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!
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.