This week's Varsity 845 Player of the Week poll is live. Finalists were chosen based on games played Monday, May 16 - Sunday, May 22 and on information reported to the Times Herald-Record.
The poll will be open until 2 p.m. Wednesday, so cast your votes now!
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Alex Barbato, New Paltz
Barbato threw a complete-game and struck out eight in a 4-1 win over Highland. He also had a single at the plate.
Carmine Carlucci, Rondout Valley
Carlucci earned the win on the mound over Pine Plains, as he threw five innings, allowed four earned runs and struck out five. At the plate, he had a two-run double and three-run home run. In a loss to Saugerties, he hit a double.
Derek Constance, Kingston
Constance earned the win over Pine Bush on the mound, as he pitched five innings, and struck out seven. At the plate, he hit a home run and had two RBI.
Kyle DeGroat, Wallkill
DeGroat helped the Panthers clinch their first-ever MHAL championship and snapped Spackenkill's 18-game winning streak in the process. He pitched six scoreless innings and struck out 12. In three games at the plate he recorded two singles, a double, triple five runs scored and an RBI.
Jake Laura, Chester
Laura helped the Hambletonians clinch OCIAA Division V title, its eighth in nine years after he pitched five innings and allowed no earned runs on the mound. At the plate, he drove in two runs. The following game of the doubleheader, a win over Sullivan West, he drove in a second pair of runs.
Owen Reilly, Port Jervis
Reilly pitched a complete-game (six innings), one-hitter and struck out 11, including his 100th career varsity strikeout in an 11-0 shutout win over Monticello.
Tyler Slaughter/Tyler Voltaire, Newburgh
In a stretch of nine games in nine days heading into the postseason, the Goldbacks pitching staff has peaked at the right time. Southpaw Tyler Slaughter threw a complete-game, as he scattered five hits along with three earned runs, but struck out 10 in his team's win over Warwick. The following game, Newburgh beat Kingston 2-1, behind Tyler Voltaire's complete-game, five hitter, with one earned run.
Jake Wolff, Burke Catholic
Wolff guided his team to clinch the OCIAA Division IV title. He earned the win on the mound against O'Neill, as he took a perfect game into the fifth inning, before giving up a run on one hit, striking out six. At the plate, he added a single, double, home run and five RBI.
This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Vote Varsity 845’s poll for baseball player of week May 16-22