FACES IN THE CROWD

September 21, 2015

Nick Pratto | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Baseball

Nick, a senior lefthander at Huntington Beach High, struck out nine and allowed just one run on six hits to lead the U.S.'s 18-and-under team to a 2--1 win over Japan and a third straight world championship. In two tournament starts he pitched 141/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while fanning 17. Nick has verbally committed to USC.

Paige Hofstad | New Braunfels, Texas | Cross-country

Paige, a senior at New Braunfels High, won the Class 6A title at the 5K Southlake Carroll Invitational in 17:23.13. It was her first major race since being sidelined with a left-hip stress fracture in March. In 2014, Paige finished second at the Nike Cross Nationals and fourth at the Foot Locker Nationals and was Texas's Gatorade cross-country runner of the year.

Carandal Hale | Greenville, Texas | Football

Carandal, a senior running back at Greenville High, raced 50 yards for a touchdown with 58 seconds left to lift the Lions to a 21--14 win over North Garland High. He finished with 282 yards and three TDs on 18 carries. The following week Carandal gained 383 yards on 11 carries with four scores in a 60--41 loss to Royse City High.

Claudia Bowman | Barrington, N.J. | Field Hockey

Claudia, a senior right wing at Haddon Heights High, began the season with a hat trick in a 6--2 victory over Gateway High. Her team-high 15 goals last year helped the Garnets reach the Central Jersey Group 1 quarterfinals. Claudia was also runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles at the Group 1 state meet in May.

Cooper Woodyard | The Woodlands, Texas | Football

Woodyard, a junior quarterback at Division III Austin College in Sherman, Texas, threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 86 yards and two more scores in a 55--41 win over Hendrix College. Making his first start at quarterback after playing wide receiver the past two seasons, he completed 15 of 30 passes.

Sydney Miles | Oklahoma City | Volleyball

Miles, a 6'1" senior setter at Emory, had 33 assists and two aces in a 3--0 season-opening win over Birmingham Southern. She was also named to the Calvin College Labor Day Weekend Invitational all-tournament team after averaging 11.93 assists, 2.57 digs and 0.94 blocks for the Eagles, who are ranked No. 1 in Division III.

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THEY SAID IT

"HE HAD NINE RBIS? A FOUR-HOUR GAME—I FORGOT ABOUT ALL OF THAT."

Ned Yost

Royals manager trying to conjure the details of third baseman Mike Moustakas's performance last Saturday, which included a grand slam and a three-run homer in a 14--6 rain-delayed win over the Orioles.

PHOTOROBERT BECK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (YOST) PHOTOCOURTESY USA BASEBALL (PRATTO) PHOTOPEGGY PARKS PHOTOGRAPHY (HOFSTAD) PHOTOAARON SLIDER (HALE) PHOTOJOE CRAMP (BOWMAN) PHOTOJOE FUSCO (WOODYARD) PHOTOCOURTESY OF EMORY SPORTS INFORMATION (MILES)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)