Olson drove in 11 runs – including a grand slam – to lift Skyline to a doubleheader sweep of Shelley. Olson went 3-for-4 with seven RBIs in the first game and 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the nightcap.
Olson received 24.17% of the vote, beating out Idaho Falls’ Jaxon Sorensen, who finished with 19.06%. Thunder Ridge’s Kaysen Isom finished third with 18.99% and Highland’s Austin Hansen was fourth with 17.63%. There were over 68,000 votes tallied this week!
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of April 26-May 2:
Landen Drake, Madison: Drake had two hits and four RBIs and got the start on the mound to lead Madison to an 18-3 win over Hillcrest.
Trent Elstad, Coeur d’Alene: Elstad roped three hits and drove in four runs to lead CDA to an 11-5 win over Sandpoint.
Jaxon Grimmett, Blackfoot: Grimmett led Blackfoot to a 4-2 win over Bonneville with six strong innings on the mound – including 10 strikeouts – and a key RBI at the plate.
Austin Hansen, Highland: Hansen went 3-for-4 with five RBIs to lead Highland to a 17-6 win over Idaho Falls.
Kaysen Isom, Thunder Ridge: Isom threw a complete-game shutout, holding Rigby to just four hits in an 8-0 victory.
Hunter Killian, Pocatello: Killian led Pocatello to a district-clinching doubleheader sweep of Preston. He picked up the win on the mound in the opener, throwing seven innings and allowing just five hits and one run. In the nightcap he drilled a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh to lift Pocatello to a 3-2 win.
Landon Merzlock, Skyline: Merzlock threw a no-hitter, striking out 16 in a 5-0 win over Shelley.
Dayton Robison, Bonneville: Robison went 2-for-3 with two RBIs – including a walk-off RBI double – to lift Bonneville to a 6-5 win over Century.
Jaxon Sorensen, Idaho Falls: Sorensen went 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and picked up the win on the mound with five solid innings to lead Idaho Falls to a 13-3 win over Highland.