Ethan Lewis

Name: Ethan Lewis

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lewis went 8-for-10 with eight RBIs in three victories for the Dragons. He went 2-for-3 and also earned the win, striking out eight, in a 7-3 victory over Bald Eagle Area. He was 4-for-4 with two triples and five RBIs in a 14-4 win over Penns Valley, and he was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs in an 11-9 win over Clearfield.

Season update: Lewis is hitting .484 (15-for-31) with 12 RBIs for the 6-4 Scarlet Dragons. He’s also 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA.

Coach A.J. Hoenstine’s quote: “Ethan struggled with injuries the past two seasons, so it’s been great to see the success he’s had. He put in a lot of hard work in the offseason, especially in the weight room.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Roberts

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Sandlot”

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite song: “Santeria” by Sublime

Outside interests: Fishing and snowboarding

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Roberto Clemente

Best athlete I ever played with: Austin Cunningham

Best athlete I ever competed against: Mifflin County’s Seth Wagner

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My dad [Bill] and coach Hoenstine.”

Proudest athletic achievement: Being the state runner-up in baseball in 2011

How I got my start in baseball: “My dad got me into it when I was very young, and I’ve liked it ever since.”

Future goal: “Be successful in life and never give up.”