Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Mackenzie Hutchinson of the Nellie McClung Stingers fastpitch team in Manitou.
The 5’7” pitcher & short stop led the Stingers to a Zone 6 fastpitch championship and a berth in Provincials by pitching back-to-back complete games. In 10 innings Mackenzie struck out 9 batters and did not issue a walk, while giving up only 1 unearned run. On the season she has led the Stingers in hits (34), doubles (8), triples (6), home runs (3), batting average (.523), games pitched (19), wins (13), saves (3), strike outs (73) and ERA (3.50). Coach Grant Caldwell states, “Mackenzie has had four outstanding years with the Stingers and has developed into a great leader on the field. Mackenzie leads by example, working hard in both practices and games. Her desire to compete and her persevere no matter what the situation are probably her greatest attributes. There is nobody we would rather have at the plate or in the circle with the game on the line."
In grade 12 she maintains a 93% average, while also participating in hockey, and track 7 field.