Forget, Conyers, Bailey, Cantrell, Jenkins selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Doherty’s (Worcester, Mass.) Eden Forget, Tri’s (Straughn, Ind.) Kierstyn Conyers, Wewahitchka’s (Fla.) Brianna Bailey, Bishop Lynch’s (Dallas, Texas) Riley Cantrell and Middleton’s (Id.) Mariah Jenkins of were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of April 23-29.
Forget tossed two three-hit shutouts and hit .500 with a triple home run and five RBI to lead Doherty to three wins last week. The sophomore hurler fanned a season-high 11 and walked one in a victory over South. She also helped herself out by going 2-for-3 with a triple and long ball. In her other start, she struck out three, walked two and recorded a hit in a 1-0 win over St. Peter-Marian. She capped her week off with a home run, two RBI in a victory over Burncoat.
Conyers hit .833 (10-for-12) with three doubles, a triple, three home runs, 16 RBI and a 2.000 slugging percentage. She also scored seven times and recorded a .846 on-base percentage as Whitney Young picked up three wins last week. Conyers’ big performance came against Hagerstown in which she was 4-for-4 with a double, two round trippers and nine RBI. She hit a grand slam and drove in four runs in a 6-4 triumph against Shenandoah. The senior ended her tremendous week with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored versus Morristown.
Bailey tossed a perfect game as she went 2-0 with two shutouts and 29 strikeouts leading the Gators to a pair of victories. She tossed her perfect game against Port St. Joe, striking out 16 of 21 batters faced in a 9-0 win. Bailey, a senior, followed that with a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Bozeman. She fanned 13 and did not walk a batter to improve to 21-1 in the circle this year.
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Cantrell, a senior, was nearly perfect at the plate, going 13-for-14 (.929) with four home runs, two doubles and triple, 18 RBI and 12 runs scored. She drew five walks, recorded a .900 on-base percentage and slugged 2.071. Cantrell put forth a steady performance over a five-game stretch, recording five multi-hit and multi-RBI games, while homering in four of those contests. She drove in a season-high five runs with two doubles in an 11-7 win over Bishop Dunne. Cantrell homered, registered four RBI and scored three time in victories over Ursuline Academy and Prestonwood Christian, respectively. She also left the yard against Liberty Christian and Trinity Christian.
Jenkins was a perfect 10-for-10 with three doubles and home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored, leading the Vikings to a 3-0 week. The senior first baseman drove in four runs and scored five times, while doubling and homering against Mountain Home. She went 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI versus Caldwell. Jenkins added three walks to reach base in all 13 plate appearances to go along with a 1.600 slugging percentage.
MaxPreps.com, the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award. To nominate a player for the award, the coach must enter his or her athlete’s game stats into MaxPreps.com by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring season with a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected. During the fall campaign, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.