Our second “Prep Ballplayer of the Week” vote is underway.
It was a competitive selection process as a majority of teams around the Baltimore area took to the diamond more than once.
Extra-base hits rained down – no pun intended – throughout the week and a pitching performance stood out like no other.
THIS WEEK’S FINALISTS
Cam Nolet, Jr., LHP, St. Mary’s
The junior left-hander didn’t allow much of anything against St. Paul’s on April 3. Nolet hurled a complete-game shutout in the Saints’ 3-0 victory. The southpaw allowed two hits and struck out 15 batters — yes, 15 — on the day.
Adam Rolfes, Jr., INF/RHP, Century
Rolfes garnered two solid performances this past week – one at the plate and another on the mound. On April 3 versus Liberty, the junior homered twice – including a three-run shot in the 5th inning – in a 10-8 win. Two days later against Winters Mill, he pitched four innings – allowing only one unearned run. Rolfes gave up five hits and struck out seven in the 15-3 victory.
Joe Seidler, Jr., INF/RHP, Chesapeake-Anne Arundel
Nominated twice for ‘Prep Ballplayer’ last year, Seidler showcased his speed and power throughout this week for the Cougars. He tripled twice and recorded three RBIs in a 13-8 win over Severna Park on April 3. At the end of the week, the preseason, all-state selection contributed three of the team’s 15 runs with a three-run shot against Meade. He totaled six RBIs in the two games.
Others considered (listed alphabetically): Mike Cybert, Chesapeake-AA; Reece Early, Gerstell; Evan Fochtman, Spalding; Tyler Green, Northeast; John Jenkins, Broadneck; David Kates, Glen Burnie; Austin Koehn, Patterson Mill; Hank Koele, Glenelg; Michael Smell, Arundel; Steve Sturlaugson, Arundel.
In case you’re visiting our ‘Prep Ballplayer’ voting for the first time, here’s how things work: Three candidates will be revealed each Monday. You get to vote – early and often – for the finalist you believe should be our winner. Voting ends every Thursday night and the winner is announced each Friday.
If you’re interested in submitting candidates for our consideration, please send the player’s name, key statistics from the previous week and your contact information to [email protected] We welcome suggestions and your feedback.