Lehner big part of 9-0 Eagles

Name: Kevin Lehner

School: Tyrone Area

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lehner went 6-for-10 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs in victories over Bald Eagle Area, Williamsburg and previously unbeaten Philipsburg-Osceola.

Season update: Lehner is hitting .552 (16-for-29) with one homer and 11 RBIs for the 9-0 Golden Eagles.

Coach Kevin Soellner’s quote: “As he goes, our team goes. Opponents typically don’t pitch to him, so he’s getting nothing but curve balls. Because teams pitch around him, they have to pitch to our other guys, so he helps the team in that way. Nobody works as hard as him year-round, he’s a great student, and he’s very coachable.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Funicelli

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Moneyball”

Favorite food: Wings

Favorite artist: Drake

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, lifting

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Roberto Clemente

Best athlete I ever competed against: Huntingdon’s Jared Showalter

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coaches Kevin Stover and Kevin Soellner

Proudest athletic achievement: Altoona Mirror first-team all-star as a sophomore

How I got my start in baseball: “My parents (Jean and Jay) signed me up when I was 4.”

Future goal: Go to college, play baseball and get a degree

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