Mock impressive so far

Name: Mike Mock

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Mock was the MVP of the Altoona Curve Classic in helping Central win the title. He went 4-for-10 in the tourney and also pitched a four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a 2-0 win over Huntingdon.

Season update: Mock is hitting .452 (14-for-31) with 13 RBIs. He is also 3-0 with 21 strikeouts and no runs allowed in 14 innings pitched for the 9-0 Dragons.

Coach A.J. Hoenstine’s quote: “He’s had an outstanding start to the season and capped it off with a nice tournament. He threw a dominant game against Huntingdon and has been dominant all year pitching and swinging the bat for us. I see good things for him in the future.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Benton

Favorite subject: Social Studies

Favorite movie: “White House Down”

Favorite food: Venison

Favorite song: “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

Outside interests: Hunting, golfing, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: New York Yankees

Favorite college team: Florida State University

Pro athlete most admired: Derek Jeter

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Austin Cunningham

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Brett Hilemen

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, grandparents and my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 championship this year in football, making second-team all-conference in the Mountain League as a sophomore and earning MVP of the Curve Classic

How I got my start in baseball: “My dad signed me up for T-ball when I was 5.”

Future goal: To play baseball at the next level