Franklinton’s Micah Wascom Named Baseball Player of the Week (March 31-April 6)

NOTE: Due to the impending Easter holiday, a second Player of the Week has been chosen from the March 18-23 nominees for the week of March 31-April 6.

by Hunter Bower // Managing Editor

Baseball Player of the Week: Micah Wascom, Senior, P/2B, Franklinton High School

Stat Line (March 18-23): 1 GS • 1-0 • 1.29 ERA • 7.0 IP • 1 R • 1 ER •2 BB • 9 K

In a week filled with standout performances on the diamond, one player shone brightest, earning the coveted title of Baseball Player of the Week, presented by Visit Lake Charles. This week’s recipient is none other than Franklinton’s own Micah Wascom, a senior pitcher whose skill and determination have made him a force to be reckoned with.

Wascom, a Southern Miss signee, demonstrated his prowess on the mound in a stellar performance against Archbishop Hannan. In a complete game outing, he allowed just two hits and one run while striking out an impressive nine batters. His fastball, consistently clocking in the low 90s, left opponents struggling to make contact. But Wascom’s contribution didn’t stop there; he also showcased his abilities at the plate, adding a crucial single to his impressive performance against the Hawks.

However, it was Wascom’s heroics against Pearl River that truly solidified his place as this week’s honoree. In a tense moment in the bottom of the 7th inning, with his team trailing 3-2 and two outs on the board, Wascom stepped up to the plate. Undeterred by the pressure, he delivered an RBI triple, knotting the score at 3-3 and ultimately setting the stage for his team’s victory as he crossed the plate for the game-winning run.

Wascom’s journey to this accolade has been one marked by resilience and dedication. Following a season sidelined by UCL surgery, he refused to let setbacks define him. Instead, he poured countless hours into his rehabilitation and training, determined to reclaim his place on the mound for the Demons. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, with his sophomore record of 10-1 and a slew of accolades, including district 8-4A MVP and first team all-state honors, underscoring his status as one of the finest players to emerge from Franklinton High School.