SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

Two of this week’s SoCal/NorCal players of the week are Ben Martz and Lexy Mills from neighboring schools Thousand Oaks and Agoura. Photos: tohsthelancer.com & Agoura Softball/SoCalSidelines.com.


In the first installment of these honors for baseball and softball players this season, it’s been a great start as a pitcher and hitter for Lexy Mills from Agoura of Agoura Hills and Hogan Weaver from San Juan of Fair Oaks. They are joined by honorees from Thousand Oaks and Belmont.

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Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Baseball Player of the Week

Ben Martz
(Thousand Oaks) Sr.

This Cal State Northridge recruit extended his home run streak to four games when he homered during both wins on Saturday against Saugus.

Making his one hit in both games count, Martz hit a solo home run during a 3-2 win and then hit a two-run home run during an 11-2 win in game two. The Lancers started this week with four straight games and are 5-2 on the season heading into the start of Marmonte League play on Wednesday.

Martz, who plays for former MLB shortstop Jack Wilson for the Lancers, is a catcher who last summer earned All-Tournament honors at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association National Championships.

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Softball Player of the Week

Lexy Mills (Agoura, Agoura Hills) Jr.

If we had an all-state sophomore team on its own, Mills would have been on it after last season. Nonetheless, she still earned second team all-state underclass honors (which mixes juniors, sophomores and freshmen) and this spring is out to a sensational start.

Mills capped a string of big-time outings last Saturday when she threw a no-hitter and struck out 12 as Agoura blanked Dos Pueblos of Goleta, 5-0. As a pitcher last week, she also had a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 win by the Chargers over a Valencia squad that was in the preseason State Top 20.

But Mills wasn’t just spinning her arm last week. She also was swinging a hot bat. She went 4-for-4 with three RBI, including three doubles, in a 4-3 victory against Royal of Simi Valley. She also went 4-for-5 with four RBI when the Chargers beat Golden Valley of Santa Clarita 24-0.

For the season entering this week, the Kansas-bound standout was batting .586 in her first nine games with 13 RBI and she had two no-hitters. Mills batted .402 last season and had a 1.98 ERA.


Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Baseball Player of the Week

Hogan Weaver (San Juan, Fair Oaks) Soph.

Last season for head coach Paul Weaver, Hogan was a freshman who hit .462 with 39 runs batted in and he looks to be on his way to easily surpass those totals this season.

Weaver already has 20 runs batted in with a home run while hitting .640 through the first nine games of the season. During a busy week that saw the Spartans play four games, he hit the first home run of his high school career during a 11-6 loss to Franklin of Stockton and two games later he drove in five runs during a 10-0 win over Florin of Sacramento.

In the win over the Panthers, he also was on the mound and went five innings with just one hit allowed while striking out 10. It was the third time already this season Weaver has recorded at least 10 strikeouts in a game. For the season so far on the mound he is a perfect 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA.

There aren’t many who could be among the state leaders in strikeouts and RBI, but Hogan is one of them.

Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Softball Player of the Week

Kameron Condo (Carlmont, Belmont) Sr.

The Scots are off to a 7-0 start this season and this senior slugger is one of the reasons why as she is coming off last season’s .413 average with 35 runs batted in and three home runs and looking like she will far surpass that this season.

Through seven games, Condo already had driven in 20 runs and hit two home runs while hitting .650 after a season-high five runs batted in last week during a 12-0 win over Los Altos. Condo also hit her second home run of the season and had driven in multiple runs in six of Carlmont’s seven wins this season.

Back in November, Condo signed to play in college at Cal.

Paul Muyskens is the assistant editor at the Stockton office of Cal-Hi Sports. Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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