Name: Brandon Simpson
Athlete of week achievement: Simpson was 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Tigers' win over DuBois and was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 14-8 win over Somerset. He was also the winning pitcher against the Eagles, striking out 12.
Season update: Simpson has a .455 batting average through three games, including a double, home run, five RBIs and four runs scored. On the mound, he has a 2-0 record, a 2.10 ERA and 14 strikeouts and eight walks in 10 innings of work.
Coach Jon Szynal's quote: "He's just been very consistent for us over the years. He is a quality starting pitcher and usually goes deep into games. We're asking him to be a hitter this year too, and he's come up clutch in key situations."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Krupka
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "The Hangover''
Favorite food: Burgers
Favorite song: "This Plane'' by Wiz Khalifa
Outside interests: Football, basketball, fishing
Favorite pro team: Washington Redskins
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Roberto Clemente
Best athlete I ever played with: Sidd Amirneni
Best athlete I ever competed against: Central Mountain's Scott Zuback
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Randy Simpson
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning District 6 championships in baseball and football
How I got my start in baseball: Played T-ball when I was 5
Future goal: Become a civil engineer