This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Stallions Bryce Gorospe had perfect game until final inning, pitched one hitter. (Ed Berti)
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Independence Patriots: 


Noah Howie – The catcher had a double including a multiple hit game against Butler this past Friday night.  Howie is leading the team in various offensive categories, this includes a batting average .395, doubles 5, hits 15, slugging, .526, OPS 1.046.

Jonathon Todaro –  The junior pitched a solid 5 innings against the Bulldogs to obtain the win.  He allowed only 2 earned runs in the ball game.  He was named our “Featured Player of the Week.”

Bryson Jusko – The junior has accumulated 14 hits and 2 doubles on 36 at-bats.  he has scored 12 runs, has worked 8 walks while hitting at a .389 pace for the Patriots.  His OBP .522 and OPS .966.

Raja Milton – The two-sport standout has 11 hits in 29 at-bats this season.  He has a team-leading 9 walks, along with 2 doubles.  He is hitting .379 with an OBP .538, OPS .987.


Kayla Douglas – The senior No.1 hurler has pitched solidly all season for the Patriots.  She has thrown a complete game this past week, along with 10 scoreless innings for a total of 17 innings of work during the week.  Against Myers Park she allowed only 2 hits, 1 walk and had 4 strikeouts on 80 pitches.

Jaylin Adkins – The junior outfielder, pitcher and first basemen went 3-4 against the Mustangs.

Abrianna Berry – The junior went 2-4 with an RBI against the Vikings and 2-4 with an RBI against Myers Park in a conference game.

Mallory Shaver – The sophomore was 2-4 with 3 RBI’s in the big conference win over the Mustangs.

Maya Douglas – The sophomore played a solid second base all week and went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s this week in the game against Myers Park.

Women’s Lacrosse: 

Sydney Peterman – The senior midfielder and team leader has scored 18 goals, 1 assist, for 19 points.  She has a team-high 33 draws and has accumulated 26 ground balls.  Peterman is averaging 2.4 points per game and is shooting at a .583 percentage.

Elia Holmes – The sophomore attacker leads the team in goals scored with 21.  She has 1 assist for 22 points.  She has picked up 25 GB’s and is shooting at a .684 pace.

Joni Gerringer –  The defender and midfielder contributed 13 goals, has a team-leading 29 GB’s and is shooting at a .643 shot rate.

Nicole Milde – The senior goalkeeper has a solid 6 wins against 3 losses spending 450 minutes in the goal area.  She has defended against 147 shots on goal with 69 saves giving her a .469 save percentage on the season to date.


Annaliese Shelley –  The team senior leader continues to have a huge season. She recently scored 2 goals against Butler and was named Player of the Game.  Against Rocky River, she tallied 5 goals in just 29 minutes of action.  Shelley has a total of 26 goals and 57 points this season averaging 6.3 points per game.

Queens Grant Stallions: 


Bryce Gorospe – The pitcher had a perfect game broken up against Pine Lake Prep on Friday night when the only hit of the game occurred in the bottom of the 7th inning.  He threw just 66 pitches.

Jacob Beard – The junior had a double and 2 RBI’s against Butler, then followed up going 2-3 with a double and an RBI on Friday night.  He went 3-8 during the week.

Nick Kuebler – Last weeks Featured Player of the Week went 4-8, with a triple, double, and 2 RBI’s.

Michael Ritch – The solid defensive catcher had a good offensive week going 4-7 with 5 RBI’s.

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Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
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