The junior threw a complete game shutout against Puckett, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out 12 batters.
Kennedy received 50.47% of the vote, beating out Vancleave’s Kade Carpenter who finished second with 27.76%. Madison Central’s Gatlin Sanders finished third with 10.41% and DeSoto Central’s Brock Tapper finished fourth with 4.73%. There were over 39,000 votes tallied this week!
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for April 19-25:
Matthew Azordegan, St. Andrew’s: Worked 6.2 innings to pick up a win against Magee, allowing one run on two hits and five walks with 15 strikeouts. He also drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.
Kade Carpenter, Vancleave: Went 9-for-13 at the plate with a triple, three home runs, eight RBIs and 11 runs scored. Also pitched one inning in relief, striking out all three batters he faced.
Jackson McCoy, Booneville: Threw a complete game shutout against Corinth, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out 12 batters. Also went 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs and two walks.
Brayden Sanders, Lewisburg: Went 4-for-8 at the plate over three games with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. He also pitched a complete game to pick up a win over No. 2 Oxford, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.
Gatlin Sanders, Madison Central: Went 3-for-5 over two games at the plate with a double, two walks, two RBIs and three runs scored.
Jacob Snell, Gulfport: Went 3-for-5 at the plate over three games with a home run, five walks, a stolen base, four RBIs and four runs scored.
Brock Tapper, DeSoto Central: Went 9-for-17 at the plate over four games with a double, seven RBIs and five runs scored. Also pitched five innings to pick up the win against South Panola, allowing one unearned run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts.