Pinellas Athlete of the Week

Ryan Slater

East Lake H.S.

Baseball/Junior

THIS WEEK’S FEATS:

Slater earned the Pitching Award at the 50th Annual Dunedin Spring Baseball Tournament by tossing a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 championship-game victory over Clearwater Central Catholic. Slater gave up just three hits and struck out seven.

SEASON STATS:

The junior is 3-0 from the hill and has surrendered only one run over three starts and 18 innings, giving him a 0.39 ERA. Slater’s struck out 19 and walked five. He’s also batting .368 with five RBI.

STRONG START:

Slater and the Eagles entered this week with a perfect 7-0 record and East Lake has outscored its opponents 62-7. It’s the program’s best start to a season since beginning the 2013 campaign 8-0.