April 30 - Lake Braddock’s Lyle Miller-Green has been named the Northern Virginia High School Player of the Week, sponsored by Northern Virginia Orthodontics.
A 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior right-handed pitcher and outfielder, Miller-Green went 5-for-6 with two solo home runs and three walks and struck out nine and earned a save in 4.1 innings over his two relief outings in wins over Robinson and W.T. Woodson last week. He homered for the third straight game in Saturday’s win over the Cavaliers, and his three hits gave him a fourth straight multiple-hit contest.
Miller-Green, a second-team all-state selection last year who has signed to play at George Mason University, entered the week hitting .449 with a .600 on-base percentage, seven homers, 15 RBI and 26 runs scored. On the mound, he is 2-0 with five saves, a 0.93 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. Opposing batters are hitting just .107 off him.
Here are this week’s other four nominees:
Nick Guerra, Justice - A 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore second baseman, Guerra was 6-for-8 with three doubles, a homer and six RBI as the Wolves swept their two games against Edison and Marshall. He entered the week hitting .453 with a .500 on-base percentage, 10 extra-base hits - including three home runs - and 24 RBI.
Justin Hairfield, Brentsville District - A 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior outfielder, Hairfield went 4-for-9 with a double and three RBI as the Tigers swept their two games and had a walk-off single in an 8-7 win over Liberty on Thursday. He entered the week hitting .450 with a .542 on-base percentage and four RBI.
Jack Primrose, Justice - A 6-foot, 170-pound senior right-handed pitcher, Primrose limited Marshall to one unearned run on four hits, striking out four and walking one in five innings in a 14-1 win and pitched a scoreless inning in relief in an 18-1 win over Edison. His start against the Statesmen was his first in over a year following shoulder surgery. He entered the week having recorded eight strikeouts in seven scoreless innings over three appearances.
Dylan Weber, Dominion - A 6-foot, 185-pound senior left-handed pitcher, Weber had a season-high eight strikeouts while tossing a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Heritage on Tuesday. He walked three, but rolled inning-ending two double play balls en route to facing just three batters above the minimum. The Christopher Newport University recruit entered the week 2-3 with a 1.42 ERA with 32 strikeouts to 17 walks in 24.2 innings.
Note: Player of the Week nominees come from area coaches.
Photos of, clockwise from top left, were submitted: Dominion’s Dylan Weber, Lake Braddock’s Lyle Miller-Green, Brentsville’s Justin Hairfield, Justice’s Nick Guerra and Jack Primrose.