Tenino’s Emily Baxter voted the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Tenino junior Emily Baxter for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for April 19-25!

The junior ace pitcher struck out 19 in a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 1, then pitched four of the five innings (eight strikeouts) of a nightcap no-hitter against Elma.

Baxter received 45.76% of the vote, beating out Eatonville’s Hailey Rath who finished second with 33.82%. King’s Carter Cox finished third with 14.19% and Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe finished fourth with 4.39%. There were over 25,000 votes tallied this week!

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa. 

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of April 19-25:

Carter Cox, King’s baseball: Cox went 8/12 with 11 RBI’s over three wins for the Knights.

Ella Borsheim, Bellarmine Prep girls track: The junior distance runner ran a personal-best and 2021-leading time in the 1,600 meters – 4 minutes, 53.99 seconds – in a tri-4A SPSL meet against Curtis and Emerald Ridge.

Morgan Flesland, Mount Spokane softball: The Oregon State signee threw a perfect game against Gonzaga Prep, striking out 13 in a 6-0 win. She now has three no-hitters this season, writes the Spokesman-Review.

Elise Hani, Lake Washington girls basketball: The UW volleyball commit led the charge in a KingCo win over Eastlake – 15 points (on 7-for-7 shooting), 12 rebounds, five blocked shots and four assists.

Hailey Rath, Eatonville softball: The junior outfielder had a near-perfect week in three games of 2A SPSL action – 12-for-14, seven home runs, three doubles and 23 RBI, all victories.

Rachel Sysum, Jackson softball: The ninth grade shortstop is quickly making a name for herself against the Wesco’s best teams. She slugged four home runs and had 12 RBI in wins over No. 10 Kamiak (grand slam), No. 1 Glacier Peak (three-run HR) and Cascade of Everett (two HR).

Sydney Wells, Selah softball: The slugger crushed three home runs and drove in five runs as the Vikings kept their unbeaten record intact with a doubleheader sweep of East Valley of Yakima, writes the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Jeremiah Nubbe, Rainier boys track: The junior uncorked a huge discus throw at Tenino High School – 196 feet – to grab the state leader in 2021 by 18 feet. It was a person-best throw for the Mountaineers’ standout, who also set the all-time junior mark in Washington.

Kaden Perry, Battle Ground basketball: Scored 30 points, pulled down 15 boards in a season-opening win over Kelso.

Carson Frawley, Camas basketball: The junior hit five 3s on his way to 25 points in a narrow win at Battle Ground.

Ryan Orr, Tumwater baseball: Washington State commit struck out 14, walked two and allowed just two hits in a 4-0 win over W.F.  West to snap the Bearcats’ 49-game league win streak.

Trygve Grimsby, Gonzaga Prep baseball: Had a home run, went 2 of 3 and tallied 6 RBI in a 14-9 win over Mt. Spokane.

Stevan Rodriguez, Eisenhower baseball: Threw a five-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 13-0 win over Davis.

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