Vote for The Charlotte Observer boys athlete of the week: April 12

Here are the nominees for The Charlotte Observer high school athlete of the week.

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Tommy Beason, Charlotte Latin baseball: The Hawks’ senior second baseman went 3 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base in a 2-1 win over Charlotte Stampede in the Jack Sink Tournament on April 1.

Beason was also 1 for 2 at the plate with a run scored in 4-2 loss to host Myers Park on April 2.

Beason finished off the week going 4 for 4 with an RBI, four runs scored and three stolen bases to help Charlotte Latin to a 12-2 win over Parkwood in the Jack Sink Tournament finale April 3.

Beason is batting .471 with six RBIs, 11 runs scored and nine stolen bases for Charlotte Latin (7-5) this season.

Ace Clements, Charlotte Christian track: The Knights’ freshman ran a personal-best 10.73 to win the 100-meter dash at a home meet against Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Latin and Rabun Gap Nacoochee April 5. Clements’ time was also the fastest run by a freshman in the state this season.

Clements also won the 200 meters at the same meet, which was also the fastest time run by a freshman in the state this season.

James Cosper, Covenant Day baseball: The Lions’ junior went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs in a 4-3 win over Sun Valley in the Jack Sink Tournament on April 1.

Cosper was also 1 for 3 at the plate with two runs scored in an 8-5 victory over Lake Norman in the same event April 2.

Cosper closed out the tournament going six innings on the mound with four strikeouts, while going 0 for 4 at the plate in a 5-4 loss to East Mecklenburg in eight innings April 3.

Cosper is batting .362 with six RBIs and 11 runs scored, while going 3-1 with 32 strikeouts in 30 innings of work on the mound for Covenant Day (9-7).

Reggie Daniel, Mountain Island Charter track: The Raptors’ senior won the 110-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 15.17 at the Wolverines’ Friday Night Heat at West Cabarrus High on April 5.

Daniel also won the 300-meter hurdles in 40.28 at the same meet.

Will Morgan, Lake Norman Charter baseball: The Knights’ senior threw a no-hitter, going five innings with six strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Concord Academy on April 1.

Lake Norman Charter (9-4) also won, 4-3, at Concord on April 2, and lost to East Rowan, 12-0, on April 5.

Morgan is 1-0 on the mound with one save and six strikeouts in 7.2 innings of work this season.

James Lowe, Charlotte Country Day baseball: The Buccaneers’ junior went 3 for 4 at the plate with a run scored and a RBI in an 8-1 win over Mallard Creek in the opener of the Jack Sink Tournament on April 1.

Lowe was also 0 for 3 at the plate with a run scored, while striking out one batter in one inning of work on the mound in a 6-2 win over the Carolina Royals in the same tournament April 2.

Lowe finished off the tournament by going 3 for 5, with a home run, an RBI, three runs scored, while striking out three batters in 3.1 innings of work in a 13-11 loss to Sun Valley on April 3.

Lowe is batting .421 with a home run, four doubles, nine RBIs and 16 runs scored, while going 3-3 on the mound with 29 strikeouts in 34.1 innings of work for Charlotte Country Day (6-6).

Emerson Smith, Providence Day lacrosse: The Chargers’ senior goalkeeper had five saves and allowed two goals in a 16-6 win at Charlotte Latin on April 2.

Smith also had nine saves, allowing two goals, in a 14-4 win at Charlotte Christian on April 4.

Smith closed out the week with 12 saves, allowing four goals in a 14-5 victory over Lake Norman Charter on April 5.

Smith, a three-year starter who plans to play club lacrosse at Clemson University next year, has 120 saves for Providence Day (10-2).

Isaac Szilagyi, Cannon School tennis: The Cougars’ senior won 7-6, 6-3 in singles, and 8-1 in doubles to lead Cannon School to a 9-0 win over Covenant Day on April 2.

Szilagyi also won 6-2, 6-1 in singles, and 8-3 in doubles, in a 6-3 victory at Charlotte Country Day on April 3.

He finished off the week with a 6-1, 6-0 win in singles and an 8-1 win in doubles as Cannon School beat Charlotte Country Day on April 4.

Szilagyi is 19-1 overall in singles and doubles play for Cannon School (11-1).

Cooper Tymko, Hopewell baseball: The Titans’ senior went six innings, allowing just four hits, while striking out nine batters to lead Hopewell to a 3-1 win at Myers Park in the Jack Sink Tournament on April 1.

Tymko, a Mars Hill University commit, is 4-1 on the mound with this season with 32 strikeouts in 18.1 innings of work for Hopewell (11-3).

Jason Zawtocki, Providence Day golf: The Chargers’ junior finished tied for 24th overall in a 250-player field at the Palmetto Championships in Myrtle Beach.

Zawtocki’s efforts also helped the Providence Day boys’ golf team to a 19th-place finish in the 48-team field at the same event.

** Information published today includes statistics through April 6.

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