Seattle Times Stars of the Week for April 28-May 4.
Avery Foltz, Shorewood baseball
First, he got hit by a pitch. Then Foltz did the hitting to lead the top-ranked Thunderbirds to a 9-1 victory over Stanwood in the Northwest 3A District tournament. The junior outfielder went 3 for 3 with two doubles and drove in six runs. “It was a great day for him,” coach Wyatt Tonkin said. “It was one of those days where he was seeing the ball really well.” Foltz also factored into a 7-4 win over Oak Harbor earlier in the week, going 2 for 3.
Shelby McCannel, Holy Names softball
McCannel has been a hitting machine all season, and last week was just a prime example. In four Metro League games, the senior first baseman went 10 for 14 with a double and three triples. She also drew three walks, scored six times and collected nine RBI as the Cougars improved to 19-1. McCannel is batting .616 with a 1.014 slugging percentage. “She is just on fire,” coach Jerry Millsap said. “She just hits the ball every time it’s pitched.”
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Bainbridge boys soccer team
Coach George Vukic’s Spartans had their destiny in their own hands and took care of business to lock up the Metro Mountain Division title. After edging third-place Seattle Prep 1-0, they crushed second-place Lakeside 7-1 to finish 8-2-0 in league. Peter Fawley had a pair of goals against Lakeside, while the others came from five different players.
Stars of the week are selected by The Seattle Times staff and published Tuesdays. Nominations may be emailed by Sunday night to firstname.lastname@example.org.