Linden Softball Player Olivia Burke Named Flint-Area Athlete of the Week

FLINT – Olivia Burke of the Linden softball team was voted Flint Area Athlete of the Week by readers of MLive-The Flint Journal.

Burke received 10,013 of 25,175 votes cast — or 39.8% — to finish ahead of Lapeer softball player Riley Hoover, who received 5,608 votes.

Clio softball player Ava Taylor was third with 4,046 votes, Powers Catholic’s Hayleigh Lewis Track Team was fourth with 1,904 and Swartz Creek Track Team’s Tristan Hinkley was fifth with 1,561.

Burke had four hits, including a home run on a double split with Holly. The Eagles won the opener 18-7 before losing 7-5 in the last drink.

Hoover hit a three-run homer in a multi-hit game in a 20-0 win over Powers Catholic. She also threw for a three-hit shutout in a 13-0 win over the Chargers, allowing no walks and striking out eight.

Taylor allowed one hit, three walks and five strikeouts in a 10-0 victory over Ortonville Brandon. She also had two hits and an RBI at home plate while walking twice in a 3-0 victory.

Lewis won the 200m in 28.84, the 400m in 1:05.82 and also raced with two first-place relay teams in a six-team meet hosted by Powers.

Hinkley finished first in the shot put and discus with throws of 54-7.45 and 151-0, respectively, in a meet with Fenton in addition to winning both Shake Off the Rust Invitational events with throws of 52-0 and 154-6.


Complete the Athlete of the Week voting

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