HomeTeam Hot Shots
A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week.
Female Hot Shots: Maddie Posey, Canterbury
Skinny: The top of Canterbury’s lineup has the big hitters who grab most of the headlines. But no Crusader had more of an impact in last week’s 5-0 region quarterfinal win over Cambridge Christian than Posey, the No. 6 hitter. Posey went 2-for-3 with a bases-clearing double in the third inning that gave the Crusaders a comfortable 4-0 lead. Since the district tournament two weeks ago, Posey is batting .500 (5-for-10) and has hit her first two home runs of the season. “Maddie has a knack of coming through during the playoffs,” coach Jody Moore said. “And it’s not just at the plate. She hasn’t committed an error at third base in the past three games.”
Male Hot Shot: Will Potosky, Bishop McLaughlin
Skinny: Potosky led Bishop McLaughlin to its fourth baseball district title last week, pitching a complete-game shutout against Tampa Prep. Before the Class 3A, District 7 title game, the 6-foot-4 junior had pitched only seven innings in five outings as a closer. “He got ahead of hitters most of the night,” coach Jeff Swymer said of Potosky’s performance. “He was able to throw his off-speed pitches for strikes, which kept them off balance.” Potosky owns a 0.46 ERA and a .323 batting average, second highest for a Bishop McLaughlin starter. The Hurricanes’ season will continue in the region quarterfinal round Wednesday against Santa Fe Catholic.