Seton Keough’s Robi Zimmerman is the week four winner of Extra Innings’ Player of the Week award. The junior helped the IAAM A Conference power to three impressive victories last week.

The Gators defeated reigning Baltimore County champ and No. 7 Franklin Apr. 11, 4-0, as Zimmerman went 2 for 2 with two-run shot over the fence. It was the junior’s fourth four-bagger of the spring.

“You just want to make contact in that spot,” said Zimmerman. She came through in the clutch a couple of days later against Spalding in a rematch of last spring’s Ieague finals.

In the bottom of seventh, Zimmerman doubled home Mikki Kouneski with the decisive run in a 5-4 victory over the then-second ranked Cavaliers. It was the completion of the March 30 contest that was stopped in the fifth inning because of rain.

“Emily [Spalding pitcher Weiman] is a great pitcher so you have to be selective,” Zimmerman said. The junior co-captain took the mound in the regularly scheduled game Apr. 14 and handcuffed the reigning IAAM A champs, 4-1.

Zimmerman pitched a three-hitter to go along with a 2 for 2 day at the plate including a double. A three-year starter, she’s batting .727 (16-of-22) and is 5-0 on the mound with a 0.80 earned-run average.

“She’s truly a team player,” said Seton Keough coach Jackie Boswell, whose team (6-0) is No. 2 in the latest VSN Top 20. “She works hard and makes everyone around her work hard.”

Each week during the spring season, Extra Innings will recognize an outstanding performance by a softball and baseball player. The winner will receive a plaque, courtesy of Extra Innings.

To nominate a player, send an e-mail to, no later than Monday at 1 p.m. each week. The nomination must cover games played Monday to Saturday from the prior week.

The contest is open to players on public and private baseball and softball teams in Baltimore County and Harford County, and Cecil County public teams.

Previous Extra Innings Baseball Player of the Week recipients

Week 1: Bekka Gillespie, Bel Air

Week 2: Jessie Canami, C. Milton Wright

Week 3: Mary Sobota, Franklin