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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

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Myles Patton, Millikan Baseball

Dirtbags signee Myles Patton was Mr. Do-It-All for the Rams in a win over Lakewood last week. Patton had six Ks in a complete-game pitching performance and went 4/4 at the plate with a double, a run, and an RBI in the win.

Charlie Royle, Wilson Baseball

Wilson ace Charlie Royle struck out 12 and gave up just three hits in seven innings for Wilson in a walkoff win over Poly last week. The Cal Poly-bound senior struck out five straight to end the game.

Bella Alonso, Poly Softball

Senior CSUN-bound pitcher Bella Alonso was outstanding last week in Poly’s win over Lakewood, pitching a complete-game shutout against the Lancers, striking out eight batters in the process. 

Julia Miramontes, Lakewood Softball

Lakewood junior Julia Miramontes scored twice (including the game winner) in a victory over rival Millikan under the lights at Lisa Fernandez Field last week. The win opens up the Moore League softball race.

Gray Carson, Wilson Swimming

Gray Carson is signed with UCLA to play water polo but is one of the city’s top swimmers as well. He was part of three event wins during last week’s dual meet with Poly, taking the 50 and 100 freestyle wins, and swimming on the Bruins’ winning 400 free relay.

Maya O’Dea, Wilson Swimming

It was a busy day for Maya O’Dea, who won the 50 free and 100 free against Poly and anchored team wins in the 200 and 400 free relays as well. As soon as the meet was over O’Dea was off to catch a plane to the Olympic Development Program water polo camp.

Colin Geer, Poly Swimming

Poly junior Colin Geer helped lead the Jackrabbits to just the second league dual meet win over Wilson in the last 50 years, with wins in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, as well as legs on the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Sofia Brys, Poly Swimming

Poly sophomore Sofia Brys delivered three event wins against Wilson last week. Brys won the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke, as well as swimming a strong leg on Poly’s winning 200 medley relay.

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Mike Guardabascio
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