Valley View’s Slade Caldwell voted SBLive’s Arkansas High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Valley View freshman Slade Caldwell for being voted SBLive’s Arkansas High School Athlete of the Week for May 10-16!

The freshman tripled, doubled, walked twice and drove in four as Valley View beat Shiloh Christian 11-4 in a 4A semifinal.

Caldwell ran away with this week’s honor, receiving 71.85% of the total vote.

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for May 10-16:

Chris Anderson, Harding Academy baseball: In a 6-5 win over Ashdown in a 3A semifinal, Anderson homered, walked, scored two runs and drove in three.

Macey Cutsinger, Greenwood softball: Cutsinger had three hits and three RBIs in an 11-5 second-round win over Marion in the 5A playoffs and two more RBIs in a 7-5 semifinal victory against Mountain Home. In a 3-0 first-round win over Lake Hamilton, she tripled, singled and drove in a run.

Madden Dillard, Rogers baseball: In a 6A semifinal that featured 18 runs, Dillard pitched five shutout innings and earned the win in Rogers’ 11-7 victory against North Little Rock. 

Cooper Dossett, Har-Ber baseball: Dossett fired six no-hit innings and struck out 10 to lead Har-Ber to a 3-0 win over Bryant in a 6A semifinal.

Katlyn Erickson, Conway softball: Erickson pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Conway defeated Cabot 9-1 in a 6A semifinal. She also hit a double.

Rhett Hosman, Jonesboro baseball: In a 13-3 rout of Greene County Tech in a 5A semifinal, Hosman led the offense with two hits and three RBIs. He drove in two runs in a 13-2 second-round win over Texarkana.

Connor Johnson, Van Buren baseball: Johnson pitched his team to a 6-2 win over Greenwood in a 5A semifinal by striking out 13 batters and allowing just four hits in seven innings. He also had a hit and an RBI.

Makenna Keeton, Morrilton softball: Keeton pitched a five-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over Nashville in a 4A semifinal. The previous round, she struck out 15 as part of a four-hitter in an 8-0 win over Star City.

Allie McMillen, Conway softball: McMillen homered, doubled and drove in six to lead Conway to a 9-1 victory over Cabot in a 6A semifinal. She also homered in a 4-3 second-round win over Rogers.

Tuesday Melton, Benton softball: Melton homered and earned the win with three shutout innings, leading Benton to a 4-0 win over Greene County Tech in a 5A semifinal. 

Emily Perry, Bentonville softball: Perry homered in a 7-1 second-round win over Northside and again in a 13-3 semifinal victory against Bryant in the 6A playoffs

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