Here is a look at who stood out in Arizona high school baseball week of March 7-12: Vote for top overall performer in our Twitter poll below:
Gavin Turley, Chandler Hamilton, OF, Sr.
In a 3-0 week, the Oregon State signee went 5 for 11 with four home runs and six RBIs.
Connor Calahan, Flagstaff Coconino, Utility, Jr.
He pitched six innings, striking out 10 and walking none, giving up two hits. In the second game of the double-header, he pinch hit with two outs in the sixth inning and tripled in the tying run. He eventually scored the winning run in a 5-4 victory over Mohave.
Kole Klecker, Hamilton, P, Sr.
In five innings against Chandler, he struck out 11 and gave up no earned runs.
Austin Ragsdale, Horizon Honors, RHP, So.
He pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout striking out 15 and walking none in a five-inning game.
Stephen Hernandez, Gilbert Perry, Utility, Sr.
The ASU commit helped the Pumas improve to 8-1, going 7 for 11 at the plate with a double and two home runs, driving in seven runs and stealing two bases. He pitched five scoreless inning against Chaparral, striking out eight and allowing one hit.
He went 4 for 5 with two doubles and a grand slam and drove in eight runs in a game.
Tate Scott, Chandler, Sr.
He went 2 for 4, homering twice and driving in three runs in an 8-5 win over Surprise Valley Vista.
Damian Lorta, Walden Grove, INF, Fr.
He went 4 for 4 with a grand slam in a 17-2 win over Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep.
Marcel Lopez, Walden Grove, Sr.
He hit two home runs in a 5-4 win over Catalina Foothills.
Fletcher Edwards, Walden Grove, Jr.
He hit a walk-off home run in the eighth inning to beat Catalina Foothills.
Zach Tanner, St. Mary’s, P, Fr.
He threw a no-hitter against Cortez, striking out 10, giving him 20 strikeouts in his last two starts.
Alonso Contreras, St. Mary’s, Sr.
He went 10 for 12 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBIs in three games.
David Galindo, St. Mary’s, Jr.
He went 8 for 10 with six RBIs in three games.
Connor Mattison, Waddell Canyon View, P, Jr.
He shut out Casteel 1-0, striking out 11 in a complete-game win.
Jace Smith, Glendale Mountain Ridge, P, Sr.
He struck out 10 and gave up one in five innings in a 9-3 in over Shadow Ridge.
Ameer McGee, Mountain Ridge, Sr.
He went 4 for 8 in two games with two home runs and six RBIs.
Jesse Kahing, Mountain Pointe
He pitched a complete-game win over Highland, striking out nine and walking none.
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