Players of the Week
By JOHN C. COTEY
Published March 2, 2007
Ben Koenigsfeld, Ridgewood
Okay, so how great was this guy's week? First, he throws a shutout and drives in a run against archrival Ridgewood, giving coach Larry Beets his 500th win. Then he bails the Rams out on Tuesday with a relief win while going 4-for-4 with four RBIs and a three-run homer. Then he homers and drives in three more runs against Pasco, albeit in a loss.
Amber Hay, Academy at the Lakes
Talk about your aces. This promising eighth-grader was 3-1 during the past week with a no-hitter, a shutout and 54 strikeouts in four games. And she can hit, too. Hay was 9-for-16 with nine RBIs and seven steals. She's batting .522 this season with a double, a home run, 12 RBIs and 10 steals.
Yumi Hasegawa, Wesley Chapel
The senior needed three sets to top rival Jeanette McDonald of Central, then teamed with Alexa Burns and survived a 10-point tiebreaker in place of a third set to win doubles. It wasn't enough for a Wildcats win, but it showed Hasegawa is the one to beat this year.
John C. Cotey and Izzy Gould, Times staff writers