(WCIA) — Mitch Hemmen is the WCIA 3 Athlete of the Week after the junior baseball pitcher threw a no-hitter game in the Class 2A Super-Sectional against Harrisburg.
Hemmen led the shoes to a 3-0 win, bringing them to the State Finals where they will compete against Rock Island on Friday, March 31 at 5pm.
This is the Shoes’ third-straight apperance at state, their seventh in the last nine years. Last season, the Shoes earned a runner-up title and are looking to go all the way this season.
“First game hit the ball, get some runs for Dawson, and then second game, just pitch my best and hopefully we can pull it out,” says Hemmen. “Last year it was was good season and stuff, but it left a pit in our stomach you know, getting up there, trying to take home first place this year.”
Hemmen is now eligible for a $500 scholarship that will be given away to one winner in June.