Name: Tyler Ferguson
Athlete of the week achievement: Ferguson earned the victory in both Central playoff wins, throwing 7 1/3 innings with 16 strikeouts and allowing just two hits and two runs. He also delivered a seventh-inning, game-tying RBI single in a 5-3 comeback win over Philipsburg-Osceola.
Season update: Ferguson is 7-2 with 79 strikeouts and 30 walks in 52 1/3 innings and has an ERA of 2.01. Central is 15-5 and will play Mount Union in the District 6 Class AA final tonight at Blair County Ballpark.
Coach A.J. Hoenstine's quote: "I think Tyler deserves all of the accolades he's getting. He's put a lot of time and work into baseball, and he's a real gamer. When he steps onto the field he's all business and does what we need him to do. He's been a big part of our success throughout his career.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Dean
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "The Hangover''
Favorite food: Subway
Favorite song: "Over Do It'' by Donnis
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and going fishing
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Dustin Pedroia
Best athlete I ever played with: Casey Hamilton
Best athlete I ever competed against: Germantown Academy's Sean Coyle
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My father [Gary] and mother [Pam].''
Proudest athletic achievement: Playing in the state championship last year
How I got my start in baseball: "My parents signed me up for T-ball, and I've been playing ever since then.''
Future goal: "To take my baseball career as far as possible.''