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Quality Toyota Sports Spotlight: Schwarz: M State’s sophomore slinger

Published 10:11am Thursday, March 13, 2014

M State sophomore Luke Schwarz is ready to help the Spartan baseball team to win Region XIII and make its way into the national tournament.

The Benson product has also started the season on a positive note as he has won his first start, recording 15 Ks in the win.

I spoke to the M State hurler about his plans for next year, his likes and whether he prefers to hit a grand slam or pitch a shutout.

Q: What is your favorite subject?

A: Environmental Science, because I enjoy the material and the professor teaches it well.

Q: What is your major?

A: Civil Engineering.

Q: Where do you plan to go to school after this year?

A: I guess that depends on how the season goes, but otherwise Mankato or South Dakota State University.

Q: What are your expectations for the season?

A: We should be able to make some noise in our region and have a shot at making it to nationals. Overall, I expect us to have a lot of team success.

Q: When your’e not pitching, what position do you play?

A: Outfield.

Q: If you had a choice to hit a walk-off grand slam or pitch a shutout, which would it be?

A: I would hit a walk-off grand slam, because I’ve never done it.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete?

A: Jose Reyes. When he came up, he had a great rookie season and I have liked him ever since.

Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you bring?

A: A satellite phone with solar power, a pretty girl and a knife.

Q: What is your favorite color and why?

A: Green. I’m not really sure why, I just like it.

Q: What is your favorite movie and why?

A: Ace Venture: When Nature Calls. The first time I watched it, I laughed until I cried and I’ve loved it ever since.

Q: Who is your favorite music artist?

A: Taylor Swift, no doubt.

Q: If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

A: Keep half to live with and invest the rest.

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