East Carteret's Mason Rose has been named the Carteret County News-Times Baseball Player of the Year.

BEAUFORT — Here’s how important Mason Rose was to East Carteret’s baseball season: He accounted for 49 percent of his team’s strikeouts, 46 percent of his team’s wins and 40 percent of his team’s innings.

The senior right-hander was the workhorse of the county. He pitched 22 more innings than any other hurler.

Rose sported a 1.89 ERA in 44 1/3 innings, striking out 53 and walking 11 while limiting opposing batters to a .177 average.

He went 6-1 in eight starts as the Mariners put up a 13-4 overall record and posted an 11-3 mark in the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference to finish in a tie for second.

Rose took the mound in two of the biggest wins of the campaign.

In a 4-0 shutout triumph over Southwest Onslow that tied the teams for the runner-up spot in league play, he threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts and three walks.

He got East past the first round of the 1A playoffs with a strong performance in an 8-5 victory over West Columbus, striking out seven and walking one while giving up no earned runs on three hits in a complete-game effort.

The Mariners ended up going to the third round of the postseason, suffering a 6-5 setback to Granville Central after getting by Princeton with a 9-5 win in the second round.

Rose also shined in other areas of play, ranking third on the team with 18 RBIs and registering 11 steals.

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That's ridiculous. He's the best player because of innings pitched and his percentage of the overall team stats? What a joke.

Rose is a good player, but this is blatant homerism.


How is that homerism? Look at his personal stats, and yes the best player usually accounts for a large percentage of team stats. If you think someone else should have won make their case, dont call the winner a joke.

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