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Sports

Kendall County MVA Athlete of the Week: Evan May, Yorkville, baseball, sophomore

Evan May
Evan May

WHY HE WAS SELECTED:

Evan May struck out six batters over seven shutout innings, helping lead the Foxes to a 1-0, 11-inning win over Oswego. May on the season has pitched to a 1.91 ERA with 13 strikeouts over four starts and 18 1/3 innings.

May talked to sports editor Joshua Welge about his team's big win, the season and more. This is an edited version of the transcript.

Welge: What did you learn about your team in that game?

May: I think it showed us that we need to come together as a team more, and have that same energy level as a team, even when we are down. i thought we had a pretty high energy level, since it was a 0-0 game.

Welge: When another starter is throwing as well as Oswego's was, are you thinking about that or just focused on the batters you're facing?

May: I am just worrying about the guys that I have to face. i just focus on what I have to do, zone out the other pitcher and don't worry about what he is doing.

Welge: You are a young pitcher on varsity; what's the biggest adjustment to this level?

May: Just the size of everyone. I'm small and in varsity everyone is big. It's different going from people that are my size to them, but I'm able to compete with them.

Welge: Coach worked with some of you young guys this summer. What did you learn from the summer experience?

May: We had gone to a few tournaments in the state, one out of state. It showed me the competition around us, and outside of the state and what I have to do to compete with all of them.

Welge: When you're throwing well, what are you able to do?

May: Mainly my curveball works for me the best. I try to rely on my fastball, too, so I don't ruin my arm.

Welge: Were you always a pitcher?

May: When i was younger, i started out at middle infield. But a few years ago, I started out as a pitcher and I noticed that I was pretty good. So I started to have it be my main position.

Welge: Do you have a favorite team you watch?

May: I don't really watch MLB. I watch college. My favorite team is Florida State, just since they are a top baseball school in the country. I can see what they play like and what I would have to do to play out there.

Welge: Do you have a pregame routine?

May: I just listen to music and try to zone everything out, not think about anything and get ready. I listen to a little country and a little rap.

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