On Mondays, we will be selecting a player of the week who shows extraordinary effort and performance on the field or court in the prior week. We will be taking nominations from coaches, athletic directors and fans. Please send potential players of the week to contact@SanFranPreps.com.
By Jeremy Balan
SanFranPreps.com Player of the Week: Chris Miguel, junior first baseman/pitcher, Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball
As Chris Miguel goes, so do the Irish, and his sustained performance at the plate, as well as a gem on the mound, led to two wins last week.
Miguel started the week by striking out 13 against Riordan, allowing one run in a complete game win over the Crusaders (he also went 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI).
Then, in a 6-1 loss to powerhouse St. Francis, Miguel had half of the Irish hits himself, with a 3-for-3 day at the plate, driving in their only run.
Continuing his hit streak to four games, Miguel again drove in a run and went 2-for-4 in a lopsided Irish win over Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday.
Honorable mention: Chris Hau, sophomore pitcher/infielder, Washington baseball
Hau pitched a one-hit, complete-game shutout against defending AAA champ Galileo, striking out six on just 92 total pitches, but also handled himself well at the plate.
He went 4-for-7 in the two-game series against the Lions, with four RBIs.
Honorable mention: Iris Clavel, senior midfielder, Gateway girls soccer
Clavel had two goals in the Gators’ only game last week against Pescadero, running her season total to a team-high 12 goals in just 11 games.
Honorable mention: Mark Feldman, senior outfielder, Jewish Community baseball
Feldman had seven RBIs and five hits in two games against North Valley Baptist last week, and the Wolves needed every one of them. The RBIs were particularly important, as the Wolves edged North Valley Baptist 9-8 in both games.
Honorable mention: Zick Zatopa, junior catcher/pitcher, Waldorf baseball
In two games against Leadership last week, Zatopa went 5-for-9 with a triple, four RBIs and two stolen bases, and also threw two shutout innings.