Sunday, May 6, 2012
Ryan Redfield (Updated)
By Kyle Gylsen - Wadena
The SportsCow.com Male Athlete of the Week is Ryan Redfield of the Wadena-Deer Creek baseball team.
Redfield had a pretty good day at the plate and then another on the mound in back-to-back recently for the Wolverines.
On Friday, April 20, in a 16-6 win over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, the Wolverines' senior went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple. He drove in five runs and scored twice.
In his next game, on Tuesday, April 24, Redfield started on the mound in the first game of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader with Pequot Lakes and threw a no-hitter. He pitched seven innings without giving up a hit, while walking two and striking out 11.
"Of all the games that I've played in or coached, it was the first no-hitter that I've been involved in," said Wolverines' head coach Kyle Dykhoff. "So it was pretty special."
As of Thursday, May 3, Redfield was hitting .276 with eight RBI. On the bump, he was 1-2 with a 2.69 ERA. In 13 innings, he has 15 strikeouts with just four walks.
We asked Ryan to fill out our AOTW questionnaire to determine some of his likes/dislikes and get to know a little bit more about him. Here are his answers:
Nickname: Red/ Redfield
Family: Shawn (Dad), Lisa Leeseberg (Mom), Cody (brother), Alex (brother), Braeden (brother), Brenna (sister), Aubrey (sister)
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Team: Minnesota Twins
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Best Personal Sports Moment: No-hitter against Pequot Lakes
Favorite Actor or Actress: Will Ferrell
Favorite Movie: Money Ball
Favorite TV Show: Flashpoint
Favorite Musical Artist (this week): Eric Church
Favorite Musical Artist (all time): Toby Keith
Favorite Song (this week): Springsteen
Favorite Song (all time): Swing
Favorite Subject in school: History
Least Favorite Subject: Any English class
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Sports, anything outdoors
If you were stranded on an island, five (5) people and/or things you want to have with you: Food, shelter, girlfriend, cell phone, Big Dawg
One thing that very few people know about you: Can't dance.
Congratulations to Ryan Redfield of the Wadena-Deer Creek baseball team, the SportsCow.com Male Athlete of the Week.