Athletes of the Week July 19

July 19, 2019
Patrick Donahue

A rising seventh-grader at Sussex Academy, this 12-year-old showed his outstanding power at the plate with three home runs in the Lewes/Rehoboth win over Milton in the District 3 tournament. He delivered off three different pitchers and went over left-, center- and right-field fences. "I hit an outside pitch, one over the plate and one inside," he smiled. "Patrick is an awesome kid who is very talented and powerful," said coach Steve Kosc. "He's a really likable young man. When he puts his mind to it, he can drive the ball over the fence." Hitting nearly .350 in the tournament, his on-base percentage was over .400 with four extra base hits. "His sense of humor, confidence and high level of emotion help keep our team loose but focused to play at a high level," said manager Matt Brittingham. When not playing baseball for Sussex Academy Middle School, Patrick is a member of the Surfriders Club, which collects plastics to prevent disposal in waterways.

Miles Godwin

A rising seventh-grader at Beacon Middle School, this multi-talented player can certainly swing the bat, hitting four home runs in the District 3 tournament. He had a single, a home run and a grand slam in the two games with Lower Sussex July 16-17. His batting average was .500 in the tournament with an on-base percentage of over .500. Not only does he deliver at the plate, he also delivers from the mound, striking out 10 opponents in the tournament. "Miles is a fantastic kid," said coach Steve Kosc. "He always has a smile and is quick to crack jokes to ease the tension in the tough situations. He really sparks our offense." “’Man Child’ is going to be a force to be reckoned with in everything he competes in," said manager Matt Brittingham. "Miles is a natural and will be successful in any endeavor he takes on." When not banging home runs, Miles enjoys pounding out rhythms on his drums.

Trent Kauffman

A rising seventh-grade honor roll student at Greenwood Mennonite School, this member of Lewes/Rehoboth's Murderers’ Row batted nearly .400 with three extra bases hits in the District 3 tournament. "Trent was the team's vocal leader, and he is an ace pitcher who shocked batters with his breaking ball," said manager Matt Brittingham. "His ability to communicate with his teammates commanded respect on and off the field. It will make a difference for him at the next level. It was a pleasure watching him grow into the leadership role over the past month." "Trent showed up every day to play," said coach Dwight Tingle. "We appreciate what he brought to the team. He's a great player at every position." He also plays for the Bagel Bombers travel team and the Henlopen Soccer Club travel squad, and he's an ace in table tennis.

Brady Kosc

A Beacon Middle School rising seventh-grader who hit nearly .400 in the District 3 tournament, Brady threw 60 pitches, of which 30 were breaking balls, in the 3-2 Lewes/Rehoboth win over Lower Sussex July 16. He only allowed one hit and didn't walk a single batter. His on-base percentage was nearly .500, and he had three extra-base hits in the tourney. "Brady is a special young man," said manager Matt Brittingham. "He is a true leader with an exceptional attitude and focus, and he can play any position on the field. Brady will be a name you'll be reading about in the years to come." Brady, Trent Kauffman, Patrick Donahue and Miles Godwin are known as “Murderers’ Row,” a wrecking crew of batters in the team lineup. A member of the Bagel Bombers travel ball team, Kosc enjoys going to the beach and playing basketball in his spare time.