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Name: Erik Rhodes

School: Altoona Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sports: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Rhodes went 3-for-5 with a triple, four RBIs, two runs scored, and was the winning pitcher in Altoona’s 15-7 win over State College. He was 1-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-3 win over Cumberland Valley. He also singled in the winning run. In a 12-2 win over Hollidaysburg, he went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer.

Season update: Rhodes is batting .397 with two home runs and 26 RBIs for the 13-5 Mountain Lions.

Coach Tom Smith’s quote: “Erik has been solid for us all year. He is hitting in the No. 4 spot for us, and he has been getting clutch hits for us every couple of games. He has come through with some big hits throughout the whole season. ”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Trimmer

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: Anything by Adam Sandler

Favorite food: Chipotle

Favorite song: “Family Ties” by Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar

Outside interests: Lifting, golf, snowboarding

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Ronald Acuna Jr.

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Paxton Kling

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mother, Corrie Brunner

Proudest athletic achievement: Committing to UPJ to play college baseball

How I got my start in baseball: “My brother played before me so then I got into it.”

Future goal: Go to college and do well from a baseball standpoint there

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