Matt Smith, a senior outfielder at El Dorado (Placerville, Calif.) who is headed to Sacramento State next season, hit his 14th homer of the season to lift his team to a 2-1 defeat of Liberty Ranch (Galt) last week.
He leads the nation in homers and the state with 57 RBI and is hitting .598 with a 1.217 slugging percentage.
His effort leads our American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the top performances:
Mike Brannigan, track and field, Northport, N.Y.
Senior set the state 3,200-meter record Friday in the Glenn D. Loucks Games in White Plains, finishing in eight minutes, 42.92 seconds.
Candace Hill, track and field, Rockdale County, Conyers, Ga.
Sophomore runner bested her own state records in the 100 and 200 meters at the girls 6A state meet Saturday. She won the 100 in 11.34 seconds and the 200 in 23.05, the top time in the nation this season. She also holds the top time in the 100 this season, as she ran 11.30 at the Mobile (Ala.) Challenge of Champions on April 4.
Matt Katnik, track and field, St. John Bosco, Bellflower, Calif.
Senior, who has signed with Southern Cal, threw the shot 72 feet and three inches Friday at the Trinity League Championships. It was the top high school throw this season and the No. 2 mark all-time in the state.
Dominique and Madison Martinez, softball, Othello, Wash.
Dominique, a sophomore, threw a perfect game in a 12-0 defeat of Prosser on Wednesday and Madison, a junior, followed with a no-hitter in an 18-0 defeat of Prosser.
Josh Nixon, baseball, Minster, Ohio
Junior right-hander threw a seven-inning perfect game in a 2-0 Division IV baseball sectional finals defeat of Perry on Wednesday.
Nick Parr, baseball, Oletangy Liberty, Powell, Ohio
Senior right-hander threw his second perfect game of the season in a 10-0 district playoff defeat of Hayes (Delaware) on Wednesday.
Tannon Snow, softball, Chino Hills, Calif.
Senior, who has signed with Washington, hit two homers Wednesday in a 6-5 loss to Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga), to improve her state record total to 26 this season. She also extended her state career record to 58 homers.
Josie Wood, softball, North Miami, Denver, Ind.
Senior left-handed pitcher, who has signed with Indiana, threw a five-inning perfect game in a 12-0 win at Southwood (Wabash) on Wednesday.