The Lootpress Player of the Week Award, sponsored by Bodyworks and The Law Offices of Brandon Steele, has returned for softball and baseball season.
Below are the candidates for the second week of the season. Voting will close Monday at midnight. The fan vote will be used in the event of a tie.
In order for a player to be eligible or nominated, the stat keeper or coach must report all scores throughout the week, win or lose. Scores can be reported to Tylerjackson@lootpress.com and Rustyudy@lootpress.com. Doing so is simple. All you need to do is take a picture of the official scorebook for both teams, or a screenshot of the gamechanger box and send it to us.
- Olivia Hylton, Wyoming East – Hylton hit a pair of home runs, driving in four runs and picking up two wins in the circle as a pitcher, one over rival Independence.
- Olivia Barnett, Shady Spring – Barnett smacked three home runs in a doubleheader sweep of PikeView. She also went 4 for 4 in a win against Westside, driving in five runs.
- Kayla Bird, Beckley – Byrd was 8 for 16 this week, launching three home runs and driving in eight runs.
- Josi Ervin, Greenbrier East – In 15.1 innings of work, Ervin allowed just two earned runs helping East split a doubleheader with Point Pleasant.
- Delaney Buckland, Independence – Buckland threw five perfect innings against Liberty, striking out 14 batters in a win.
- Shannon Phipps, James Monroe – Phipps went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in a win against Shady Spring and scattered four hits in four innings of work as a pitcher against Oak Hill the following day in another win.
Cast your vote below!
2022 Player of the Week winners
Week 1: Paige Laxton, Wyoming East