Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week (1)

Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 16 to April 21, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 27.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Shawn Lou
Lou was named male swimmer of the meet at the Foothill Swim Games. He won the 200 free with a personal best of 1:37.95 and the 100 free with a meet-record and personal best of 45.19. Lou, who is going to Columbia, broke his own school records in both events.

Steven Howe
Great Oak
Howe swept his singles matches against Chaparral and Temecula Valley last week and surpassed the 200-sets-won milestone for his high school career. Howe has not dropped a set in league play this season and has helped the Wolfpack to an overall record of 16-0.

David Martin
Chino Hills
Martin was one of the hitting stars for Chino Hills last week, helping the Huskies win two of three against Etiwanda. In the second game of the series, Martin went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a home run. He finished the week 7 for 10 with two walks for a .750 on-base percentage.

Joey Acosta
Mira Costa
Acosta was 3 for 4  with two runs and an RBI in a 13-1 win over Palos Verdes. The senior pitcher then closed the series on the mound, pitching a complete-game, two-hitter with six strikeouts in a 3-0 win for the Mustangs. He improved his record to 6-0.

Brock Welte
In a marathon game against Diamond Bar that ended in a 7-7 tie in 12 innings, Glendora’s Brocke Welte did everything he could to try and lift the Tartans to victory, finishing with five hits and three RBIs. After Diamond Bar took a 7-5 lead in the 12th and looked like it was going to close it out, Welte’s fifth hit in the bottom of the 12th scored two runs to tie the game, forcing the umpires to call the game because of darkness, ending in a tie.

Pete Crow-Armstrong
Crow-Armstrong starred in the Wolverines’ impressive three-game sweep of Notre Dame in last week’s Mission League series.  The sophomore had five hits, three RBIs and scored two runs. The Vanderbilt commit highlighted his perfect fielding percentage through the week with a dazzling play from center field where he threw out a Notre Dame runner trying to advance to third base.

Jared Jones
La Mirada
Jones threw a no-hitter in the Matadores’ 6-0 win over Narbonne on April 18. He struck out 13 and has a 0.69 earned run average in 40 2/3 innings this season.

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