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Name: Dalton Metzger


School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: 11

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Metzger collected a two-run single and scored for Central in a 13-2, five inning PIAA Class 3A state championship winning victory over Lancaster Catholic. Metzger also played a key role in the Dragons’ six-run second inning when he swung and made contact on a pitch out of the strike zone as Parker Gregg was on the move on a hit-and-run. Even though Metzger was thrown out, allowing Gregg to move to second put the first of the six runs in position with Central’s big hitters due to the plate.

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Season update: Metzger batted .326 with 17 RBIs, was a perfect 10-for-10 on stolen bases and fielded his second base position with a .917 fielding percentage with only three errors.

Coach A.J. Hoenstine’s quote: “Dalton has played a solid second base for us all season, and scraps every at-bat in our nine hole. He takes pitches, bunts, draws walks and does whatever is necessary to get on base. He was a key to our win Friday.”

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Favorite teacher: Mr. Benton

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan”

Favorite food: Crab legs

Favorite song: “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” by Riley Green

Outside interests: Fishing, hunting and trapping

Favorite professional team: Houston Astros

Favorite college team: University of Houston

Pro athlete most admired: DeAndre Hopkins

Best athlete I ever competed against: Mercury Swaim of Bedford

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Hoenstine and my family

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Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the state championship for baseball

How I got my start in baseball: I got started in T-ball through Spring Cove Little League

Future goal: Go to college

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