Sears Appliance and Hardware Athlete of the Week: Austin Loehman
Why Loehman was selected:
In the Sentinels' third game in 24 hours, Loehman pitched a complete game and earned the win against Dwight.
Westmont's baseball team played a rare weekday doubleheader against Interstate Eight Conference rival Seneca on April 16, then had to come back the next day and face Dwight in another key I-8 contest. Loehman helped the Sentinels earn three wins in two days as he pitched a complete game against Dwight, surrendering just five hits and one earned run in a 10-2 win. Loehman, the Sears Appliance and Hardware Athlete of the Week, spoke with Suburban Life sports editor Jason Rossi about his start against Dwight, his season so far on the mound, and the Sentinels' successful start to their season.
How did you feel on the mound against Dwight?
I felt pretty good. The first few inning were pretty tough, but I ended up settling down nicely.
Did you kind of have to feel out your pitches and get comfortable?
It took me a few innings to get my curveball in the strike zone, but after I did that everything seemed to click for me.
How would you gauge where the team is at right now?
We're fighting through some things, but we're ready to take on the conference season. I'm feeling good about it.
How has it been going on the mound this season?
It's been going pretty well. The team [started] 11-0, so I'm pretty happy about that.