Vote now in the Treasure Valley baseball player of the week contest (May 9 to 15)

Idaho Statesman
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Help us choose the best of the best in the latest Idaho Statesman baseball player of the week contest.

Polls close at noon Wednesday. Read about all the candidates and their accomplishments below.

You can vote multiple times. This is meant to be a fun way to show support for athletes, not scientific.

Nominations are submitted by area coaches or taken from stats reported to the Idaho Statesman.

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Conner Marshall, Mountain View: Threw a three-hit shutout to lead the Mavericks to a 6-0 victory over Rocky Mountain and a sweep of the 5A District Three championship series.

Isaac Antunes, Columbia: Led the Wildcats to their first 4A District Three tournament title. He tied the game in the seventh with an RBI double, then added a two-run single in the eighth in the Wildcats’ 5-1 victory.

Willy Shirts, Weiser: Fired a three-hit shutout and struck out six to lead the Wolverines to the 3A District Three title with a 10-0 victory over Fruitland.

Landon Cheney, Nampa Christian: Threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 10 to lead the Trojans to their fourth straight 2A District Three championship with a 3-0 victory over Melba.

Robert Orloski, Middleton: Threw a one-hit shutout and struck out 12 to secure the Vikings a 4A state tournament berth with a 9-0 victory over Ridgevue. He also went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Caden Casagrande, Bishop Kelly: His two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning led the Knights to a come-from-behind, 6-4 win over Blackfoot in a 4A state play-in game.

Daniel Kormylo, North Star Charter: Didn’t give an earned run and struck out nine in a 7-4 win over Glenns Ferry for the 1A District Three title.

Kailer Saunders, Timberline: Cranked a solo home run and also earned the win on the mound in a 2-1 victory over Borah that clinched the Wolves a 5A state tournament berth. He held the Lions to one run on five hits through six innings while striking out seven.

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