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Relaxing future awaits Klotz

Name: Hunter Klotz

School: Central

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Klotz went 2-for-4 with six RBIs and a double and a triple in Central’s 20-10 win over Bedford. The Scarlet Dragons’ catcher followed that performance with a 2-for-3 day at the plate and two more RBIs in a 10-0 win over Clearfield. Klotz also threw out three baserunners.

Season update: Following their game against Bellwood-Antis on Monday, Central will participate in the Curve Classic and play Tyrone in the first round on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Coach A.J. Hoenstine’s quote: “Hunter is one of a kind the way he’s a leader and handles our pitching staff. He does so many things behind the scenes that a lot of upperclassmen don’t do. Teammates look up to him, and I can’t say enough good things about him. He can do it all. His defensive skills get overlooked because of his bat.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Logan

Favorite subject: Biology

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: Any country music

Outside interests: Fishing, hunting and hanging out with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Steelers

Favorite college team: Kent State

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Huntingdon graduate Nick Rigby

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Kay and Colin, and Coach Hoenstine

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 football championship

How I got my start in baseball: My parents got me into it when I was 5 playing tee ball.

Future goal: Go to college and play baseball at Kent State and play baseball as long as I can. Then, I’d like to move somewhere near water and live near a lake.

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