STARKVILLE, Miss. – Seniors McKenzie Kilpatrick of Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, Ala., Melissa Mosqueda of Rosemont High School in Sacramento, Calif., and juniors Raquel Granados of Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas, Carly Piccinich of Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, N.J., and Lindsay Swipas of Champion High School in Warren, Ohio have all been named as the High School Players of the Week for their respective regions by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for games played through April 18, 2011.
Representing the North Region Swipas had an impressive week both in the circle and at the plate. The junior righty pitched a perfect game in a win over Jefferson Area high school. In her other mound appearances on the week she tossed two shut out victories. At the plate she hit .444 with two home runs and 5 RBI, helping her team remain undefeated with a 9-0 overall record.
In the South Central Region, Granados hit four home runs in two games this week with 14 RBI. With that performance she led the nation in slugging percentage, an impressive 2.400. The junior leads the team with a .630 batting average and 65 RBI on the season, helping the team to a 26-7 overall record.
From the South Region, Kilpatrick led the Eagles to a 7-0 week extending their perfect record in league play. The senior went 13 for 17 at the plate with 11 runs scored, 16 RBI including four doubles and four home runs. On the year the she is hitting .564 with a .904 slugging percentage.
In the East Region, Piccinich went 8 for 11 at the plate with three triples, a home run, four RBI, and 8 runs scored. In a win over Ramapo the junior went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four runs scored. Her efforts helped the top ranked Eagles to a 6-0 conference start.
West Region honoree, Mosqueda, had a big week at the plate going 9-11 with two home runs, four doubles and a triple. On the season the senior is hitting .444 and leads the team with 14 RBI helping the Wolverines to an 8-0 start in league play.
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