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Athletes of the Week July 14

July 14, 2017
Carter Breasure 

A rising seventh-grader at Delmarva Christian School, this right-hander throws the heat from the mound for the Milton 11-12 All-Stars. He recently pitched four innings in the 17-1 win over Lower Sussex, where he struck out five while giving up just three hits. This performance comes after getting hit hard by a pitch during the 7-6 win over Nanticoke. "He took a heck of a shot in the back," said manager Zach Crouch. "He really muscled back to do a great job on the mound against Lower Sussex.” A power forward for the Royals' middle school basketball team, Carter likes going to the beach in his spare time. 

Brian Fleming 

A third baseman for the Lewes/Rehoboth 11-12 All-Stars, this Beacon Middle School student has come up huge in the first two games of the District 3 playoffs. He went 5-for-7 while scoring three runs in the Lewes/Rehoboth winning streak. In the 6-5 win over Georgetown, Brian came out of the bullpen and pitched three innings with no earned runs while picking up five big strikeouts. He also knocked in three RBIs in the two games. "Brian has been doing a great job for us," said manager Billy Hocker. "He is solid defensively and can also give us a boost from the mound while getting a hit at the time we need one." When not playing baseball, he swims for the Lewes Yacht Club swim team.

Timmy Hitchcock

A rising seventh-grade honor roll student at Sussex Academy, this all-star is a key player on the Milton 11-12 team. Timmy hit a walk-off single scoring two runs in the seventh inning of Milton’s 7-6 victory over Nanticoke. He also pitched 2.2 innings, striking out five while not walking a single batter. "Timmy is one of our best pitchers," said manager Zach Crouch. "He can play any position, and he can get us a hit when we need one." Wanting to be known as the "Clutchmaster," Timmy was a favorite of the ESPN announcers at last year’s championships at Bristol, Conn. When not playing baseball, he plays basketball, and loves fishing and going to the beach.

Barritt Ross 

Don't let the laid-back look fool you, this Beacon Middle School honor roll student can bring the heat from the mound, and hit a cutoff or get a runner out at home from his centerfield position. He has already racked up a triple, knocked in two RBIs and scored five runs in the first two games of the District 3 playoffs. He also pitched five innings, striking out two batters while only giving up one earned run. "Barritt is doing a great job for us in the field and from the plate," said Lewes/Rehoboth coach Ben Evick. "He's got a gun for an arm and he's really fast." When Barritt isn't playing baseball for the all-stars, he enjoys being at the beach with his friends.

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