Mykut off to strong start

Name: Alex Mykut

School: Huntingdon Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Mykut went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-3 victory over Bellefonte and then fired a two-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Somerset while going 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Season update: Mykut is 5-for-10 with a home run and six RBIs for the 3-0 Bearcats.

Coach George Zanic’s quote: “He’s so versatile for us. It’s rare to see a player who can transition from catcher to pitcher. You don’t see that very often. In my opinion, he’s the best catcher in the area and one of the most dominant pitchers. His performance at the plate has been dominant as well.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Foster

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite music: Rap and hip hop

Outside interests: Football, wrestling, hunting, fishing

Favorite professional team: New York Yankees

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Saquon Barkley

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Alex Hoenstine

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Jon, and Coach Zanic

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 baseball championship and advancing to states last year

How I got my start in baseball: “Playing in the backyard with my father.”

Future goal: Play baseball in college and help younger athletes learn the sport