Since Alex Molloy first took to the pitching circle for the Silverton High School softball team two years ago, she has made her presence felt.
It makes sense she would continue that trajectory to start her junior year.
She struck out 10 batters in throwing a no-hitter in a season-opening 16-0 win against North Eugene and pitched the Foxes to a 14-4 win against Sherwood Saturday.
She was chosen as the athlete of the week by readers of the Statesman Journal through online vote on the Statesman Journal’s Facebook page.
Molloy was a second-team Class 5A all-state player as a sophomore and is a two-time first-team all-Mid-Willamette Conference player.
Molloy, and the rest of the athletes of the week, will be honored during the first Mid-Valley Sports Awards show on June 7 at the Salem Convention Center.
For tickets and more information on the event, go to MidValleySportsAwards.com.