Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Baseball Player of the Week for April 12-18 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.
Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll! Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Kai Brown, Chandler: Brown, a sophomore, recorded three hits and three RBIs to help Chandler defeat Brophy Prep 9-5 on Thursday.
Brexton Clubb, Liberty: Clubb homered and knocked in two runs during Liberty’s 9-2 win over Hamilton on Wednesday.
Brok Determan, Benson: Determan pitched a three-hitter and struck out nine Wednesday as Benson beat Tombstone 6-1.
Seth Jelovic, Centennial: In Centennial’s 21-0 rout of Central, Jelovic homered, doubled and knocked in three.
Wes Kath, Desert Mountain: Kath hit three home runs and two triples — a whopping 18 total bases — in Desert Mountain’s 14-13 victory over Sunnyslope on Thursday. He also homered in a 5-1 win over McClintock on Tuesday and in Friday’s 16-0 rout of the Chargers.
Mason Krznarich, Red Mountain: Krznarich blasted a three-run homer in Red Mountain’s 13-1 rout of Perry on Tuesday.
Tanner McKenzie, Combs: McKenzie, a sophomore, delivered three home runs and nine RBIs to lead Combs to a 23-1 rout of Coronado on Friday. Earlier in the week, he homered in a victory against Dysart.
Marco Pacheco, Alhambra: Pacheco fired a three-hitter (four strikeouts, zero walks) as Alhambra defeated San Luis 7-0 on Tuesday.
Crew Price, Casteel: Price homered, doubled and drove in three in Casteel’s 7-0 victory against Campo Verde on Tuesday.
Jose Sarmiento, Independence: Sarmiento went 5 for 5 with four runs and four RBIs in Independence’s 31-4 rout of Metro Tech on Monday. He also was the winning pitcher, striking out five in three innings. He had two hits and two runs in Tuesday’s 15-2 win against North Canyon.
Tanner Smith, Basha: Smith doubled and homered in Basha’s 10-0 win over Maricopa on Tuesday. He finished with four RBIs.
Damien Tipton, Fairfax: Tipton pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and one walk in Fairfax’s 15-0 win over Carl Hayden on Friday. He scored three of the runs.
Chase Valentine, Sandra Day O’Connor: Valentine had three hits and five RBIs in Sandra Day O’Connor’s 15-5 victory against Desert Vista on Tuesday.