PLAY­ERS TO WATCH

The News-Times - - SPORTS - — Ryan Lacey

Maria Hanchuk, South Wind­sor: The ace for the undefeated Bob­cats in Class LL, Hanchuk is putting the fin­ish­ing touches on an out­stand­ing high school ca­reer. She posted a 0.50 ERA with 11 shutouts and a re­mark­able 238 strike­outs, clos­ing in on 750 for her ca­reer. She’s also posted a .455 bat­ting av­er­age with 30 hits at the plate.

Pay­ton Do­iron, St. Joseph: The ju­nior pitcher for the Cadets is com­ing off a no-hit­ter in the FCIAC fi­nal against a dan­ger­ous Trum­bull lineup, the fifth cham­pi­onship in six years for the school. She owns an ERA un­der 1.00 and her squad has a rel­a­tively straight-for­ward path to the Class L fi­nal. Do­iron is also bat­tle-tested af­ter throw­ing shutouts over Cheshire and Ma­suk.

Mia Juo­daitis, Cheshire: The lead­off hit­ter for one of the best clubs in the state has plenty of backup be­hind her, which forces op­pos­ing pitch­ers to deal with the Quin­nip­iac-bound se­nior. The per­fect player to have dur­ing close-and-late sit­u­a­tions.

Skyler Ra­puano, Hale Ray: A run-pro­duc­ing ma­chine with 129 ca­reer RBI in four sea­sons, Ra­puano is sit­ting on 165 ca­reer hits and bat­ted over .600 this sea­son.

MacQuar­rie Stone-Fol­mar, ND-Fair­field: Hit 17 home runs and drove in 54 this sea­son with an ab­surd 1.363 slug­ging per­cent­age. All three num­bers were tops in the state and she is just a sopho­more.

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