Sometimes, the stat star explosions are so crazy and threaten state records that we may bust one out and turn a blurb into a blog post. That happened this week with Woodland pitcher Cooper Hjerpe (see blog posts). There’s still many big-time outings to get spotlighted, including 17 more from baseball and 19 more from softball. In baseball, we have the MVP of the National High School Invitational, a player with three homers in one game that put him at 21 for his career and one of the top RBI single-game outings in CIF San Diego Section history. In softball, big-time junior Nicole May of Pleasanton Foothill is just about a guarantee to be featured every week and she is once again, but we also tell you about one girl who homered off of her. Prolific slugging from Cupertino’s Jocelyn Pino and Menifee Heritage’s Kaitlyn Orona have made it into this week’s honor roll as well.
Two of this week’s featured stat stars are senior pitcher Ricky Tibbett from Eastlake of Chula Vista and freshman pitcher Brooklyn Carreon from Whittier Christian of La Habra. Photos: Phillip Brents / thestarnews.com & @HeraldAthletics / Twitter.com.
FOR THIS WEEK’S NORCAL & SOCAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (BASEBALL & SOFTBALL), CLICK HERE.
FOR BASEBALL STATE RECORD INFO REGARDING WOODLAND PITCHER COOPER HJERPE’S THREE STRAIGHT NO-HITTERS, CLICK HERE.
(Those five are not included below.)
Note: This weekly honor roll will be for Gold Club members only. We compile them also to be sure we know which players and teams to add for our all-time state record lists, which also are for Gold Club members only. You can now sign up for $3.99 per month or $9.99 for three months, which by the way will carry you through most of the current season. Yearly rate of just 6.8 cents per day also can be done. For details, CLICK HERE.
Contributing: Bob Barnett (CIF Central Section); Chuck Nan (Orange County).