Times Observer photo by Jon Sitler
Warren Area High School senior shortstop Kaitlin Ishman had a heck of a week at the plate -in one day. In a doubleheader on Saturday against Mercyhurst Prep, Ishman was 7-for-8 with two home runs, two triples, six runs and four RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Region 7 opponent Mercyhurst Prep at the Farm Colony Complex. Ishman led off the 10-0 Game 1 win with a home run, and led off the 18-0 Game 2 win with a triple. In fact, all the Athlete of the Week candidates could have come from the Lady Dragons, with Meghan Loutzenhiser going 5-for-7 with three doubles, two triples and seven RBI on the day, and Paige Wilson 6-for-7 with a home run and four RBI. Alexa Bupp threw the first shutout with 10 K's, and combined with Loutzenhiser for nine K's in the second shutout. But Ishman jump-started the Warren girls softball team - off to a 4-1 Region 7 start. She's the Times Observer Female Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Little Caesars.