The fans’ pick
P/2B/3B Morgen Talley, 8th, Canterbury
Morgen Talley has athletic bloodlines. Her mother, Monica, was a standout in volleyball at Tarpon Springs from 1987-90. Her uncle, Kris, was a star pitcher for the Spongers who went on to play for the Royals and the Yankees.
So it was only natural Morgen became involved in sports.
She has played in every game on Canterbury’s varsity softball squad since the sixth grade. And Morgen has steadily improved, raising her batting average from .253 her first season to a team-leading .511 this season to go along with seven home runs.
Last week, Morgen went a combined 6-for-12 with two homers, a triple and six RBIs in helping the Crusaders go 3-1 for the week.
Fans were impressed. Talley received more than 86 percent of the votes (232,649) to win.
The PTP picks
3B/P/SS DaNia Brooks, So., Sickles: In six games, Brooks was a combined 12-for-20 with two doubles and three RBIs at the plate. She also was 2-0 on the mound, allowing a combined seven hits and just two earned runs while striking out 20 to help the Gryphons stay undefeated and take home the Leopard Slam title.
SS/INF/OF Nehanda Lewis, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Led the Gators to a 4-0 record at the Doc4Life tournament by going a combined 8-for-11 with eight RBIs, two doubles, two triples and two home runs. One of her homers came in the seventh inning to beat Wakulla.