Player of the Week: Kaysie DeMoura, Taunton Softball

Kaysie DeMoura
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Taunton junior Kaysie DeMoura has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for June 13 through June 19. DeMoura is the 34th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2021-22 school year and the 10th of the spring season.

DeMoura stepped into a bigger role this season, as the starting catcher for the Tigers, and helped Taunton retain its Div. 1 state title. With a home run in the Elite Eight, two homers in the state semifinal, and an RBI in the final against Peabody, DeMoura provided the offensive punch for the Tigers during their postseason run, while also handling her duties behind the plate. It was Taunton’s second straight state title, third in the past four seasons, and seventh since 1997.

In the quarterfinal round against Central Catholic, DeMoura smacked a solo homer to get the scoring started in a 6-2 win. In the semifinal at Worcester State’s Rockwood Field, DeMoura came through again with a pair of homers and three RBI. She put the Tigers in front in the first with a towering fly ball to left that kept carrying all the way to the fence, clipping the top of the wall on its way over to make it 2-1. After Methuen got back within one at 3-2, DeMoura answered by crushing a solo shot to left for what turned out to be the game-winning run. Against Peabody in the final, DeMoura, who was DP on last year’s title-winning team, got the Tigers off and running with a sac fly in the third.

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The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Kaysie DeMoura
Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Kaysie DeMoura The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.