The fans’ pick
1B Jadeyn Ruszkowski, Sr., Newsome
Through her high school career, Jadeyn Ruszkowski has been a steady contributor, averaging more than 20 RBIs, six doubles and three triples per season. Not to mention she has had at least a .419 batting average in each of her four seasons.
This season, Newsome has one of the deepest lineups in the area. The entire batting order can produce.
Ruszkowski has done her part, averaging .486 with 11 RBIs and seven doubles.
Last week, she delivered in perhaps the biggest game of the season. Ruszkowski (featured photo above courtesy of Carol Bradbourne) hit two doubles and had three RBIs in a battle of unbeatens against Sickles that kept the Wolves’ perfect record intact.
Fans were impressed. Ruszkowski received more than 33 percent of the votes (602) to beat out Nature Coast’s Dom Sekelsky, who had more than 30 percent (544).
The PTP picks
2B/SS Karhys Pierce, Fr., Palm Harbor University: Went a combined 8-for-10 with two triples and eight RBIs in wins over Countryside, Pinellas Park and East Lake.
2B/OF/SS Dom Sekelsky, Jr., Nature Coast: Ended up a combined 5-for-9 with a double, a triple, a homer and nine RBIs in wins over Gulf, Springstead and Crystal River.