Bedford’s Lamb named Michigan’s Mr. Baseball

7/2/2013
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Bedford senior Jackson Lamb throws a pitch during the MHSAA regional semifinal game against Kennedy June 8, 2013 at Saline High School.

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Bedford senior Jackson Lamb throws a pitch during the MHSAA regional semifinal game against Kennedy June 8, 2013 at Saline High School.
Bedford senior Jackson Lamb throws a pitch during the MHSAA regional semifinal game against Kennedy June 8, 2013 at Saline High School.

Recent Bedford graduate Jackson Lamb was named Michigan's Mr. Baseball for 2013 Sunday night at a banquet held by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association in Clinton Township.

Lamb, a pitcher/outfielder who will play at the University of Michigan, closed his superb four-year prep career by batting .516 with four home runs and 44 RBIs for the Kicking Mules as a senior, and he was 9-0 with a 1.12 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched.

For his career, the 6-foot-6 Lamb batted .500 and was 23-5 pitching. He helped Bedford to a Division 1 state runner-up finish in 2011 and to the D-1 state quarterfinals this past season.

He and senior teammate Kyle Kuhr were each also named to the MHSBCA D-1 all-state first team, and to Michigan's all-division Dream Team. Lamb was named as a pitcher and Kuhr as a first baseman.

Kuhr hit .487 with five homers and 37 RBIs in 2013 and was 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA pitching for the Mules, who finished 30-8.

In late May, Lamb was also named Michigan's Gatorade baseball player of the year.

Lamb, a three-time first-team all-state selection in baseball, was at Comerica Park in Detroit Monday night to participate in the Michigan High School all-star game.