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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi high school softball player of the week for April 19-25 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 Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


Kinley Ainsworth, Puckett: Went 9-for-15 at the plate over five games with three doubles, three triples, 11 RBIs and eight runs scored.

Brooklyn Farmer, DeSoto Central: Went 3-for-7 at the plate over two games with two triples and four RBIs.

Cara Biswell, Brandon: Worked 10 innings in the circle over three wins for the Lady Bulldogs, allowing two runs on six hits with 16 strikeouts.

Kaitlyn Hill, Ridgeland: Went 5-for-11 at the plate over three games with two doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored.

Ryan Hornsby, Oak Grove: Worked 12.2 innings and picked up one win over North Pike, allowing seven hits and two walks and striking out 21 batters. Also went 3-for-7 at the plate with one RBI.

Grace Wallis, Northwest Rankin: Pitched a complete game shutout to pick up a playoff win over D’Iberville, allowing just two hits and a walk and striking out 11 batters.

Elleigh Willis, Neshoba Central: Pitched 13 innings over two games to pick up two wins over West Lauderdale, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts. Also drove in a run on a couple of hits in the second game.

Avery Wolfe, Hernando: Went 3-for-6 at the plate over two games with a triple, two walks and five RBIs.