Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

April 14, 2004


Gavin Swanson

Calvert Hall, baseball

His 10 extra-base hits and .733 batting average last week lifted the Cardinals to four victories in five games, including a 9-8 win over then-No. 3 St. Paul's.

Swanson slugged six doubles, three triples, one home run, scored five runs and had 11 RBIs with an .800 on-base average.

He went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI against St. Paul's on Tuesday. He was 3-for-3 with two doubles and one triple in a 4-3 loss to Wantagh, N.Y., on Wednesday. Against Gilman on Thursday, he doubled in two at-bats and drove in two runs. In the Franklin tournament on Saturday, he was 3-for-3 with two triples, a double and three RBIs during a 13-0 win over Franklin, and then was 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs in a 12-1 win over Linganore.

Swanson is headed to George Washington University next fall on an academic/athletic scholarship. GIRLS

Lauren O'Malley

Mount de Sales, softball

The sophomore pitcher/designated hitter enjoyed a banner week at the plate and was effective on the mound to help the Sailors get back to .500 with a 4-4 mark.

In the team's 3-2 week, O'Malley went 12-for-19 to raise her batting average to .631. She hit three triples, two doubles, two homers with nine RBIs and 10 runs. She went 2-1 with wins over Mercy and Urbana.

Some of her finest work came in Archbishop Spalding's Cavalier Classic on Saturday, which featured seven ranked teams.

In the Sailors' 11-4 win over Urbana from Frederick County, O'Malley went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple while getting the win. In a 4-2 loss to top-ranked Severna Park, she went 2-for-3 with a deep homer to right.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.baltimoresun/sports/highschool.

Nominate athletes

The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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