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And the winner is...MN Softball Hub Top Performer revealed

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 04/26/21, 9:30AM CDT

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See who fans voted as the top performer from April 19-24.

Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Softball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.


Top performer winner

Chloe Barber, White Bear Lake. The sophomore pitched seven scoreless innings against East Ridge on April 19, not allowing a single baserunner while striking out 18 batters. At the plate, Barber hit a two-run home run, leading the Bears’ (7-1, 6-0) offense as they defeated East Ridge 5-0.

Top performer candidates

Chloe Barber, White Bear Lake. The sophomore pitched seven scoreless innings against East Ridge on April 19, not allowing a single baserunner while striking out 18 batters. At the plate, Barber hit a two-run home run, leading the Bears’ (7-1, 6-0) offense as they defeated East Ridge 5-0.

Kameron Monson, Woodbury. The junior knocked in nearly half of the Royals’ runs in their 11-1 victory against Roseville on April 20. Monson was 4-for-4 with a single, a double and two home runs. She recorded five RBIs to lead the Royals’ (2-4, 2-4) offense.

Ellie Peterson, St. Anthony. The junior pitcher helped extend the Huskies’ (8-0, 3-0) season-opening winning streak to four games on April 22 thanks to her seven-inning gem. Peterson recorded 13 strikeouts while allowing one hit and one walk as the Huskies edged Richfield 1-0. Peterson also accounted for the game’s only run, connecting for a sixth-inning home run.

Tibby Stewart, Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The junior pitched two shutouts last week, leading the Red Knights (4-1, 3-1) to a 9-0 victory against Visitation on April 19 and then an 8-0 win at St. Louis Park on April 22. Stewart pitched seven innings each game, recording 26 strikeouts between the two games while allowing just five hits and four walks. In the win against Visitation, Stewart recorded three hits — a single, double and home run — in four at-bats.

Annie Volkers, Elk River. The lefthander recorded two wins last week, leading the Elks to a 10-0 win at Andover on April 20 and a 3-2 eight-inning victory against Blaine two nights later. The senior pitched seven innings for Elk River (4-1, 3-0) at Andover, giving up two hits and one walk while striking out 15 batters. At the plate, she was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and one RBI. In her second win that week, Volkers outlasted Blaine in eight innings, allowing two unearned runs on one hit and one walk. She recorded 18 strikeouts. On offense, Volkers was 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.

*Stats and records as of April 25.

MN Softball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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