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back Jor­dan Mitchell (2010).

The award is just an­other feather in the cap for a pro­gram that is go­ing through its best sea­son in years. The Rams (6-2 over­all) have three shutouts in a row and haven’t won this many games since 2007. Only three sea­sons ago the pro­gram was win­less.

“Last year we picked it up with four wins. It wasn’t much, but it was a big im­prove­ment,” Ricker said. “I think we just went off of that. We had a good year in base­ball. I think we have re­ally good lead­ers on and off the field, and that’s why we’re so suc­cess­ful this year.”

An­te­lope hosts Scotts­dale Prep (4-2) on Fri­day night with an­other chance to close in on a play­off berth.

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