Click on the newspaper below the athletes name to read about their performance from Apr. 11-16, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Apr. 22.
Mills turned in a massive week, throwing a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts in an 8-1 Marmonte League victory over Westlake and then fanning 22 while adding the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 13th inning to cap a stellar complete-game performance in a 5-3 Marmonte League win over Thousand Oaks.
Loza edged Redondo’s Kat Ung in a pitchers’ duel between two of the South Bay’s top pitchers on Tuesday, tossing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts while slugging a home run to provide the offense in North’s 1-0 win over Redondo. Loza came back on Friday and tossed a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts during a 4-0 Pioneer League win at North Torrance.
The senior captain led the Saints to victories in their first two Santa Fe League games of the season with a pair of dominant performances. She pitched a two-hit shutout while striking out 11 and went 3-for-3 with a home run at the plate in a 13-0 win over Serra. She followed that up with a four-hit shutout and four more hits in five plate appearances in an 18-0 drubbing of St. Pius X-Matthias.
Going against one of the best hitting teams in the San Gabriel Valley, the Florida-bound Lugo flirted with a perfect game and tied a career high with 19 strikeouts in a 2-0 shutout over Glendora. Lugo settled for a one-hitter over the Tartans and two days later threw another one-hitter in a 9-0 complete game shutout over Diamond Bar.
The junior has picked up where she left off after a strong fall cross country season. Boos broke the Claremont High School record in the mile, running a 4:56.86 at the Mt. SAC Relays at Cerritos College over the weekend. It was the 13th fastest time in the state this year. She also competed in the 4 x 1600 meter relay, helping the teamto a fourth-place finish (21:19.11) in a field of 22 teams.
The senior tossed a perfect game against Western, striking out 11 of the 15 batters she faced in a run-rule shortened contest. Byrd also went 3-for-3 at the plate in a 13-3 win over Tustin, driving in a pair of runs and scoring another to lead Cypress to a 2-0 start in the Empire League.
The Lions’ catcher had a big week in helping them sweep Citrus Valley. In the first game, she went 2 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run, in a 4-3, nine-inning win. In the second game, she went 2 for 3 again, driving in the winning run in a 7-6 victory.