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Athletes of the Week | May 10

By Staff | May 9, 2024

Kaliyah Williams



North Fort Myers

Williams tripled and drove in three runs to lead the Red Knights to the 5A-11 District title over Ida Baker by a score of 8-1. She also went the distance in the circle, allowing one unearned run on three hits, striking out nine.

“I was so excited to win the district championship, and it was a complete team effort. I knew I had a great defense behind me, which allowed me to relax, just pitch, and trust all the work I have put in, while also having fun. We are a very good hitting team, so I knew we would put up runs, and I am just glad I was able to contribute to the big win.”

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Austin Schoolcraft



Island Coast Gators

Schoolcraft came up with the clutch hit twice as Island Coast won the District 5A-11 title over

Fort Myers in extra innings. His RBI single in the bottom of the seventh extended the game, and a bunt single brought home Jordi Guerrero with the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth.

“Full count, two outs with the game on the line is every kid’s dream. I didn’t want to leave it in the hands of the umpire and was able to put a good swing on the ball. In the bottom of the ninth, we were able to execute what we had practiced all week. I’m glad my coach had confidence in me to get the bunt down, and the rest is just a blur. The excitement was overwhelming. We weren’t ready for the season to end just yet.”