Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week - Week 7
SOPHOMORE • PITCHER
Brendan Ecklebarger, Redmond HS, Redmond, WA
The Bellevue sophomore spun a 7-inning no-hitter while striking out 8 and only allowing 1 walk. Ecklebarger lowered his ERA to an impressive 1.97 in 50 IP. He improves to 3-1 on the year for surging Bellevue.
“Brendan has been a key player in the recent upswing of our team in the playoff race," said Bulldog head coach Mark Yoshino "His competitiveness, coachability, and improvement from the beginning of the year are reasons why he has emerged as a leader on our team and has been one of the reasons for our improved record in the second half of league play.”
NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - May 10
Hudson Byorick, Auburn-Mountainview HS, Auburn, WA
Hudson lead the way for the Raiders who took 3 of 4 against division rival Tacoma. Byorick smashed 4 extra base hits including 2 home runs to go with 6 RBI’s and 4 runs. He continues to be one of the top hitters for Pierce who has turned around a rough start to the season.
“Hudson is a grinder, he has worked his tail off to even be on the field this year after missing the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury that required surgery," said Raider head coach Kevin Davis. "He is having an electric year for us all-around and is a huge threat in the middle of the lineup. It's been awesome getting the chance to watch his hard work and determination pay off."