NDN Athlete of the Week by Babcock Ranch: Dylan Cleveland, Barron Collier

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Barron Collier baseball player Dylan Cleveland has been voted Naples Daily News Athlete of the Week presented by Babcock Ranch May 2-7.

Cleveland, a Florida Tech clerk, allowed just one hit in 5 2/3 innings in a 5-1 win over Napoli to win the Class 5A-District 14 championship, the sixth consecutive title for Barron dating from 2016.

Previously: Find out who won NDN Athlete of the Week April 25-30 sponsored by Babcock Ranch

Cleveland finished with 12,289 votes (50.50%), while Naples women’s lacrosse player Georgia Kent placed second, garnering 10,918 votes (44.86%) out of 24,336 cast. Winners receive an Athlete of the Week t-shirt provided by BSN SPORTS.

This week’s nominees were:

Baseball

Dylan Cleveland, Barron Collier: Allowed just one hit in 5 2/3 innings in a 5-1 win over Napoli to win the Class 5A-District 14 championship, Barron’s sixth straight title dating back to 2016.

Soft ball

Reese Gill, Barron Collier: Pitched five perfect innings against Immokalee, striking out 12 in a 4-3 win. Gill also went 3-for-4 at home plate to help Barron qualify for the district championship.

Girls Lacrosse

Georgia Kent, Naples: Scored two goals in the first half of the Class 1A State Semifinals against American Heritage-Delray.

boys athletics

Jacob Panzarella, First Baptist: Won regional titles in the 100, 200, 400 and 4×400 meter relays in the Class 1A-Region 3 meet to help the Lions qualify for the state meet.

girls athletics

Molie John the Baptist, Naples: Won the high jump with a mark of 1.72m, the only female in class 3A to achieve this mark.

Follow Southwest Florida sportswriter Alex Martin on Twitter: @NP_AlexMartin. For the best sports coverage in Southwest Florida, follow @newspresssports and @ndnprepzone on Instagram.

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