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Pinellas Athlete of the Week

Christian Townsend
Countryside H.S.
Baseball/Senior
THIS WEEK’S FEATS:
Townsend turned in a big week for the Cougars on the mound and at the plate. The senior struck out nine while tossing a three-hit, complete-game shutout against district rival Pinellas Park during C-Side’s 3-0. Three of his four hits on the week were two-baggers.
SEASON STATS:
Townsend’s hitting .524 on the year with seven doubles and seven RBIs. He has a perfect 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA while on the hill and has struck out 17 batters in 12 1/3 innings pitched.
QUOTABLES:
“He’s a bulldog out there. He probably would’ve beaten me up if I would’ve taken him out.” – Countryside coach Kemo O’Sullivan on Townsend buckling down late against Pinellas Park.
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