As reported in media, Carlsbad High School’s Nolan Perry has been announced as the 2021-22 Gatorade New Mexico Baseball Player of the Year. Perry is the sixth Gatorade New Mexico Player of the Year to be chosen from Carlsbad High School.
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also academic achievement and exemplary character. Perry is now a finalist for the national player of the year process.
This year, Perry posted a .436 batting average with eight home runs, 37 runs scored and 34 RBI as the Cavemen went on to a 27-4 record and state championship. As a pitcher, he had a 10-1 record with a 0.42 ERA and 115 strikeouts.
Perry also maintained a 3.04 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at Texas Tech this fall.
Another Carlsbad student, Tylen Gonzalez, has signed to play football with the University of Arizona. The 6-6, 250 pound defensive lineman also plays on Carlsbad’s basketball team. He’s the first player from New Mexico to be recruited by the University of Arizona for football in a decade. Congratulations to both of these athletes.
From the office of Mayor Dale Janway