Softball player of the week (5/20): Lewisville's Miranda Worthington
What she did: Worthington hit three home runs and had seven RBIs to lead Lewisville to a two-game sweep of Lubbock Coronado in a Class 5A Region I semifinal series. Worthington was 3-for-6 and scored five runs against Coronado, which is No. 12 in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association rankings. Lewisville (27-12) will take an eight-game winning streak into its regional final with District 5-5A rival Flower Mound Marcus.
Who is she? A junior center fielder
The stats: For the season, Worthington is hitting .403, and she has 38 RBIs and has scored 45 runs in 39 games. She has 13 doubles, four triples and 10 home runs, as 56 percent of her hits have been for extra bases. In nine playoff games, she is hitting .478 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 17 runs.
She said it: After hitting two home runs in Friday’s 11-1 win, Worthington said, “My first at-bat [Saturday] they pitched me a little more off the plate, but other than that they didn’t really change anything.” She homered again in Saturday’s 4-3 victory.
Coach said it: “It’s just so pure and effortless how she hits the ball. It didn’t surprise me at all that she hit three home runs. What did surprise me was that they pitched to her [Saturday] after she hit two home runs [Friday].” — Lori Alexander
Did you know? Worthington wants to become an elementary school teacher.