By Zach Cavanagh
JSerra junior Cody Schrier was named the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation International Baseball Player of the Year at the WBSC Congress on Nov. 22 in Japan.
The WBSC holds the conference every two years and awards honors for both years. Tennessee high school player Robert Hassell, USA Baseball alumnus, was named the 2019 International Baseball Player of the Year.
The award recognized the top performer in all WBSC events in a calendar year, and Schrier had quite the 2018.
Schrier was named the MVP of the U-15 Baseball World Cup and led Team USA to its first U-15 baseball world championship. Schrier, a shortstop, scored the most runs in the tournament and took home the World Cup batting title. Schrier hit .476 with 17 runs scored and also led the team with two home runs and four stolen bases.
As a sophomore at JSerra last season, Schrier hit .278 in 18 games played, with 16 runs scored and 13 RBI on 15 hits. Schrier stole three bases and hit three home runs.
Zach Cavanagh is the sports editor for Picket Fence Media. Zach is a California Journalism Award winner and has covered sports in Orange County since 2013. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ZachCav and follow our sports coverage on Twitter @SouthOCSports.