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Athletes of the Week Aug. 11

August 11, 2017
Brian Fuller

Brian took the early lead from a fast field on Sunday at the Harry K Foundation Greene Turtle 5K in Lewes. The 31-year-old 2009 Penn State graduate ran a course record-setting 15:10, which is a 4:54 mile pace. "Brian was 9:38 at the two-mile mark, which is really fast," said Race Director Wayne Kursh. The top dozen runners in the field broke 19:37, and each one was related to at least one other top runner. There were five total Fullers. Brian and his brothers Kevin and Mark formed the Keystone Track Club in 2010, the year Brian won the Harrisburg mile in 4:17. The former Cumberland Valley High star run a personal best 4:06 at Penn State.

Jakayla Sample

A rising junior in the dental program at Sussex Tech, this honors student went 2-for-4 in the championship game with Asia-Pacific, crushing a lead-off home run in the sixth inning for the game-winner against the Philippines team. "Jakayla is one of those players that when she swings the bat, all the fans gasp because of her sheer power," said Delaware manager Craig Kormanik. "She was the dagger that took the air out of the Asia-Pacific team when she unleashed that monster solo home run." She had a .938 fielding percentage in the tournament, making eight put outs and getting seven assists. This world champion can be found bowling or hanging out with her friends in her spare time away from the softball diamond.

Corrin Farris

A rising junior in the child development program at Sussex Tech, this honor roll student slammed 10 hits in the seven World Series games with a .467 batting average, knocking in five runs. With an impressive series at the plate, she struck out just once in 24 at bats. Her on base percentage in the tournament was .500, with a slugging percentage of .524. In the field she was just as impressive, making 45 put outs in the tournament including 10 put outs out of 10 chances in the championship game, giving her a .980 fielding percentage. "Corrin has been a consistent solid offensive force the whole tournament," said District 3 manager Craig Kormanik. "She stepped up and provided key hits when we needed them the most." When not playing softball, this world champion plays Spike Ball at the beach.

Kye Wells

Kye is a rising star entering eighth grade at Mariner Middle School this fall. This week he has excelled at the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn., as he is continuing his strong performance from the State Tournament where he blasted five home runs in the semis and championship games. This week, Kye has gone 3-for-4 with a .750 average and slammed a monster home run in the win over New York. He has picked up 2 RBIs, scored 2 runs, 3 walks with an .857 on base percentage and a 1.500 slugging percentage. "Kye has been very patient at the plate, which has worked to his advantage," said Milton manager Zac Crouch. "He is a leader on the team and wants the team to have success." When he has some downtime from baseball, he loves going fishing.

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