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Male Athlete of the Week
Tanner Schwartz
Wadena-Deer Creek School
Wadena-Deer Creek Baseball

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ryan Redfield (Updated)

By Kyle Gylsen - Wadena

The 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 Male Athlete of the Week.

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