Athlete of the Week
Ballard sophomore pitcher Brooklyn Baumgardner is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week.
Baumgardner thew a one-hitter with six strikeouts for the Ballard softball team in an 8-1 upset victory over No. 4 West Liberty during the Class 3A regional finals July 12 at West Liberty. The win sent Ballard to state for the first time since 2017.
Baumgardner also came up huge offensively in the win. She went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBIs.