Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

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Brad Carpenter * Washington golf

A junior, Carpenter fired an even-par 71 to capture the Blue Division individual title at the 18-team Bogey Hills Invitational. Carpenter had 33 putts and hit seven fairways and 12 greens in regulation while overcoming bogeys on holes 16 and 17. Last season, he shot a 72-73145 to finish in a three-way tie for third in Class 4. A talented 3-point shooter on the basketball court, Carpenter shot a 76 to capture third at sectionals.

Annie Crouch * Waterloo softball

In three victories last week, the senior third baseman and No. 3 hitter went eight-for-12 with two home runs, three doubles, eight RBI and seven runs scored. She was three-for-five with a home run and five RBI in a 16-3 win over Jerseyville and went three-for- three with a home run, two RBI and four runs scored in a 15-0 win over Althoff. Overall, Crouch is batting .500 and is among the area leaders in home runs (4), doubles (7), RBI (21) and slugging percentage (.952). A first-team all-Mississippi Valley conference pick last season, Crouch has signed with Eastern Illinois.

Eli Dilday * Francis Howell baseball

A versatile performer who plays right field, second base, shortstop and pitcher, Dilday went 14-for-19 (.736) with four doubles, one home run and six RBI in six games last week. A junior, he was named to the all-tournament team of the Midwest Classic after going four-for-10 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in three games as the Vikings beat Hickman 9-7 in the championship game. Overall, the left-handed swinger has 15 RBI and is among the area leaders in batting (.518), home runs (4), doubles (9), runs scored (22) and slugging percentage (.964). A first-year starter, Dilday has made an early verbal commitment to Nebraska.

Craig James * Edwardsville track

A junior, James was named the outstanding track athlete at the Granite City Invitational after placing first in the 200-meter dash (22.3) and running the lead leg on the victorious 400 relay (42.7) and the 800 relay (1:29.7). James' efforts helped the Tigers capture the team title. James was coming off an impressive performance at the Belleville West Invitational where he recorded the best time to date in the state of Illinois in Class 3A in the 300 hurdles (38. …

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