Written by Michael Florek
Baseball player of the week (5/12): Prosper's Steele Walker
Steele Walker, Prosper baseball
What he did: Walker went 6-for-8 with three runs scored, nine RBIs, two doubles and a triple in Prosper’s series sweep of Woodrow Wilson. In the series clincher Saturday, Walker went 4-for-4, scored twice and drove in eight runs as he fell a home run short of the cycle.
Who is he? A junior center fielder.
The stats: Walker has a .425 average, with 12 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 28 RBIs.
He said it: “I like to work the gaps a lot. I get double and triples. I make sure I focus on hitting line drives, spreading the ball out, and also supplying power to go along with that.”
Coach said it: “He can hit to all fields. If you bring one inside, he can pull it. If you throw it away, he can hit it away. He can hit the curve and the change and the fastball. He really has no glaring weakness.” — Rick Carpenter
Did you know? Walker holds a scholarship offer from Florida International and has drawn interest from a number of Big 12 and SEC schools. … He was also the starting quarterback on Prosper’s football team but broke his finger in the first district game, knocking him out for the season. ... Prosper plays Highland Park in the regional quarterfinals.
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