Kaden Wise // Columbus East senior baseball player
Wise threw a one-shot shutout, struck out eight goals and got an RBI in Friday’s 3-0 win at Jasper. Earlier in the week, he allowed three hits and struck out 11 in six shutout innings in a 3-0 win over Edgewood.
His performance last week: “I felt good all week. In both games, my four fields were on. I could put them anywhere I wanted, and our defense was really good behind me. The two teams we played were very good teams and we were happy to have two wins.
Are you doing something special to prepare? “Every time for lunch, I’ll go to Chipotle. Before the games, I’ll have the coaches work on me, then I’ll put on headphones and listen to some music. “
Favorite drink: “Sweet tea”
Favorite food: “Pizza”
Preferred class: “Radio and television”
Favorite sports team: “Chicago Cubs”
Favorite athlete: “Kyle Hendricks”
Model: “My dad (Gene Wise) and (former Eastern and current Wright State player) Julian Greenwell”
Best Advice: “Remember your vision, even if others can’t see it. Stay true to yourself and make your dreams and desires come true. “
Athletic goal: “After my two years of college (at Olney Central), I would like to play Division I baseball.”
If you could travel anywhere: “Probably in London, just because you see the photos, and it’s so nice, and it’s always a place I’ve wanted to go.”
Hannah taylor // Second-year Hauser softball player
Taylor went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs in a 13-3 win at Triton Central, 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs in Friday’s 15-5 win at Waldron, 3 for 3 in Saturday’s 15-1 win at Indianapolis Lutheran and 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs in Saturday’s 11-6 win over Edinburgh.
His performance last week: “I definitely could have done better, but I knew my team was supporting me so I wasn’t really worried about my performance alone.
Are you doing something special to prepare? “Usually I just listen to music before a game.”
Favorite drink: “Coca Cola”
Favorite food: “Pizza”
Preferred class: “English”
Favorite sports team: “Michigan State Softball”
Favorite athlete: “Jennie Finch”
Model: “My mother (Amee Taylor).”
Best Advice: “No matter what kind of game you play, just keep your head up because if you put your head down it will snowball.”
Athletic objective: “Be a good teammate.”
If you could travel anywhere: “The Bahamas, because I like hot weather.”