Cross, DeVaughn, Elliott Share Weekly Honors
The Tyler Star News Athletes of the week for May 9, 2018 are Paden City baseball players Kolton Elliott and Ethan Cross, and Silver Knights softball player, Madison DeVaughn.
Elliott has stepped up his game lately, collecting two big wins on the mound for the Wildcats, throwing two complete games, and striking out 16 batters in separate wins over St. Marys and River. He allowed only 10 hits in the combined games and walked only four batters. Elliott was also a force at the plate as he brought in four singles and two doubles while driving in five runs in the games.
Cross also had a big week as he picked up two wins on the mound for Paden City; he threw a two-hitter to defeat Hundred, and later in the week tossed a no-hit three inning game against Beallsville, Ohio.
Cross also added five hits on the week and knocked in four runs. He recorded 11 strikeouts in the two wins.
DeVaughn, who does the majority of the pitching for the Silver Knights, also swings a big bat as she had 11 hits in 15 at bats in the past few games.
Against Buffalo, she went 3-3 with a home run in the first game and 3-4 in game two with a triple. Against Magnolia she went 2-3, which included a grand slam and a single accounting for nine RBIs.