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Cook, McCray, Greene, Fouts & Majam Selected as Max Preps/NFCA National H.S. Players of the Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior Megan Cook (Bellingham H.S., Bellingham, Mass.), junior third baseman Molly McCray (North Mac H.S., Virden, Ill.), sophomore pitcher/first baseman Peyton Greene (West Rowan H.S., Mt. Ulla, N.C.), eighth-grade pitcher/first baseman Montana Fouts (East Carter H.S., Grayson, Ky.) and senior pitcher/shortstop Grayce Majam (Mountain Empire H.S., Pine Valley, Calif.) have been chosen as the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played over May 5-11.
Cook was truly stellar from the circle for the Blackhawks, compiling a 3-0 record with a 0.35 ERA, a pair of no-hitters and 41 strikeouts over 20 innings of work, while also blasting a grand slam and knocking in five runs at the plate. She struck out at least 11 in each of her three starts, K’ing 11 in a no-hit effort during a 12-0 win over Holliston (also registered a grand slam) and 14 in another no-no during a 6-0 triumph over Millis. For the year Cook is a perfect 9-0 overall with a 0.25 ERA and 113 K’s in 56 frames, while batting .429 with six extra-base hits and 18 RBIs.
McCray powered the Panthers to a perfect 6-0 week from the plate, batting a ridiculous .714 (15-for-21) with seven runs scored, four doubles, three HR’s and 15 RBIs. She managed to hit safely in all six match-ups with her finest effort coming during an 11-10 win over Bunker Hill (Ill.) as McCray went 2-for-4 at the dish with a pair of tallies, two HR’s and six RBIs. Overall, she is hitting at a .564 clip with 16 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits and 23 RBIs over 13 contests.
Greene registered a perfect 3-0 mark from the circle for the Falcons with a 0.40 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 17.2 frames of work, while batting .300 (3-for-10) with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. During an 8-0 victory over Carson (N.C.), she struck out 10 and also went 1-for-3 at the dish with a pair of RBIs. Thus far in 2014, she possesses an 11-2 mark with a 1.35 ERA and 90 strikeouts over 77.2 innings, while batting .356 with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs.
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During the Raiders’ unbeaten week, Fouts posted a 3-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 19.1 innings, while hitting at a .444 clip (4-for-9) with a pair of tallies and three RBIs. She was at her best from the circle during a 6-0 blanking of Rowan County (Ky.), striking out 12 in twirling a one-hit shutout. Thus far in 2014, Fouts is 15-2 overall with a 0.13 ERA and 189 K’s over 105.2 frames to go along with a .411 batting mark, eight extra-base hits and 25 RBIs.
Majam was amazing at both the plate and in the circle for the Red Hawks over five match-ups last week, going 11-for-13 (.846) with 13 tallies, a double, four triples, four HR’s and 16 RBIs, while posting a 3-0 pitching record with 29 strikeouts over 17 innings. Her finest performances came during a pair of one-hit shutouts as Majam went 3-for-3 with a triple, two HR’s and six RBIs (also struck out 12) in a 14-0 romp of Vincent Memorial (Calif.) and 2-for-2 with two big flies and four RBIs (struck out nine) during a 10-0 rout of Borrego Springs (Calif.). For the year she is 9-1 with a 1.06 ERA and 110 K’s over 59.1 frames, while batting .744 with 22 extra-base hits and 27 RBIs.
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 will be announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring season, with one representative chosen from each of five separate high school regions (if there are enough nominations to consider). During the fall campaign, just a single player will be selected representing all participating regions.
MaxPreps is a free stat tool that is available to high school coaches across the country and is one of the most recognized and respected high school athletics web sites on the internet. Coaches who enter their team’s stats on Max Preps will not only be nominating their players for this award, but they will be getting their team’s information out to thousands of high school sports fans, as well as college coaches across the country.