Athlete of the Week: Howell Central's Travis Vaught Wins Top Honors

Francis Howell Central's Travis Vaught wins the "Patch" Athlete of the Week Award.

Travis Vaught had a big week on the baseball diamond for the Howell Central Spartans last week. He did even better in the Athlete of the Week voting.

Vaught trounced the field in the St. Charles County Patch Athlete of the Week poll. Out of the nearly 400 votes cast, Vaught picked up a whopping 96 percent to easily win the award. 

Here's how the voting went down.

Who was the St. Charles County baseball player of the week beginning on April 23?

  • Travis Vaught—Francis Howell Central: 377 votes (96 percent)
  • Bryan Ryberg—: 3 votes(0 percent)
  • Anthony Baker—: 10 votes(2 percent)
  • Josh Abegg—: 1 votes (0 percent)

Total votes: 391


Vaught did it all last week for the Spartans. Vaught opened the week on April 24 with a stat-filling performance. In Howell Central's 8-3 win, Vaught was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs batted in. To top it off, he added two stolen bases. The next day, against Vianney, Vaught walked once and scored two runs in the Spartans' win. To close out the week, Vaught went 1-for-3 against Fort Zumwalt West. 


Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember, this whole contest is just for fun and bragging rights. 

Have your own nomination? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at stpeters@patch.com and we'll do our best to put them in the mix next week!


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