Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Mar. 28-Apr. 3 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, Apr. 11. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.
THIS WEEK’S MISSISSIPPI ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Cyrus Rone, Ethel baseball: Rone totaled three singles, two doubles, a triple and a home run across a three-game win span.
Walker Hooks, Brandon baseball: The Ole Miss commit tossed a complete game, allowing five hits with five strikeouts and no walks in a 9-0 shutout win over Oak Grove to claim the Region 5-6A crown.
Will Gibbs, Jackson Prep baseball: The Mississippi State signee threw a complete game, with three walks, nine strikeouts, and allowed seven hits in Jackson Prep's 3-1 win over Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
Aiden Travis, Lewisburg baseball: Travis went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs, two runs scored, and had one stolen base in the Patriots' 12-0 five-inning shutout win against Olive Branch.
Levi Odom, Sumrall baseball: Odom recorded the win on the mound by striking out eight batters and only allowed two hits against FCA.
Beau Bryans, Madison Central baseball: The Auburn signee had two home runs, two singles, scored three runs and had six runs batted in to lead Madison Central to a 15-3 victory over Germantown.
Breelyn Cain, West Lauderdale softball: Cain threw a shutout to earn the win in the circle against Brandon, as the sophomore allowed just three hits, one walk, and struck out ten batters.
Anna Grace Whitehead, Kosciusko softball: Whitehead threw a no-hitter and struck out 10 batters in a 16-0 shutout win against Senatobia.
Brooklyn Rhodes, Vancleave softball: The sophomore pitcher threw a complete game shutout against Gautier.
Addison Lindley, Germantown softball: Lindley went 2-for-3 at the plate with a two-run home run and pitched a complete game in the circle with seven strikeouts and two hits allowed in a 3-2 win over Ocean Springs.
Mabry Eason, Russell Christian Academy softball: The freshman struck out six batters, had two hits and two RBIs at the plate to lead RCA to the program's second perfect game in history in a four-inning win against Pickens Academy.
Ladrika Jefferson, Gautier girls powerlifting: Jefferson broke the All-Time Bench Record for the 115-pound weight class with a lift of 115 pounds. The Gautier girls powerlifting team also claimed the 5A State Championship.