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Emily Merino, softball, Tarpon Springs
Madisyn Palmer, softball, River Ridge
Jasha Patrick, track, Hernando
Julia Schifino, softball, Academy of the Holy Names
Jordan Butler, baseball, Alonso
Anthony Crandon, track, Northeast
Felix Dieguez, baseball, Leto
Franklin German, baseball, Bishop McLaughlin
Tyler Hawks, baseball, River Ridge
George Koulianos, baseball, Indian Rocks Christian



Mon. April 1, 2013 | Times Staff

HomeTeam Hot Shots
A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week.

Male Hot Shot: Cobi Johnson, Jr., Mitchell
Sport: Baseball
Skinny: The hard-throwing FSU commit led his team to Pinellas County and delivered one of his best games of the season. Johnson struck out a season-high 13 batters to earn his fifth win of the spring in a 4-2 victory over host Northeast in last week’s tournament. He allowed seven hits in the complete game and finished 2-for-3 at the plate, too. Johnson has emerged as one of Pasco County’s top talents, posting a 1.71 ERA in seven starts while batting .371 with 21 RBIs for the 15-3 Mustangs.

Female Hot Shot: Brooke Freeman, Jr., Durant
Sport: Softball
Skinny: The Cougars’ rightfielder went on a three-game tear as Durant — last in the Class 8A, District 7 race a month ago — climbed back atop the standings. In blowout victories against Bloomingdale, Alonso and West Nassau (the latter in a Bartow tournament), Freeman went 7-for-11 with six RBIs and four extra-base hits. The highlight: two homers in a five-inning, 10-0 rout of Bloomingdale that gave the Cougars (13-8, 6-2) sole possession of first place in the district.


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