Another week is in the books, which means it's time for another chance to find St. Charles County's Athlete of the Week.
This week, we turn our attention to the baseball diamond. Here are the nominees for the St. Charles County baseball player of the week for the week of April 23:
Travis Vaught—Francis Howell Central: The Spartans Travis Vaught did it all last week. 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.
Bryan Ryberg—: Francis Howell North's Bryan Ryberg was a run-scoring machine last week. In three games, Ryberg scored four runs for the Knights. He opened the week with a 1-for-4 with a run showing against Francis Howell. He followed that up on April 25, with his best game of the week. Against Zumwalt East, Ryberg went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. He closed out the week with another run for the Knights in a 1-for-4 effort against Holt.
Anthony Baker—: Fort Zumwalt West's Anthony Baker did a little bit of everything for the Jaguars last week. Baker got hits, drove in runs, scored a few and even swiped a couple of bags. In the first of his four games last week, Baker went 1-for-2 with a run against Warrenton. He followed that up with a 1-for-4 with a run scored showing against Holt. On April 25, Baker caught fire. Against De Smet, Baker went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a steal. He stayed hot to close out the week. Against Howell Central, Baker put up a 2-for-3 day with an RBI and two steals.
Josh Abegg—: Josh Abegg did everything but mow the grass at Holt on April 26. Taking on St. Charles, Abegg flummoxed the Pirates on the mound and delivered with the bad. From the pitching rubber, Abegg tossed six innings of four-hit ball to pick up the win. He gave up one unearned run and walked two Pirates. Oh and he had 11 strikeouts out of his 18 outs recorded. With the bat, Abegg was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and stolen base for the Indians.
Remember: It's all for fun. This is simply a fan's choice award.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 12 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Again, the poll closes at noon on Friday.
Have your own nomination? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to put them in the mix next week!