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Caden Spanier of Skyview is The Columbian Week 23 prep athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger

Senior baseball player had a big week at the plate and on the mound for the Storm

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: April 18, 2024, 9:29am
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Caden Spanier, Skyview HS
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Skyview baseball player Caden Spanier is The Columbian 2023-24 Week 23 high school athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger.

Spanier beat out Ridgefield softball player Mallory Vancleave for the weekly honor.

Spanier, a senior, went 6 for 9 with a double, two triples and 3 RBI from the plate and pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts in three games for the Storm last week.

Winners of the athlete-of-the-week may not be nominated again during the regular season, and no athlete may be nominated in consecutive weeks.

Nominees are posted and voting begins each Monday and runs through Wednesday.

Here are the other Week 23 nominees and their accomplishments.

REVAC BANFIELD, COLUMBIA RIVER BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: The junior won the 100 (10.58), 200 (21.96) and helped River win the 400 relay at the John Ingram Twilight meet.

JACINDA LEE, CAMAS GIRLS GOLF: The senior shot a course-record of 7-under 65 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco to win the Pasco Invitational.

LEILANI MAYS, UNION GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: The freshman won the 200 (25.94), 100 hurdles (15.18) and helped Union with 400 relay at the John Ingram Twilight meet.

MALLORY VANCLEAVE, RIDGEFIELD SOFTBALL: The senior went 7 for 9 with six runs, a triple, three home runs and 15 RBI in three league wins for the Spudders.