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Vote: Who should be SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week (3/20/2024)?

For the first time this baseball/softball season: Vote as many times as you'd like through 11:59 p.m. Sunday

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Mar. 11-17 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced on Monday. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email us at or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Landon White, San Dimas: White had five hits including two home runs to lead the Saints to a 3-0 week.

Aidan Sullivan, Mayfair: Sullivan homered twice and drove in six runs across games against Bellflower and Cerritos last week.

Eric Ruiz, Sultana: Ruiz had five hits including a double, triple and home run last week while raising his season average to .524.

Andrew Mora, Sierra Vista: Mora struck out 11 batters and allowed one hit across six shutout innings on Saturday.

Fernando Palencia, Arcadia: Palencia struck out 10 batters in four innings during Saturday's shutout victory against Hoover.

Max Mora, La Quinta: Mora allowed one hit and struck out 10 batters in last week's win over Palm Springs.

Boston Bateman, Camarillo: Bateman struck out 15 batters and did now allow a hit in six innings during last week's win against Royal.

Phillip Jones, Granite Hills: Jones hit two solo home runs in a 2-0 victory against Cathedral Catholic.

Taylor Werth, Coronado: Werth struck out 13 batters while allowing only two hits over 5.1 innings for the Islanders.

Kam Lohse, Santa Fe Christian: Lohse tossed a no-hitterr while throwing only 58 pitches in a 1-0 win against Vista.

Talin Gardini, Patrick Henry: Gardini hit three home runs and drove in six runs in a two-game span against Grossmont and Helix.

Jeremiah Castillo, Mount Miguel: Castillo stole eight bases and scored 10 runs across three games last week for the Matadors.

Aleena Garcia, Whittier Christian: Garcia hit three home runs and drove in six runs in a victory against Mary Star of the Sea.

Phoebe Spangler, Burroughs: Spangler had eight hits including two home runs, two doubles and a triple across three games last week.

Mia Licon, Moreno Valley: Licon has exactly three hits in four straight games and hit two home runs against Yucca Valley last week.

Amber Alcantar, Miller (Fontana): Alcantar has six straight multi-hit games and is now hitting .750 on the season.

Mia Gomez, Agoura: Gomez has hit a home run in four straight games and now has seven on the season.

Miranda De Nava, Riverside Poly: De Nava tossed two no-hitters last week, striking out 13 batters against Yucaipa and 15 against Heritage.

Hanna Patterson, San Diego: Patterson homered in three straight games last week against Lincoln, Central and El Camino.

McKenna Gieger, Patrick Henry: Gieger scored six runs and hit two home runs last week in games against Steele Canyon and Grossmont.