Even though some winter-like weather resulted in several postponements, there were still plenty of solid choices for the first #lohudbaseball Player of the Week award.
In the end, it was impossible to overlook what North Rockland senior Chris Dodrill did.
Offensively, he’s been the star for the Red Raiders. Dodrill began the week by going 4 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBI in a 4-1 win over Mamaroneck. For good measure, he added two RBI and three runs scored over the weekend in tough out-of-section games against Shenendehowa and Kingston.
And if his work with the bat wasn’t enough to convince you, consider this: Dodrill threw a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the win over Mamaroneck. Shutting down the defending Class AA state champs made his stellar week impossible to ignore.
“As a team, we have struggled at the plate so far this year, with the exception of Chris Dodrill,” North Rockland coach Joe Sottile said. “Chris has come through with some clutch hitting in the early-going. He also made his presence known on the mound with a complete game win against Mamaroneck.”
Others who were considered this week included Ossining’s Keenan Grimley, Albertus Magnus’ Mike Dunne, Mahopac’s Brendan White, Rye’s George Kirby, Briarcliff’s Luca Lombardi, Westlake’s Tom Consentino, North Salem’s Danny Capra, Harrison’s Steven Pesce, Bronxville’s Tim Weir, Beacon’s Jason Antalek, Mamaroneck’s Peter Matt, Suffern’s Nick Cimillo, Lakeland’s James Houlahan and Kennedy’s Jaz Burton.
NOTE TO COACHES: I’ll be taking nominations for the #lohudbaseball Player of the Week for the rest of the season. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org every Sunday with stats for the player that you’d like us to consider. Any games from Monday-Sunday should be mentioned.