The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for April 23, 2009.
Morgan Beckman, Sr., Waitsburg-Prescott
She pitched a two-hit shutout in the opener and went 5-for-8 with a triple, two doubles and three RBIs in a Southeast 2B sweep of DeSales.
Wade French, Fr., Prosser
He shot an 82 at Black Rock Creek to share medalist honors and lead the Mustangs to victory at at a three-team CWAC match.
Will Hoppes, Jr., Tri-Cities Prep
He tossed a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the opener, then went 3-for-5 with a homer in the nightcap of a sweep of Dayton.
Track and Field
Kasey McNeill, Sr., Southridge
She anchored the Suns’ victorious 4x100 relay and also posted fifth-place finishes in the 100 and long jump at the Pasco Invite.
Julio Ramirez. Sr., Connell
He scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against Kennewick and the first goal in a 2-1 SCAC East win over Warden.
Luke Thompson, Fr., Hanford
He beat Tri-Cities Invite champion Troy Zuroske of Richland in three sets, then beat Kennewick’s Josh Thornton in straight sets.
* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Mondays.