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Independence Patriots


PJ Chiles – The Indy catcher is leading the team with a .421 BA, OBP .522, SLG .429, OPS .943, a fielding percentage .952 with only 3 errors on 63 total chances.

Tyler Spicer – The Indy hurler and apparent workhorse this season has pitched 17 innings, allowed 15 hits, 10 earned runs, 12 BB, 15 K’s, with an ERA 4.118, WHIP 1.588. He has 1 win and 3 losses to date. He deserves more defensive support, and clutch hitting when on the mound.


Emma Wrenn – The junior and last weeks featured player has a .421 BA, 8 hits, 8 runs, 2 RBI’s with a .421 OBP, .421 SLG, and .842 OPS. She has played solid defense mostly in the outfield and at shortstop this season.

Terris Adkins – Another junior having a fine season hitting at .438 clip, 8 hits, 1 double, 1 triple, 8 RBI’s, with clutch hitting. She has an OBP .500, .625 SLG, .1.125 OPS.

Sarah Johnson – A fine new addition to the Patriots carries a BA .500, 5 ribbies, 1 double, 2 triples, with an OBP .600, SLG 1.125, OPS 1.725. She has a strong accurate arm and is athletic.

Morgan Clark – The freshman hurler is a nice edition to the Patriots roster this season. She will only get better with maturity and experience. She has pitched 24 innings plus, allowed 31 runs, 12 earned, has 23 K’s, and only 2 BB with a 3.50 ERA. Clark contributes  offensively with a .435 BA, 3 doubles, 1 triple on the season.


Ryan Vestuti – The junior attacker has 17 goals to lead the team, 17 points, has taken 54 shots with 35 on goal, his shooting percentage is .315 and has picked up 35 ground balls to this season.

Joe Moraglia – The two sport athlete football and lacrosse for Indy has contributed 13 goals, 2 assists, 13 points, has 51 shots, 34 on goal, with a .255 shooting percentage. He has snatched 39 ground balls.

Queen’s Grant Stallions


Alwin Duran – The senior and team leader has started the season off nicely. He has a BA .364, 7 TBI’s, 3 doubles, 1 triple, OBP .462, SLG .818, OPS 1.280. While pitching allowing only 1 earned run, has 5 K’s, with a 1.50 ERA.

Christian Bernash – The junior hurler in 6.1 innings pitched has allowed 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 6 BB, 11 K’s with a OBA .136, OBP .321. While making a contribution on offense with a BA. 333, 2 ribbies, .718 OPS.


Abi Sawyers – The team Captain and leader continues to hit at a blistering pace. Her BA .800, 16 hits, 19 RBI’s, 6 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 HR’s. Sawyers OBP .773, SLG 1.650, OPS 2.423. These numbers are outstanding in 7 games played.

Reagan Corwick – The junior is hitting at a .667 pace, 12 hits, 7 ribbies, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, with an OPS. .727, SLG 1.000, OPS 1.727 for the Lady Stallions.

Natalie Meagle – The senior has a  BA .588, 10 hits, 5 ribbies, 3 doubles, with an OBP .667, SLG .764, OPS 1.432 this season.

Liz Finter – A freshman on our watch list is contributing nicely with a BA .438, 7 hits, 4 RBI’s and 2 doubles on the season. She has an OBP . 640, SLG .562, OPS 1.202.

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