Baseball Player of the Week (5/20): Southlake Carroll's Greg Maisto

What he did: In a pressure-packed one-game playoff with Flower Mound, Maisto was a maestro. Getting ahead of hitters with his two-seam and four-seam fastballs, the senior pitched a complete-game one-hitter, striking out seven in a 3-0 win. Maisto didn’t allow a runner in scoring position after the second inning. Southlake Carroll advances to face El Paso Montwood in the Class 5A Region I playoffs.

Who he is: A 6-1, 185-pound senior left-handed pitcher and outfielder

The stats: 8-1 record, with 33 hits allowed and 34 walks in 63 innings pitched. He has a 1.52 ERA and has struck out 100 batters.

He said it: “It felt amazing. We knew Flower Mound had a good team. They’ve got a great lineup.”

Coach said it: “He’s always kind of had a little control issue, but he’s got a great arm. And he just put it together. Now, I think that’s his eighth start in a row that is just a dominant start. … We would not be here without the job that he did.” — Larry Hughes

Did you know? Maisto is committed to Texas A&M, which is amazing considering he was a junior varsity player as a junior last season. … His rise to dominance has been timely for Carroll (22-10-1), allowing him to slide into the No. 1 role after junior ace Tyler Alexander broke his wrist in early May.

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