Dull does it all for Ridge

Name: Phillip Dull

School: Chestnut Ridge

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Baseball and track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Dull went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI in a 10-0 win over Forbes Road. He hit a home run, drove in five runs and pitched a one-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 12-0 win over Northern Bedford. He also finished third in the Class 2A high jump at the 92nd annual Jack Roddick Invitational at Shippensburg University with a height of 6 feet, 2 inches.

Season update: Dull is hitting .375 with six RBIs for the 3-2 Lions. He’s also 2-0 with 29 strikeouts and no earned runs in 15 innings pitched.

Coach Joe Perez’s quote: “I’ve worked with this young man for two years, and his maturity on the mound has reached the next level. Last year, he was trying to overpower hitters, but he’s now using his breaking ball more and hitting his spots.”

Favorite teacher: Keith Fleegle

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Benchwarmers”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha

Outside interests: Track, football, snowboarding

Favorite professional team: Philadelphia Philles

Favorite college team: West Virginia

Pro athlete most admired: Jose Altuve

Best athlete I ever competed against: Trent Rider of Southern Fulton

Most influential person on my athletic career: Ridge wrestling coach Greg Lazor

Proudest athletic achievement: Signing to play baseball at West Virginia

How I got my start in baseball: “I started whenever I could throw and catch a baseball with my friends.”

Future goal: Make it into the amateur baseball draft

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