Austein Brown, Northwest Classen
Northwest Classen coach Rick Meza last watched the Knights beat U.S. Grant four years ago when he was an assistant coach.
Now the head coach, he was finally able to celebrate a victory over the city rival behind junior Brown’s dominance on the mound in Saturday’s 6-3 win in the All-City Tournament championship.
Brown threw all seven innings, striking out 10 and walking just one on 98 pitches.
“Big,” Meza said about Brown’s performance. “He just pitched a gem. Our offense is coming around, but he just took over the game.”
Austin Eckroat, Edmond North
The freshman earned the first outright win of his career on Tuesday, shooting a 4-under-par total of 136 (66-70) at the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Invitational. Eckroat’s varsity career has gotten off to a red-hot start, with a tie for first in one event along with two second-place finishes so far.
Baillie Miller, Heritage Hall
The junior scored two goals and assisted on two more in the Chargers’ 6-0 win over Guthrie on Tuesday night. Miller was a second-team Oklahoman All-City selection last season.
Caelan Groce, Yukon
A senior, Groce won the 100 meters in 11.15 and the 200 meters in 22.17 to boost the Yukon boys to a team title at their own meet on Tuesday, knocking off Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North, among others.
Courtney Nelson, Putnam City North
The Pittsburg State (Kan.) signee blistered the field to win the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at Bethany last Saturday. Nelson won the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.30 and the 300 in 47.01, more than five seconds ahead of second place. She also took second in the open 100.
Jaci Smith, Edmond North
The junior helped Edmond North to a pair of tournament victories, taking first in No. 2 singles at the Heritage Hall Tournament of Champions Saturday, then finishing second at No. 1 singles in the Enid Invitational on Monday.
Ana Ramirez, Westmoore
Batting behind star Destinie Lookout, Ramirez delivered a strong week as the Jaguars went 8-0 and won the Big Cat Classic.
Ramirez 13 for 22 with three home runs, eight RBIs and five runs. She also hit two doubles.
Her biggest performance, though, came against rival Moore last Tuesday when she hit two homers among her three hits in a 15-13 victory.