Mackenzie Hewett almost forced her coach to put her on the mound last season with terrific pitching when McDowell needed it most.
The junior has developed into a dual threat from the plate. Hewett started off the season with 11 strikeouts in a 12-0 win over Central Tech while offensively she contributed two hits and three RBIs.
The all-state honorable-mention selection had a 0.24 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings as a sophomore and is primed for another solid year for the Trojans.
Who is the Breakout Softball Player of the Week?
- Mackenzie Hewett, McDowell (29%, 468 Votes)
- Allison Williams, Corry (23%, 381 Votes)
- Noelle Wienczkowski, Union City (9%, 149 Votes)
- Aly Andrusky, West Middlesex (6%, 98 Votes)
- Carly Bitters, Mercyhurst Prep (4%, 72 Votes)
- Shana Grosch, Titusville (4%, 72 Votes)
- Arianna Hanley, Saegertown (4%, 67 Votes)
- Raven Rozantz, Fairview (4%, 58 Votes)
- Hanley Spencer, Sharpsville (4%, 58 Votes)
- Rylee Shaffer, Northwestern (3%, 56 Votes)
- Meghan Martin, Iroquois (3%, 55 Votes)
- Lexi Palmer, Linesville (3%, 47 Votes)
- Julia Hatton, Girard (2%, 34 Votes)
- Kristen Baker, Conneaut Valley (1%, 14 Votes)
- Megan Chess, Hickory (1%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,640