Wednesday, May 4, 2011

KingCo 3A/2A Awards: Week 4

KingCo 3A/2A Baseball - Players of the Week
Week 4: April 25 - 30, 2011

Players of the Week: Bob Cruikshank, Sr., Lake Washington / Ryan Hashimoto, Jr., Sammamish
The KingCo 3A/2A Player of the Week award for week 4 was split between two worthy student-athletes. Lake Washington senior Bob Cruikshank and Sammamish junior Ryan Hashimoto share this week's award based on strong performances. Cruikshank, who will play baseball next season at the University of San Francisco, finished his three games 6-for-11 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 3 RBI. His home run on Friday against Interlake tied LW's school record for single-season home runs (5). For the season, Cruikshank is hitting .429 in league play, with 6 doubles and four home runs. Hashimoto's week consisted of him hitting .556 (5-for-9) with a double, 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. He additionally picked up the save in a big Totems' win over Bellevue, tossing two shutout innings.

Also nominated: Steve Semler, LW; Alex Himstead, MI; Matt Orehek, MI

Pitcher of the Week: Zach Johnson, Jr., Lake Washington
Junior Zach Johnson is the KingCo 3A/2A Pitcher of the Week based on a shutout on Saturday night over Juanita. The southpaw scattered just six hits, walking none and striking out a career high 11 Rebel batters in the Kangs 6-0 win. Johnson went to a 3-ball count just three times on the night and dropped his KingCo ERA to 2.29.

Also nominated: Reece Karalus, Mount Si