By RICK PETERSON
Washburn Rural freshman softball player Reagan Chapman and Seaman sophomore baseball standout Max Huston have been selected by the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency as the Rising Stars of the Week.
The Dan Key Agency will recognize top Shawnee County underclassmen throughout the bulk of the 2022-2023 school year.
Here’s a brief look at the accomplishments of Chapman and Huston over the past week:
REAGAN CHAPMAN, Washburn Rural
Chapman turned in an outstanding perormance in her high school softball debut last Friday, helping lead the Junior Blues to a 4-3, 8-3 Centennial League sweep over Topeka High in a rematch of the 2022 Class 6A state championship game.
Chapman, Rural's leadoff hitter, started the day in storybook fashion, opening the bottom of the first with a solo home run over the left field fence.
Chapman went on to add a pair of doubles in the opener while knocking in a pair of runs and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Chapman continued her big day in the nightcap, tripling and then breaking open the game with a three-run home run.
MAX HUSTON, Seaman
Huston had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs in Seaman's 13-3 United Kansas Conference baseball win over rival Shawnee Heights on Tuesday at the Bettis Family Sports Complex.
Huston had a pair of singles and broke open a close game in the top of the third with a three-run home run to give Seaman an 8-3 advantage.
Huston, who started for the Vikings last season as a freshman, also pitched a scoreless inning in relief as Seaman improved to 3-0 overall and in the UKC.