Levi Pereira of Coeur d’Alene High was recently selected as the 2012-13 Gatorade Idaho Baseball Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound catcher batted .559 with six home runs, 43 RBIs, 38 runs scored, 18 doubles and a 1.024 slugging percentage, leading the Vikings to a runner-up finish in the 5A state championship game in May.
“Levi Pereira’s ability to perform under pressure is spectacular,” Coeur d’Alene coach Nick Rook said in a press release. “His teammates consistently look to him for leadership in crucial situations. His intangibles as a player are off the charts and his savvy for the game is uncoachable. I would rate his overall skills among the top five percent of the players I have coached at both the high school and collegiate levels.”
Pereira has signed a letter of intent to play baseball this fall at Gonzaga.