Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

scpl pow boys

Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Mar. 27 to April 1, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 7.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Zach Busalacchi
Orange Lutheran

He batted .500 in four tournament games as the Lancers won the National High School Invitational in North Carolina. Busalacchi, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior first baseman/pitcher who committed to Oregon, also pitched 4 2/3 innings in the championship game win over Dana Hills. He drove in three runs and hit two doubles in the tournament. Busalacchi is a three-year starter.

Ryan McCoy
Great Oak

McCoy, who is signed to go to San Diego State next year, finished fourth at the prestigious Champions Invitational over the weekend, shooting 72, 66 and 78 for a 54-hole total of 216 at The Golf Club at Terra Lago on Friday and Saturday.

Connor Hance

Hance had a big week in leading Peninsula to a pair of Bay League wins over Mira Costa. Hance swept in singles in an 11-7 win over the Mustangs on Friday, and combined with Sahm Irvine, Dariush Jalali and Joshua Masuda to go 9-0 in singles in a 14-4 win on Wednesday.

Jack Neton
Long Beach Poly

Neton, who has signed with Seattle University, anchored a victory in the 200 medley relay and claimed individual wins in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley to help the Jackrabbits defeat Wilson in a dual meet for the first time since 1972.

Mark Saavedra

The Cardinals entered last week’s crucial Camino Real League game against Mary Star on a two-game skid. But Saavedra put an end to that, hurling a gem to help get his team back on track. Saavedra went 5 2/3 innings, allowed just three hits and struck out five to get his third win of the season.

Khoury Bethley
Don Lugo

Bethley helped the Conquistadores to the championship game of the Don Lugo Spring Break Tournament. He reached base in 12 of 15 plate appearances and was 8 for 11 in official at-bats with two doubles and seven runs. He responded with the outstanding week after changing his swing and being moved into the leadoff position. He also played error-free ball in center field. Bethley is being highly recruited for football. He was an All-Inland Valley and All-CIF first team selection at running back.

Cody Stevens

Although he wasn’t the winning pitcher, Stevens was outstanding in a 1-0, eight-inning County Clash win over Redlands East Valley on Saturday. In seven innings, Stevens allowed five hits and two walks while striking out six.

Hunter Greene
Notre Dame

The highly touted Greene delivered one of his best pitching performance, throwing a three-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 2-1 Mission League victory over Harvard-Westlake. Greene needed just 81 pitches and was still reaching 97 mph in the seventh inning.

Adam Grizzle

Grizzle won two individual hurdling events in Wednesday’s Citrus Belt League showdown with REV and also ran on two winning relays. The Terriers needed every bit of it too, in a 64-63 victory.

NOTE: SoCal Prep Legends coincides with The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties, which include the Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News.