Commerce’s Welch, Raiders’ McFarlane dominate, earn Player of the Week honors

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After 10,027 total votes, the overall winner (Fan Vote) was Jacob Welch for the BLITZ Baseball Player of the Week honors with 3,812 votes. He edged Trey McEver of Jefferson, who finished with 3,069. BLITZ then picked Habersham Central’s Alex McFarlane as co-Player of the Week for his efforts.


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Jacob Welch earns his second-ever Player of the Week Award and first this season. Over the past 2 games for the playoff bound Tigers, the senior has hit .457 and driven in 4 runs.

Welch and Commerce have had a fantastic season that has Commerce looking at making yet another deep playoff run.


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When the Raiders needed him the most, highly-recruited Alex McFarlane stepped up in a major way. Habersham was facing a third straight year of heartbreak, dropping six in a row in a playoff push. Needing just one win to seal a spot, Hab Central turned to its senior pitcher.

He more than answered the call. McFarlane dominated with a 7-inning, complete game, shutout win over Lanier. The Raiders won 3-0 despite being out-hit by two. McFarlane struck out six batters and worked out of minimal trouble, and led at the plate with a pair of doubles. He had two of the five hits for Habersham, and scored two of the runs.

Overall in the past 3 games, he hit .333 with a homer, RBI, 2 doubles, a triple, 3 runs scored, 2 walks, and a stolen base. That’s doing it all. This is his first Player of the Week Award.

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Feature Photo by Sheree Irvin

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