Player of the Week: 5

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Each week, we select a Pitcher and Hitter of the week from submissions made by High School coaches from around the state. There are several times a year when we have Co-Winners. This week was extremely difficult to narrow those selections to one per position, so we picked two for each. Don’t get us wrong, we don’t hold to the notion that everyone “deserves” a trophy. However, these four players certainly “earned” the award.

Pitchers of the Week

Christopher Benavides, RHP, Klein Collins HS, 2019
Sam Houston State commit. Ranked No. 17 in the Texas 2019 Class Rankings. Threw a complete game shutout against The Woodlands in a 1-0 Win. 0 R, 3 H, 9 K, BB. In addition, He also hit the game winning solo HR in the the top of the seventh for KC.

Austin Teel, LHP, College Station HS, 2019
Wake Forest commit. Ranked No. 76 in the Texas 2019 Class Rankings. Against district rival Brenham, Teel threw a No-Hitter, going 7 innings, and collecting 7 strikeouts, and allowing only one walk. College Station swept Brenham in 2 games, 3-2 and 3-0. They are now 4-0 in District, 17-4 Overall and currently ranked No. 6 in the PBR Texas Power 25 Rankings.

Hitters of the Week

Nate Rombach, C, Mansfield Legacy HS, 2019
Texas Tech commit. The No. 13 ranked player in the Texas 2019 Class Rankings, and the No. 1 Catcher in the state went 8-for-11, batting .727, 1 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI. Rombach helped lead Legacy to a 3-0 week with a two game sweep of Arlington Seguin, and a win on Saturday against Lake Ridge. The Broncos are currently ranked No. 24 in the PBR Texas Power 25 Rankings.

Cameron Dayton, 1B/LHP, Round Rock HS, 2019
Uncommitted. Dayton did not record an out, let’s repeat that, the guy hit safely in every at bat of the week to help lead the Dragons over Westwood in two games by a combined score of 21-1 and bring their clubs record to 13-8 Overall, 4-0 in District. The left-handed hitter was 12-12, 4 2B, HR, 13 RBI, 7 R, HBP, 4 IP, W, 1 H, 0 R, 5 K


Past Winners

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