Athletes of the Week: Tate and Feinstein

For the third time since the inception of the Athlete of the Week back in November, two female athletes stepped forward to take our weekly selection by a landslide: St. John Paul II’s Hadley Tate and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School’s Sammi Feinstein.

Hadley Tate - St. John Paul II. Sean Walsh/ Sports Photos

Hadley Tate – St. John Paul II.
Sean Walsh/ Sports Photos

For senior co-captain Hadley Tate, headed to play softball at DI Providence College in the fall, it was a career week leading the St. John Paul II Lady Lions to their current 7-0 record.

Tate belted four home runs, two triples and four basehits and just missed going for the cycle twice. Against the Sandwich Blue Knights, Tate hit a home run triple and single in a 14-10 win, followed by hitting her fifth and sixth home runs of the season two days later in a 9-0 shutout over the Nauset Warriors. Tate went 3-4 that day with three RBI.

But against a very tough Sturgis West team last Thursday afternoon at Lombard Field in West Barnstable, Tate staged perhaps her greatest game of the week going 4-5 with five RBI and four runs scored, including her seventh dinger of the still young season.

We have yet to see the very best of Dennis-Yarmouth sophomore pitcher Sammi Feinstein, but one quick glance at her week’s output for the Dolphin girls and one might be tempted to ask “How much better can it get?”

Feinstein started the week by tossing her first career no-hitter against the Barnstable High Red Raiders, striking out five in five innings of work and allowing no walks.

She followed that with five more no-hit innings before finally allowing one in a brilliant, 3-0, complete-game shutout over the Falmouth Clippers. In that masterpiece, again, she allowed

Sammi Feinstein - D-Y Sean Walsh/ Sports Photos

Sammi Feinstein – D-Y
Sean Walsh/ Sports Photos

no walks and struck out 10 batters en route to her fourth win of the season.

To end the week, Feinstein paced her Dolphin teammates to a 17-2 rout over visiting Martha’s Vineyard. She struck out seven and again, incredibly, walked none. She allowed just three hits and one of the runs that came across the plate was unearned.

In 17 innings of work, Feinstein allowed just six hits, issued no walks, tossed a no-no and a shutout, and struck out 22 batters.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for His email is [email protected] email him if you’d like to nominate an Athlete of the Week. Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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