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San Ramon Valley baseball OF Evan Balingit voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to San Ramon Valley baseball outfielder Evan Balingit for being voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 14-20!
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Congratulations to San Ramon Valley baseball outfielder Evan Balingit for being voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 14-20!

The senior helped lead the Wolves to a 3-0 week batting 7-10 with three runs scored, four RBIs, and six stolen bases.

Balingit received 54.05% of the vote, beating out Elk Grove's Aissa Silva who finished second with 24.75%. Las Plumas' Zane Denton finished third with 18.8% and Branham's Emma Fales finished fourth with 1.02%. 

We are currently accepting Northern California Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email athleteoftheweek@scorebooklive.comor message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of March 14-20:

SOFTBALL:

Lynsey Chiala, Los Gatos:

Chiala pitched one-hit shutouts against Fremont and Burlingame in consecutive days, with 15 combined strikeouts. She also went 6-9 with a double, a triple, a home run, and seven RBIs.

Aissa Silva, Elk Grove:

Silva threw complete-game shutouts in both of the Herd's games last week, amassing 26 strikeouts in 13 innings. She also went 4-8 at the plate and drove in five runs.

Kira Morris, Eureka:

Morris threw a five-inning no-hitter and went 2-3 in a 10-0 rout of South Fork.

Marissa Martinez, Watsonville:

Martinez led Watsonville to a 3-0 week with 11 RBIs, two homers, and three doubles on 8-10 hitting.

Caroline Grimes, Del Oro:

Grimes threw complete-game shutouts against St. Francis (Sacramento) and Oak Ridge with 17 K's in 12 innings and also hit two home runs last week.

Emma Fales, Branham:

In a win against Milpitas, Fales threw a complete game shutout and went 3-3 with two runs scored. She also had another complete-game victory with no earned runs allowed against Wilcox, as well as two scoreless innings and a save against Gilroy.

Emmie Walker, Coalinga:

Walker led the Horned Toads to a 4-0 week going 11-16 with 13 stolen bases and scoring eight runs.

Ainsley Waddell, Sequoia:

Waddell scored a run, drove in a run, and tossed a two-hit shutout with 12 K's in a 3-0 win against St. Ignatius. In the Ravens' other game, a 10-0 win against Pioneer, she went 4-4 with a homer and four RBIs and also threw another shutout with eight strikeouts.

Melina Mendoza, Pinole Valley:

Mendoza led the Spartans to a two-game sweep of Salesian going 7-9 with three long balls, seven RBIs, and six runs scored.

Mariah Montalvo, St. Francis (Watsonville):

Montalvo blasted three home runs for six RBIs in a rout of Monte Vista Christian and went 3-4 with a homer and three RBIs in a 6-5 loss to North Monterey County. Alicia Mendez had three homers against Monte Vista Christian as well for the Sharks.

Grace Townsend, Cupertino:

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