Mint Hill Athletes of the Week

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Independence Patriots


Wilson Lohrer – The Patriots senior leader continues to have an impressive season. His BA. 622, OBP .702, SLG .892, OPS .1.594, 23 hits, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 9 RBI’s, and has 19 runs scored.

Jake Stanley – The Patriots catcher is having a fine season. His BA. 323, OBP .405, SLG .355, OPS .760, has accumulated 10 hits, 1 double, 6 RBI’s and 10 runs scored. His defense has been excellent with 97 total chances, 10 assists, 84 put outs while commiting only 3 errors for a .969%.

Luke Chantry – In 12 games this season his BA .313, OBP .425, SLG .438, OPS .863, has 10 hits, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI’s, and 11 runs scored. He is fielding his position at .929% for the Patriots.

Queen’s Grant Stallions: 


Caleb Hatch – The young freshman went 2-3 recently against Union Academy to give the Stallions some much need additional offense.

Mint Hill Fury 


Taylor Houseton – The Fury pitcher and slugger had a huge opening night for the team. She pitched the teams first victory only allowing 2 earned runs while hitting a 2-run homer and a solo shot in her first two games of the summer season. She tossed 18 first pitch strikes, accumulated 5 strikeouts and allowed only 5 hits.

Mikenna Williams – The pesky lead-off hitter went 3-3 with a triple and two singles along with 2 walks reaching base 5 times to set the table for the Fury in their first win of the 2021 season.

Abi Sawyers – The freshman standout contributed 3 hits in the teams first win ever in American Legion Lady’s Fastpitch Softball.

Jamie Hearn – The Fury pitcher had a fine outing in a hard fought 2-1 heartbreaking loss to Union County. She allowed only 3 hits, 1 walk, and accumulated 3 strikeouts in 4.2 innings. She also tossed 11 first pitch strikes with a WHIP 1.00.

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