County, helped the Settlers capture the Great Lakes title last evening. The rising Liberty junior finished the Great Lakes League regular season with a league-leading .355 batting average. In 27 games, the outfielder collected 37 hits, while scoring 23 runs and driving in 14. He also added 12 stolen bases. His runs scored and RBI total were both second in the league. Perritt was a key part of Licking County posting a 24-16 record, tying for second place in the Great Lakes standings. Earlier in the season, the outfielder was selected to the North All-Star team. Perritt had a breakout season for the Flames in 2013. After starting the year as a relief pitcher, the sophomore made his first start in the outfield in game one of the doubleheader with Longwood on March 30 and quickly became a fixture in the Liberty outfield as well. The utility player was voted the 2013 Big South Tournament MVP and later, was named to the VaSID All-State team. During Liberty's run to its first Big South title since 2000, Perritt hit .400 with two home runs as an outfielder and did not allow a run in four appearances as a pitcher, recording four saves. In the title game vs. Campbell, Perritt drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth and then pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to secure the Big South crown for the Flames. Besides being named the tournament's MVP, he was selected as the utility player on the All-Tournament team as well. In 40 games, Perritt hit .343 with 34 runs scored and 18 stolen bases. The Liberty leadoff hitter also hit six home runs. He posted 20 multiple-hit games, including seven three-hit games, and scored two or more runs in nine contests. On the mound, the Whiteland, Ind. native went 3-2 with a 2.09 ERA and 10 saves over 38 2/3 innings. His 10 saves rank second on Liberty's all-time single season list.
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