Click on the newspaper below the athletes name to read about their performance from Mar. 28-Apr. 2, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Apr. 8.
Weston threw a no-hitter in Moorpark’s 6-0 win over Apollo of Glendale, Ariz., in the Coach Bob National Invitational. Weston struck out 10, walked none and only allowed one baserunner on a dropped third strike.
Houseman, starting his second game on the mound in two days, pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts as the Mustangs defeated JSerra (ranked No. 1 in CIF-SS Division I) 2-1 to capture the Southern California championship of the prestigious Boras Classic.
Pichedwatana continued his storied season this week with a sixth-place finish in the 160-pound division at the boys National Wrestling Tournament in Virginia Beach, Va. He earned three victories on Friday, defeating New York state champion AJ Aeberli, Wisconsin state champion Seth Vosters and Jared Torch of Ohio. Pichedwatana was the only wrestler from California to make it to the quarterfinals in his weight class and beat Ricky Stamm from New York before falling to David Bullard from Georgia in the semis.
McKenzie had a power surge for the ages this weekend when he erupted at the plate to lead the Mustangs to two wins on opening day of the Santa Ana Elks Tournament. McKenzie finished the day 6-for-7 with four home runs, including a grand slam. He tallied 10 RBIs as Walnut won both games. McKenzie will play at Cal Poly Pomona next season.
The versatile standout helped the Conquistadores to a 5-0 showing at their own tournanment, which improved their season record to 12-0. Ibarra went 8 for 15 with two doubles, seven runs, two RBIs and five stolen bases. He also picked up a win on the mound with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against Arroyo Grande. Ibarra, who pitches, plays third base and outfield, is hitting .692 in his first year as a starter.
Arechevaleta was the co-medalist during Citrus Valley’s 218-238 victory over three-time defending Citrus Belt League champion Redlands. Arechevaleta shot 38 at the par-35 Redlands Country Club. Arechevaleta registered four pars and a birdie as the Blackhawks remained perfect in CBL play at 4-0. It was the first win over the Terriers for the Citrus Valley senior class.
Martinez was already having a solid season, but Friday he went far beyond that. He entered the game with Redlands East Valley with five extra-base hits. Friday, he went 3 for 3 with two doubles, his first home run and three RBIs as the Lions rallied late to beat REV, 7-5.