This week’s selection process for the three Prep Ballplayer of the Week finalists wasn’t easy as a number of players dominated.
Between the three finalists and six players in the “others considered” category, four of them had 10 or more strikeouts in a single outing while five tallied five or more RBIs — the hitters also combined for seven home runs.
This Week’s Finalists
Matt Born, Sr., INF, Century
For a second straight week, Century has a player in the Prep Ballplayer vote. Last week it was right-hander Jared Lamb. This time, it’s infielder Matt Born, who was a big part of the Knights’ offense. The senior hit a grand slam and knocked in five runs Wednesday in a 14-10 win over Winters Mill. On Saturday against Westminster, Born knocked in a third of the team’s 15 runs with a two-run home run and a three-run blast.
Peter Heubeck, Soph., RHP, Gilman
Heubeck shut down Loyola in his six innings of work Wednesday. The sophomore struck out 13 hitters. He allowed a run on three hits. The Greyhounds won 6-2.
Hunter Wright, Jr., LHP, C. Milton Wright
The Mustangs earned a 2-1 extra-inning victory Wednesday against Rising Sun. And Wright was a large part of that. The southpaw gave up a run on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out 12 hitters. Wright also knocked in the team’s first run of the game with a single.
Others considered (listed alphabetically): Carson Collier, Atholton; Gabe Delgado, Howard; James Hawkins, Chesapeake; Dylan Tenney, Broadneck; Benji Thalheimer, Atholton; Brandon Will, Century.
If 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 in the poll below – 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.