Pine View sophomore Marcus Littlewood has been selected as the 2008 Gatorade Utah Baseball Player of the Year.

Littlewood hit .391, scored 29 runs and had 18 RBIs while leading the Panthers to a fourth-place finish in 4A this spring. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound shortstop also hit four home runs.

Littlewood, the top-ranked player in the Class of 2010, according to Baseball America, also threw 24 innings for Pine View. He had a 3-2 record, four saves, a 2.92 earned run average and 26 strikeouts.

Littlewood is the first player from Pine View to earn the award.