The PTP softball players of the week

The fans’ pick

INF/OF E-Mani Bailey-Usma, Sr., Bloomingdale

E-Mani Bailey-Usma is having the best season of her high school career.

The proof is in the stats. 

The four-year varsity member is hitting a career high .417.

That is not all.

Bailey-Usma has 31 RBIs this season, 19 more than in her previous three seasons combined. And she has hit the first four homers of her career. 

Last week, Bailey-Usma powered the Bulls by going a combined 4-for-6 with two homers and five RBIs in wins over Lennard and Alonso to close out the regular season. 

Fans were impressed. Bailey-Usma received 51 percent of the votes (1,898) to beat out Durant’s Rylee Trice, who had 27 percent (997 votes).

The PTP pick

UTIL Samantha Raynor, Sr., Palm Harbor University: Went a combined 5-for-6 with a homer and seven RBIs in wins over St. Petersburg and Osceola.  

OF Rylee Trice, Sr., Durant: Ended up a combined 4-for-5 with two doubles, five RBIs and four runs scored in wins over East Bay and Wharton.