High School Sports

Dallas-Fort Worth softball players of the week May 14-18, 2019

PLAYOFF PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Dylann Kaderka, Keller

What she did: The 2019 starting pitcher, who is a two-time UIL state champ, picked up two wins in a sweep over Frenship in the 6A Region I semifinals in Abilene. She allowed three hits and one earned run with three strikeouts to beat the Tigers 7-3 in Game 1 and set the program record with her 78th career victory.

She broke a tie with 2016 state champ Kaylee Rogers.

Then Kaderka got her 79th career win in Game 2 when the Indians won 11-3 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the regional final for the fifth straight season. She allowed four hits and struck out five.

Honorable Mention

Lauren Lucas, Little Elm: 7 IP, 10 K vs. EP Chapin

Hannah Howell, Anna: 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 K in Game 2 vs. Farmersville

Savanna DesRochers, Forney: 10 IP, 3 ER, 14 K vs. McKinney North

Annie Gunther, Wylie: 13 IP, 1 R vs. Cypress Ranch

Reagan Chism, Decatur: 5 IP, 1 R, 6 K vs. Canyon

Lauren Kizer, Brock: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 12 K in Game 1 vs. Slaton

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Kenzlee Zaher, Eaton

What she did: The 2019 first baseman went 4 for 6 with a home run and six RBIs during a one-game playoff win over Odessa to help the Eagles advance to the regional final for the first time.

Zaher hit an RBI single during her second at-bat that gave Eaton a 3-1 lead in the second inning. She hit a lead-off single in the sixth and came up again in the inning for a two-run single to make it 12-8.

Her three-run home run in the seventh gave Eaton a 20-8 lead. The Eagles won 24-8.

Honorable Mention

Jayda Coleman, The Colony: 4 for 4, 2 doubles, triple, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, 4 stolen bases in Game 2 vs. Abilene Wylie

Landry Felts, Brock: 3 for 3, HR, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs, 4 runs in Game 2 vs. Slaton

Sadie Hewitt, Forney: 5 for 8, 3 doubles, 8 RBIs vs. McKinney North

Micaela Wark, Reedy: 2 HR, double, 8 RBIs vs. Hallsville

Skyler Shaw, Wylie: 3 for 4, HR, 6 RBIs in Game 2 vs. Cy Ranch

Chelsea Blankenship, Eaton: 3 for 5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 4 runs vs. Odessa

Tessa Galipeau, Keller: 3 for 3, HR, triple, double, 2 RBIs in Game 1 vs. Frenship

Hannah Morland, Anna: 5 for 8, 2 doubles, 7 RBIs vs. Farmersville

Past winners

Karlie Charles, The Colony

Micaela Wark, Reedy

Savanna DesRochers, Forney

Hayden Brown, Keller

Kallie Erwin, LD Bell

Piper Harness, Carroll

Byrdie Skipper, Boswell

Kaitlyn Derheim, McKinney North

Lexi Pope, Frisco Centennial

Alexis Jasso, Venus

Kinsey Kackley, McKinney Boyd

Bailey Brenek, Flower Mound

Trinity Cannon, Forney

Lauren Lucas, Little Elm

Reagan Hukill, Mansfield

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