In his junior year Ege batted .477 with four home runs and 30 rbi for the Cherokee Braves, who went 26-4 and advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2A State Tournament. He had two triples, eight doubles, and a .756 slugging percentage.
Ege played first base and pitched for Cherokee and was 9-1 on the mound with a miniscule 0.22 ERA and 115 strikeouts. Opponents batted just .149 against him.
Ege has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Louisville, joining former Brave Matt Koch on the Cardinals. Koch graduated last year and is a pitcher for Louisville.
Cody's older brother Cory Ege and Koch also were previously honored by the magazine.