Athletes Of The Week

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Independence Patriots:


Jake Stanley – The senior played a key role in the recent win over Country Day. In 19 games he has 12 hits, BA .250, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs, 6 BB, and has played a steady defense.

Thomas Miller – In 16 games played this season he has made a nice contribution. Miller has 11 hits, all base hits, worked 3 walks, 7 RBIs, and is currently posting BA .297, OBP .460, OPS.757.


Joe Morgalia – The junior mid-fielder two-sport athlete scored 5 goals, and picked up 6 ground balls to lead the Patriots against Charlotte Catholic. On the season he has 20 goals, 66 GBs, 1.9 PPG, SHT% .253 with 47 SOG.

Joe Vestuti – The senior continues to lead the team in scoring with 25 goals, 2.1 PPG, SHT% .316 with 48 SOG, has won .452 of Face Offs, and is having a solid season for the Patriots.


Kimber Mulkey – The sophomore who sometimes does not get enough recognition is having a solid season. She packs a BA .405, 15 hits, 9 RBIs, 4 doubles, 5 BB, with a OBP .476, SLG% .513, OPS .990 in 13 games.

Queen’s Grant Stallions:


Isaias Canela – The junior packs a .364 BA, 8 hits, 7 RBIs, 3 steals, extra base hits including a home run. His OBP .533, SLG% .636, OPS 1.169 in 9 games played this season.

Christian Bernash – Another junior has .348 BA, 5 Steals, 8 hits, 7 RBIs, 1 double, an OBP.464, SLG% .391, OPS.855. He has pitched8.2 innings with an ERA 1.62 and 2-0 winning record.


Gracie Abreu – This senior who is a steady performer deserves some praise, she has a BA.385, 14 runs, 10 hits, 8 RBIs, 2 doubles, 11 BB, and gets on base .579 OBP, .461 SLG%, and 1.041 OPS.

Liz Finter – The young freshman is making a nice contribution with a BA .471, 16 hits, 8 RBIs, 18 runs scored, 16 BB, along with a solid .647 OBP, .647 SLG%, and a 1.294 OPS while holding down shortstop for the Stallions.

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