Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi high school baseball player of the week for March 22-28 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.
BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES FOR MARCH 22-28:
Gray Bane, Lewisburg – Went 4-for-8 with three doubles and drove in three runs in back-to-back wins over Lafayette and Horn Lake.
Kade Carpenter, Vancleave – Went 4-for-6 with a double and a triple and drove in five runs in back-to-back blowout wins over Moss Point.
Bryce Chance, Madison-Ridgeland Academy – Went 4-for-7 with three doubles and drove in three runs in back-to-back wins over Copiah Academy.
Kelly Crumpton, Oxford – Went 4-for-10 at the plate with two home runs, a triple and 5 RBIs in three wins for the Chargers.
Hunter Elliott, Tupelo – Went 6-for-13 with two doubles and drove in six runs in a 3-1 week for Tupelo. Also struck out 12 batters in five innings of work on the mound in a 4-1 win over Starkville.
Brayden Jones, Madison-Ridgeland Academy – Scattered two hits over five innings of work on the mound without giving up a hit, tallying 10 strikeouts and no walks in a 13-1 win over Copiah Academy.
Brayden Montgomery, Madison Central – Pitched six innings in a 9-0 win over Northwest Rankin, giving up just two hits with 12 strikeouts without issuing a walk.
Kros Sivley, Sumrall – Picked up the win in a 1-0 win over Poplarville, scattering five hits over seven innings and striking out eight batters without giving up a run.
Brady Thomas, Northwest Rankin – Went 4-for-7 with two doubles and drove in four runs in back-to-back blowout wins over Terry.
Jaylon Buckley, Union: Buckley threw a complete-game no-hitter to lead Union to a 5-0 win over Sebastopol on Friday. He struck out 13 in the win.
Walker Swearingen, Clarkdale: Swearingen was impressive on the mound and at the plate, throwing a complete game and going 3-for-3 in Clarkdale’s 16-0 win over Raleigh on Friday.
Hunter Elliott, Tupelo: Elliot pitched 5 innings with 12 K’s 3 BB allowing 2 hits and 1 unearned run Also went 2-3 at the plate with 3 RBI’s against Starkville.