LOCUST GROVE — Ethan Lindow capped off his stellar career at Locust Grove High School with a dominant senior season.
The talented left-hander posted a .097 ERA this year for the Wildcats. In 57 2/3 innings of work, Lindow allowed just 15 earned runs. He struck out 97 hitters in those innings and only walked 18.
Lindow was excellent in Locust Grove’s run to the Class AAAAA Final Four. In the first round against Statesboro, he struck out 16 batters, including 10 in a row, in a complete game shutout. Lindow then struck out nine in six innings of work in the Sweet 16 against Flowery Branch. In the Elite Eight, he picked up another win against McIntosh when he allowed one hit.
“I thought we played well and gave it our all,” Lindow said regarding the season. “We came up short of our expectations and I’m sure the community’s but I couldn’t be more proud of my team the way we fought and never gave up. I felt as if I had a good season, could’ve been better no doubt. But I went out and gave it my all and it just wasn’t meant to be.”
Lindow said his favorite game of the season came in early March against Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.).
“I think my favorite game was against Hewitt-Trussville in the LaGrange tournament,” Lindow said. “Them being the state champs in Alabama gave us this hype coming into the game to see which state champ was better. We played so hard and I think was the best our group has ever performed as a whole.”
Lindow has signed to continue his career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham next season. However, because of his performance in his senior season, there are increasing chances that he will be selected in the 2017 MLB Draft this week.
“The plan is to keep working hard and hit the weight room and continuing to get better,” he said. “I plan to attend UAB unless the draft works out here in the next couple of days, which right now is a good chance.”
The Henry Herald is pleased to name Lindow as the Henry County Pitcher of the Year for the 2017 season.