If there was a team that was in need of a big week, Fox Lane was just about at the top of the list. And if the Foxes have a player who is capable of carrying them, it’s the latest #lohudbaseball Player of the Week, Andrew Workman.
The do-it-all senior was a key factor in each of Fox Lane’s four wins last week, helping his team climb over the .500 marker and get to 9-5. Suddenly, the Foxes are looking like a factor in Class AA again.
It was Workman who earned the win against two fellow Class AA contenders, combining to throw 13 1/3 innings with 24 strikeouts and just two walks in wins over Carmel and Mahopac. The right-hander also got it done at the plate, going 6 for 14 with three doubles, a homer and 10 RBI. Workman is one of the few players in the area who serves as both his team’s ace and middle-of-the-order run producer (usually from the cleanup spot), and he’s been absolutely huge of late.
Other deserving candidates for #POTW included Byram Hills’ Frankie Vesuvio, Pearl River’s Kevin Scrima, Mount Vernon’s Juan Valencia, Croton-Harmon’s Chris Columbo, Tuckahoe’s Mike Loscio, White Plains’ Spencer Lodes, Briarcliff’s Jon Michel Dolgetta, Dobbs Ferry’s Neil Abbatiello, Iona Prep’s Dan Carollo, Rye’s Mat Bruno, Edgemont’s Paul Langiulli and Rye Country Day’s Matt Webster.
NOTE TO COACHES: If you’d like to nominate someone for player of the week in the future, you can send them to me on Twitter @vzmercogliano using the hashtag #POTW or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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