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First State Bank of Ashby Sports Spotlight: Hanson: Ashby’s hard throwing ace

Published 10:11am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ashby senior Reed Hanson hopes that the winter weather stays away as the pitching ace will look to help lead the Arrows this season on the diamond.

Hanson, a two-sport athlete who plays football in the fall, is a five-year varsity player for the Arrow baseball team.

I sat down with Hanson to ask him about his future, what his aspirations for the season are and why he likes Luke Bryan.

Q: What is your favorite subject?

A: Math, because I am good at it. It comes easy to me.

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

A: Probably a gun, a lighter and a tent.

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

A: I would buy a house and a truck right away, and probably give money to my parents.

Q: What other positions do you play when you’re not on the mound?

A: Shortstop, catcher, outfield, pretty much anywhere he tells me to play.

Q: What are your aspirations for this season?

A: Just for us to be the best we can and to buy into our new coach’s philosophy here. Have fun and go out with a bang.

Q: Do you play any summer baseball/softball?

A: I play up at DeLagoon, then I play town team for Ashby and Legion ball for Evansville.

Q: What is your favorite type of music?

A: Country.

Q: Who is your favorite artist?

A: Luke Bryan, one of my favorite songs is “That’s My Kind of Night.”

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: Tommy Boy, it’s a classic.

Q: What is the furthest place you have ever been?

A: Washington state, we were on Whidbey Island visiting my brother-in-law who is stationed there for the Navy.

Q: What are your plans for next year?

A: I will be going to Alexandria Tech to be a Diesel Mechanic.

Q: What are you going to miss most about playing baseball for the Arrows?

A: The people. My teammates for sure.

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