Name: Marcus Shippey
Athlete of the week achievement: He pitched the final six innings of Bedford's 3-2 District 5-AA championship win over Everett, striking out 13 and allowing just three hits. He also went 2-for-3 with a home run.
Season update: Shippey is hitting over .400 for Bedford, which is 8-8 and will play Waynesburg on Monday in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.
Coach Scott Waugerman's quote: "He came up big at the plate and on the mound in the district championship game. He's swung the bat and pitched well for us all year, so we expect that out of him.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Gardill
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite movie: "Major League''
Favorite food: Hot wings
Favorite song: "No Sleep'' by Wiz Khalifa
Outside interests: Football, basketball, hunting and fishing
Favorite professional team: Miami Heat
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James
Best athlete I ever played with: Max Strasiser
Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland's Austin Urban
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My brother, Brett.''
Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking the record for single-season tackles for Bedford football
How I got my start in baseball: "I started in T-ball and worked my way up from there.''
Future goal: "I'd like to pitch in college.''