Rylee Retzer, Spanish Springs softball
The junior is a large reason the defending state champs went 2-1 last week, with a doubleheader split at nationally ranked Bishop Manogue. Retzer finished 5-for-11 with a home run, two doubles, five RBIs and six runs scored. Her home run, a grand slam, helped Spanish Springs pull away from Bishop Manogue late in Wednesday’s win. The next afternoon, with the Cougs down 2-1 to Damonte Ranch in the bottom of the ninth, she ripped a leadoff double to center and eventually scored the tying run on a wild pitch before Spanish Springs walked off with a 3-2 victory.
The Scheels Athlete of the Week is announced every Tuesday throughout the athletic calendar. The winner receives a $50 gift card to Scheels.