LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Milford’s (Del.) Khyliah Reynolds, Jeffersonville’s (Ind.) Abby Chandler, Lincoln’s (Shinnston, W.Va.) Delaney Haller, Estill County’s (Irvine, Ky.) Emma Winkle and Bend’s (Ore.) Addisen Fisher earned this week’s MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors. The five student-athletes garnered recognition for games played March 21-27.
Reynolds tossed a five-inning no-hitter in the Buccaneers’ season opener against Newark. She struck out 11, hit one batter and did not issue a free pass as Reynolds faced one batter over the minimum. At the plate, Reynolds recorded a hit, drew three walks and scored three runs.
Chandler hit .833 with a triple, three home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored in the Red Devils’ first two games of the season. The senior slugged 2.667 and recorded a 3.381 OPS. Chandler clubbed three long balls, drove in five runs and scored three times against Mercy. In the season opener against Grayson County, she finished 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored.
Haller lifted the Cougars to three victories as their season got underway last week. She was a perfect 9-for-9 and reached base safely in all 12 plate appearances. Haller registered four doubles, eight RBI and six runs scored, a 1.444 slugging percentage and a 2.444 OPS. In the circle, the junior earned three wins, allowing just two hits, striking out 27 and not issuing a walk. Haller tossed a five-inning perfect game against Elkins with 10 strikeouts and also fanned 10 over four innings versus South Harrison.
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Winkle went 2-0 with a 0.35 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 20 innings of work. She fanned 14 in back-to-back complete-game wins over Breathitt County and Pulaski County. Following a four-hitter against Breathitt, Winkle twirled a two-hitter in a 10-inning victory versus the Maroons. In the 9-1 triumph, Winkle doubled and drove in five runs. In her other outing, she tossed three innings of shutout relief with five strikeouts against North Laurel.
Fisher posted a 3-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 21 innings of work. At the plate, she hit .588 (10-for-17), homered six times and scored 10 runs. Fisher was perfect in a 1-0 victory over Mountain View, striking out 16 of the 21 batters she faced, while also providing the only run of the game with a fourth-inning long ball. She also fanned 15 in a two-hit shutout of Eagle and added 13 more punchouts in a four-hit complete game win versus Canby. The sophomore left the yard twice against Canby and Eagle and finished the week slugging 1.765.
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.
Winners are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring campaign with a player from each of five separate MaxPreps’ high school regions being selected.
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