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Vote for CatchMark Performance of the Week (May 2-7, 2022)

Each week, CatchMark SportsNet will highlight performances from the previous week of spring sports action in the West Michigan Conference.

VanDyk Mortgage brings you the CatchMark Performance of the Week.

The nominees are announced and voting opens on Wednesday morning. Voting closes at noon Friday. Shortly after, the winner of the CatchMark Performance of the Week will be announced.

Without further ado, here are the nominees for the CatchMark Performance of the Week for events spanning May 2-7, 2022. Read the description of each athlete’s achievements and cast your vote at the bottom of the story.

Whitehall’s Ryne Christensen fires a pitch against Ravenna in the GMAA Tier 2 finals Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Marsh Field. (Bethany McCullough | CatchMark)

RYNE CHRISTENSEN, Whitehall baseball

The sophomore had a big day Saturday in helping the Vikings capture the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Tier 2 baseball title. In a 9-1 finals win over Ravenna at Marsh Field, Christensen earned the pitching win by allowing just one hit with four strikeouts and two walks in five innings. He helped his cause with two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Earlier in the day, he had three hits, five RBIs and four runs scored against Muskegon.

Ravenna’s Madeline Kilbourne, left, is all smiles in the dugout during her team’s 7-4 win over Oakridge in the GMAA Tier 1 finals Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Reeths-Puffer High School. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

MADELINE KILBOURNE, Ravenna softball

The senior heated up at the plate last week and was instrumental in helping the Bulldogs capture the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Tier 1 softball championship. On Saturday, Kilbourne went 2-for-5 in a 10-2 win over Whitehall in the GMAA opener, then 3-for-4 with two doubles in a 12-2 victory over Reeths-Puffer. In Ravenna’s 7-4 win over Oakridge in the finals, she got Ravenna on the board with an RBI single in the third inning.

Oakridge’s Andrea Romero-Serrano, left, and Jasmine Pastor pose for a portrait Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Muskegon, Mich. Oakridge swept Ravenna, 11-6 and 9-6. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

JASMINE PASTOR, Oakridge softball

The senior enjoyed a big week for the Eagles, starting with a two-run home run in Game 1 and grand slam in Game 2 of a West Michigan Conference sweep over Ravenna (11-6 and 9-6) in a battle of then-unbeatens Wednesday. Pastor kept hitting in the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Tier 1 tournament as well, as Oakridge defeated Mona Shores and Holton before falling to Ravenna in the finals.

Mason County Central senior Andrew Quinn wins the 285-pound state title on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Ford Field in Detroit. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

ANDREW QUINN, Mason County Central track and field

It’s been a memorable senior year for Quinn, and he added to that Saturday at the Pine River Invitational. Quinn broke older brother Matt’s school record in discus (165 feet, 7 inches) with a toss of 175-3 3/4. He also won the shot put at the event with a throw of 52-10. In March, Quinn knocked off the top-ranked 285-pounder in Division 4 with a pin in the finals to capture a state championship.

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