Perfect games, home run records, more: Vote for IHSAA softball players of week (May 9-14)

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IndyStar will be recognizing the top softball players in Indiana with our players of the week poll. To nominate players for consideration, email Brian Haenchen at bhaenchen@gannett.com or message him on Twitter: @Brian_Haenchen.

We will be accepting nominees for the upcoming week until Sunday at 10:32 a.m.

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Congratulations to Clay City's Hannah Harris for being voted Player of the Week for May 2-7! The sophomore had a strong week at the plate batting .875 (7-for-8) with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs.

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Here is a look at last week's top performers.

Brooklyn Baltzell, Warren Central

The sophomore clocked 12 hits, including a double, a triple and three home runs. She finished with 12 RBIs on the week.

Samantha Bolding, Eastern Hancock

Bolding launched seven home runs in five games, highlighted by a 4-for-4 performance with three home runs vs. North Decatur.

Sophie Esposito, Carmel

Esposito's week was highlighted by a 6-for-6 showing with a home run, six runs scored and an RBI vs. Terre Haute North. She finished the week 14-for-22 with two homers, two doubles, nine runs scored and five RBIs. She also stole seven bases, four of which came vs. Fishers.

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Macie Dowd, Yorktown

Dowd, who celebrated her birthday Sunday, batted .550 over six games with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs. She logged an OBP of .545 and a slugging percentage of 1.150.

Ellie Ewald, Greenfield-Central

The senior put on a show in her return from offseason shoulder surgery, going 9-for-15 with four home runs, a triple and 15 RBIs over four games. Her home run count included a senior night walk-off vs. Lawrence Central and another walk-off vs. Columbus East over the weekend. Incredible stuff.

Gabby Fowler, Noblesville

Fowler put on quite the show at the dish this week, logging six home runs in four games (two homers against Brownsburg and Elwood). She finished the week with 11 hits, eight runs scored, 16 RBIs, two walks and zero strikeouts (she hasn't struck out since April 28 vs. Pendleton Heights). Fun fact: Fowler had three home runs entering the week.

Karissa Hamilton, Shelbyville

Hamilton hit for the cycle in four ABs vs. Pendleton Heights. She led off the game with a double, hit an RBI single in the second, homered in the fourth, then drove in two runs with a triple in the fifth. The Kentucky-bound slugger is batting over .550 with eight homers this season.

Graci Hines, Mt. Vernon

The freshman accumulated 24 strikeouts over three games, with 11 vs. Shenandoah and nine vs. Yorktown. She allowed only four earned runs on 10 hits and three walks last week. Hines boasts an ERA of 1.70 with 96 strikeouts over 74 innings pitched. Opposing hitters are batting .181.

Emily Marks, Plainfield

Marks went off against Avon, smashing home runs in three straight at-bats (if this were hockey, that would be a natural hat trick to you and me, Russ) and driving in four runs. She smacked another home run in a 4-for-4 performance vs. Ben Davis, and collected the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit with six strikeouts. She finished the week batting .500 and totaled 19 strikeouts with a 1.474 ERA over 19 innings pitched.

Avery Parker, Westfield

The Indiana signee broke her own single-season home run record Tuesday night with her 13th bomb of the season. She finished the week 3-for-8 with three runs scored, and a couple RBIs. She also drew two walks and stole six bases.

Keagan Rothrock, Roncalli

Rothrock picked up four wins in four starts with a couple perfect games and two near-no-hitters. She struck out 78 and allowed only two hits over 29 innings pitched. The Florida commit has pitched 45 consecutive scoreless innings.

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Aglaila Rudd, New Palestine

Rudd ran her hit streak to nine games with an 8-for-16 week that included four runs scored, seven RBIs and a couple home runs. Her homers and RBIs came against Connersville (3-for-4, 3 RBIs, home run) and Fishers (2-for-3, four RBIs, home run).

Kieli Ryan, Pendleton Heights

Ryan tallied six hits, six RBIs and a couple home runs, highlighted by a 2-for-2 performance against Mt. Vernon that included a home run, four RBIs and a run scored. She also logged 18 putouts (no errors) and turned a double play in the field.

Bailee Tieman, Eastern Greene

Tieman went 7-for-7 with three doubles, three RBIs and five runs scored against Shakamak. She also stole a base and was a perfect 8-for-8 in the field.

Alaina Wyrick, Hamilton Southeastern

Wyrick had herself a week, batting .625 with six RBIs, 10 runs scored, four stolen bases and a .684 OBP over four games.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indiana high school softball players of week (May 9-14)