LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Seymour’s (Conn.) Raeanne Geffert, Red Rock Central’s (Minn.) Rachel Kedl, Admiral Farragut’s (Fla.) Corynn Miner, East Jessamine’s (Ky.) Hannah James and Cobre’s (N.M.) Jadin Placencio have been named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for contests played April 4-10.
East Region – Raeanne Geffert (Seymour (Conn.) HS)
Backed by a perfect game, Geffert did not allow a run and surrendered one hit in her first two starts of the season. The senior hurler was perfect in the season opener against Derby, striking out 11 in a five-inning victory. She followed that performance up with a one-hit shutout of Wolcott, facing just one batter over the minimum and fanning 13. At the plate, she registered three hits, going 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and three runs scored in the opener.
North Region – Rachel Kedl (Red Rock Central HS – Lamberton, Minn.)
Kedl hit for the cycle against Adrian/Ellsworth and powered Red Rock Central to a pair of high-scoring victories last week. In two games, she hit .899 (8-for-9) with a double, two triples, a home run, 10 RBI and seven runs scored. Against the Dragons, Kedle was 5-for-4 with double, triple and home run, knocking in seven and scoring four times in a 21-20 victory. The junior infielder was 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored helping the Falcons to a 17-6 triumph over Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther.
South Region – Corynn Miner (Admiral Farragut HS – St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Miner twirled a perfect game against Saint Stephen’s Episcopal, struck out 30 batters in two starts and also knocked in five runs for the BlueJackets. The senior sat down all 18 batters she faced with 15 strikeouts in the six-inning perfecto. Miner also struck out 15 and did not walk a batter in a two-hit shutout of Bradenton Christian. At the plate, she doubled in both contests, knocking in two and three runs against the Panthers and Falcons, respectively.
South Central Region – Hannah James (East Jessamine HS – Nicholasville, Ky.)
Tossing a perfect game and finishing the week with 33 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA, James helped East Jessamine to a 3-0 week. The sophomore hurler fanned 16 and retired all 21 batters she faced in a 5-0 win. She also tossed a two hitter in a complete-game win against Atherton. Against Muhlenburg County, she struck out 11, walked four and surrendered an unearned run. In her final start of the week, James went three innings, struck out six and allowed one hit in a 15-0 triumph. At the dish, she hit .700 (7-for-10) with two doubles, a triple, home run and five RBI. James homered, tripled and drove in two runs against Muhlenburg County.
West Region – Jadin Placencio (Cobre HS – Bayard, N.M.)
Placencio tossed two no-hitters and also hit .857 (12-for-14) with five doubles and seven RBI to help the Indians post a 4-0 week. She opened the week with a five-inning no-no against Socorro, striking out 12 and walking two. Two starts later, the sophomore fanned 14 Morenci batters and did not allow a hit in an 8-0 victory. For the week, Placencio was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 35 strikeouts, two hits and two walks in 16 innings of work. At the plate, she went 4-for-4 versus Hot Springs and Morenci, knocking in three and two runs, respectively.
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Previous 2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
Cameron Lischinsky | Lakeland (N.Y.) | East
Maggie Balint | Avon Grove (Pa.) | North
Madison Aughinbaugh | St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) | South
Haidyn Bassett | Oskaloosa (Kan.) | South Central
Mikayla Rojas | Heritage Academy (Ariz.) | West
Jillian Weinstein | Half Hollows Hills West (N.Y.) | East
Ashley Swartout | Westfield (Ind.) | North
Rivers Andrews | Cedar Ridge (N.C.) | South
Jordan Carlson | Council Grove (Kan.) | South Central
Ashley Bodin | Spring Creek (Nev.) | West
Nicole Danyi | Baldwin (N.Y.) | East
Abby Marlow | New Athens (Ill.) | North
Mia Davidson | Orange (N.C.) | South
Grason Gasser | Bethlehem (Ky.) | South Central
Hailey Heeringa | Valley Christian (Ariz.) | West
Emily Merritt | Herford County (N.C.) | South
Aziah James | Spring (Texas) HS | South Central
Amanda Sink | Legacy (Nev.) HS | West
Hera Varma | Tampa Catholic (Fla.) HS | South
Tylar Vernon | Pangburn (Ark.) HS | South Central
Shaye Bowden | Sunnyslope (Ariz.) HS | West
Sarah Dugan | Oak Grove (La.) HS | South
Jordan Llinas | Cypress Woods (Texas) HS | South Central
Aurora Adams | Santiago (Calif.) HS | West
10/13 – Jessie Briley | Bishop Neuman (Neb.) HS | South Central
10/6 – Victoria Haugsness | North Platte (Mo.) HS | South Central
9/28 – Taylor Parham | Wilber-Clatonia (Neb.) HS | South Central
9/21 – Savannah Chalfant | Gilmer (Ga.) HS | South
9/14 – Madison Ingram | Bowling Green (Mo.) HS | South Central
9/7 – Riley Craig | Mountain Range (Colo.) HS | West
8/31 – Sieara Price | Eaton (Colo.) HS | West
8/24 – Callyn Carter | Charlton County (Ga.) HS | South