LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Tyler Bergman for Lake George (N.Y.) High School, Abby Herbst of Center Grove High School (Greenwood, Ind.), Abigail Wilson of Auburn High School (Riner, Va.), Katy Pozzuto of Garrard County High School (Lancaster, Ky.) and Huntyr Ava of West High School (Salt Lake City, Utah) were selected MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Players of the Week for their outstanding play during the week of May 27-June 1.
Bergman keyed Lake George to a pair of postseason wins last week. She was 3-for-4 with a home runs, four RBI and three runs scored against Hoosick Falls in the Class C quarterfinal of the Section II Softball Tournament. In a semifinal victory over Greenwich, Bergman recorded three more hits with another long ball, three RBI and a runs scored. For the week, she hit .750 with two homers, seven RBI and four runs scored.
Herbst was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and tossed a no-hitter for Center Grove last week. She faced one batter over the minimum as Herbst held Columbus North hitless in a 7-0 victory. She also was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI against the Bulldogs. Herbst also a two-hit shutout against Cathedral, fanning eight and walking two. She capped off the week with her third win of the week in 6.1 innings of work (3 K, 1 BB) versus Brownsburg. Additionally, the senior homered, doubled and drove in four runs against the Bulldogs.
Wilson hit .750 with two doubles, two triples, a home run, eight RBI and seven runs scored in three wins last week. She slugged 1.875, drew a pair of walks, which contributed her .800 on-base percentage and swiped four bases. Wilson, doubled, tripled, drove in five runs and scored three times in a win over Bath County. She was 3-for-3 with a double, triple, homer, three RBI and four runs scored against Rural Retreat. She left the yard once more and added two RBI in 3-1 triumph over McCluer.
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Pozzuto connected on four home runs, droved in eight runs and slugged 2.571 for the Golden Lions last week. The junior sent two over the fence with four RBI and two runs scored in a 6-5 win over Pulaski County. Pozzuto was 2-for-2 with a double, home run and three RBI during a victory against West Jessamine. Her final long ball came versus Boyle County.
Ava recorded a hit in all six games last week, including four multiple-hit contests. She batted .526 (10-for-19) with four home runs, 12 RBI, nine runs scored and a 1.157 slugging percentage. Ava also was walked five times and registered a .625 on-base percentage. The senior had a monstrous doubleheader against Bountiful, homering in each win with five RBI in game one and three more in the nightcap. Ava also homered and drove in three against East and hit her other long ball of the week versus Roy. Defensively, she was perfect in 25 chances.
MaxPreps.com, the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award. To nominate a player for the award, the coach must enter his or her athlete's game stats into MaxPreps.com by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.orgevery Monday during the spring campaign with a player from each of five separate high school regions being selected. In the fall season, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.
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