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Name: Chad Luensmann

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Luensmann went 2-for-5 with five runs scored and an RBI in victories over Claysburg-Kimmel and Tyrone. He also pitched five shutout innings, giving up just a bunt single, with 10 strikeouts and no walks in the 9-0 win over Claysburg.

Season update: Luensmann is hitting .400 and is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA for the 2-0 Blue Devils.

Coach Steve Conlon’s quote: “Chad is a very hard-working player who is dedicated to baseball. He leads by example with his work ethic. We’re looking for big things from him the rest of the year.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Crowell

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Steak and mushrooms

Favorite song: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

Outside interests: Working out with Troy Allen at Own the Plate Baseball

Favorite pro team: New York Yankees

Favorite college team: Virginia Tech

Pro athlete most admired: Mariano Rivera

Best athlete ever competed with: Ryan Sloniger, Punxsutawney

Best athlete ever competed against: Trevon Walker, Mount Union

Most influential person on my athletic career: Mark Helsel

Proudest athletic achievement: Second-team all-state as a pitcher as a sophomore

How I got my start in baseball: “My mom signed me up to play for King’s at East End when I was 5.”

Future goal: To get a Division 1 baseball scholarship and then get drafted one day