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Lewis displays versatility

Mirror Male Athlete of the Week

Name: Austin Lewis

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lewis fired a one-hitter with six strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals and also went 2-for-3 with an RBI. He went 2-for-3 with two runs in a 9-2 victory over Bellwood-Antis in the semis.

Season update: Lewis is 5-1 pitching with a 1.05 ERA and two saves while hitting .438 (21-for-48) with nine RBIs for the 13-5 Marauders, who play West Shamokin tonight in the district final.

Coach Tom Williams’ quote: “Austin is a pleasure to coach and be around. He gives 100 percent at practice and at games. He’s a player you could put at any position on the field, and he’d be great at it. He’s a true athlete.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Sutton

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Avengers: Endgame”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Outside interests: Fishing, basketball, golf, bowling, video games

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Derek Jeter

Best athlete I ever competed against: Forest Hills’ Adam Cecere

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Dave Brisbin and my dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Helping my teammates make it to the District 6 championship game this year and starting varsity in ninth grade

How I got my start in baseball: “I received a bat and ball on my first birthday and haven’t stopped playing the game.”

Future goal: Play baseball in college and major in computer engineering

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